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Silverthorne Town!

03 Dec

Town of Silverthorne Engages Marketing Partners to Share Its Story and Vision

Betty Ashley Public Relations and Spin hired to

refresh Silverthorne brand and deploy marketing campaign

 

Silverthorne, Colorado – November 11, 2015 – To many travelers, Silverthorne is known as the first exit west of the Eisenhower Tunnel with easy access to gas stations, fast food, and of course, outlet stores. For neighbors along the I-70 corridor, it’s also a retail mecca with a Target, Lowe’s and Murdoch’s to name a few. But locals know there’s much more to their community and the Town of Silverthorne hopes to share its story and vision, putting itself on the map as a vibrant town for families and businesses to prosper.

 

“We have a comprehensive plan for the Town’s development including a vision for the town core, a new arts and culture plan, a new performing arts center currently under construction, and a very active economic development advisory council. Most importantly, we have a Town Council that is fully committed to delivering on the community’s goals,” said Ryan Hyland, Silverthorne Town Manager. “With so much potential, we have engaged creative partners to help us refresh our brand image and tell our story.”

 

After undergoing a rigorous review of PR and marketing agencies, the Town of Silverthorne has engaged Betty Ashley Public Relations and Spin.

 

“We are ecstatic about the opportunity to help Silverthorne share its vision for enriching the quality of life and economic sustainability of the community,” said Ashley Lowe, founder of Betty Ashley PR. “Our first step is to conduct research, including working closely with key stakeholders throughout the town, and then develop recommendations to enhance the Town’s brand image. It’s incredibly important and rewarding work that will have an impact for years to come.”

 

In 2016 Silverthorne will welcome the Lake Dillon Theatre Company, which is relocating from Dillon to a temporary space next to the Colorado Welcome Center in the Outlets at Silverthorne before moving to its permanent new home in Silverthorne’s downtown at 4th Street next to the Silverthorne Pavilion.

 

The Town of Silverthorne has worked diligently for a number of years to establish the   vision for development of a vibrant and pedestrian-friendly downtown, and articulated that vision in its 2014 Comprehensive Plan.  The Town is also close to finalizing its Arts and Culture Strategic Plan, for which the new theatre provides a launching point.

 

New businesses locating in Silverthorne indicate that the Town is on the right track.   Locally owned and operated Baker’s Brewery and Higgles Ice Crème both opened in 2015, as did Summit County’s first Starbucks drive-thru. Hampton Inn and Suites will be opening before the holidays, bringing one of the first new hotels in many years to Summit County. Dunkin Donuts will also open its first Colorado mountain location in Silverthorne before the holidays. 2016 brings more culinary excitement directly to Silverthorne’s downtown area with Angry James Brewery and Sause on the Blue scheduled to open, and the popular Sunshine Café will be expanding.

 

Betty Ashley PR and Spin previously partnered on PR and marketing for Silverthorne’s newest single-family development, Summit Sky Ranch, with 240 residences to begin construction in 2016.

 

About Silverthorne

The Town of Silverthorne is a municipal government, incorporated in 1967 and operating under a Home Rule Charter adopted in 1994, which provides municipal services to Silverthorne residents and guests.  Silverthorne’s Mission Statement is: To provide a year-round, family community with economic, recreational and social opportunities for all citizens to have a mountain quality of life.  An incredible network of parks, trails and open space, along with a 60,000 sq. ft. recreation center, help the Town to deliver on that mission.  To learn more about the Town of Silverthorne, please visit www.silverthorne.org.

 

About Betty Ashley Public Relations

Louisville, Colorado-based Betty Ashley PR specializes in brand positioning, media relations, stakeholder analysis, message development, strategic planning, crisis planning & management, community relations, content creation, social media and events. As a boutique, independent PR agency, Betty Ashley partners with other talented communications and creative professionals based on the scope of work and expertise required. To learn more, visit www.bettyashley.com.

 

About Spin

Spin was founded 20 years ago in Breckenridge. Currently located in Denver, Spin specializes in brand assessment and development, marketing strategy, design and production, as well as digital creative and development. The Spin team approaches every creative endeavor with unique specificity, tailored to the traits, personality and intentions of each of its clients.  To learn more, visitwww.spindenver.com.PreviewImageDesk

 
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Wedding or Party Location! 20% to 50% discount!

