Everyone hears about Summit County in the winter and summer, but it’s not as common to hear people talk about the fall. Autumn is a great time to enjoy recreational activities in the high country, and if you own property here it’s a perfect time to participate in all of the available activities without the winter or summertime crowds. We’ve got bright blue skies, a perfect medium temperature, beautiful scenery, and plenty of activities to keep you busy.
So what exactly is there to do in Summit County in the fall? Probably the most obvious activity is hiking or walking. We have everything from an easy stroll down Main Street to climbing a 14er with gear. When the aspens start turning color in the fall, hiking gives you access to beautiful scenery that can’t be seen any other way. A great resource for hiking trails, including information on individual trails, maps, and the level of difficulty for each trail, can be found at http://www.summitcountyexplorer.com/summithikingtrails.htm
Biking is also extremely popular here, including road biking, mountain biking, and cruising on the bike path for fun. Our bike path includes 55 miles of paved and maintained trail, which is clearly mapped out at http://www.co.summit.co.us/DocumentView.aspx?DID=910.
There are also countless miles of varied level mountain bike trails, and a very detailed trail map can be found at the Town of Breckenridge website.
Whether you’re looking for a quick cruise or an all day mountain bike excursion, there are plenty of places to rent bikes and talk trails and paths. Check out these local vendors for rentals and information:
1. Pioneer Sports in Frisco
2. Lake Dillon Rentals in Dillon
3. Mountain View Sports in Keystone
4. Alpine Sports in Breckenridge
With beautiful Lake Dillon, there are plenty of water activities available as well. At the Frisco Marina you can rent kayaks and canoes, rent a boat for the day, take a water taxi, or rent a party pontoon boat with a group of friends. The friendly employees there can help you decide what is right for you. You can even sign up to learn how to kayak or how to use the gear you’re interested in. Being out on the water is beautiful, peaceful, and it gives you a chance to see our gorgeous mountain ranges from an entirely different perspective! Visit the Frisco Marina website for details.
Throughout the summer and fall, there are also an amazing number of community activities and celebrations. There are art festivals, music festivals, farmer’s markets, free concerts, and much more! Visit the following links to see what’s coming up on the calendar for each town:
So whether you browse an art festival, cruise the bike path on a bike, or climb a 14er, there’s something here for you in Summit County throughout the autumn season. Whatever you decide, have fun and enjoy the beautiful fall season!