Park County Meets Summit County: Fairplay, Breckenridge, Silverthorne & More
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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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.
Head west along the 285 to end up in Fairplay for the night.
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.
Bring a picnic along on your hike and gobble it up atop Boreas Pass.
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.
Gather your courage (and a 4x4 vehicle) for a thrilling off-road adventure up Mosquito Pass, the highest motor vehicle pass in North America.
This tour guides you through the historic sites in South Park and tells you a bit about its history.
Journey north to Breckenridge, your first stop in Summit County.
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.
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.
Gather round for live music on Friday and Saturday nights June through Labor Day.