15 Jun

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“This is perfect for the large groups of up to 38 and has been very popular with Church groups and School Clubs. Next, our Riverside West Lodges offers value Family reunion and Wedding crowds numbering 34 to 72 persons! Lastly, corporate outings from 20 to 44 persons! “

“We understand that Families like ours want the best value so we have a large group of local businesses that exclusively offer our Lodge Guests 20 to 50% discounts! “

 
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Ship Skis

24 Oct
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Dinner Sleigh Rides in the High country

22 Oct

 

Exclusive discounts for Summit Peaks Guests!

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Best Snowmobile Tours ever! Get 10% off as our Guest!

20 Sep
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      Experience Colorado’s Finest Snowmobile Adventure!

      Colorado snowmobile tours are an adventure through the Colorado High Country. Our experienced guides will take you through lush forests to some of the most awesome views of the majestic Colorado Rockies. Let our professional staff help you experience Colorado. It’s the place we live, love and are proud to call home.

      Snowmobiling in Colorado

      Come experience Colorado’s beauty with a snowmobile vacation in Summit County Colorado area, including Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, Copper Mountain, Keystone, Silverthorne, and even the Vail area. High Country Tours is approximately 1 1/2 hours away from Denver. It’s the memory of a lifetime.

      Colorado snowmobile tours & snowmobile rentals

      We create the perfect experience of snowmobiling in Colorado by offeringguided snowmobile tours as well as unguided snowmobile rentals in the Summit County area. We are conveniently located to four of Colorado’s best ski areas – Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin.

      Our guided snowmobile tours offer a wide range of adventures, from beginner and family tours to advanced, as well as specialized group tours and everything in between. High Country Tours has something for everyone.

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      Snowmobile trips that are fun & safe

      Dedicated to providing our guests with the best possible snowmobile tour in Colorado, we deliver snowmobile adventures that are fun, safe, memorable, and exciting. High Country Tours snowmobile company will handle all the details including terrific meals, personalized service and the most technically advanced equipment and guides. So come and join us for the snowmobile vacation of a lifetime!

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One of a Kind tours!

05 Jul

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The Best Hot Springs around our Lodges!!

21 Jun
Colorado’s mountains have plenty of activities to get your heart racing, but they’re also perfect for kicking back. Dip into our many natural hot springs, where you can soothe sore muscles after a long day of hiking or skiing. Many also offer water slides and kid-friendly amenities.
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1. Strawberry Park Hot SpringsSteamboat Springs
Stay in a tent or rent a rustic cabin, and make sure to book the signature watsu treatment: a bodywork massage that takes place in geothermal waters. Get back to nature by going au naturel — the hot springs become clothing optional after dark.

2. The Springs Resort and SpaPagosa Springs
This luxury resort boasts more than 20 soaking pools (including the world’s deepest geothermal spring), a full-service spa and salon and a separate luxury suites hotel, which is LEED-certified for its environmentally conscious design. Unwind in one of the five adults-only pools, which have sweeping views of the San Juan Mountains.

3. Waunita Hot Springs RanchGunnison
Surrounded by Gunnison National Forest, this remote lodge is an ideal getaway for horseback riding, fishing and swimming in the hot springs-fed pool. This family-friendly ranch also includes kid-appropriate activities like hayrides, horseshoes, fishing and more.

4. Glenwood Hot Springs LodgeGlenwood Springs
This lodge is perfect for the entire family, boasting the world’s largest hot springs pool, two water slides and a mini-golf course. Escape to the resort’s full-service spa, where you can enjoy a soothing massage in their historic, sandstone bathhouse.

5. Avalanche Ranch Cabins & Hot SpringsRedstone
Stay in a private log cabin overlooking the Rocky Mountains and enjoy 24-hour access to three secluded hot springs pools. This pastoral 36-acre ranch also features hiking trails, a stocked fishing pond and private riverfront access.

