Summit County: August 2020


Activities and Precautions: Summer 2020

This year has been a strange ride. The entire world is experiencing the same thing, maybe for the first time in the history of the world. Many establishments have been shut down at one time or another. Here in Summit County, the same thing has happened. Short term rentals were closed for 2 ½ months. Now they are open, as well as many other businesses, but with social distancing and sanitization precautions in place. With that said, let’s look at what is available to do this August in Summit County.


1. Hit the water. The Dillon Marina, in Dillon, CO, has many activities that are outdoors and have COVID-19 precautions in place to make your time on the water safe and enjoyable. Here are several of their boat tours that are currently available. They have daytime and sunset sailing tours from as little as $60/person for a 2-hour tour. These tours are available daily, with 2-5 people per boat.

One very interesting tour is the “Explore Lake Dillon Historical Tour” offered regularly throughout the summer. They are offered every Tuesday-Thursday morning from 9:00-10:30am, until August 28th. A great deal at $40/person (ages 7+). According to their website, you will enjoy the mountains “and learn interesting facts about the Town of Dillon and the Dillon Reservoir during the 1 & ½ hour pontoon boat interpretive tour of Lake Dillon.” It is sponsored by the Dillon Marina and the Summit Historical Society.


2. Guided adventures. For those who would not necessarily go on hikes, rafting, mountain biking trails, or rock climbing on their own. Several companies offer tours to help you enjoy the adventure of Summit County. Peak tours are a great way to see the mountains without the need to be an expert mountaineer. There are the “14ers,” which are the peaks over 14,000 feet above sea level. These are very popular hikes because it is a milestone to reach a peak above 14K feet. During a time of social distancing, it may be a better option to escape the crowded 14K peaks and have a guide take you up the local “12ers” and “13ers.” Most of the peaks in Summit County are of this height, so there are many to choose from. The more to choose from, the better for social distancing.


3. Grocery delivery. Summit Home Services offers grocery delivery throughout Summit County. They help you maximize your time in Keystone, Breckenridge, Silverthorne, or Frisco by delivering your groceries, beer, wine, or liquor when you arrive at your Summit County Mountain Retreats vacation rental. Their normal procedure is to unpack and put away the groceries, but their COVID-19 protocol is only delivery to the front door of your vacation rental. So be sure to have your groceries delivered at about 3:30-4pm, since our check-in time is 4pm.


4. Good judgment and courtesy. On June 16, the governor of Colorado issued a mask-wearing mandate, stating that everyone over the age of 10 must wear a mask inside public buildings. This is complementary to the order to wear masks outdoors if you are within 6 feet of others. Social distancing and the wearing of masks is good to do for a peaceful, relaxing trip to Summit County. Refresh yourself in the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains in Summit County. Be courteous and respectful to others and be rejuvenated.


Summit County Mountain Retreats

Summit County Mountain Retreats has beautiful rentals for your entire group. Whether it’s a vacation for your family or friends, we have all your needs covered. We have implemented several precautions and sanitizing measures to ensure your safety while traveling to Summit County.

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