Your Ultimate Weekend Guide to Summit County, CO

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Summit County, Colorado is a truly beautiful place. It is located by the high peaks of the awe-inspiring Colorado Rockies. There is so much to do in this county, whether it be hiking, biking, fishing, backpacking, kayaking, or joining in some fun on the world-class ski resorts during the very snowy winters. Summit County is also situated 70 miles from well-known city Denver, Colorado. If you are planning to visit Summit, Colorado for a weekend getaway, you will not be disappointed. There is plenty to do and plenty to see in this gorgeous small county.

Nature Lovers

Summit County, Colorado loves nature and features a ton of it. If you visit Summit County, Colorado, there are four major ski areas to enjoy. These four well-known ski areas are named Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, and Keystone. At these ski resorts in the winter, there are wintry sports to participate in, such as snowboarding and skiing. There are also other winter activities, such as ice fishing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, and dog mushing. The fun doesn’t stop during the summer months at these ski resorts, where there is hiking, mountain biking, rafting, ATV tours, and several parks to explore. After a day at the ski resorts, you can rent a boat or a standup paddleboat on Lake Dillon or play golf at the golf course. There are amazing summer music festivals as well.

Shopping Enthusiasts

You can shop for any and everything in Summit County. There are over 400 Summit County shops. There are sports outfitter shops, art galleries, cute souvenir shops, and elegant boutiques along Main Streets in Frisco and Breckenridge or the Outlet stores at Silverthorne. Frisco shops have artisans on call for any art you desire. At the Outlets, you can find high-profile stores, such as Coach, American Eagle, Tommy Hilfiger, and so much more. Keystone shops will assist you with any gear you forgot for your trip or need to pick up, such as outdoor apparel, sports gear, and apparel for any season.

For the Foodies

There are so many popular restaurants on the rise in this amazing county. Carniceria La Perla is an authentic Mexican food restaurant that offers a tasty salsa bar. You have a variety of street tacos and tortas with your choice of radishes, onions, cilantro, lime wedges, and red or green salsa. Sauce on the Blue is an Italian diner. It is one of the hotspots in this community, as you will most likely need a reservation. It offers crispy brussel sprouts, fritti eggplant, and several delicious dishes like spaghetti and meatballs. A healthy dining option is the Pure Kitchen. This restaurant features only clean ingredients that are mainly organic. There are several salads, tempeh Reubens, and rice noodle bowls on the menu.

Where to Stay

There are several incredible hotels and vacation rentals to stay in during your visit to Summit County, Colorado. Depending on how many people you have come along with you to Summit County will influence where you might decide to stay. For larger groups, we recommend looking at Bighorn Rentals for the area’s finest vacation rentals that can accommodate anywhere from just a few people up to 10 guests. This is a great way to experience the best of Summit County with incredible views all in the same comfort of your own home.

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