6. Old Town Hot SpringsSteamboat Springs
This complex touts eight geothermal pools, water slides, a fitness center, tennis courts, massage services and childcare. Book a private cabana on the upper deck to make a full day of it.

7. The Historic Wiesbaden Hot Springs Spa & LodgingsOuray
Book one of the historic accommodations in this European-style lodge and take a breather with an Aveda spa treatment and a dip in the therapeutic hot springs. Unwind in the natural vapor cave, which includes a 108-degree soaking pool.

8. Ouray Hot Springs Pool & Fitness CenterOuray
Surrounded by towering mountains and lush forests, this natural hot springs swimming pool is an inspiring place to bring your whole family. This crystal-clear pool boasts plenty of kid-approved amenities, such as a large slide, diving area, shallow section for young swimmers and a water volleyball area.

9. Indian Springs ResortIdaho Springs
Variety rules with geo-thermal caves, private baths, outdoor Jacuzzis and a mineral water pool, not to mention lodging options that range from campsites to resort rooms. Visit Club Mud, where you’ll spread mineral-rich clay over your skin and hair, let it dry and rinse it away for a smooth and shiny finish.

10. Mount Princeton Hot Springs ResortNathrop
This luxurious mountain resort boasts numerous geothermal springs. Its proximity to Monarch and Ski Cooper ski areas makes a perfect aprés ski muscle relaxant. Thirty small pools are located right in Chalk Creek, which runs alongside the property and adds a super-natural feel to your soak.

11. Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & SpaHot Sulphur Springs
This resort’s waters, which run in the town of the same name, have been flowing from seven natural springs for hundreds of years and were used for healing by the Ute Indians. Hop from pool to pool to try out different temperatures and views.

12. Orvis Hot SpringsRidgway
Seven pools in this San Juan Mountain paradise range from 98 degrees to the very steamy — and appropriately named — Lobster Pot, which can get up to 114 degrees. The unique gravel-bottom “pond” is known for Mount Sneffels vistas and massaging waterfalls.

13. Dunton Hot Springs, near Telluride
This all-inclusive resort is set in a restored ghost town, featuring private log cabins, mineral-rich hot springs and long-table dinners held in a 1800s saloon. Enjoy the soaking pool inside the restored 19th-century bathhouse or venture to Colorado’s only geyser, which is located nearby.

14. Overlook Hot Springs SpaPagosa Springs
Roof-top tubs, five indoor pools and one completely private tub give you options for any weather or occasion. Sunset Magazine recently named this hot springs, tucked inside a Victorian-era storefront, a great aprés-ski option just half an hour from Wolf Creek Ski Area.

15. Healing Waters Resort & SpaPagosa Springs
With lodging options spanning an RV park to rooms and suites with full kitchens as well as a full-service spa, Healing Waters makes sure you don’t need to leave the grounds for a relaxing getaway. Consider an Aquastretch treatment in one of the warm-water pools to soothe weary muscles.

16. Box Canyon Lodge & Hot SpringsOuray
Situated in a peaceful courtyard beneath a scenic mountainside with 360-degree views, the Box Canyon Lodge’s hot-springs tubs are available only to overnight guests. Frequent guests recommend taking in a San Juan sunrise on the lodge’s bench swings.

17. Trimble Spa & Natural Hot SpringsDurango
Relax in the sauna, swim laps in the massive naturally heated mineral pool, picnic and sunbathe poolside and soothe body and soul with massage treatments. There are a couple of lodging options for those who just can’t tear themselves away from the geothermal waters.

18. Valley View Hot SpringsVilla Grove
This non-profit, clothing-optional, off-the-grid spot is a unique way to experience the land of the San Luis Valley. Several all-natural soaking ponds are found along wilderness trails, while a hot tub and sauna are heated geothermically and hydroelectrically. Reservations strongly recommended.

19. Joyful Journey Hot Springs SpaMoffat
This San Luis Valley gem pulls its 140-degree artesian mineral waters from beneath the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Pools are gravity-fed and cooled to a comfortable and relaxing 98–110 degrees. Find unique lodging options can be found in the yurt and a tiny tipi village.

