Things To Do in Silverthorne, CO: Summer Activities

The central Rockies are at their peak for Silverthorne, CO, summer activities. Looking northward, the wide valley directs you toward hiking hills above town and beyond to Heeney and the Green Mountain Reservoir for boating and camping. Looking south over Lake Dillon, the views extend to past Breckenridge. You’ve just found Silverthorne, CO, summer activities -- a little bit of everything, centrally located. While there’s plenty of mountain biking up in the hills, family-level cycling finds its home on the Blue River Trail. This easy, 3.5-mile paved roadway is perfect for beginners as it’s well-marked and flat with shady areas and peaceful views of the river. It gets crowded in summer with pedestrians and canines, so riders should be aware and yield as needed. At Blue River Circle, riders will find their best views of Buffalo and Red mountains along with the Gore Range. Fishing is extremely popular as a Silverthorne, CO, summer activity. As the Blue River passes through town, it’s divided into seven sections, two of which span private property with the remaining five offering enjoyable angling experiences. Some of the sections are secluded, while others offer developed riffles, pools and run-outs. The Blue River in Silverthorne recently lost its Gold Medal designation from Colorado Parks and Wildlife based on changes to the density of trout per water acre. This status should not dissuade anglers as it’s likely to be upgraded over time. Ask local guides and fly fishing tour professionals for more information.

More Silverthorne, CO, Summer Activities

Hiking is among the more beautiful Silverthorne, CO, summer activities. The variety of trails rated easy, moderate and difficult make hiking in the area a pleasure for groups of all abilities. As an example, the 12-mile Ptarmigan Peak Trail is not for beginners as it climbs steadily through sagebrush meadow, lodgepole pine, aspen, spruce-fir and alpine tundra delivering you above timberline. As you arrive, look for a local elk herd and watch for hunters. Meanwhile, the Mesa Cortina trail offers year round delights with colorful aspen groves in autumn and is rated moderate. Kids will enjoy the Lily Pad Lake trail, which is festooned with wildflowers and leads to its namesake, floating foliage.

Colorado Adventure Guides

100 S. Ridge Street, #203, Breckenridge
(970) 668-8900

Hike, bike, ski, climb and learn all about the amazing outdoors opportunities in Summit County with Colorado Adventure Guides. There are numerous summer and winter activities to take you in, around and over Colorado and Summit's most beautiful mountains. For more than 20 years Colorado Adventure Guides has brought everyone from novice outdoorspeople to alpine experts on unforgettable adventures. Whether you're looking for your next... read more

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Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks

Silverthorne Summer Activity
2929 N. Golden Eagle Road, Silverthorne
(970) 262-3636

It’s not just the well-trimmed fairway that sends a tingle up your spine as you step onto the Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks, but the dazzling blue sky, the pine-scented forests and the rugged peaks bordering the Blue River Valley where this special course is located. Enjoy the delicious food at The Bar & Grill, and then check out the array of apparel and... read more

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