Follow the Snake River from Lake Dillon to Keystone
Lake Dillon is half-way from Frisco to Keystone ski resort. Cyclists can rent a bike and ride from here to the mountain resort beside the swift-flowing Snake River on a gentle 300 foot uphill climb. A tour of Keystone brings one first to Lakeside Village, which has kayak and paddleboat rentals, and plenty of window shopping and refreshments.
Further along the ride is the slopeside River Run Village, home of the River Run gondola to the top of Dercum’s Peak. Keystone is the only Colorado ski resort with two high-speed gondolas, both of which run in summer. Ride the River Run gondola and walk to the right for sumptuous views of Lake Dillon and Breckenridge. To the left is the summer tubing hill, Keystone’s newest attraction operating while there’s still snow on the ground. Keystone’s villages are limited to pedestrian and bicycles, so they makes a lovely destination.
Summit County: A Mountain Biker’s Paradise
Keystone, Breckenridge and Copper ski resorts all have chairlift access to numerous mountain biking trails. Rock gardens, drops and high-speed features are best for the advanced technical rider, and those with less experience can enjoy roller coaster rides over bridges and berms without steepness or rock gardens.
Whether on fat tires or thin, single-track, paved trail or anything in-between, pedaling about in the towns and resorts of Summit County is hard to beat.