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NEW exclusive concierge service for our Lodges!

26 Apr

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NEW exclusive concierge service for our Lodges!

  NOW offering transportation to and from Denver’s airport or train .  The price would be  500.00 for up to 10 people and gear.  I.e. bikes, kayaks, climbing gear , skis, golf clubs I will also offer individual rates of 60.00 per person with a minimum of 4. Destination transportation will be dependent upon distance and logistics.

 

Local News for Summit County

29 Jan

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News More Local News

 

Vail Resorts has strong holiday performance But bad early season weather accounts for losses that are hard to make up 

After slow start, Summit County snowsports sales are picking up speed Local retailers say they’re coming out of a downward trend 

Breckenridge exhibit showcases 100 years of Summit County skiing For whatever the reason, skiers, snowboarders and other downhillers seem to love dressing up and hitting the hill in retro gear on April Fool’s Day and other holidays 

Dillon Marina receives top honor from national magazine

Being hundreds of miles away from the ocean didn’t stop Dillon Marina from gaining recognition as being one of the best in the country

 

Silverthorne moving forward on downtown development plans

Open house slated for Feb. 6

 

Snow sculptors converge on Breckenridge Event sees wide international field for 2013 competition 

Raising roofs in Summit County’s rocky terrain Habitat for Humanity planning new home in spring 

Breckenridge restaurants, retailers seeing increases

Lowest vacancy rate in four years

 

Copper Mountain launches uphill access pass Skinners looking for early morning powder turns will be able to find them at Copper Mountain 

Occupancy trends looking up for Summit County lodging

Positive projections for end of January, February

 

 

Dog Sledding

14 Jan

This a real great alternative activity, dog sledding with Snow Cap. Get all the details here: http://www.snowcapssleddogs.com/

or just call 970-453-PULL 

We took the kids and had a blast!

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Hut trips in Colorado!!

08 Nov

 

 

Get to know Colorado by visiting the 10th mountain Division Huts! 

 

Trailhead Directions and Details

Take special care with trailhead location. Allow extra time the morning of your trip in case the trailhead is not plowed or otherwise difficult to find or use. Check “New & News” on this website for critical trailhead changes. As parking at trailheads is often limited, please carpool or use a shuttle service whenever possible. Click here for GPS information.

ATTENTION HUT USERS: Due to break-in’s at a few of our trailheads we stongly urge all hut users not to leave anything of value in your car. If you must leave something in your car make sure it is either locked in your trunk or well out of sight.


Aspen Area Trailheads

Hunter Creek Trailhead
ELEVATION: 8,380 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Smuggler Mtn
USGS MAP: Aspen

To reach the Hunter Creek Trailhead, start in the town of Aspen. Follow Main Street in Aspen to Mill Street (the stoplight near the center of town, next to the Hotel Jerome). Turn N on Mill and drive a short distance down a hill, then across a bridge over the Roaring Fork River (.25 miles). Bear left after the bridge and follow the Red Mountain Road 1 mile to its second switchback. Just before the switchback, turn right and downhill on the Hunter Creek Road. Drive approximately .3 miles on Hunter Creek Road, then take a hard left on an unpaved driveway that leads up past a water tank 300 feet to a parking area. The actual trailhead is farther up the mountain, but this is the only parking.

You have several choices for foot travel to the actual trailhead. The simplest method is to walk back down the driveway to the Hunter Creek Road, turn left through two stone gate posts marked “Private,” and follow the paved Hunter Creek Road 1/3 mile around a hairpin switchback to the well-signed Hunter Creek Trailhead on the right side of the road. Your other choice for foot travel is to follow a foot trail that traverses up the mountain from the parking area to the trailhead.

