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

Hot Sulphur Springs Chamber of Commerce
In Grand Country, along the Colorado Headwaters Scenic Byway Hot Sulphur Springs, this quiet town has soaking pools. Arapahoe National Forest: hike, fish, horseback ride, cross-country ski, snowshoe.

 Web page link icon Photos on page icon Scenic Byways and Drives Fishing Hot Springs Snowshoeing and Nordic Trails 


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

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High Country Tours: Snowmobile Tours, Snow Tubing and Unguided Rentals
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.

 Web page link icon Photos on page icon Weddings, Elopements and Honeymoons Groups and Reunions Activities and Fun Things to do Snowmobiling Downhill Skiing 



Featured Summit County Businesses

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

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A-1 Vacation Rentals: Mountain Home and Romantic Getaways
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.

 Web page link icon Special offers and discounts link icon Cabins and Cottages Vacation Homes Suites and Condos Winter Lodging 


Breckenridge Timeshare Rentals
Rentals by-owner in major brands of Breckenridge Timeshares: Marriott, Hilton Grand Vacations, Hyatt Residence Club at greatly reduced prices. On-site: Ski, golf, whitewater raft, hike, pools, jacuzzis, spas.

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

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Frisco Inn on Galena - A Colorado Mountain B&B
Frisco is a World-Class Mountain Playground! Pamper yourself Colorado style at the Inn on Galena: B&B breakfast, luxurious common area; hot tub, sauna, yoga. Mt. Royal Spa and Wellness Center is on-site.

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Grand West Village Resort
Vacation along the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway in the mountains near the resort villages of Summit County, historic Leadville, Ski Cooper. Grand West has modern attached-cabins. Fish Turquoise Lake.

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High Country Tours: Snowmobile Tours, Snow Tubing and Unguided Rentals
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.

 Web page link icon Photos on page icon Weddings, Elopements and Honeymoons Groups and Reunions Activities and Fun Things to do Snowmobiling Downhill Skiing 


Hot Sulphur Springs Chamber of Commerce
In Grand Country, along the Colorado Headwaters Scenic Byway Hot Sulphur Springs, this quiet town has soaking pools. Arapahoe National Forest: hike, fish, horseback ride, cross-country ski, snowshoe.

 Web page link icon Photos on page icon Scenic Byways and Drives Fishing Hot Springs Snowshoeing and Nordic Trails 


Leadville CO & Southern Railroad Co
In Leadville CO. Spectacular railroad trip. Ride into the untamed wilderness along the Southern rail line: view Colorado's two highest peaks, summer wildflowers and majestic aspen groves that turn gold in fall.

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Second Home Second Chance Vacation Home Rentals
Cozy luxurious mountain vacation homes to log cabins in Park County and Breckenridge. Second Home Second Chance will deliver ATV rentals and arrange guided fly-fishing trips. Stay 2 nights to a month!

 Email link icon Web page link icon Cabins and Cottages Vacation Homes Lodging by water ATVing, UTVing, and Offroading Snowmobiling 


Summit Chamber of Commerce
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!

 Web page link icon Photos on page icon Fishing Activities, Tourist Attractions Downhill Skiing 


Tiger Run Resort: Chalets & RV Park
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.

 Web page link icon Photos on page icon Cabins and Cottages RV Parks and Resorts Pool on site Jeeping and Offroad Vehicles Winter Lodging 



For more travel information contact:

Summit County Activities & Maps

Scenic Byways:
Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway

Seasonal Attractions:
Leadville CO & Southern Railroad Co

Hiking Trails:
The Colorado Trail

Fishing:
Kremmling Area Fishing Map

Rafting & Kayaking:
Blue River Rafting & Kayaking

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
Kremmling Snowmobile Trails

Local Area Maps:
Summit County Area Map


 
 

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