Vacation Ideas for Summit County, CO
The year-round attractions, impressive peaks and laid-back locals of Keystone and Breckenridge, Colorado extend a warm welcome to vacationers in all four seasons. Budget savvy families, thrill seeking skiers and snowboarders, and nature lovers come to Summit County to be rejuvenated by the fresh mountain air and dine and unwind in town.
Not only is Summit County home to Colorado’s largest gold nugget ever discovered, “Tom’s Baby”, but it’s also a virtual goldmine for ski in and ski out condos, vacation rental homes and townhomes close to shopping and dining.
Breckenridge currently holds the spot as the #1 visited ski resort in America and at 9700 feet it’s also one of the tallest. The mountain is mostly intermediate with dozens of long blue groomers. Test the limits by riding the T-bar up to huge bowls and the open terrain south of Peak 9 and 10 that is sure to please the most expert of skiers. Keystone’s three peaks offer less crowded skiing for beginners to experts. Jib and jump in the top-ranked A 51 terrain park or explore the three bowls high up on mountain.
While Keystone and Breck offer varying mountain terrain and winter activities like dog sledding and snowshoeing, both base areas and town centers feature après ski events with live music, fireside drink service, boutiques and breweries.
Peak 8 Fun Park at Breckenridge is an ideal way to spend a few days with the family and take in cool summer breezes and majestic mountain views. A giant maze, a climbing wall, an alpine slide and a bouncy house are among the many summer activities available. Rent a bike and ride up the Colorado Superchair to miles of biking. Tour the goldmine that made Breckenridge famous or golf at one of several recognized area golf courses including Keystone Ranch and Breckenridge Golf Club. Moreover, whitewater rafting and kayaking in Summit County provide gorgeous vistas and heart-pumping adrenaline rushes while the spas and wine bars of Breck’s Main Street and Keystone’s River Run Village and Lakeside Village invite guests to simply relax.