Keystone, Colorado in the Summertime
July 4, 2009 6:53 AM   Subscribe

Any opinions or suggestions, on what to do/not do in the Keystone, Colorado area the last week in July?

My family has rented a house in Keystone. The family ranges from six kids, age 4-10, three kids, age 13-15, to ten+ adults, 30-50 and one 65+. We are somewhat outdoorsy. We will do some hiking, some (not serious) mountain biking, (level I, II, III) white-water rafting and such; balanced with some general exploring, hanging out and eating and napping, of course.

I've been doing the Google search for activities and stuff and I was just wondering if anyone wouldn't mind sharing first-hand experiences with the subject. Anything in Frisco or Dillon we should check out? No suggestions are too crazy, no opinions too mundane.
posted by jaronson to Travel & Transportation around Keystone, CO (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: This area is absolutely beautiful in the summer!

I love taking the bikes on the ski lift and biking down - there's a variety of trails (marked liked skiing runs with green, blue and black), so you should be able to find something that fits your abilities. Keystone does it - and if you get bored Copper Mountain and Breckenridge aren't to far away. For those not quite ready for downhill mountain biking, there's a great flat paved bike path that goes from Keystone to Dillon and around the lake.

If you're interested in boating, both Dillon and Frisco marinas rent powerboats and sailboats and it a fun and gorgeous way to explore the lake. I think Frisco marina has kayaks as well. When you get tired, Silverthorne has a great rec center with a swimming pool and slide. You might also want to check out the main street in Breckenridge for food and window-shopping.

May be back with some more suggestions!
posted by purplevelvet at 9:10 AM on July 4, 2009 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Silverthorne has lots of outlet stores.

Depending on how close is "nearby", you could drive through the breathtaking Glenwood Canyon.
posted by vsync at 9:25 AM on July 4, 2009 [1 favorite]

Best answer: You could climb a fourteener (I've no idea where you are coming from, what sort of shape you are in yada yada. Quandry, Torreys and Grays aren't far (5 Easiest 14ers in Colorado) If you hike at elevation (and it is all elevation when you are hiking around Keystone) remember to bring a raincoat, drink extra water, use sunscreen and try to get off the peaks and back below treeline by early afternoon (to avoid thunderstorms) -- this means to climb a peak you typically have to get started quite early. Have fun!
posted by fieldtrip at 1:33 PM on July 4, 2009

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