Summer Attractions in Keystone, Colorado


A. Biking

Summit County features hundreds of scenic miles of singletrack and paved bike paths through designated national forest lands. No matter your ability, this is a great way to take in the great outdoors. The fresh air and views of majestic mountains, lush forests and a sea of wildflowers can be life-changing. Mountain View Sports has a wide selection of bikes and can help determine which is the best fit for your skill level.

Mountain View Sports also offers the Vail Bike Pass Shuttle that allows travelers to experience Summit County on a bike tour. There are three different tours, and each provides a different experience according to the fitness level, ability and time available for biking. See historic sites, visit shops, have lunch and best of all: take in some of the most beautiful sights in Summit County.

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Keystone Lake Activities

B. Keystone Lake

Keystone Lake is located in Lakeside Village and during the summer provides a variety of activities. And if you’re lodging in one of the buildings around the lake it makes for a convenient vacation. Enjoy your time on the lake with paddleboats, kayaks or canoes. Head over to the Adventure Center for rentals, and then get on the water! For more information call 1-800-354-4386.

Lake Dillon Activities

View from a dock at Dillon Marina looking back at the Marina

Lake Dillon is just a short drive from Keystone and offers some of the best summer activities on the water. To exchange the short drive for a walk, go to Lodging, and then Near Keystone and check out the properties located in Dillon. Lake Dillon has a wide range of rentals that will meet the needs of your party. Visit the Dillon Colorado website for information on runabouts, pontoons, sailboats, stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, rowing, and windsurfing.

Whitewater Rafting

D. Whitewater Rafting

If you’re ready to add some excitement to your life, then whitewater rafting is for you. Take in the scenic views from a river, and then get ready for an adventure! Or if you’re looking for something less challenging, consider a scenic float down the river. Either way, guests of SCMR can take advantage of discounts through Arkansas Valley Adventures Rafting & Zipline and KODI Rafting.

Arkansas Valley Adventures Rafting & Zipline offer a variety of activities, and they provide rafting options ranging from the least experienced, including children as young as three years, to the most experienced who are looking for Class V rapids.

KODI Rafting offers a variety of activities including rafting, stand-up paddleboarding, and inflatable kayak trips. Whether you’re looking for a quiet float or challenging rapids, KODI Rafting can help find the trip right for you.

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As you might expect, Keystone offers some of the best hiking and mountain climbing opportunities. There are hills, mountains and trails ranging from easy to advanced allowing you to find an activity that’s right for your party. And where other activities might have you zipping by some of nature’s smaller details, on a hike you have the opportunity to stop and smell the roses, or in this case, wildflowers! Or have a chipmunk eat right out of your hand! Alpine lakes, waterfalls, wildflower meadows, mountains, historic gold camps, ghost towns, mining relics…There’s just so much to see! Your toughest decision will be the choice of where to hike.


F. Fishing

Maybe you’re looking to take in the scenic views, relax in the tranquility nature offers or need to catch your dinner! Whatever it is, Colorado offers some of the best fishing you can find. Cutthroat Anglers is the premier fly shop and guide service for Colorado and their mission is to provide the finest quality fly fishing products, instruction, and personal service. They offer guided trips and equipment rental for those with experience, as well as discounts for guests of SCMR.

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G. Golf

Keystone is home to two championship golf courses: The River Course and The Keystone Ranch Course. Hit the links while you take in the majestic surroundings and fresh mountain air. For more information and to book your tee time call 970-496-1488.

Horseback Riding

H. Horses

Take in majestic Keystone by horseback. Breckenridge Stables offers trail rides where you can explore river crossings, beaver ponds and breathtaking panoramic views on the Ten Mile Range above Breckenridge. They have over one hundred horses allowing them to match a horse to a rider based on ability and age.

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Chuck Wagon Rides

I. Chuck Wagon RidesGet ready for a night of fun with old-fashioned games, a barbecue dinner, and an energetic Wild West Show when you sign up for Two Below Zero’s Chuck Wagon Dinner rides. The ride to the campsite will provide for fantastic scenic views and upon arrival, the fun begins. Enjoy snacks and games, and then settle in for dinner and a show.

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Hot Air Balloon Rides

J. Hot Air Balloon Rides

Take in the grandeur of Keystone by floating above the mountain ranges. From up above you can take in the majestic mountain views, rolling hills and local wildlife. This one-of-a-kind experience is an awe-inspiring way to see the beauty that is Colorado. And, depending on the company, hot air balloon rides are available year-round. Whether you’re looking to see rolling hills of green and lush forests or a sparkling sea of white and snow-covered pines, a hot air balloon ride is an experience you’ll never forget.

Theatre & Cinema

K. Theatre

Take the five-minute drive to Dillon where you’ll find Skyline Cinemas. They show current films and offer concessions. Taking in a movie is a great way to relax after a fun day full of adventure.

The Lake Dillon Theatre started as a seasonal community theatre and has now grown into a financially and artistically successful year-round theatre company. They present live action entertainment in their intimate, 70-seat black box theatre. Check out their schedule for plays, concerts, workshops and special events.

Scenic Gondola Rides

M. Scenic Gondola Ride

Take in the beauty of Keystone with a scenic gondola ride to the top of Dercum Mountain and then to the North Peak. Don’t forget to bring your camera, as you will have the opportunity for some majestic views of Lake Dillon and River Run Village. Packages include refreshments or lunch at one of the mountain restaurants. Call 1-800-354-4386 for more information.