Skiing, hiking, biking, snowshoeing, rafting, horseback rides, hot air balloons, Jeep tours, fishing, snowmobiling, golfing - all are in Summit County, Colorado. Skiing at world class slope like Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper and Arapahoe Basin are certainly well known, but did you know about all the other activities in the area?
Hiking is great in the area. There are ruins of old mining towns dotted all around the area. The views from the peaks, well over 10,000 feet, are spectacular – often viewing other mountains, valley, lakes and rivers. Most of the hiking paths are very well marketed and also offer plenty of circular routes. Or take advantage of the local free Summit Stage bus shuttle between the key towns, allowing you to take longer hikes and then enjoy a bus ride back!
Biking is phenomenal in the area. You have the option of both off-road mountain biking or paved path riding. For a great day try the 18 mile route around Lake Dillon or challenge yourself on some true mountain biking from peak to peak.
Fishing abounds in Summit County. Fly fishing at its best in gold medal winning rivers like Blue, Colorado and Gore Creek. Or aim to land your prize trout in Lake Dillon. If you are new to fishing or simply the area, there are plenty of guides to help make your day perfect.
If golfing is your game you have plenty of choice in the area, choose from 5 local courses.
Longboard may not be considered a sport in many places in the world but in Summit County there are over 55 miles of pathed roads for long boarding. If you haven’t tried it before, maybe this is your chance?
Just in case you are looking for more to do, how about panning for gold?
International Vacation Home Exchange members have great choice for home exchange accommodation in Summit County. There is a range of listing from a fabulous home in Frisco, to ski in and ski out chalets in Breckenridge.home exchange vacation in Colorado.