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Find your next adventure in Silverthorne this summer!

Published June 17, 2019

Explore the heart of Summit County this summer and discover where art meets adventure. From family-friendly weekend getaways to adventure-filled excursions, Silverthorne is the perfect basecamp for all your high country exploring. Bike along the Blue River or fly fish its Gold Medal waters, see a show at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center or attend one of the signature First Friday community events. Here’s the perfect itinerary for your next mountain adventure!

Friday Evening:

Silverthorne is located 68 miles west of Denver, making it a great location for an easy weekend getaway. Head up to the mountains after work on Friday and attend one of the signature First Friday community events that include the Art on the Blue Festival on Friday, July 5; Party in the Park with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band on Friday, August 2; or a concert by The Original Wailers on Friday, September 6. If it’s not the First Friday of the month, check out the jam-packed summer schedule for the Lake Dillon Theatre Company and see a show in the new, state-of-the-art Silverthorne Performing Arts Center.

If you’re looking for late night libations head to The Bakers’ Brewery for local craft beer (and an awesome made-from-scratch food menu), live music and a good time.


Wake up early and grab breakfast from local favorites, Sunshine Café or Mountain Lyon Café. After fueling up, make your way to the Willow Creek Highlands Trail or the Angler Mountain Trail for spectacular views of the Gore Range and iconic Buffalo Mountain.

After hiking, pick up lunch from Blue Moon Bakery for a picnic along the Blue River Trail. Grab your bikes and ride down the stunningly scenic and family-friendly Blue River Trail, a 3.5 mile paved path with plenty of spots to enjoy a riverside lunch. If your legs are tired, take your picnic to Rainbow Park where you can still enjoy gorgeous mountain views and a relaxing afternoon.

After a day filled with outdoor adventure, sit back and unwind at the dog-friendly outdoor patio at Angry James Brewery. Pouring house brews including a Norwegian farmhouse ale, an American style IPA and an American style brown ale, Angry James also features seasonal brews that challenge the status quo. Finish off your Saturday with an al fresco dinner overlooking the Blue River at local favorite Sauce on the Blue.


Start your morning with fresh-brewed coffee and burritos from Red Buffalo Cafe, another local favorite. Enjoy your breakfast on the outdoor patio overlooking the Blue Rive, whose Gold Medal waters in the heart of town make it an ideal spot for fly fishing. Book a guided trip with The Colorado Angler or Cutthroat Anglers to learn the art and take in the scenic views.

In the afternoon, relax sore muscles at the Silverthorne Recreation Center aquatics area, featuring several pools and an indoor hot tub and sauna. Before heading home, stop by the Outlets at Silverthorne for amazing savings on designer brands.

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. We’ll see you in Silverthorne!