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Outdoor Recreation

Blue River in Silverthorne

Explore a different side of Silverthorne this summer!

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 …

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Biker on the Blue River Trail

Silverthorne is now a League of American Bicyclists recognized Silver Bicycle Friendly Community!

In February, Silverthorne applied for the League of American Bicyclists’ prestigious Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award. It has long been a goal of Silverthorne to be a recognized leader for the work our local citizens and staff have put in over the years to make our community more accessible by bike. Today, we’re proud to be part of the 482 communities across the United States that are transforming America one Bicycle Friendly Community at a time. The League’s executive director, Bill Nesper, had this to say about our award, particularly …

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Woman on Angler Mountain Trail

Modern Manners for Trail Users, Plus Outdoor Recreation Tips

With summer here we are all exploring the outdoors! It is up to us to continue to practice physical distancing inside and outside, and its the perfect time for outdoor enthusiasts to brush up on etiquette to keep us all safe over the holiday weekend and in the weeks ahead. Trail Etiquette Plan ahead. To make the most of your trek, advanced planning is required. First and foremost, if you feel sick or have any symptoms, stay home. Avoid crowded and congested areas. Make sure the trail is open and …

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Swift Water Rescue Demo

Water Safety Tips from the Source

Whether you’re a water hound or new to the Blue, chances are you are itching to get outdoors and spend some time on the water.  Silverthorne offers an array of great options for recreating on the water, and since May is National Water Safety Month, now is an excellent time to review critical safety considerations before you and your family take to the water. We caught up with swift water rescue technician Brandon Ciullo, a multi-year veteran for the Summit County Water Rescue Team  and Summit County Rescue Group. For …

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Disc Golf at Maryland Creek Park

Silverthorne Parks to Reopen

The Town of Silverthorne recognizes that access to parks, recreation and open spaces are essential to the community’s health and well being. The Town of Silverthorne has begun a phased reopening of its park amenities in response to the latest public health orders from Summit County and the state of Colorado. Park amenities in Silverthorne will begin reopening today, Friday, May 15, 2020. Public restrooms will reopen on Monday, May 18, 2020. Playgrounds and indoor warming huts will remain closed at this time. The Town of Silverthorne is following guidelines …

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community members cleaning up the Blue River Trail

Community Members and Adopt a Trail program keep Blue River Trail clean

A connection to Summit County and beyond The Blue River Trail in Silverthorne is a favorite among residents and visitors alike. Providing an accessible rec path for all to enjoy, the Blue River Trail connects Silverthorne to the rest of the rec paths in Summit County, making it easy and fun to bike from Silverthorne to Dillon, Frisco and beyond. For the past 15 years, stewards of the Blue River Trail in Silverthorne have been helping clean and maintain the trail for all to enjoy through the Town’s Adopt a …

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I-70 in Silverthorne

Plan Your I-70 Adventure: 6 Ways to Play off Exit 205 this Winter

There’s no better time to soak up Silverthorne’s snow-filled splendor than over the holiday season. Whether you’re headed to the Colorado high country to play hard or to relax and unwind, plan your I-70 commute to avoid peak travel times and make the most of your time in the heart of Summit County! Plan Ahead First, check the forecast and brush up on your winter driving tips.  If you’re heading eastbound on Saturday or Sunday, plan to leave the mountains after 7:00 p.m. Better yet, spend a Sunday night with …

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Family ice skating at North Pond Park

Silverthorne: The Perfect Basecamp for a Summit County Winter Adventure

Located just a short drive from five of Colorado’s best ski resorts and packed with quintessential winter activities and affordable lodging options, Silverthorne is the perfect place to stay and play this winter. Winter Fun On and Off The Slopes In addition to awesome skiing at nearby Arapahoe Basin, Loveland Ski Area, Keystone Resort, Copper Mountain and Breckenridge Ski Resort, Silverthorne offers plenty of outdoor adventures for the whole family. Try ice skating at North Pond Park, which hosts twilight skates and an international pond hockey tournament each February. Go …

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Arapahoe Basin Ski Patroller and Avalanche Dog

Local Spotlight: Patroller and avalanche dog team on getting ready for another winter at The Basin

The nights are getting cooler, the snow has started falling and the 2019-20 ski and ride season is here! With nearby ski areas already open, we caught up with a Town of Silverthorne employee, who also works as a ski patroller at Arapahoe Basin in the winter. Going into his eleventh season at A-Basin, Greg Dumas shared what he does (along with his hard-working avalanche dog Sasha) to get ready for the season, and what he is most excited for this winter. In years past, Greg has gone back to …

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Lower Cataract Lake in fall

You won’t beleaf these fall hikes

As the leaves start changing and the temperatures start dropping, it is the perfect time to hit the trail in Silverthorne! We have rounded up a few of our favorite fall hikes in Silverthorne where the aspen leaves are most vibrant so you can enjoy your fall days in unbe-leaf-able beauty. Eaglesmere Trail Hike through aspen groves and meadows on this moderate, 3.6-mile one-way hike. As you ascend the mountainside through the aspens, you can see marvelous views of the valley to the south, with pockets of orange and gold …

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