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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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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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