Top Adventures in Silverthorne

  • Hike to Old Dillon Reservoir

    Today, Lake Dillon is one of the biggest attractions in the Dillon Valley, attracting boaters, anglers, and campers. However, the large reservoir we know today was not the first one in the area.  The Old Dillon Reservoir was built in the 1930s to ...

    1.7 miles 137 ft gain

  • Hike to South Willow Falls

    Start at the Willowbrook Trailhead. You’ll hit a “Y” in the trail pretty quickly - go left and you’ll soon be at the first log bridge. There are quite a few water crossings on the trail, but they are easy to maneuver.After hiking in the Willow Cre...

  • Hike to Lily Pad Lake

    Lily Pad Lake is a well known destination just outside of Silverthorne and in the Eagle's Nest Wilderness. The trail may be heavily trafficked on the weekends, but solitude can still be found in the early mornings or during the weekdays.The trail ...

    3.2 miles 400 ft gain

  • Sunset Shots at Lake Dillon

    To get to the southern end of the lake from Denver, head west on 70 until you reach 9. Take 9 for a few miles until you find the spot on the lake where you want to get started. On the south side of Lake Dillon, there was an abundance of old stumps...

  • Frisco to Vail through Hike

    Starting at the Meadow Creek Trail head just off the turn off to Frisco this hike connects the stunning Eccles Pass and Gore Creek trails.Passing over Eccles Pass (11,917') and Red Buffalo Pass (11,742') this spectacular hike passes through dense ...

    13.55 miles 3430 ft gain

  • Hike to Eccles Pass

    Starting at just over 9,000ft the Meadow Creek trail follows the path of the similarly named Meadow Creek. Through a canopy of aspens and pines the trail climbs at a steady, moderate rate. After a few water crossings the trees give way to an alpin...

    10 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Hike Red Buffalo Pass, Frisco to East Vail

    Starting at the Meadow Creek trailhead in Frisco, you'll find yourself ending up in East Vail at Gore Lake Trailhead. See all photos here.  The trail in Meadow Creek starts to climb at a gradual pace for the 3-4 miles, after a mile or so, take a l...

    13.2 miles 3400 ft gain

  • Hike to Sapphire Point Overlook

    From Breckenridge, follow CO-9 N to Swan Mountain Road and take a right. The parking lot for the overlook trail will be on left coming from Breckenridge.  This short, 0.6 mile walk gives a beautiful view of Lake Dillon and is an easy, family-frien...

    0.6 miles

  • Hike or Snowshoe to Rainbow Lakes

    You can do this hike two different ways: 1- Start from the Peaks Trail Trailhead for an out and back hike, distance is a little over 2 miles roundtrip. 2- Start along the Summit County Recreational Trail (as marked on this map), also out and back ...

    3 miles 250 ft gain

  • Climb Mount Royal

    To access the trailhead, drive 4 blocks South to the end of 2nd Avenue from Frisco's Main Street. The trailhead is located around 9,075 feet.Being a popular hike, the trail is clear in the summer months and usually populated by boot prints and sno...

  • Camp at Blue River Campground

    There are 24 sites at the Blue River Campground that have access to well maintained vault toilets, fire pits, and picnic tables. The campsites range in size, from single tent to multi-tent use (however no RV hookups).This campground is popular in ...

  • Backpack to Upper Slate Lake

    Starting from the Rock Creek Trailhead parking lot, it is an up and down trek to Upper Slate Lake. The trail map states 10 miles each way, but accounting for switchbacks it ends up being closer to 14 long, hard miles.You will be among aspens and p...

    28 miles 1386 ft gain

  • Summer, a season not to be missed in Aspen!

    "I came for the winter, and stayed for the summer," is a phrase you'll often hear around town. The weather is one of the highlights. During the day the temperature hovers in the 70's and 80's, and by evening the mercury will drop into the 60's. Aspen is a place to explore and a place to recharge. Breathe in the crisp mountain air while you discover our wide-open spaces by footbike, or horse. Restore your mind, body and spirit as you reconnect with nature and loved ones in Aspen’s great outdoors. Join us for a summer adventure that’s anything but ordinary.

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