Summit County


Summit County is host to three world-class resorts along with all that Lake Dillon has to offer within a 20-minute drive from one another. The Colorado Summit County summers are truly an experience not to miss. In the spring the mountains cast off their white blankets of snow and awake to make way for a multitude of wildflowers, lush mountain trees, clear sunny days, and some of the finest hiking and biking you can find throughout the Rocky Mountains. There are over four hundred miles of off-road trails that wind through the backcountry.  And then there is the scenic 3,300-acre Lake Dillon, surrounded by mountains, with 25 miles of shoreline and located in the heart of Summit County. The lake is home to boating and sailing and is fed by the gold medal fishing waters of the Snake River, Blue River, and Ten Mile Creek. Worthy of mention are the numerous concerts, outdoor festivals, celebrations, and abundant shops, galleries, and boutiques. 

Every Amenity Possible along I-70

With every amenity imaginable, the resorts and towns of Summit County, offer some of the best value in the entire summer mountain vacations industry. Accommodations in the area exceed 50,000 rooms, and with this nearly limitless supply of lodging options there is a resort, condo, hotel, motel, lodge, inn, bed and breakfast, campground or private home rental to fit every desire and budget need.

This Summit County area offers a full range of services and activities, such as hot air ballooning, night spots, child care, lodging, shopping, and dining experiences. Explore museums or take a historical tour. Experience the ultimate Colorado adventure on a whitewater rafting trip, spend the day with an experienced fly fishing guide, or experience Western tradition and adventure on a 10,000 acre ranch. Slide down a 35-foot ore chute and explore the original working of a 100-year old mine. Pan for gold in Eureka Creek, and take your riches home with you as a great Colorado souvenir. Off road Jeep and ATV tours are other Summit County options. Discover activities that the whole family will enjoy. Everything from day long adventures to quick stops that will keep the kids entertained.

From quaint coffee shops and breweries to elegant dining, Summit County truly has it all. You'll find after-hour fun in the many restaurants, bars, and nightclubs with live music and dancing. During the day, find one-of-a-kind items and eclectic gifts in the numerous specialty shops and boutiques.

Getting Here

Road transportation options include driving or taking a shuttle or limo service. From Denver International Airport (DIA) to the towns of Dillon and Silverthorne that are in the center of Summit County, it is a 1 hour, 40 minute drive west on I-70. By air, fly into Eagle Airport and then drive east on I-70 approximately 60 miles.

Summer Travel Deals

Visit Summit County and find out why the locals came for the winter and stayed for the summer. Use the discount coupons on this site for great deals and savings on your trip to Summit County, Colorado.

Photo Courtesy of Vail Resorts