the what to do blog

Curious on where to find the best sledding, summer hiking, or things to do inside when visiting Summit County and Vail Valley? We've got you covered.

Scenic Drive Over Swan Mountain

February 7, 2023

This scenic drive over Swan Mountain keeps you in Summit County and is fairly short but offers some great views of Lake Dillon and Summit County. If you plan to begin in Frisco, take Highway 9 South to Swan Mountain…

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Scenic Drive: Copper-Leadville-Minturn Loop

January 5, 2023

The Copper-Leadville-Minturn loop is approximately 81 miles in length and takes you through some beautiful scenery, as well as to some interesting historic spots. From Copper Mountain, take highway 91 South towards Leadville. Continue for 24 miles to go into…

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These are Our Favorite Frisco Restaurants

November 10, 2022

This lovely Colorado mountain town is nestled next to the Dillon reservoir and surrounded by public land. Frisco is an ideal place for outdoor enthusiasts because it is centrally located to six well-known Colorado ski resorts. However, if your visit…

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11 of the Best Breckenridge Restaurants & Eateries Locals Love

October 27, 2022

Breckenridge is a favorite destination for natives and visitors alike, year round. But there is more to this town than its world renowned ski resort. This unique Colorado ski town is jam packed with all sorts of off-the-slopes activities and…

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Visiting Avon, Colorado? Here are the Best Avon Restaurants

October 20, 2022

Besides being one of the names of one of the oldest beauty brands, Avon is an amazing little mountain town located just north of the Beaver Creek Ski Resort and 10 minutes west of Vail, Colorado. And if you’re planning…

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The Best Vail Restaurants for Visitors New to Colorado Ski Country

October 11, 2022

If you’re in Vail, Colorado and aren’t sure where to eat because you aren’t familiar with the town, or you simply don’t have time to do extensive research on the best places to eat in Vail, we can help! As…

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9 Fishing Tips for Beaver Creek and Vail Colorado

August 20, 2022

Fishing is a perfect way to enjoy the beautiful scenery, the comfortable temperatures and the incredible rivers and lakes of Colorado. If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers and tips for Vail and Beaver Creek Fishing.  VAIL FISHING TIPS GUIDES KNOW…

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Colorado Fun Facts

Colorado Fun Facts!

April 25, 2022

Want to learn more about Colorado? Check out this list of Colorado fun facts to expand your knowledge! The name Colorado means “colored red” Colorado became a state in 1876 Colorado’s nickname is The Centennial State, since it became a…

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Baby Fox with mom

Wildlife in the Colorado High Country

February 24, 2022

When traveling in the high country there are many different kinds of animals you might encounter. Read on to learn more about the wildlife in the Colorado High Country. Elk A male elk is called a bull. A female elk…

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Loveland Pass Summit sign

Scenic Drive: Loveland Pass

July 28, 2021

This scenic drive over Loveland Pass takes you to the Continental Divide above timberline at an elevation of 11,991 feet and offers views that go on for miles. From I-70, take exit 205 and head East on Highway 6. You…

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People rafting on the Arkansas River in Colorado

10 Things To Know About Colorado Rafting

June 16, 2020

Planning a Colorado rafting trip on your Summit County vacation? There are lots of options near Breckenridge, Keystone, Dillon and Frisco. If it’s your first rafting trip, you probably have a lot of questions. Whether you have safety concerns or…

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Colorado Marijuana Tourism | What To Do

What to Expect at a Pot Shop on Your Colorado Vacation

March 10, 2020

Colorado marijuana tourism is just one more way to enjoy your Rocky Mountain vacation. But, if shopping at a marijuana dispensary is a new experience for you, it can be intimidating. Fortunately, the Vail Valley & Summit County area offers…

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