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    Top Spots in and near Summit County

    • Swan Mountain Road, Colorado

      Sapphire Point Overlook

      3.3
      0.62 mi / 49 ft gain
      This short, 0.6 mile loop hike gives a beautiful view of Lake Dillon and is an easy, family-friendly hike. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on leash. The trail is clear cut and descends a few feet while looping around the side of the mountain to the overlook point.  It is definitely a worthwhil...
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    • Silverthorne, Colorado

      Hike to Old Dillon Reservoir

      4.5
      1.7 mi / 137 ft gain
      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 supply water to the original town of Dillon, which...
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    • Frisco, Colorado

      Sunset Shots at Lake Dillon

      4.3
      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 lining the beach, which would occasionally drift ...
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    • Frisco, Colorado

      Frisco to Vail through Hike

      5.0
      13.55 mi / 3430 ft gain
      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 forest, serene lakes and bubbling creeks.The Vail ...
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    • Frisco, Colorado

      Hike to Eccles Pass

      10 mi / 3000 ft gain
      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 alpine meadow that offer a view of the final approach t...
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    • Frisco, Colorado

      Hike Red Buffalo Pass, Frisco to East Vail

      13.2 mi / 3400 ft gain
      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 look back upon the views of Lake Dillion. You'll ar...
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    • Frisco, Colorado

      Climb Mount Royal

      4.7
      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 snowshoe tracks in the winter. Follow the trail from ...
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    • Frisco, Colorado

      Mount Royal Trail

      3.98 mi / 1391 ft gain
      Mount Royal Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Frisco, Colorado.
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    • Frisco, Colorado

      Hike or Snowshoe to Rainbow Lakes

      5.0
      3 mi / 250 ft gain
      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 hike, total distance just over 3 miles, and provid...
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    • Silverthorne, Colorado

      Lily Pad Lake

      4.7
      3.27 mi / 531 ft gain
      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 starts at the Lily Pad Lake Trailhead, just to t...
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    • Silverthorne, Colorado

      Ptarmigan Trail

      4.57 mi / 1201 ft gain
      Ptarmigan Trail, not to be confused with Ptarmigan Peak, is a 5 mile out-and-back, scenic trail that offers unparalleled vistas of Summit County, Dillon Reservoir and the surrounding mountains(including Quandary Peak, Red Mountain, and the ​Decalibron Loop). Located just outside of Silverthorne a...
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    • Silverthorne, Colorado

      South Willow Falls

      4.6
      6.17 mi
      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 Creek Open Space for a bit, you’ll enter Eagle’s Ne...
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    • Frisco, Colorado

      Backpack to the Gore Range's Wheeler and Lost Lakes

      4.5
      10 mi / 2200 ft gain
      The range offers many remote lakes and peaks which hikers can access from various points of entry. Wheeler and Lost Lakes lie within the boundaries of the Eagle's Nest Wilderness Area.The Gore Trail begins on the north side of the CO-91 pedestrian bridge over I-70. You will follow the trail up al...
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    • Frisco, Colorado

      Ski to Janet's Cabin

      6 mi / 1900 ft gain
      Janet's Cabin is located on the eastern slope of the Continental Divide at 11,610 ft, near Copper Mountain ski resort. This hut is one of the rare huts with not only a sauna but indoor bathrooms (composting pits)!  The cabin was built in 1990 and due to the location helicopters were required to b...
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    • Breckenridge, Colorado

      Hike to Ski Peak 7 Powder in Breckenridge

      5.0
      Your journey to the deepest powder in Breckenridge begins at the Breckconnect Gondola. If it snowed more than half a foot or it is the weekend you will want to arrive by 8:30 am to secure parking in one of the Gondola Lots.Ride the gondola up to Peak 8. On your way up you will pass over the Cucu...
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    • Breckenridge, Colorado

      Hike the Sawmill Trail to Fairy Forest

      3.0
      1.5 mi / 250 ft gain
      If you brought the family to Breckenridge chances are you're probably not bringing the little ones on your next 14'er summit. Are you looking for an easy hike to let the kiddos experience some nature and run around a bit? Well then this short hike is perfect for you and the family. Plus, it's rig...
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    Camping and Lodging in Summit County

    Peak One
    Breckenridge, Colorado

    Peak One

    Heaton Bay
    Silverthorne, Colorado

    Heaton Bay

    Sapphire Point Overlook
    Dillon, Colorado

    Sapphire Point Overlook

    Prospector
    Dillon, Colorado

    Prospector

    Lowry Campground
    Dillon, Colorado

    Lowry Campground

    Windy Point Group (Co)
    Dillon, Colorado

    Windy Point Group (Co)

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Summit County

    An Unexpected Trail to Myself at Herman Gulch, CO

    An Unexpected Trail to Myself at Herman Gulch, CO

    Kalli Hawkins

    The Ultimate Winter Getaway to Winter Park, Colorado

    The Ultimate Winter Getaway to Winter Park, Colorado

    Chelsea Brinkley

    A First-Timer's Experience Visiting the Colorado Rockies

    A First-Timer's Experience Visiting the Colorado Rockies

    Andrew Todd

    5 Hikes to See Fall Foliage in Aspen

    5 Hikes to See Fall Foliage in Aspen

    The Outbound Collective

    The Ultimate Adventure Bucket List for Aspen, Colorado

    The Ultimate Adventure Bucket List for Aspen, Colorado

    The Outbound Collective