Take a Day Trip to Dillon to During your Keystone Vacation!

The Town of Dillon, Colorado is a close neighbor to Keystone Resort, and many of our summer guests enjoy making a day trip to visit.    Just a quick drive of a few miles from Keystone, Dillon offers some great opportunities for outdoor adventure as well as a lot of fun events and activities.  From a ride on the Lake Dillon Water Taxi to a visit to the Friday Farmer’s Market, there are plenty of options when planning out ways to spend your time in Dillon.  We’ve listed some of our favorite activities below:

Visit Lake Dillon for boating, sailing, and fishing!  Keep in mind that there is no water contact allowed in the lake, including swimming, scuba diving, water skiing and other related activities.  If you plan to fish, all parties over the age of 15 need to have a fishing license.  Note that the Lake Dillon Marina does not sell licenses.   Be sure to visit the Dillon Marina, where you can also rent a boat for a 2, 3, or hour hour period or take sailing lessons.   If you enjoy sailing, you can plan your vacation to coincide with one of several Regattas during the summer.  For those who want to learn more about the area, take an EXPLORE Lake Dillon Boat Tour from the Summit Historical Society on a pontoon boat.  Call 970.468.5100 for pricing and reservations.

Try the Lake Dillon Water Taxi for a fun trip with your family or friends.  You can board in Dillon, or at the Frisco Marina.  Fares will depend upon whether you plan to take a one-way trip or go round-trip.  Adult tickets (ages 12 and up)  are $10 one-way, and $19 round-trip.  Children from ages 3 to 11 require a ticket, priced at $8 one-way or $16 round-trip.  The good news is that children 2 and under and dogs (with just a few rules) are FREE!  You can also bring a bike for $1 one way or $2 round-trip.  This gives you the perfect opportunity to ride the rec path and then take a relaxing boat ride.  Be sure to visit the Island Grill or the Dillon Marina’s Lakeside Tiki Bar.

The Friday Farmer’s Market takes place on Buffalo Street off of Lake Dillon Drive, right downtown from 9am to 2pm.  Enjoy handcrafted, homemade, and freshly grown products at one of the best farmers markets in Summit County.  Enjoy live entertainment from 10:30 to 1 pm.

You can top off a perfect day in Dillon at the Friday Night Concert Series, located at the Dillon Amphitheater at 7pm.   Enjoy a variety of music from a different act each week through September 7th.  The Sunset at the Summit Concerts will take place on Saturdays through September 1st at 7pm.  With a variety of styles from jazz to rock, there is something for everyone.

At SummitCove, we are offering some huge summer savings in the month of July to help our guests escape the heat and enjoy all that Keystone and Summit County have to offer at this time of the year.

Keystone Resort Summer 2012 Preview!

Keystone Resort has plenty of summer activities to keep you and your family busy.  Take a look below at returning favorites and recurring activities as you plan out your summer vacation to Keystone, Colorado!

Friday Afternoon Club: Beginning on June 15th, this fun activity is scheduled for Fridays throughout the summer months!  Enjoy free activities at the Summit House including horseshoes, bocce ball and ladder ball.  Enjoy live music and food and drink specials throughout the afternoon.  You can access the activities by taking the scenic gondola ride from River Run Village.  Tickets for the gondola will be available at the River Run ticket office, and they will be FREE on Fridays from 4 pm to close.

Kids Discovery Days: Explore the fun at the Kids Discovery Day every Tuesday at Keystone.  The entertainer changes each week, and this fun event will run from June 15th through August 14th.  The first week will open up with animals featured from the Denver Zoo.  This event is FREE!  Discovery Days includes a bounce house and alternating each week, either 2 face painters or 2 balloon artists.  Lines close at 12:30pm. Performer will be from 11am – 11:45am.

Storytelling with Redtail the Mountain Man and Bambi the Donkey: New to River Run Village this year is free storytelling with a Colorado legend, the Mountain Man, who will be accompanied by his furry friend, Bambi.  Enjoy free face painting during this great event for younger kids!

River Run Rocks Concert Series: Kicking off on July 7th with The Six Million Dollar Band, the River Run Rocks Concert Series will be back for the summer.  Set right in the River Run Village Plaza, the series features food and drink specials, plus prime seating on the decks of Wolf Rock, 9280’ TapHouse and Luigi’s.

We’ll keep you up to date on each week’s activities, or you can also visit our Events and Activities page.  If you are planning a summer vacation to Keystone, be sure to contact one of our vacation planners for details on our Keystone summer lodging specials!

Summit County Welcomes The Inagural USA ProCycling Challenge!

Get ready for the Inagural USA ProCycling Challenge!  Between August 22nd and August 28th Colorado will play host to the most difficult stage race EVER held in the United States. Some of the Best Cyclists in the world will compete in this 7 Day race across the highest mountain passes ever ridden in a stage race. This race has already gained the attention of the world media and many of the top cyclists in the world have chosen to ride this race instead of the final of the three “Grand Tours, La Vuelta D’Espana”.

One of the stages, and possibly the most exciting stage of the race will finish in Summit County on Main Street in Breckenridge on Saturday the 27th of August. The stage will begin in Steamboat Springs and wind over the challenging “double summit” of Rabbit Ears pass. The cyclists will then come down Highway 9 through Kremmling to Silverthorne. The final approach to the finish will go up the hill from Silverthorne to Dillon, around the reservoir, over Swan Mountain Road and swing all the way through for a possible sprint finish in downtown Breckenridge, CO.

Keystone is only about 2 miles from Swan mountain road and one of the most exciting points of the stage. This is a great place to relax with some great mountain hospitality as you enjoy being part of this astounding event.  Chat with locals and bike enthusiasts as they give you a crash course on the best riders in the world and the local consensus about the USA ProCycling Challenge. For those who want to ride up to watch the race, bikes will be allowed on the route at all times, although as the race approaches you will be asked to dismount and move to the side of the road. Wait on the side of the road and cheer on your favorite rider as they churn up the mild category 4 climb or fly by you down Swan Mountain Road, hitting speeds of over 40mph, hugging the road with only 1” of rubber. Follow the riders to Breckenridge, grab a bite to eat, walk around the old town of Breckenridge and then come back to Keystone and relax away from the crowds.

SummitCove will be happy to provide further information for you about the race, as well as to help find the perfect lodging for cycling enthusiasts.