The Silverthorne Pulse The Silverthorne Pulse

Community News from the Heart of Summit County

Explore a different side of Silverthorne this summer!

Published June 30, 2020
Blue River in Silverthorne

Enjoy wide open spaces, thousands of acres of wilderness lands and hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails this summer in the heart of Summit County. Answer the call of the mountains and explore off the beaten path in Silverthorne with these different ideas for adventure.

Day 1:

Start your day in Silverthorne with breakfast burritos to-go from local favorite Fritangas.

Take in the Gore Range mountains surrounding Silverthorne on horseback with Gore Range Outfitters. Gore Range Outfitters offers 1-hour or half day adventures, taking you deep into the Ptarmigan and Eagles Nest Wilderness areas for plenty of wildlife sighting opportunities.

After a day on horseback, enjoy a dinner fit for a cowboy or cowgirl from the comfort of your home. Head to Locals Liquors to pick up your favorite brew from Silverthorne brewery Angry James Brewing Company and the perfect steak from Maryland Creek Ranch, located right up the road, for a barbeque dinner you won’t forget. 

Day 2:

Kickstart your morning with coffee from Red Buffalo Coffee & Tea. Order your beverage and sit back and relax outside on the back patio or get it to go and take a stroll along the Blue River Trail. The 3.5-mile Blue River Trail is the perfect place to take in the sounds and sights of Silverthorne and is a great trail for family-friendly bike rides.

Take in the Blue River in a whole new light with a guided fly-fishing trip from Cutthroat Anglers. The gold-medal rated waters of the Blue River make it a perfect place for fishing, and the Cutthroat Anglers shop backs right up to the famous waters.

After a long day outside, grab dinner from local favorite Sauce on the Blue. Their traditional style pizzas are delicious, and perfect for dine in or take out.

Day 3:

Silverthorne is surrounded by the Gore Range mountains and the White River National Forest, making it an ideal destination to hit the trail. Explore a new path with less crowded trail options like Mahan Lake, Acorn Creek or Harrigan Creek. Before you go, pick up lunch to go from Blue Moon Bakery for a picnic along the trail.

Adventures can be found around every corner in Silverthorne. Book a float on the Blue River with KODI rafting, go SUPing at North Pond Park, rent a boat at Green Mountain Reservoir or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the views of Buffalo Mountain and the sounds of the Blue River. From family-friendly weekend getaways to adventure-filled excursions, Silverthorne is the perfect basecamp for all your high country exploring. We look forward to seeing you in our mountain community soon!

Sunset in Silverthorne

Back