Things To Do in Summit County, CO: Summer Activities

When you’re looking to leave the summer swelter behind, Summit County, is a fantastic getaway. Sure, you can work up quite a sweat here (and you must be vigilant about hydration), but Summit County, CO, summer activities come with a breeze and an extra mile of elevation that serves as nature’s air conditioner. Adventure is the name of the game as you plan your Summit County summer activities. Banked turns and rocky paths are highlights of mountain biking in Breckenridge and beyond. Dillon's activities are all about the lake and marina whether you’re looking to explore the water by kayak, standup paddle, pontoon or sailboat. Silverthorne summer activities offer miles of hiking, beginning with two White River National Forest trailheads, while both Breckenridge and Keystone are perfect for the summer golfer. Copper Mountain's summer activities include the county’s only go kart course, and its free American Eagle chair lift leaves you at the top of the hill where temperatures are even cooler. The Adventure Park in Frisco allows BMX bikers to jump, bank and turn through a dirt course, and the Frisco Marina, larger than its counterpart in Dillon, offers an equal amount of on-the-water activities with a larger number of moorings and a tiny beach (only small sand castles here, please!).

Summit County, CO, Summer Activities to Enjoy

For those looking for quieter pursuits, main streets in both Breckenridge and Frisco offer a fun mix of retail therapy, while shoppers with an agenda can head the The Outlets in Silverthorne. Arts festivals are scheduled for many summer weekends as popular Breckenridge activities and Frisco activities. Some are juried shows of 100+ artisan booths while others are participatory like a Plein Air watercolor festival that celebrates local landscapes and is open to anyone with a brush and canvas.

Summer Activities in Summit County by Area

Breckenridge | Keystone | Arapahoe Basin | Copper Mountain |  Frisco | Dillon | Silverthorne

Things To Do in Summit County by Category

Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center

Summit County Summer Activity
620 Village Road, Breckenridge
(970) 453-6000
(800) 265-3560

Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center has everything a family could want in one spot. Located at the base of Peak 9 of the Breckenridge Ski Resort, the mountains and downtown are just steps away. With more than 500 options for slope-side rooms, guests can choose between staying in hotel rooms, studios, one- or two-bedroom condos or specialty suites. Amenities like the resort’s multiple swimming... read more

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BreckCreate

Summit County Summer Activity
150 W. Adams Avenue, Breckenridge
(970) 453-3187

Breckenridge Create Arts, known as BreckCreate for short, provides locals and visitors a truly unique mixture of cultural and artist events. The Breckenridge creative community includes the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, Breckenridge Film Festival, Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, Breckenridge Music Festival and the National Repertory Orchestra. All of these organizations provide inspiring and creative opportunities for people of all interests and ages. This is one of the... read more

Breckenridge Create Arts, known as BreckCreate for short, provides locals and visitors a truly unique... read more

Carvers Ski, Board and Sport

Summit County Summer Activity
203 N. Main Street, Breckenridge
(970) 453-0132
(800) 568-7010

Since 1995 Carvers has provided equipment rentals and service to outdoor enthusiasts of all levels of experience. Carvers is dedicated to fair pricing and making sure customers have a one-stop shop for all of their skiing, snowboarding and cycling needs. Carvers is conveniently located on Main Street, just steps (or a few pedal strokes) from Breckenridge’s world-class skiing and cycling.  

Colorado Adventure Guides

Summit County Summer Activity
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

Hike, bike, ski, climb and learn all about the amazing outdoors opportunities in Summit County... read more

Noah's Ark Whitewater Rafting & Adventure Co.

Summit County Summer Activity
23910 U.S. Highway 285, Buena Vista
(719) 395-2158

Since 1983 Noah's Ark has been leading adventure trips on Colorado's whitewater and through the Rocky Mountains. With riverfront property and a put-in spot in Buena Vista, Noah's Ark has excellent access to Browns Canyon, one of Colorado's best stretches of whitewater. Come raft, rock climb, backpack or test your courage on the aerial adventure course. Buena Vista is a little more than an hour's... read more

Since 1983 Noah's Ark has been leading adventure trips on Colorado's whitewater and through the... read more

Podium Sports

Summit County Summer Activity
711 Granite Street, Frisco
(970) 668-9996

Podium Sports sells and rents necessary gear and accessories for mountain athletes and for those who just want to get out and play. It is a shop for everyone who loves to ride, whether that be on snow or on mountain trail. They sell bikes, skis, boots, helmets, googles, apparel, footwear and all the outdoor accessories you need. They also offer... read more

Podium Sports sells and rents necessary gear and accessories for mountain... read more

Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks

Summit County 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

It’s not just the well-trimmed fairway that sends a tingle up your spine as you... read more

Ready, Paint, Fire!

Summit County Summer Activity
323 N. Main Street, Breckenridge
(970) 453-5765
Lakeside Village, Keystone
(970) 368-4645

Find shelter from the cold or take a break from the outdoors to indulge your creative side at Ready, Paint, Fire!. The studio invites people to come create individualized and memorable pottery, paintings and mosaics. Choose from a selection of glazes, stickers, stamps and stencils to personalize objects from an array of bisque items. Need a little guidance? Intro workshops and open studios for glass... read more

Find shelter from the cold or take a break from the outdoors to indulge your... read more

Rocky Mountain Underground

Summit County Summer Activity
114 S. Main Street, Breckenridge
(970) 771-2121

Rocky Mountain Underground (RMU) is half retail shop, half full-service bar. Recent renovations have remodeled this ski and gear outfitter and accessories shop into a full-service bike shop that additionally offers repairs and other services as well as demo bikes. Come check out the rustic interior while shopping, browsing or having your bike repaired, and then grab a drink in the tavern on the other side... read more

Rocky Mountain Underground (RMU) is half retail shop, half full-service bar. Recent renovations have remodeled... read more