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Summit County: Silverthorne, Dillon, Firsco, Breckenridge & Keystone

Summit County: Silverthorne, Dillon, Firsco, Breckenridge & Keystone
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Appropriately named "Colorado's Playground," Summit County is an easy day trip from Denver. The area is hugged by three mountain ranges and presents enough activities to satisfy anyone itching to get out and go.

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Insider's Tip

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Day 1
Activity

Fish Willow Grove Open Space

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Located at the end of Mesa Drive in Silverthorne. The Blue River Trail passes through the open space. Other amenities include a small pond with walking trail, restrooms, horseshoe pit and picnic tables.
Lunch

Mountain Lyon Cafe

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Mountain Lyon Cafe serves hearty helpings for breakfast or lunch at an affordable price. A selection of omelets to chicken fried steak to breakfast tacos will fill you up and keep you going all... 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 Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Under Armour,... Read More

Dinner

The Historic Mint

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Veteran steakhouse with a relaxed vibe features grill-it-yourself steaks, seafood & a full bar. Read More
Activity

Silverthorne Recreation Center Aquatics

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The aquatics area hosts many different pools and amenities for people of all ages and interests. You may want to bring your family in for a fun day of play or you may just need a soak in the hot... Read More

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 2

Insider's Tip

Breakfast & A Stroll: Grab something fresh and delicious for breakfast as you stroll the Dillon Farmer's Market, listen to live music and stock up on Colorado-made products.
Activity

Dillon Farmer's Market

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Enjoy the harvests of the season at Summit County's Best Farmers Market. Colorado-grown, farm-fresh produce, artisan goods, live music and family entertainment offered Fridays, June through... Read More

Lunch

Tiki Bar

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Burgers, beer & cocktails are served on a roomy deck at this seasonal lakefront bar & grill. Read More
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Dillon Marina

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A full-service marina located on the scenic shores of Dillon Reservoir. Home to weekend regattas, a fully stocked marina store, sailing lessons, a variety of boat rentals and the popular Tiki... Read More

Dinner

Dillon Dam Brewery

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

Summer Concert Series at the Dillon Amphitheater

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The Town of Dillon hosts over 100 special events throughout the summer months, including summer concerts on Fridays and Saturdays.
Lodging

Baymont Inn & Suites Lake Dillon - Frisco

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There's something for everyone near Baymont Inn & Suites Lake Dillon, located in the heart of picturesque Summit County.  We're only minutes from five amazing ski resorts, and you'll find... Read More

Day 3
Breakfast

Butterhorn Bakery & Cafe

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From the County's ski area employees to a family from the East, the Butterhorn has been the escape of the $8 cheeseburger. Leaving everyone to enjoy wholesome, reasonably priced food, where... Read More

Activity

Frisco Historic Park

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Perserves and displays Frisco's rich history in the Mountain West which is long and full of passion and prosperity, heartbreak and rejuvenation.

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Lunch

Island Grill

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Located on the best place to celebrate summer in Summit County, Colorado. The place to eat, drink, sun and sail ... located at the Frisco Bay Marina Read More
Activity

Frisco Adventure Park

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Bike and skate park, disc golf, camping, snow-tubing, Nordic skiing and more. Read More
Dinner

Silverheels Bar & Grill

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Silverheels has been a local's favorite since 1988. We specialize in Colorado cuisine, steaks, trout, seafood, burgers, andmore. Our sister restaurant since 2008, Kemosabe Sushi, next door, is at... Read More
Activity

Gatherhouse

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GatherHouse is an artist studio and gallery located in the heart of the mountains. We specialize in teaching glassblowing classes and spreading the love of glass to the many visitors to our... Read More

Lodging

Hotel Frisco

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When you need a comfortable accommodation in Frisco, CO, contact Hotel Frisco Colorado for a selection of spacious suites, rooms, and apartments that come with wide range of perks and amenities.... Read More

Day 4
Breakfast

Daylight Donuts

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Counter-serve chain serving donuts & its own brand of coffee for sit-down or takeout. Read More
Activity

Drive Boreas Pass Scenic Road

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At the start of the tour you immediately have spectacular views of the Blue River Valley and the majestic Tenmile Range.
Lunch

The Warming Hut

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Charming American bistro set in a historic home with a bar offering local brews & 50+ wines. Read More
Activity

Lomax Placer Mine

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Explore the mining heritage of Breckenridge by taking a guided tour of one of the town's first placer, or surface mines.  View the inside of a miner's cabin, feel the original hydraulic mining... Read More

Dinner

Kenosha Steakhouse

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Casual steakhouse that also specializes in house-smoked BBQ, with craft beers & a spacious patio. Read More
Activity

Breckenridge National Historic District and Walking Tours

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Tour Breckenridge's Historic District with a local expert and experience 100 years of history.

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Lodging

Marriott's Mountain Valley Lodge at Breckenridge

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With elegant resort villas and a prime location, Marriott's Mountain Valley Lodge at Breckenridge offers a luxury setting for a memorable getaway. Read More
Day 5
Breakfast

Haywood Cafe

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The Haywood Café is the only place to start your day in Keystone. Open daily @ 7AM serving breakfast, lunch and the best Bacon Bloody Mary in Summit County! 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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Lunch

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
Activity

Keystone Stables

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The Keystone stables offer Horseback Riding, Draft Horse Clinics,Pony Rides, Wagon Dinners and weekly events. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Rocky Mountains while having an outdoor adventure... Read More

Dinner

Der Fondue Chessel

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Located at more than 11,000 feet atop Keystone's North Peak, Der Fondue Chessel provides a traditional four-course feast, served fondue and raclette style, in a magical mountaintop setting. Your... Read More

Activity

Ready Paint Fire! Keystone

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Paint your own pottery, canvas, mosaic, glass fusing and more. 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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