Summit County Colorado is one of the state’s central counties, in the heart of the Colorado Rockies. In addition to the spectacular backdrop provided by the mountains, the area is home to a National Forest and a National Wilderness which provide plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. Summit County lodging provides a great base for both summer and winter visitors to any of these areas.
Summit County Colorado heaves with visitors over the winter months who come for the area’s numerous ski resorts. The fun doesn’t end with the coming of spring though. Throughout the summer months outdoors enthusiasts flock to the White River National Forest and the Eagles nest Wilderness, with several major hiking trails and bicycle routes running through the area. A more passive way to enjoy the fantastic scenery on offer is to take a road trip along the Rockies National Scenic Byway, which can also be easily reached from your choice of Summit County Colorado self-catering accommodation.
Summit County Colorado is home to four main ski areas: Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Keystone. Choosing self-catering accommodation in any of these areas of Summit County Colorado will put you right in the heart of the action.
Breckenridge is one of the bigger resorts, with many activities also on offer in the summer months including golf, fly fishing, horseback riding and golf. The town also plays host to a number of music festivals over the summer and is home to a number of theatres and museums which are open year-round, including the Mountain Top Children’s Museum and the Summit Historical Society.
Visitors seeking some real adventure will find plenty to satisfy their adrenaline cravings at Keystone, with tubing and rafting on offer and around 60km of downhill mountain biking trails running along the Snake River. Keystone is also home to a number of world-class spas to sooth the sore muscles which these activities are likely to leave you with.
Silverthorne is the most populous town in Summit County Colorado, with a wide variety of shops, cafes and restaurants, all of which are easily accessible from your choice of Summit County lodging.
Summit County Colorado has a high alpine climate, which means that temperatures in the winter months rarely peak above 0C – Summit County skiing is after all what most visitors come for. In the summer months the area still makes for a pleasant destination for outdoor enthusiasts, with temperatures going above 20C in July.
Summit County Colorado is served by Colorado Springs Airport (COS) for domestic flights, with flights arriving daily from most other major cities. Most international visitors will arrive into Denver Airport (DEN), with example distances to Summit County Colorado self-catering accommodation being 164km to Breckenridge, 152km to Keystone and 148km to Silverthorne.