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Things to Do and See

This is the place to find cool stuff to do and see in Summit County year-round. Summit Mountain Rental's staff and our local friends have put together quite a collection of ideas for you. There's no excuse for being bored; read a blog (or several) then get out there and do it!

Spring in the Rocky Mountains can be a fickle time. Skiing is variable at best and the trails are too snow covered or muddy to allow for hiking or mountain biking. Locals refer to spring as mud season since the melting snow causes the trails...

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Mountain golfing under a rainbow

Emerald grass extends before you with towering lodgepole pines framing the finely manicured fairway. Jagged mountain ridges rise above the pristine green as a gentle breeze flutters the brightly colored flag of the first hole. You square up your sun soaked shoulders and take a...

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The hot summer sun beats down on your back as the sereneness of the river envelopes around you. The steep canyon walls rising on either side of you affords a sense of isolation and awe as you glance through the clear green water to the...

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While it may seem like winter skiing is never coming to an end with this snowy weather we’ve been experiencing, some would argue that the best is still ahead: spring skiing! Those sunny days and the softer, more forgiving snow can make for best of...

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Summit County is a great winter destination most notably for the world-class skiing at one of the four ski resorts within a 20-minute drive. But what if you’re not a skier or snowboarder? Luckily there are dozens of other activities around Summit County that don’t...

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Snowshoeing in Summit County

Summit County is a very beautiful place to be in the winter. One of the best ways to relax and soak in the beauty of the area’s peaceful woods and mountains is on a pair of snowshoes. There are hundreds of miles of trails, varying...

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The first measurable snow of the season made its way through Summit County this past week, dropping more than a foot of snow in some areas and prompting Arapahoe Basin to announce it will open for the first day of the season this Friday, Oct...

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The Colorado high country is known for panoramic views and — from mid-September to early October — stunning fall colors. In Summit County, we become enveloped with the golden glow of changing Aspens. The crisp fall air brings a new chill, but something about bundling...

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