Insiders Guide to Summit County
Summit County
Summit County

Summit County could be the best place to vacation in Colorado. If you ever considered a mountain vacation in Colorado, you may have searched for tourist information for Denver, Aspen, or Vail, but the insiders advice is to head for the heart of the Continental Divide in Summit County. The towns of Breckenridge, Keystone, Dillon, Silverthorne, Frisco, and Copper Mountain are right in the middle of world class skiing. You can easily ski at multiple resorts on a long weekend. Insiders love to stay at rental condos in the Wildernest area above Silverthorne for a quiet natural setting, or in Breckenridge where the best shopping, dining, nightlife and skiing are all within a radius of a few blocks.

Four seasons of fun await you in Summit County. There are horseback riding, hiking, golf, boating, and four wheel drive adventures in Summer. You can enjoy wildflowers and abundant festivals in Spring and Fall. Choose from a wide variety of winter sports including downhill and crosscountry skiing, snow boarding, snowshoe trails, ice skating, and you'll find the best Christmas shopping, too.

Come to Summit County for clean air, brilliant sunshine, and breathtaking outdoor adventures. Amenities range from family-friendly, reasonably priced restaurants and lodging, to the very finest upscale mountain resorts in the world. Ski season can be pricey in Summit County, so the insiders look for bargains in the off-peak ski months, early (before Christmas) and late (starting in March), when you'll get the best ski conditions for the best value. Summer and Fall are always a bargain in Summit County! No skiing, but you can still ride the lifts to the mountaintops to enjoy spectacular mountain vistas or try your luck at a daredevil ride on a mountain bike. The Oktoberfest celebrations in Summit County are filled with music, al fresco food, and the finest microbrew beers made from pure Rocky Mountain spring water.

Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, wild outdoor fun, or a great family vacation, Summit County is a fantastic place to stay and play, any time of year. If you happen to go to Breckenridge in Summer, be sure to walk down by the Blue River near the Riverwalk Center - kick off your shoes and dip your toes into the water which melts from the snowcapped peaks around you. Exhilarating!

Oct 22 2020


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