Park County Meets Summit County: Fairplay, Breckenridge, Silverthorne & More

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Travel from the South Park valley, home to 14,000-foot peaks, a rolling and colorful river valley, mining history, twisting and ancient bristlecone pine and abundant wildlife to the mountain playgrounds of Summit County.

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Staunton State Park-Scenic Photo
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Staunton State Park

Staunton is Colorado's newest state park, offering breathtaking views, rich Colorado history, diverse plant and wildlife, rock climbing and…

Lunch
Cutthroat Cafe
Mountain cafe, 50 miles southwest of Denver; family oriented, inexpensive, casual dining.
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Hike Brookside-McCurdy Trail

The major north-south artery through the middle portion of the Lost Creek Wilderness. Its northern terminus is the Payne Creek/Brookside Trailhead near Bailey and its southern terminus is the Twin Eagles Trailhead, southeast of the Tarryall Reservoir.

Dinner
Rustic Station Restaurant

Rustic Station serves up delicious American cuisine. We are proud to offer many house specialties. Our food is cooked to order and prepared from…

Insider's Tip
Cruise Along Scenic Hwy. 285

Head west along the 285 to end up in Fairplay for the night.

Lodging
A Riverside Inn Hotel

Enjoy the mountains and stay in Fairplay's newest hotel.  Located only 20 miles from Breckenridge, and 1.5 hours from Denver, or Colorado Springs…

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2
Breakfast
Java Moose

World-famous beakfast burritos, pastries, bagels, paninis and more. Kick back and relax in an intimate, casual atmosphere.

Activity
Hike Black Powder Pass Trail

With a high point of 12,159 feet, this hike ends on the saddle between Boreas Mountain and Baldy Mountain, offering amazing views of Summit and Park counties.

Insider's Tip
Picnic Lunch

Bring a picnic along on your hike and gobble it up atop Boreas Pass.

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Como Depot

The Como Depot dates to 1880 when the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad was extended west from Denver. Listed on the National Register of…

Dinner
Platte River Saloon
The Platte River Saloon is located on Historic Front Street along the Platte River, surrounded by the beautiful South Park Region with many 14,000…
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Shopping in Fairplay

Make your way to Fairplay to browse the art galleries, shops and eateries of Front and Main streets. If the historic storefronts framed by distant snow-capped mountains look familiar, here’s why: Fairplay inspired the fictional hamlet of South Park on the long-running Comedy Central TV show.

Lodging
A Riverside Inn Hotel

Enjoy the mountains and stay in Fairplay's newest hotel.  Located only 20 miles from Breckenridge, and 1.5 hours from Denver, or Colorado Springs…

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3
Breakfast
Brown Burro Cafe
We have great breakfast burritos, huevos, omelets, plus much more. Lunch and dinner includes burgers, buffalo, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas,…
Activity
South Park City Museum

19th-century mining camp. Forty plus original buildings, many artifacts depict boom town life.

Lunch
Salado
Discover a twist on Southwest cuisine made with fresh ingredients. We also feature regional craft beers, signature cocktails, and local wines.
Activity
American Safari Ranch

American Safari Ranch, the only full-service dude ranch in South Park. In the majestic Rocky Mountains, near Breckenridge. Celebrate 20 years of…

Dinner
Millonzi Delicatessen & Restaurant

Full Service Bar with Flat screen, Affordable Wine List. Fun Casual atmosphere, Large outdoor deck overlooks the Mosquito Range, Mediterranean …

Activity
Eleven Mile State Park

Eleven Mile State Park is one of Colorado's largest reservoirs with 325 campsites and trophy fishing for trout, kokanee and pike. Nearby Spinney…

Lodging
A Riverside Inn Hotel

Enjoy the mountains and stay in Fairplay's newest hotel.  Located only 20 miles from Breckenridge, and 1.5 hours from Denver, or Colorado Springs…

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4
Breakfast
Java Moose

World-famous beakfast burritos, pastries, bagels, paninis and more. Kick back and relax in an intimate, casual atmosphere.

Activity
Mosquito Pass Adventure

Gather your courage (and a 4x4 vehicle) for a thrilling off-road adventure up Mosquito Pass, the highest motor vehicle pass in North America.