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New Upper Hunter Creek Trailhead
ELEVATION: 8,400 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Smuggler Mtn
USGS MAP: Aspen

For the New Upper Hunter Creek Parking Area follow Hunter Creek Road up Red Mountain (See Hunter Creek TH directions) and go NE through the stone pillars continuing up Red Mountain Road for approximately 6/10th of a mile to a 3-way intersection. Take a very hard tight turn, and continue E 1/4th of a mile through two sharp swithbacks. You are now on private property. Please respect the homeowners and use the linked map to find the parking area. Do not enter private, marked driveways and do not cross the bridge. Upper Hunter Creek Trailhead Map

 

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PLEASE NOTE THESE IMPORTANT RULES FOR THE NEW PARKING AREA:

This is intended primarily as a skier drop-off area. Be prepared to drop your gear here and return your car to the Hunter Creek Parking area. There are a total of four (4) parking spaces in the skier drop-off area. Two are designated parking spots for 10th Mountain Division Hut users. One is for senior citizens and the last is for handicap parking. The parking spots are on a first-come first-served basis. If you are using it for overnight parking you must leave a copy of your confirmation sheet on the dashboard of your car showing the designated night(s) you will be at the hut. Your car may be ticketed or towed if you a) do not leave proof of hut use or b) are illegitimately parked in the senior or handicapped parking spot. Four-wheel drive is recommended.

Lenado Trailhead
ELEVATION: 8,640 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Smuggler Mtn.
USGS MAP: Aspen

From Glenwood Springs/I-70, travel east on Hwy 82 approximately 32 miles to Smith Way. (From Aspen, this intersection is approximately 8 miles west of Aspen). Note that this intersection is located .8 mile west of the turn-off to Snowmass Village/Snowmass Ski Area. Travel downhill on Smith Way for .5 mile, cross the Roaring Fork River, and continue to a 3-way intersection. Turn left (north) at Upper River Road, (CR 17) and travel North for 1.5 miles to the sharp right turn (east) onto the Woody Creek Road CR 18. Proceed approximately 8.4 miles through Lenado to the marked 10th Mountain winter hut parking area on your right. A sign, and a chain with a lock, marks the parking area. The combination for the lock on the chain is the same as the hut combination.

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Fryingpan River Drainage Trailheads

Spring Creek Trailhead
ELEVATION: 8,440 feet
10TH MTN MAPS: Mount Yeckel, Burnt Mountain
USGS MAP: Meredith

From the 4-way stop sign in Basalt at Two Rivers Road and the Fryingpan River Road, follow the Fryingpan River Road approximately 25 miles to the Eagle-Thomasville Road #400. Parking is available just east of the turn off to Road #400. Do not attempt to drive this road when it is wet, even with 4-wheel drive. This road is impassible when wet!

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Montgomery Flats
ELEVATION: 8,250 feet
10TH MTN MAPS: Mount Yeckel, Burnt Mountain
USGS MAP: Meredith

From the 4-way stop sign in Basalt at Two Rivers Road and the Fryingpan River Road, follow the Fryingpan River Road approximately 26 miles to a marked driveway on the North side of the road (the street number is 26501). Please park in the plowed designated area for hut users and do not block the driveway. From the parking area, follow the driveway northeast for 0.1 miles, then pick up the marked trail on the right. Please follow this marked trail and respect private property.

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Diamond J Trailhead
ELEVATION: 8,250 feet
10TH MTN MAPS: Mount Yeckel, Burnt Mountain
USGS MAP: Meredith

Parking for the Harry Gates Hut was changed in 2002. The new parking is 0.3 miles west (down valley) from the Diamond J Ranch. Please see Montgomery Flats Trailhead for more information.

Burnt Mountain Road Trailhead
ELEVATION: 8,830 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Mount Yeckel, Burnt Mountain
USGS MAP: Nast, Meredith

From the 4-way stop sign in Basalt at Two Rivers Road and the Fryingpan River Road, follow the Fryingpan River Road approximately 26.5 miles to a Y fork in the road known as the Biglow (on USFS map). A sign indicates Elk Wallow Campground. Take the left fork (North Fork Road #501) and drive 2.6 miles to where the well-signed Burnt Mountain Road (#506) turns off to the left (north).

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Norrie Trailhead
ELEVATION: 8,440 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Mount Yeckel
USGS MAP: Meredith

From the 4-way stop sign in Basalt at Two Rivers Road and the Fryingpan River Road, follow the Fryingpan River Road approximately 27.5 miles to the sign that says Norrie Colony. Turn right (west), travel across the bridge, and then up a short hill. At the top of the short hill there should be a plowed area. Park in the plowed area – DO NOT block the private driveway. The road to Twin Meadows leaves this area southwest of the short hill.

