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Get to Know: Rachel and Tyler Macguire

Published January 12, 2018

When not listening to a sweet mix of rock ’n’ roll and the itsy bitsy spider, Rachel and Tyler Macguire revel in the perks of living in Silverthorne with their 5-month-old son. Though Tyler has lived here twice as long as Rachel, it’s clear they share a passion for the community they now share– not to mention all the outdoor activities Summit County has to offer.

This couple truly lives the “Colorado mountain dream,” so we sat down with them to hear what it’s all about.


What is your hometown?

Littleton, CO (Rachel)

Darien, CT (Tyler)


What brought you to Silverthorne?

The mountains and abundance of world class ski resorts. (Tyler)

Tyler MacGuire. (Rachel)


What’s your favorite way to spend the day in Silverthorne?

In the summer, we love to run the Blue River with our raft. In the winter, going skiing at one of the local mountains or cross country skiing with our dogs and then apres at the Dam. We have a 5-month-old son, so we’re just learning how to do all these fun activities with a little one! (Rachel)

Backcountry skiing/snowboarding in the winter and rafting or playing soccer in the summer. (Tyler)


What changes have you been excited to see, and what have been your favorite developments to the Town as it has grown?

It’s been pretty amazing to watch Summit County and Silverthorne grow over the years. It’s been particularly nice to see more and more amenities coming to Silverthorne especially restaurants and breweries. I’m excited about the 4th Street Crossing project, the new Angry James Brewery and the potential for a proper downtown area in Silverthorne. (Tyler)

The completion of the Blue River path was huge. Having that access to the entire county (and then some) on a bike is amazing. I’m also excited about the addition of the Performing Arts Center and am excited to see plays and other productions there. Very excited for further developments in the community! (Rachel)


What do you do for work?

I’m a lawyer, in-house counsel for Oracle Corporation. (Rachel)

I’m a Realtor. (Tyler)


What you do when you’re not working?

I volunteer with Summit County Search & Rescue and enjoy playing soccer, skiing, snowboarding, rafting, climbing mountains, hunting and camping. (Tyler)

Hike, ski, bike, cross country ski, raft, read, walk our dogs, and these days, spend time with our son. (Rachel)


Can you give visitors a must do tip for their trip?

Hike Ptarmigan trail to the viewpoint. It’s a nice hike and the view at the end is amazing. Another favorite view is from the top of Ute Pass. And, if you ride up that on a bike, the ride down is really fun! (Rachel)

Check out a sunset over the Gore Range from Ute Pass. If you head into the backcountry, stay found and let someone know where you are going. (Tyler)


Beer, whiskey or wine?

Whiskey please, thank you. (Tyler)

Sour beer. (Rachel)