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Approachable Outdoors in Silverthorne

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Silverthorne is one of the friendliest outdoor destinations around! If you’re looking to try something for the first time or get more practice at a new-to-you activity, Silverthorne is the ideal destination. From beginners to families with small children to those looking to acclimate to Silverthorne’s high elevation, or anyone just looking for an approachable outdoor adventure,  Silverthorne is the perfect spot with hiking and biking trails for every experience level. Excellent Beginner Hikes:: Lily Pad Lake – an easy, family-friendly 3.2-mile hike from the Lily Pad …

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DiscIn Provides All You Need for a Disc Golf Adventure

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. When Jeff Kirk first played disc golf two years ago, he was immediately hooked. While talking with Joe Funderberg, the more experienced player introduced him to the sport, they realized disc golf had the potential to take off as the next go-to pastime for families and adventurers in Summit County.  At that point they decided to start DiscIn together. As the only dedicated disc golf store in the county, Kirk and Funderberg hope DiscIn can be a one stop shop for beginners and advanced players alike. “Disc …

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North Pond Park in Silverthorne

The Ultimate Summer Adventure Bucket List in Silverthorne

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Silverthorne is the ideal basecamp for Colorado summer adventure. Whether you’ve got a bucket list of your own or are looking for inspiration, we’ve got you covered. We sat down with Colorado Adventure Guides (CAG) to talk about must dos in the Silverthorne area and compiled a list for everyone’s tastes below. Water Sports There are few things as refreshing on a hot day than a brisk dip in a mountain lake or a river adventure. If you’re looking to get in the water for a raft …

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Olympic Athletes

Home of Olympic-Inspired Adventure

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. When Silverthorne resident Red Gerard took home the first Olympic gold medal for the U.S. at the 2018 Winter Olympics, at just 17 years old, the town gave itself a new moniker: Goldthorne and celebrated local Olympians and Paralympians including: Chris Corning, Red Gerard, Kyle Mack, Amy Purdy and Jimmy Sides. On Friday, as the spotlight turns to Beijing during the Opening Ceremony for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, the time has come again for Silverthorne to bask in its Olympic pride as hometown athletes Red …

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Things to Do in Silverthorne this Winter

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Let Silverthorne serve as your basecamp for events and adventure this winter season. Immerse yourself in local art and then head outdoors to enjoy the sun and snow. Many of Silverthorne’s top activities are free and easily accessible so you can make the most out of a weekend with friends and family.  Winter Events December 3: Lighting of Silverthorne & Holiday Market 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Silverthorne Pavilion December’s First Friday will feature Silverthorne’s annual lighting celebration, holiday carolers from the Summit Choral Society, photos with …

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Fall in Silverthorne

Fall Art + Adventure in Silverthorne

There’s nothing like taking in a breath of crisp fall mountain air in Silverthorne, where art meets adventure. With exciting outdoor art events, live music and festivals happening around Town, trails enveloped in changing colors and many means by which to explore the autumn-hued landscapes,  fall is the perfect time to visit our town. Get inspired with the ideas below and be sure to check out our Fall Leaf Peeping Map for more information on the best places for leaf peeping this fall.  Check out these autumn events First Friday …

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Man paddleboarding on Lake Dillon

Colorado Adventure Guides ramp up outdoor access, SUP scene in Silverthorne

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is dropping anchor in Silverthorne. Colorado Adventure Guides, the locally owned and operated, year-round, one-stop-shop for guided activities and educational courses, recently moved its central office to Silverthorne. With it comes a fresh abundance of summer and winter outdoor activities for locals and visitors alike. Among the most exciting offerings from the new location are SUP  rentals and classes taking place right here at North Pond in Silverthorne, opening the door for the local community to access waterbound adventures any day of the …

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A First Dog’s Guide to Summer

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Four-legged fun The Town of Silverthorne is a dog’s summer oasis. Just ask the Town’s official First Dog, Rippy. When not occupied with official town business, Rippy’s human, Silverthorne Mayor Ann Marie Sandquist, spends just about every evening giving Rippy a bath after his wet, muddy, stick-seeking summer adventures in and around town.  “We like to hike all over the county, but more specifically, Rippy likes hiking anywhere there is water,” said Mayor Sandquist. “He’s a huge swimmer.” Rippy constantly wants to be wet and recommends the …

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People biking on the Blue River Trail

Adventures Abound During Off Season in Silverthorne

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. As lifts stop running and before the endless sunshine of summer, our mountain town slows its pace. This means that now is a great time for locals and visitors to enjoy all that Silverthorne has to offer, minus the crowds. Better yet, most of it is free! Read on for how to enjoy Silverthorne as the snow melts and the views change to green.  Parks, Playgrounds and Picnics Silverthorne’s well-kept parks are conveniently located around town and can be turned into fun, day-long adventures. Grab to-go food from …

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Man fly fishing

Water’s role in our recreation and livelihoods

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Beginning in Quarter 1 of 2021, Silverthorne residents will see a new fee introduced on their water bill, in support of the Town’s new stormwater management program. Below is the third in a series of blog posts addressing the area’s water quality challenges, and what a stormwater management program will accomplish. Click to read the first and second blog posts in this series.  As we enter peak fly fishing season and look forward to recreating on the water this summer, it’s a good time to remember the …

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