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Summit County - North Central Colorado

Includes Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Green Mountain Reservoir, Heeney, Keystone, Silverthorne

It almost goes without saying that Summit County offers the best in downhill and cross-country skiing as well as snowboarding at its many ski resorts. There's more than just countless opportunities for winter adventures. Go sailing on Lake Dillon or shop in more than fifty Silverthorne Factory Outlet Stores. Rent a mountain bike in Frisco and enjoy extensive Summit County bike path system of 47 trails! Four 14ers (mountain peaks 14,000' and higher in elevation) can be climbed nearby. Boating and fishing are popular at Green Mountain Reservoir by Heeney, 20 miles north of I-70. Montezuma, above Keystone, is the only town (we know of) where the pavement ends when it reaches town. Locals describe it as "6 miles and 100 years from Keystone" and will tell you why "winters are why we come, summers are why we stay."

Main Street in Frisco, Colorado Bursting with Summer Flowers and Columbines
Frisco's Main Street is Bursting with Color all Summer
River Walk in Breckenridge, Colorado
Stroll Along the River Walk in Downtown Breckenridge
 

Breckenridge, a National Historic District designation, has restored, gingerbread Victorian houses lining its streets. Set amidst mountain splendor and the Continental Divide for a backdrop, this former mining town was established in an 1859 gold rush - the first permanent settlement on Colorado's Western Slope. Named in honor of Vice President John C. Breckenridge (in order to get a post office more easily). In addition to the diverse terrain on the ski resort's three mountains, Breckenridge, at an elevation of 9,603', has the only Jack Nicklaus-designed municipal golf course, renown musical organizations, and miles of hiking trails. Be sure to check out the human maze at Peak 8 - a fun place to get lost! Surrounded by Arapaho National Forest, the city has fishing on the Upper Blue River or the nearby Mohawk Lakes.

Snowmobiling in Summit County, Colorado with mountains in the background, photo courtesy of High Country Tours
Summit County is Full of Snowmobile Trails
Shoreline at Lake Dillon in Dillon, Colorado
Lake Dillon has 26 Miles of Shoreline
 

Frisco is at the heart of Summit County and is the Main Street of the Rockies with a world of dining options and shops that will inspire even the most laid back shopper. Start your family bike ride in downtown and explore the 55 miles of paved pathways. The Peninsula Recreation Area, home of the year round Frisco Adventure Park, offers outdoor enthusiasts Frisbee golf, a skate park, and a new bike park with slope style jump trails, dirt jump facility and jump track. In winter families will enjoy the 5-lane 6,000 square foot tubing hill and endless trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Some of the events that attract vacationers every year are the Colorado BBQ Challenge in June, Music on Main Concerts in August, and Wassail Days in December.

Green Mountain Reservoir by Heeney in Summit County, Colorado
Boating and Fishing are Popular Activities at Green Mountain Reservoir Near Heeney, Colorado
Hiking on Miners Creek and Rainbow Lake Road Trail, Colorado
Miners Creek and Rainbow Lake Road Trail Offers an Afternoon of Hiking and Dog Walking
 

Breckenridge Kayak Park is on a narrow portion of the Blue River right behind the Breckenridge Recreation Center. This course consists of 15 features and is perfect for all levels of kayakers. At 1,800-feet in length, it is the longest in the state.

Summit County is home to the richest ski area in Colorado. The area boasts four top ski areas, including Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge Ski Resort, Copper Mountain Ski Resort and Keystone Ski Resort.

Summit County is near: Kremmling

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Premium Summit County Businesses

Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge  Email link icon Web page link icon
The most luxurious suites and rooms with the best amenities and western charm in Summit County. Ptarmigan Lodge in Dillon is near 4 ski areas! Play in the Rocky Mountains: hike, fish, bike, river raft, sail!

motels Family Friendly Pets Welcome Groups and Reunions Restaurant Downhill Skiing 


A Liquid Descent Whitewater Rafting  Web page link icon Photos on page icon
Rafting trips near Summit County, Winter Park and the Denver Area. Enjoy relaxing float trip or extreme whitewater with Liquid Descent. Highlights: A riverside hot springs, gorgeous scenery, abundant wildlife.

