What To Do in Summit County

Breckenridge, Keystone, Frisco, Dillon, Silverthorne, Copper Mountain

Summer Activities

Many of the ski resorts make use of their ski lifts in summer for scenic rides, or for hauling mountain bikes to the top to ride down specially designed trails.


There are miles of paved bike paths in Summit County. You can rent a road bike, a tandem, or a mountain bike and hit the trails immediately. Breckenridge and Keystone allow you to take your mountain bike, or your rental mountain bike, up the chair lift. They have incredible arrays of trails all marked from beginner to advanced. The advanced are really advanced and you will see bikers decked out in all types of body armor. See the What You Need tab for the best places to rent a bike.

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Whitewater Rafting

You can take half-day, full-day, or multi-day rafting trips on all types of rapids ranging from lazy floaters to "hold onto your paddle Martha!!!" rapids. Most of these involve a fairly lengthy ride in a van.

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Golfing in Summit County is awesome. The views alone are inspiring. The courses are nestled among the trees and along mountain streams. Some people say the balls travel further in the altitude. This must be true because my putts always end up way past the hole. There are five championship courses in the area at Keystone, Breckenridge, and Copper Mountain and two more just outside of Summit County.

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Sailing There is nothing like a day out on the water. There are two marinas, one in Dillon and one in Frisco, that offer motorboats, pontoon boats, kayaks, paddle boats, and sail boats for rent. Sailing on Lake Dillon can be tricky due to the gusty and unpredictable wind in the mountains. The direction of the wind can change 180 degrees in a matter of seconds.

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Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing Colorado is home to some of the best fly fishing in the world. Hire a guide to take you on an unforgettable fly fishing trip in the majestic Rocky Mountains.

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Day Spa and Salon

Day Spa and Salon After a couple of days hiking and biking, take a day off and pamper yourself at one of the fabulous day spas in the county.

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Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding Get your Yee Ha on! You're in the Wild West after all. Set out on horseback to explore the Rocky Mountains.

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Gold Mine Tours

Gold Mine Tours Get a taste of what life was like for the miners who settled here over 100 years ago as you examine the original equipment and venture 1000 feet underground.

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