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Fly fishing on the Blue River

Four Golden Experiences in Silverthorne This Fall

This year marks the 160th anniversary of the Colorado Gold Rush, but today, travelers look to the state for a new kind of rush: an adrenaline rush. And there’s no better time to explore Colorado’s great outdoors than during autumn when the aspen trees glimmer in all shades of gold, yellow and orange. In Silverthorne, visitors can soak in the fall splendor through a variety of golden experiences. Here are a few favorites: Fly fish in the Gold Medal waters of The Blue River: Running through the heart of downtown …

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Wildflowers

Mother Nature procrastinates on summer’s splendor

Does it feel like summer went by in a blink? This year, summer travel and busy schedules are not the only things to blame. A late, wet spring brought summer to Silverthorne a bit later this year than in years past. The good news? It’s not too late to catch a glimpse of Colorado’s boldest and brightest wildflowers. The Silverthorne Pulse sat down with longtime local and wildflower guru, Pat Taylor, to get a few pro tips. Silverthorne Pulse (SP): Are there still good wildflowers to be spotted in Summit …

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Maryland Creek Park

Maryland Creek Park is open for adventure

You’ve heard the buzz, now let’s talk details. The Silverthorne Pulse caught up with one of the Town’s SPORT (Silverthorne Parks, Open Space, Recreation and Trails) Committee members, Suzanne Reed, and Recreation Center staff member, Mindy Nicholds, to get the latest and greatest on Silverthorne’s newest and largest park. Located just north of town along the west side of Highway 9 near the entrance to Summit Sky Ranch, Maryland Creek Park boasts over 20-acres.  The design and amenities of this sprawling park were guided by oversight from Silverthorne’s SPORT Committee; …

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Hiking in Silverthorne

Safety Tips for A Spectacular Summer on Silverthorne’s Trails

Summer has (finally) arrived in Silverthorne, and while this winter’s epic snowfall delivered spectacular wildflowers and lush vegetation along Summit County’s extensive trail system, it also left behind some damage and avalanche debris on area trails.  The Silverthorne Pulse caught up with White River National Forest Recreation Manager Cory Richardson for an update on what to expect on trails in and around Silverthorne this summer: With the above average snowfall, a late start to spring, and a record avalanche season this past winter, it is important for folks recreating near …

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Fishing on the Blue River

Find your next adventure in Silverthorne this summer!

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 …

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Family biking

Celebrate Cycle Silverthorne Month with a Jam-Packed Lineup of Special Events

This June, the Town of Silverthorne will honor one of the community’s favorite pastimes – and modes of transportation – with a month-long series of special events during our fourth annual Cycle Silverthorne Month.  A sampling of events can be found below. For a full calendar and additional details, please visit www.silverthorne.org. Note:Starting June 1, riders can pick up a “Bike Bingo” card from participating businesses in order to win prizes at the Bike to Work Day event on June 26. June 3, 10, 17 & 24 – Yoga for Cyclists …

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The Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks

Business Spotlight: The Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks

Spring has sprung in the High Country and that means residents and locals alike are trading out their skis for golf clubs. The Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks, located in Silverthorne, is now open for the 2019 golfing season, and there are some big upgrades on the way. A recipient of the Silverthorne Business Grant award, the Raven is updating their restaurant and clubhouse this spring with new furniture, a revamped patio area and a brand new menu. The outdoor patio will feature three new lounge areas with fire …

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Skateboarding at Silverthorne’s Newly Upgraded Rainbow Park

The skateboard park at Rainbow Park near Silverthorne’s Rec Center is a busy place this time of year. These long, warm summer days attract skaters of all abilities to this Silverthorne community staple. Rainbow Park, which is home to the skate park and just received a facelift, spreads over seven acres and offers: A multi-purpose field Two tennis courts A basketball court Two pickleball courts Four sand volleyball courts A children’s playground A playground just for toddlers Concrete and asphalt walking loops Five picnic shelters Public restrooms Its bowl-shaped field, …

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Meet Silverthorne’s Resident River Hawks at Osprey Day

Did you know that the Blue River in Silverthorne is home to almost 20 different bird species from owls to eagles and perhaps most notably, for osprey? This gorgeous hunter, sometimes called the “river hawk,” is a large raptor and is often seen soaring above the Blue. To celebrate this and other resident and migratory birds, Silverthorne hosts Osprey Days on August 1 at North Pond Park. Residents and visitors alike are invited to this free family event that includes educational programming, seminars and tours along the river from 5:30-7:30 …

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