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Summit County &
The High Rockies of Colorado

 

Nestled in the crest of America, Summit County is truly an idyllic mountain paradise. Entering the county involves driving through the highest vehicular tunnel in the world, bored through the Great Divide at 11,000 ft above sea level; or navigating the deadly avalanche territory and unprotected hairpin turns on the highest mountain pass in the world to remain open through the winter. 

 


The Life

The Area

Breckenridge - Founded in 1860, this classic mountain town has endured a tumultuous mining history only to end up as one of the most the most visited ski-resorts in the western hemisphere.

Montezuma - Just 15 minutes from Keystone along a winding drive up a tight mountain valley next to a rushing river, you will find this quiet old mining town.

Loveland Pass - The highest mountain pass in the world to stay open through the winter season, and a very accessible spot to explore the Continental Divide.

Swan Mountain Road - 9 miles of classic mountain driving. Stunning views of almost every part of Summit County.

Dillon Reservoir - A large, high altitude lake smack in the middle of Summit County. It was built to quench Denver's thirst, and in the process displaced a historic mountain town.

Tenmile Range - A dramatic range that stretches north to south through Summit and Park Counties. It's slopes are home to Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Buffalo Mountain - A landmark peak at the southern tip of the Gore Range and a stunning backdrop to the towns of Frisco, Silverthorne, Dillon, and Interstate-70.

Bald Mountain - This ridge-line rises up to the east of Breckenridge and peaks at 13,684ft.

Winter Driving - Driving at high altitude on mountain roads in heavy winter conditions, do you have what it takes?

Wildlife - Summit County is home to critters abundant. From the humble marmot to the graceful moose, what can you expect to see?