There is plenty to do in Keystone and Summit County. The 7 nearby Ski resorts offer so many activities that you could stay busy for weeks! Look for maps marked with all the nearby snowshoeing, hiking and biking trails inside your condo.
Keystone Resort Activities
Keystone offers winter and summer activities including skiing, snowboarding, sledding hill, ice skating, snowshoeing, snowmobile riding, Snow Cat skiing, golfing, swimming, hiking, downhill and cross country mountain biking, gondola rides, festivals, and dining to name just a few.
Hiking - Try out Loveland Pass, Hoosier Pass near Breckenridge, the Colorado Trail, Mohawk Lakes, and Sapphire Point at Swan Mountain. Look for wildflowers during your hikes in their full bloom in July!
Farmer’s Markets- Get some of that local mountain town feel and enjoy fresh produce, art, food, and handmade goods! Friday Mornings in Dillon, Sundays in Breckenridge and Vail
Gondola Rides - Gondola Rides in Keystone take you up Dercum Mountain for some spectacular views!
Biking - There is a paved trail from Keystone to Breckenridge all the way around Lake Dillon. Off-Road trails are found all around Keystone and the surrounding valley. Keystone has one of the best downhill mountain bike parks in the country! Most of the major resorts nearby offer ski lifts up for you and your bike so that you can ride back down the mountain. SummitCove offers a FREE BIKE RENTAL with every summer reservation!
Zip Lining- Exciting, Adventurous, and one of the best ways to take in the beautiful Colorado Scenery!
River Rafting - Go White Water Rafting in Colorado! One of the best areas for rafting in the country, there are six rivers nearby to raft! Trips range from kid-friendly float trips to action packed whitewater wet and wild adventure!
Paddle Boating & Kayaking- Keystone Adventure Center at Lakeside Village rents both for use at Keystone Lake. Frisco Marina also rents kayaks for use on Lake Dillon.
Cross Country Skiing - Cross Country Skiing in Keystone
Sleigh Rides - Try the Dinner & Sleigh Ride with Ski Tip Lodge
Snow Tubing- Atop Dercum Mtn- Your gondola ride is included with your ticket, don’t forget to visit the Snow Fort while you’re there!
Ice Skating- Keystone is home to 2 outdoor rinks at Dercum Square and Lakeside Village
Snowmobiling- White Mountain Tours offers tours and Summit Cove Guests a great discount, we recommend the Vail Pass area!
Inexpensive things to do in Keystone Resort
- Ice Skating at Keystone
- Festivals nearly every weekend during the summer. Entry to the festivals is usually free!
- Tubing hill at Keystone – top of Keystone $29/hr and well worth it!
- Sledding hill at the Keystone Nordic Center
- Hiking all around Keystone - take advantage of numerous trails
- Biking up Keystone Gulch
- Fishing in the Snake River
- Riding paddle boats on Keystone Lake
- Hot Chocolate & S’Mores Around the River Run Village Fire Pit
Other Areas of Interest
Only 8 miles away from Keystone, take a right on Hwy 6 to get to A-Basin. Pass through Keystone and up the hill towards Loveland Pass. Arapahoe Basin will be on the right. A-Basin mostly offers Winter activities. Being the highest in altitude of all Colorado resorts, they have the ability to stay open later in the year than any other resort. Depending on snowfall amounts, they’ve been known to close in July and re-open in October! Arapahoe Basin offers excellent advanced skiing and smaller crowds than bigger resorts.
Only 13 miles away from Keystone, Breckenridge Resort is another popular Colorado destination. Go to Swan Mountain Road and turn left. The road will wind it’s way over Swan Mountain, and intersect Hwy 9. Turn left onto Hwy 9 and head into town. Breckenridge offers both summer and winter activities that include skiing, snowboarding, sledding hill, ice skating, snowshoeing, snowmobile riding, Snow Cat skiing, golfing, swimming, hiking, downhill and cross country mountain biking, gondola rides, festivals, and dining. There are festivals and events scheduled for many weekends in the summer and winter months.
Only 15 Miles away from Keystone, you’ll find Copper Mountain Resort. To get there, take a left on Hwy 6. From Dillon, go Westbound on I-70. Copper Mountain will be on the left of the the highway. Offerings in this area include skiing, snowboarding, sledding, ice skating, snowshoeing, snowmobile riding, hiking, downhill and cross country mountain biking, gondola rides, and a variety of festivals. Try out the paved bike trail that goes to the top of Vail Pass.
Loveland Pass / Ski Area
Only 15 miles away from Keystone, take a right on Highway 6. Head up the hill toward Loveland Pass. Loveland Ski area is located at the base of Loveland Pass, at the East Portal of the Eisenhower Tunnel. While more popular for winter activities, but you can take advantage of hiking with great views and wildflowers in the summer!
Vail is only 35 Miles away from Keystone. Just past Copper Mountain, take Vail Pass and enjoy the sights and fresh alpine air. In the winter, enjoy skiing and riding, as well as snowshoeing and snowmobiling, and in the summer, take advantage of the fresh air for hiking, biking and more!