Summit County is at the heart of the Rocky Mountains, consisting of several eclectic towns and ski areas. Most Denverites are familiar with Summit Country since it’s only a short distance from the big city and where a large portion of “visiting locals” ski.
Silverthorne, Dillion, Frisco and Breckenridge are the towns within Summit County and within these towns are the ski areas of Loveland, Arapahoe basin, Keystone, Breckendrige and Copper Mountain. It truly earns its “summit” name.
Yes, the towns and ski area are all within Summit County and it’s filled with Winter fun but summer is just as exciting. There are outdoor adventures on the Mountains, Kids events like Kidtopia at Keystone, Street concerts all summer in Frisco and Copper Mountain. We have the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, where visitors and locals can learn the history of the area, go on guided hikes and visit our specialized museums. The area is filled with mines and we have our own haunted mine museum, Country Boy Mine Museum.
What’s the deal with Lake Dillon? Well it’s not technically a lake but a reservoir. You do have the opportunity to enjoy the lake on pontoons and sailboats. There are two marinas, one in Frisco and one in Dillon where you can rent boats and enjoy a mountain lake.
Shopping takes on a whole new level with the outlets at Silverthorne for major shops or locally owned and operated shops on the streets of Frisco and Breckenridge.
Alpine adventure begins with the Breckenridge with the Alpine coaster right on Breckenridge Mountain. The town of Breckenridge is bulging with shops, restaurants and bars. There really is something for everyone. Kids shops where you can find games and toys. Need socks? there is a super fun shop called Joy of Socks, Want locally handmade clothes, step into Magical Scraps.
Breckenridge and Frisco have bike paths and hiking trails for families of all levels. If you need to rent bikes go to Avalanche Sports in Breckenridge or Rebel Sports in Frisco; they have quality bikes and a knowledgeable friendly staff. For extra adventure sign up for the Vail Pass ride. They will drive you to the top of Vail Pass and you get to coast right on down to Frisco on a breathtaking bike path. It’s great for the whole family, and they have all the proper equipment, like helmets and they will give you instructions as well.
The rivers of Colorado surround Summit County and there is plenty of opportunity to go rafting. It’s one of those not to be missed adventures. Yes, the snow pack was not awesome this winter but find out why the river rafting will be? Kodi Rafting is a long time, locally owned small business who loves to get people on the river.