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!).
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.