Groups and Reunions Scenic Byways Whitewater Rafting 


High Country Tours: Snowmobile Tours, Snow Tubing and Unguided Rentals  Web page link icon Photos on page icon
The memory of a lifetime! Snowmobile tours, guides will take you through Colorado's high country see awesome views of the majestic Colorado Rockies. Snowmobile Rentals and Tubing in Summit County.

Weddings, Elopements & Honeymoons Groups and Reunions More fun things to do Snowmobiling Downhill Skiing 


Two Below Zero Dinner Sleigh Rides & Summer Chuckwagon Rides/Wild West Show  Web page link icon Photos on page icon
The only mule-drawn sleigh rides in Summit County! WINTER dinner sleigh ride. SUMMER chuckwagon dinner hay rides with wild west show. Two Below Zero departs from Frisco Nordic Center. Memorable!

Groups and Reunions More fun things to do 



Featured Summit County Businesses

A Liquid Descent Whitewater Rafting  Web page link icon Photos on page icon
Rafting trips near Summit County, Winter Park and the Denver Area. Enjoy relaxing float trip or extreme whitewater with Liquid Descent. Highlights: A riverside hot springs, gorgeous scenery, abundant wildlife.

Groups and Reunions Scenic Byways Whitewater Rafting 


A-1 Vacation Rentals: Mountain Home and Romantic Getaways  Web page link icon Special offers and discounts link icon
Your mountain vacation in Summit County! PERSONAL SERVICE: A-1 is family owned! Condo and home rentals, sleep 2-12 people. Romantic getaway, winter skiing, summer adventure, bike, hike, sail, shop.

cabins vacation homes suites & condos Winter Lodging 


Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge  Email link icon Web page link icon
The most luxurious suites and rooms with the best amenities and western charm in Summit County. Ptarmigan Lodge in Dillon is near 4 ski areas! Play in the Rocky Mountains: hike, fish, bike, river raft, sail!

motels Family Friendly Pets Welcome Groups and Reunions Restaurant Downhill Skiing 


Breck Heaven: Luxury Vacation Homes in an Alpine Paradise  Reservation link icon Photos on page icon New Colorado business icon
Vacation in Breckenridge, Colorado an alpine paradise and enjoy the best of mountains: skiing, golfing, hiking, dining and shopping! Four Beautiful Luxury homes, one will be your heaven. 1 rental sleeps 16!

cabins vacation homes 


Colorado Adventure Center  Web page link icon Photos on page icon
A full service outdoor center -- rafting, biking, zip-lines: Rock Gardens Rafting, Glenwood Bike Tours, Glenwood Canyon Zipline Adventures, Highside Adventure Tours, Colorado Canopy Adventures.

Whitewater Rafting Attractions More fun things to do 


Copper Mountain Resort - Raised on Colorado  Web page link icon
YEAR ROUND FUN at Copper Mountain Vacation Resort. Winter & Summer family activities! Everyone deserves a Snow Day in Summit County! Restaurants. Kids Ski Free Program. Season Pass Deals.

Downhill Skiing 


Frisco Inn on Galena - A Colorado Mountain B&B  Web page link icon
A World-class playground! Pamper yourself at the Frisco Inn on Galena with exceptional guest service. Family lodging in Colorado Mountains: 3-bedroom high country loft, cozy cottage + yard, breakfast B&B.

motels lodges bed and breakfast Winter Lodging 


Grand West Village - A Mountain Resort  Web page link icon Photos on page icon New Colorado business icon
Vacation along the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway in the mountains near the resort villages of Summit County, historic Leadville, Turquoise Lake, and Ski Cooper. Grand West has modern attached-cabins.

cabins vacation homes Scenic Byways Winter Lodging 


Hammersmith Management: Explore The Summit Vacation Rentals  Email link icon Web page link icon
Winter or Summer explore the Summit! Mountain Vacation Rentals: condos and homes in Breckenridge, Copper, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone, Wildernest. Ski, hike, snowmobile, or bike in the Rocky Mountains.

vacation homes suites & condos Groups and Reunions Downhill Skiing 


High Country Tours: Snowmobile Tours, Snow Tubing and Unguided Rentals  Web page link icon Photos on page icon
The memory of a lifetime! Snowmobile tours, guides will take you through Colorado's high country see awesome views of the majestic Colorado Rockies. Snowmobile Rentals and Tubing in Summit County.

