Welcome to Summit County, Colorado
About Summit County, Colorado
Summit County, Colorado is a veritable treasure trove for skiers, snowboarders and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. With no less than 4 major ski resorts – Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain and Araphahoe Basin – and two reservoirs – Lake Dillon and Green Mountain Reservoir – this Rocky Mountain destination draws vacation visitors from all over the world.
Despite being conveniently close in distance, the towns in Summit County all have their own distinct character. Breckenridge, Frisco, Silverthorne, Dillon and Keystone all have comprehensive and luxurious amenities, practical conveniences and are only an hour and a half from Denver International Airport.
With 80% of the land in Summit County being federal public land, the opportunities for outdoor recreation are limitless, from summertime activities including hiking, biking, fishing, backpacking and kayaking to wintertime ski sports, snowmobiling, ice climbing and much more. But Summit County also offers incredible cultural and educational draws as well, with nationally-registered historical sites and robust historical societies showcasing Colorado’s fascinating history, year-round family holiday events, summer farmers’ markets and art festivals to appeal to shoppers and annual events like Breckenridge Music Festival to appeal to lovers of the arts.