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Granite Lakes Trailhead
ELEVATION: 8,760 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Mount Yeckel, Upper Fryingpan
USGS MAP: Nast

 

From the 4-way stop sign in Basalt at Two Rivers Road and the Fryingpan River Road, follow the Fryingpan River Road approximately 31.5 miles to signs for Fryingpan River Ranch and for Nast Lake/Granite Lakes Trailhead. After the turnoff, a winding dirt road leads 1.1 miles to the obvious buildings of the ranch. This road has several steep switchbacks, so 4-wheel drive is recommended during snow season.

The Granite Lakes Trailhead is just after the bridge. For the trail to Twin Meadows and Margy’s Hut, follow the marked trail around Nast Lake and begin climbing S.W.

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Road 505 Trailhead
ELEVATION: 9,120 feet winter; 10,040 feet summer
10TH MTN MAP: Upper Fryingpan
USGS MAP: Nast, Mt. Champion

Road 505 is a dirt spur off the paved Fryingpan Road. It was built for maintenance on the Fryingpan/Arkansas water diversion project. In winter it remains snow-covered and is shared by skiers and snowmobilers.

From the 4-way stop sign in Basalt at Two Rivers Road and the Fryingpan River Road, follow the Fryingpan River Road approximately 32 miles to an obvious parking area on the right. A sign at the parking area says Fryingpan Lakes.

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Hagerman Pass Road Trailhead
ELEVATION: 9,200 feet
10TH MOUNTAIN MAP: Upper Fryingpan
USGS MAP:Nast

The Hagerman Pass Road Trailhead is at the start of the Hagerman Pass Road, which connects Leadville and the Fryingpan valley. From the 4-way stop sign in Basalt at Two Rivers Road and the Fryingpan River Road, follow the Fryingpan River Road 32.1 miles to the end of the pavement, then follow Hagerman Pass Road around the sweeping bend to the left.

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Trailheads reached from Interstate Highway 70

West Lake Creek Trailhead
ELEVATION: 10,300 feet
10TH MTN MAPS: Summer Eagle
USGS MAP: Fulford

From the I-70 Edwards exit (#163), travel south 1/2 mile to Highway 6. Drive W on Highway 6 .7 miles to Lake Creek Road. Turn S (left) and drive 1.7 miles to West Lake Creek Road junction. Turn right and continue 1.5 miles to the end of the pavement and another 1.1 miles to the parking area at switchback. (8220′). Please Note: This trail passes through wilderness areas where we are unable to mark the trail with blue diamonds. This, along with the fact that this route is seldom traveled, can make for very difficult route finding and is not a trail we recommend for inexperienced or first time hut-users.

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Sylvan Lake Trailhead
ELEVATION: 8,558 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Burnt Mountain
USGS MAP: Crooked Creek Pass

From the Eagle exit (#147) on I-70 drive south .2 miles to the roundabout. Drive 1.0 mile west on Hwy 6 until the roundabout and exit on Sylvan Lake Road. Travel 1.6 miles and take a right on Brush Creek Road (aka Eagle County Road #307). Travel 8.7 miles to a “Y” intersection. Take the right fork (West Brush Creek Road) and drive 4.6 miles to Sylvan Lake. Sylvan Lake is a small state park where you’ll find good car camping, small cabins for rent, and bathrooms.

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Yeoman Park Trailhead
ELEVATION: 9,060 feet
10TH MTN MAP: New York Mountain
USGS MAP: Fulford

From the Eagle exit (#147) on I-70 drive south .2 miles to the roundabout. Drive 1.0 mile west on Hwy 6 until the roundabout and exit on Sylvan Lake Road. Travel 1.6 miles and take a right on Brush Creek Road (aka Eagle County Road #307). Travel 8.7 miles to a “Y” intersection. Take the left fork (East Brush Creek Road) and drive approximately 6 miles to Yeoman Park. Turn right off of the main road and travel a few hundred feet along a short spur road (over a bridge) to the obvious parking area.