Weddings, Elopements & Honeymoons Groups and Reunions More fun things to do Snowmobiling Downhill Skiing 


Leadville CO & Southern Railroad Co  Email link icon Web page link icon Photos on page icon
Discover Leadville -- our gem high above the clouds in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Passengers ride along the old Denver, South Park Pacific and Colorado Southern Railroad line to the Continental Divide.

Scenic Byways Whitewater Rafting Attractions 


Melody Lodge Cabins and Store  Email link icon Web page link icon Photos on page icon Location map of property icon
Vacation at Green Mountain Reservoir in north Summit County with hometown family service: Melody Lodge Cabins, guided fishing, county store. Recreation: hike Cataract Falls, boat, hunt, jeep, bird watch.

cabins Pets Welcome Fishing 


Noah's Ark Whitewater Rafting and Adventure Co.
"Miles from Ordinary"
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The family whitewater rafting specialists since 1983! Noah's Ark is dedicated to excellence, adventure and fun. Half-day, full-day, overnight trips on the Arkansas River. Group discounts with reservations.

Groups and Reunions National Parks Whitewater Rafting 


Second Home Second Chance Vacation Home Rentals  Email link icon Web page link icon
Cozy vacation cabins to luxurious mountain log homes in Park County and Breckenridge. Stay 2 nights to a month! Second Chance will deliver ATV rentals to you and arrange your guided fly-fishing experience.

cabins vacation homes Lodging by water ATVing and Offroading Snowmobiling 


Summit Chamber of Commerce  Web page link icon Photos on page icon
Colorado's Summit County Mountain Communities: Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone, Silverthorne. Gather your family, sweetheart, or friends and plan a summer or winter holiday!

Fishing Attractions Snowmobiling 


Tiger Run Resort: Chalets & RV Park  Web page link icon Photos on page icon
365 Nights: 5 star accommodations -- resort chalets and full hookup RV park. Amenities: playground, WI-FI, hot tubs, indoor pool. Tiger Run, shuttle service: Breckenridge, Frisco, Keystone. Fish Blue River.

cabins RV Parks and Resorts Pool on site Jeeping and Offroad Vehicles Winter Lodging 


Two Below Zero Dinner Sleigh Rides & Summer Chuckwagon Rides/Wild West Show  Web page link icon Photos on page icon
The only mule-drawn sleigh rides in Summit County! WINTER dinner sleigh ride. SUMMER chuckwagon dinner hay rides with wild west show. Two Below Zero departs from Frisco Nordic Center. Memorable!

Groups and Reunions More fun things to do 



For more travel information contact:

Summit County Activities & Maps

Scenic Byways:
Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway -UPDATED-

Seasonal Attractions:
Leadville CO & Southern Railroad Co

Hiking Trails:
The Colorado Trail

Fishing:
Green Mountain & Williams Fork Reservoirs Area Fishing Map -UPDATED-

Rafting & Kayaking:
Blue River Rafting & Kayaking -UPDATED-

Jeep & 4WD:
Green Mountain Reservoir Jeeping & ATV/UTV Trails

Ski Areas & Resorts:
Arapahoe Basin Ski & Snowboard Area
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Copper Mountain Ski Resort
Keystone Ski Resort
Loveland Ski Area

Snowmobiling:
Breckenridge Snowmobile Trails -UPDATED-
Kremmling Snowmobile Trails -UPDATED-

Local Area Maps:
Summit County Area Map


 
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