So much to do over the 4th of July weekend at Keystone!

Start planning your 4th of July holiday now with a trip to the mountains.  Enjoy the cool mountain weather, bright and sunny days and the millions of fun activities available at Keystone Resort this summer. There is a huge weekend of events leading up to the 4th of July Independence Day holiday here at Keystone.

Kayak and Boat Rentals at Keystone Lake


Spend the weekend barbecuing with family.  Take a hike on one of the many trails in the area, taking in the wildflowers and beautiful views.  Book a Ride the Pass Downhill Bike Trip with Mountain View Sports for a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy.  After biking, enjoy lunch at the Tiki Bar at the Dillon Marina or at one of Keystone’s many restaurants on the outdoor patio.


Over the weekend, take the kids to the many events featured at the new Kidtopia signature event, ‘Stars and Guitars’. Friday afternoon will offer free face painting and ‘craft-er-noon’ from 12:30 – 3 pm at the Kidtopia Headquarters.  Follow up with the Friday Afternoon Club with free gondola rides up to the top of Dercum Mountain anytime from 1 – 7 pm.  Once at the top, enjoy free live music and yard games or a quick hike or slack lining.  Food and drink specials are available at the Summit House.


Saturday’s schedule has some more fun for the kids with ‘Super Snake River Science’ workshop from 9 – 11 am at Kidtopia Headquarters.  At 11am, head up the gondola with a purchased ride ticket to take part in Stretch, Bend and Wiggle Mountaintop Yoga (free with your gondola ticket).  Kidtopia Kidzfest will be happening in River Run from 11 am – 3pm, with fun and free stuff like face painting, balloon artists and a bounce house. Afterwards, head to ‘Camp Night’ at the Adventure Center from 5 – 7 pm. The ‘Stars and S’mores’ event will be happening from 8:30 – 10 pm at the Keystone Lodge & Spa.


Sunday morning, wake up and take the kids to the strider bike racing! They will have a blast competing against other little ones in their age group to win prizes.  Next up is the premiere event, Grammy Award-winning The Okee Dokee Brothers Mountaintop Concert happening in River Run Village from 12 – 4 pm.


Tuesday, July 3rd will be the official Independence Day Celebrations at Lakeside Village.  The morning kicks off with the annual free kids fishing derby from 8 -9:30 am.  There will be live music happening all day long, from 11 am – 9 pm.  From 12  – 6 pm, head over to the Decatur field near the lake to play at the family fun zone.  There will be face painters, a balloon artist, bounce houses and kite decorating and flying all afternoon!  After dark at 9:30 pm, enjoy the fireworks display over the lake at Lakeside Village.


On the 4th, you’ll want to grab your bike and head over to River Run Village for the annual bike parade, with decorating starting at 10:30 am.  Supplies will be available for bike decorating, so go wild with the stars and stripes and show off your bike and pride in the parade!


The 4th of July is a great time to visit Keystone.  There are tons of family friendly and fun events to attend and many of them are free!  Book your perfect family vacation rental today and start planning your summer vacation in the Rockies.

A Perfect Summer Day at Keystone Resort

Keystone is known for its snowy ski slopes but it’s also gaining recognition for its fun in the sun summer activities!  A perfect summer’s day is waiting for you at Keystone Resort, so take advantage of the last few weeks of summer with a trip to the mountains.  Picture yourself waking up in the morning and starting your day along the beautiful winding  paved bike path at Keystone.  Rent your bikes from Mountain View Sports and ride from the River Run village to Lakeside Village for a mellow morning wake up with some incredible scenery.  Then, grab the family and stop by the New Moon Cafe in River Run village to grab a hot cup of coffee and one of their delicious breakfast burritos.  


After breakfast, stroll over to the gondola with some packed lunches and load the family up to take a scenic ride up to the mountain to Dercum Mountain.  Stop at the top and take a memorable photo with your loved ones and stop at a bench to eat your packed lunch while taking in the 360 degree views! After lunch, start on your hike, we recommend the 3.5 mile Schoolmarm Hiking Trail.  This family-friendly hike offers beautiful mountain vistas, a flat grassy path to walk on and plenty of bird-watching opportunities.  End your hike all the way back down in River Run Village, get cleaned up and take the whole family out to dinner at Zuma Roadhouse.  Zuma Roadhouse is known for it’s mountain-chic decor, their delicious high quality meats and well-composed dishes. My favorite is their Zuma Jam burger with the lemon-parm kale on the side.  Get world-class fare without ever having to leave the village!  


From there, go back to your SummitCove condo, put your swim-suits on and watch the sunset from the hot tub.  There is nothing more relaxing than staring up and watching the stars emerge from the pink clouds over the mountains. Once you have had your fun in the hot tub or pool, take the family back inside for some board games and relaxation before bed!  Stand out on the balcony and gaze at the stars before laying down to get rest for your next action-packed day.   


It’s not too late for that last summer family vacation in the mountains. SummitCove Lodging is currently offering 25% off summer lodging at select vacation rentals throughout the Keystone Resort area.  Our rental properties will feel like a home away from home, with much more space than a hotel room. You’ll love having a full kitchen, fully stocked with everything you need for a great meal or preparing snacks.  Enjoy the spacious living areas and amenities like garage parking, hot tubs, a balcony and heated pool.  Choose the condo that you love based on photos, videos, reviews, amenities and more.  We have 24 / 7 guest services available to you during your stay.  As a bonus, every summer guest receives a coupon for a free 2-hour bike rental from Mountain View Sports! Don’t let summer slip away – book a summer vacation before the snow starts to fall.