Lunch
South Park Saloon

At 10,580 feet, the South Park is the highest saloon in the U.S.A. Check out the great food, spirits, live music and atmosphere. Take-out and…

Activity
Windy Ridge Bristlecone Pine Scenic Area

Established in 1964 by the USDA Forest Service, the Bristlecone Pine Scenic Area protects an unusual stand of wind-sculpted bristlecone pine trees…

Dinner
South Park Saloon

At 10,580 feet, the South Park is the highest saloon in the U.S.A. Check out the great food, spirits, live music and atmosphere. Take-out and…

Activity
South Park City Walking Tour

This tour guides you through the historic sites in South Park and tells you a bit about its history.

Insider's Tip
Drive north

Journey north to Breckenridge, your first stop in Summit County.

Lodging
The Lodge at Breckenridge

The Lodge at Breckenridge is perched above Breckenridge Ski Resort and located 5 minutes from town. Guests will enjoy the luxuries of spectacular…

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5
Breakfast
Clint's Bakery & Coffee House
We serve coffee and ice cream downstairs and breakfast and bagels downstairs. Come visit and see why we're a local favorite!
Activity
Gold Runner Alpine Coaster at Breckenridge Ski Resort

Ride down the mountain on 2,500 feet of coaster track on the Gold Runner Alpine Coaster at Breckenridge. Ride alone or with a friend on our 2-seater coaster cars, and control your own speed through the turns, dips and twists around and above the ski runs.

Lunch
The Cheese Shop of Breckenridge

We have a large selection of cured meats and cheeses cut to order. We make baguette sandwiches, pic nic boxes and have an extensive gourmet pantry…

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Shopping in Downtown Breckenridge

History has made Main Street a colorful place to stroll & the perfect place to shop! With more than 200 stores to choose from, enjoy the quaint storefronts, featuring bookstores, chic boutiques, jewelry, antiques, housewares & more.

Dinner
Ember Restaurant
Internationally inspired and prepared for the new American palate, textures and flavors will blend in ways that only visionary Chef/Owner Scott…
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Breckenridge Brewery and Pub

Breckenridge Brewery opened its doors in 1990 and is the third-oldest craft brewery in the state. Nestled below the slopes on Main Street, the…

Lodging
The Lodge at Breckenridge

The Lodge at Breckenridge is perched above Breckenridge Ski Resort and located 5 minutes from town. Guests will enjoy the luxuries of spectacular…

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Breakfast
Sunshine Cafe
Petite, casual eatery offering burgers & other American lunch classics, plus all-day breakfast.
Activity
Outlets at Silverthorne

Offering a distinctive shopping experience in a beautiful Rocky Mountain setting. Save 30–70% on our collection of name-brand stores such as…

Lunch
Arapahoe Cafe & Pub

If you live in Summit County - or heading up here to play, make plans to stop by for some great BBQ and a cold one. Enjoy our warm, rustic…

Activity
Stand Up Paddle Colorado
SUP and kayak rentals on Lake Dillon in Dillon, Nottingham Lake in Avon and the Colorado River in Bond near Vail.
Activity
Summer Concert Series at the Dillon Amphitheater

Gather round for live music on Friday and Saturday nights June through Labor Day.

Lodging
Hampton Inn & Suites Silverthorne
As the most recognized name in the industry, travelers all over the world have been saying “Take me to the Hilton” for almost a century.
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Breakfast
Inxpot

Located in River Run Village near the base of the gondola, inxpot is your stop in Keystone for a

Activity
Keystone Stables

The Keystone stables offer Horseback Riding, Draft Horse Clinics,Pony Rides, Wagon Dinners and weekly events. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the…

Lunch
Extreme Pizza
Enjoy some homemade pizza heaven at the village over a stunning view of Keystone Lake and the Continental Divide.
Activity
Studio K

Enjoy a relaxing spa service or one of our classes - including paddleboard yoga - combining the fun and challenge of group fitness classes with…

Dinner
Kickapoo Tavern
Lively resort tavern doling out pub grub & classic Mexican eats, in a casual setting with a patio.
Lodging
Keystone Lodge & Spa

The Keystone Lodge & Spa is surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains and thousands of acres of national forest, making it the ideal choice for…