Summit County, Colorado offers a wide range of attractions for the whole family in the winter and summer months. From historical museums to cultural activities to vast wilderness areas, plan to spend some time in Summit County.
Although starting out as a center for the bustling mining operations in the area, Summit County gained the nickname of “Colorado's Playground” for good reason. Breckenridge tourism ranges from black diamond ski runs to quiet hikes and mining history to the Historic District. There's always a reason to find yourself in Summit County.
Whether you're ready to tackle the steep and deep or looking for the perfect après-ski party, Summit County has it all.
Arapahoe National Forest
Quietly walk through the hiking trails and keep your eyes open for the wildlife (which is most likely watching you). Take out your motor vehicle of choice and tour the area. With 1.3 million acres, the Arapahoe Forest is large enough to fit them all.
Breckenridge Historical District
Walk through Old Town's collection of architectural gems from the Victorian era.
Put on your conductor hat for the narrow-gauge train ride, then switch it for a miner's hard hat as you tour one of the area's silver mines.
Country Boy Mine
Catch the gold fever! Between walking 1,000ft underground in a 100 year old mine, viewing original mining equipment and panning for gold in Eureka Creek, there's enough mining history to interest everyone.
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- Argo Mill & Mine
A historical tour of the Argo Mill, Mine, and Museum.
- Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is one of the highest botanical garden, striving to maintain a diverse and healthy collection of species.
- Colorado Cave Surveys
Part of the Colorado Cave Surveys have studied the Cave Creek Cavern in Fairplay.
- Glenwood Caverns
Glenwood Caverns are a popular attraction in Glenwood Springs Colorado.
- Golden Gate State Park and Canyon
Golden Gate State Park and Canyon are located just outside of Idaho Springs, Colorado.
- The White River National Forest
The White River National Forest covers 2.3 million acres and surrounds the community of Silverthorne.
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