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

Park County Meets Summit County: Fairplay, Breckenridge, Silverthorne & More
7 days
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.

Sustainability Activity

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Volunteer with Stay the Trail to help keep our public lands healthy and open for future generations.

Day 1
Activity

Staunton State Park

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Staunton is Colorado's newest state park, offering breathtaking views, rich Colorado history, diverse plant and wildlife, rock climbing and several miles of trails for hiking, biking and... Read More

Lunch

Cutthroat Cafe

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

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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.
Dinner

Rustic Station Restaurant

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Rustic Station serves up delicious American cuisine. We are proud to offer many house specialties. Our food is cooked to order and prepared from scratch from the freshest ingredients. We pride... Read More

Insider's Tip

Cruise Along Scenic Hwy. 285: Head west along the 285 to end up in Fairplay for the night.
Lodging

The Fairplay-Valiton Hotel

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This historic hotel, established in 1873 but updated with modern amenities, packs a punch of cozy charm. Read More
Day 2
Breakfast

Java Moose

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

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Insider's Tip

Picnic Lunch: Bring a picnic along on your hike and gobble it up atop Boreas Pass.
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Hike Black Powder Pass Trail

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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.
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Como Depot

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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 Historic Places, the owners are now preserving the... Read More

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Shopping in Fairplay

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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

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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.  Enjoy all the best Colorado's mountains have... Read More

Day 3
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Brown Burro Cafe

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We have great breakfast burritos, huevos, omelets, plus much more. Lunch and dinner includes burgers, buffalo, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, chicken, fish and more. We have a kids menu. Salsa... Read More
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South Park City Museum

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

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Lunch

Salado

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

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American Safari Ranch, the only full-service dude ranch in South Park. In the majestic Rocky Mountains, near Breckenridge. Celebrate 20 years of excellence with us. 20 percent discount on our... Read More

Dinner

Millonzi Delicatessen & Restaurant

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Full Service Bar with Flat screen, Affordable Wine List. Fun Casual atmosphere, Large outdoor deck overlooks the Mosquito Range, Mediterranean & Italian Style menu. Mostly Organic & Local~... Read More

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Eleven Mile State Park

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Eleven Mile State Park is one of Colorado's largest reservoirs with 349 campsites and trophy fishing for trout, kokanee and pike. Nearby Spinney Reservoir is a day-use park open spring-fall... Read More
Lodging

A Riverside Inn Hotel

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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.  Enjoy all the best Colorado's mountains have... Read More

Day 4
Breakfast

Dream Stream Cafe & Lounge

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We are situated at the corner of US 285 and HWY 9, conveniently located for fast stops on the way to the ski hill or in to town for fishing or camping. Open 7 days a week, we offer breakfast to... Read More
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Mosquito Pass Adventure

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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

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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 catering are available and so are shirts and hats.... Read More

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Windy Ridge Bristlecone Pine Scenic Area

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Established in 1964 by the USDA Forest Service, the Bristlecone Pine Scenic Area protects an unusual stand of wind-sculpted bristlecone pine trees. Growing at 11,700 feet, some trees are over a... Read More

Dinner

South Park Saloon

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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 catering are available and so are shirts and hats.... Read More

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South Park City Walking Tour

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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

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The Lodge at Breckenridge is perched above Breckenridge Ski Resort and located 5 minutes from town. Guests enjoy the luxuries of spectacular mountain views, massage, outdoor hot tubs, restaurant... Read More

Day 5
Breakfast

Breckfast N Bread

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Homemade breakfast served daily. Good for kids, outdoor seating, take out, waiter service, walk ins welcome. Read More
Activity

Gold Runner Alpine Coaster at Breckenridge Ski Resort

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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

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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. We are passionate cheese mongers that are here... Read More

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Shopping in Downtown Breckenridge

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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

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Internationally inspired and prepared for the new American palate, textures and flavors will blend in ways that only visionary Chef/Owner Scott Boshaw can envision every season. Read More
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Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides

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Hot air balloon rides serving Breckenridge, Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Estes Park, Summit County and Vail. All Platinum flights include in-flight classical music, champagne toast, sit... Read More

Lodging

The Lodge at Breckenridge

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The Lodge at Breckenridge is perched above Breckenridge Ski Resort and located 5 minutes from town. Guests enjoy the luxuries of spectacular mountain views, massage, outdoor hot tubs, restaurant... Read More

Day 6
Breakfast

Sunshine Cafe

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Petite, casual eatery offering burgers & other American lunch classics, plus all-day breakfast. Read More
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The Outlets at Silverthorne

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Offering a distinctive shopping experience in a beautful Rocky Mountain setting. Save 30–70% on our collection of name-brand stores such as Williams-Sonoma Outlet, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren,... Read More

Lunch

Arapahoe Cafe & Pub

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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 atmosphere in winter, apres ski. For summer fun, check... Read More

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Stand Up Paddle Colorado

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SUP and kayak rentals on Lake Dillon in Dillon, Nottingham Lake in Avon and the Colorado River in Bond near Vail. Read More
Dinner

Dillon Dam Brewery

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Serving hand-crafted ales, lagers and rootbeer. Read More
Activity

Summer Concert Series at the Dillon Amphitheater

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

Hampton Inn & Suites Silverthorne

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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. Read More
Day 7
Breakfast

Inxpot

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

Activity

ATV Tours @ Mile Hi Rafting

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All year! Personalized scenic mountain ATV Tours only 30 miles west of Denver. No experience needed. Historic mining trails for every ability and thrill level. Passenger ATV's are Automatic and... Read More

Lunch

Extreme Pizza

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Enjoy some homemade pizza heaven at the village over a stunning view of Keystone Lake and the Continental Divide. Read More
Activity

Studio K Fitness & Yoga Classes

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We offer a fantastic variety of classes - including paddleboard yoga - combining the fun and challenge of group fitness classes with the adventure and exhilaration of the mountains.

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Dinner

Kickapoo Tavern

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Lively resort tavern doling out pub grub & classic Mexican eats, in a casual setting with a patio. Read More
Lodging

Keystone Lodge & Spa

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

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