Summit County Town Guide
Adventure, Excitement, Events and Fun in “Colorado’s Playground”
Home to the ski areas of Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Keystone, not to mention year-round activities, events and adventure, Summit County truly is “Colorado’s Playground”. Summit boasts the highest ski lift in North America, Breckenridge’s Imperial Chair which goes to 12,993 feet and neighboring Eagle County is host to the world famous ski areas of Vail and Beaver Creek, with some of the largest amount of ski terrain in the nation. Lake Dillon, which is the confluence of the Blue and Snake Rivers as well as Ten Mile Creek, lies at the center of it all.
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If you arrive in winter, you will be visiting a paradise for those who love outdoor activities, including not only skiing and riding, but also snowmobiling, dog sledding, tubing, cat skiing, sleigh rides and even winter fly-fishing. You are able to take a snowmobile on to the Continental Divide with no experience needed. A team of dogs would love to pull you through the forest on a dog sledding adventure. Slide down the hill on a truck inner tube and have a lift bring you back up to do it all over again. Advanced skiers and riders should take a guided trip into the back country with a snow cat and make fresh tracks down untouched powder slopes. You are able to dine on top of the ski mountain at night, or take a historic sleigh under the stars with the moon lighting up the snow. For those who like a less adrenaline-filled sport there are numerous cross-country ski areas that offer Nordic skiing and snow shoeing.
During summers, all that fresh powder from the winter melts to give the area rushing streams for whitewater rafting, float trips and incredible fly fishing, and fills up Lake Dillon for sail and fishing boats, as well as a water taxi which runs between the towns of Dillon and Frisco. The ski mountains change their focus from skiing to high adventure and family fun, with downhill mountain biking, mini golf, bungee trampoline, to name just a few. There are 50 miles of paved bike trails and numerous name just a few. There are 50 miles of paved bike trails and numerous single track bike trails for all abilities. Seven Fourteeners (mountains over 14,000 feet of which Colorado has 52) are within an hour drive. Or you might want to try how far your drive will go at 9,000 feet in thin air at one of the many local golf courses. If you like horseback riding, there is nothing better than guiding your mount through wildflower filled meadows.
Come visit us in Summit County and let High Country Activities plan your custom vacation from start to finish, whether you are staying in Frisco, Dillon or Silverthorne, here during the winter or summer, with family or friends or by yourself, for a few days or an extended stay.
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