Things to Do in Summit County Colorado Year Round

Celebrating the outdoors is what residents of Colorado do best, especially in Summit County. Whether it is your first, second, or tenth visit, you can always find something to do for the entire family. Indoors, outdoors, winter, summer, spring, or fall, the Rockies are waiting for you. Be careful, though; you may find that with year-round activities, you may never want to leave!

Not sure where to begin? With four internationally-recognized ski resorts within a 15-mile radius, you may think that’s all there is to this breathtaking and historical region. No matter what time of year, Summit County has plenty of outdoor sports, restaurants, and shopping to make your visit, one to remember. Situated about an hour from Denver, the locals know that their piece of the Rockies is “Heaven on Earth”.


Winter Activities
The Rockies are a winter lover’s paradise. Join in for some great skiing on Nordic trails, snowboarding, dog sledding. You can enjoy ice skating, snowshoeing, tubing, and even sleigh rides.

Summer Activities
Next to winter, summer is the next best season to visit the Colorado Rockies. Grab your family for a hike, bike ride, fishing, paddle boarding, or kayaking. Even take your chance at big game hunting. Your dream vacation can quickly come true!

Year-round events complement your outdoor sports fun. Take tours focused on Western history in the 1880s, haunted Breckenridge, and local gold mines. Partake of wine tasting tours. Sit back with a pint of craft beer while listening to local live music.

Area Resorts
Feed your love of skiing by staying in one of the four internationally recognized ski resorts of Breckenridge Ski Resort, Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain Ski Resort, and Keystone Ski Resort. The terrain is gorgeous, and the powder is waiting.

Local Destinations
Among all the beauty of the mountains are the quaint villages of Silverthorne, Frisco, Dillon, and Breckenridge. Join an oil painting class for novice painters or meet other artists in an artist’s open house. You might even catch a live show at a local theater. Frisco holds an annual Wassail Days, to celebrate hot cider beverages. Join spectators in Breckenridge as the Running of the Santas pours out onto Main Street.

Area Services
Looking for a full spa treatment? You can find them in Summit County. No need to pack everything when you can rent any equipment you might desire. You can also find transportation to and from the Denver International Airport.

With so many fun things to do, places to explore, and adventures to seek, Summit County will quickly become your vacation destination of choice. Pack light and play big in the Rockies. Plan your next trip in the high-alpine area known as Colorado’s Playground today!

Contact us and ask about all the amenities, specials, and area attractions you can enjoy while you stay with us at Colorado Rocky Mountain Resorts.