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Colorado is known for its multitude of outdoor activities. Summit County, Colorado is the outdoor mecca of the state. Five ski areas in one county! Two reservoirs for boating! Thousands of trails for hiking and biking! Incredible shopping, excellent restaurants and fascinating historical attractions! Summit County, Colorado is packed full of fun. All this is within one hour drive of Aspen, Colorado. Read More

While visiting Aspen, Colorado, all of the beauty and excitement of Summit County are practically in your backyard. Just take highway 82 east to highway 91 north. Breckenridge is the most famous town in the county. Just hop on Interstate 70 east for a few miles and then take highway 9 south to Breckenridge for an action packed adventure. Other Summit County towns include Frisco, Dillon and Keystone, and Silverthorne.

Summit County, Colorado is a great place to visit all year round. Of course during the winter, skiing is the main attraction for the area. Downhill skiing is available at Breckenridge, Keystone, Loveland, Copper Mountain, and Arapahoe Basin. Nordic skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling, indoor swimming and other winter activities are also available. During the summer, there is no end to activity options. Hiking, biking, kayaking, rafting, boating, sailing, swimming, tennis, skateboarding, horseback riding, hot air balloon rides and alpine slides are only the beginning your Summit County adventure.

Hotels, rentals, restaurants and anything else that you need during your visit are available in Summit County. Tourism is the dominant economic force in the area, and the locals specialize in meeting your needs! The Breckenridge population swells from 2,800 permanent residents to over 30,000 people during peak seasons.

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Summit County Colorado

Travel planning guide for Summit County Colorado.


Be sure to visit historic Breckenridge Colorado when in Summit County.