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Vail Trailhead for Commando Run
ELEVATION: 8,220 feet
USGS MAP: Vail East

The Vail Trailhead for the Commando Run is not signed, but it’s fairly easy to find. Follow I-70 to the main Vail Exit (Exit 176) at Vail Resort. Take the exit, then travel south to a traffic circle. Turn east out of the traffic circle onto the frontage road and drive .4 miles E to an intersection marked with an oversized stop sign. Turn right (S) here and follow Vail Valley Drive .4 miles to parking at the Golden Peak Children’s Skiing Center at the base of lifts 6 and 12. In the winter parking is highly regulated, so check the parking rules when you get there.

At any rate, you can skin up the ski area from here to start the Commando Run in Mill Creek. This is a grueling start for such a nice tour, so consider accessing the Commando Run from the Vail ski lifts. There has been talk for years of a one-ride ticket for just that purpose, so check for this option. To reach the Commando Run from the lifts you can get into Mill Creek from the top of lift 6; or take a more roundabout route, finally using the Orient Express Lift to reach the west ridge of Siberia Peak. In the summer you can ride the Vail Gondola most of the way up the mountain, then hike the ridge to Siberia Peak. Cyclists can take their bike up the Gondola and ride across the ski area to the Mill Creek Road.

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Vail Pass Trailhead
ELEVATION: 10,580 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Resolution Mountain
USGS MAP: Vail Pass

To reach the Vail Pass Trailhead, drive I-70 14.3 miles east from Vail or 5.4 miles west from Copper Mountain Resort. Take Exit 190 and park at the indicated overnight parking area. The Shrine Pass Road leaves from the parking area. It has good signage and is well used. Please note: For winter trips, hut-users must use the non-motorized winter-use trail to access the huts. Use of the motorized winter-use trail (Shrine Pass Road) may result in a $100 fine.

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Boreas Pass Trailhead
ELEVATION: 10,350 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Boreas Pass
USGS MAPS: Breckenridge, Boreas Pass

From the intersection of Highway 9 (Main St) and Boreas Pass Road (County Rd. 10) in Breckenridge travel east for 3.7 miles to the winter trailhead parking area.

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Copper Mountain Trailhead
ELEVATION: 9,820 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Resolution Mountain
USGS MAPS: Copper Mountain, Vail Pass

Parking: Summit Huts Association appreciates the generosity of Copper Mountain Resort in allowing hut guests to park at Copper Mountain. Park in the Alpine Lot (formerly known as East Lot), just off Highway 91. Directions: turn into the main Copper Mountain Resort entrance and make your first left into the north end of the Alpine Lot. Park in the area near the Transportation Center, which is designated for Janet’s Cabin. Post your parking permit on the dash and make extra copies if your group requires more than one vehicle. Take the free shuttle from the Transportation Center to Union Creek.

Janet’s Cabin Parking Pass and Info

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Red Sandstone Creek Trailhead
ELEVATION: 8,620 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Gore Range
USGS MAPS: Vail West, Vail East

Drive Interstate Highway 70 to the Vail Resort. Take the main Vail exit (#176). After exiting, turn north and drive a short distance to the frontage road (rather than heading into Vail). Drive the frontage road 1 mile west, then take a right on the Red Sandstone Creek Road. For the most reliable parking, head up Red Sandstone Creek Road .3 miles to a parking area on the left at a major switchback. If you park here, you’ll need to walk .4 miles on plowed pavement up and around another switchback to the start of the true Red Sandstone Creek Road, then an additional .6 miles on a plowed dirt road to the closure gate. To avoid walking the road, it’s worth exploring parking options farther up the road, especially in spring or during years with less snowfall. To do so, it’s prudent to use a 4-wheel-drive vehicle.

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Spraddle Creek Trailhead (for Eiseman Hut)
ELEVATION: 8,480 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Gore Range
USGS MAPS: Vail West, Vail East

Drive Interstate Highway 70 to the Vail Resort. Take the main Vail exit (#176). After exiting travel north to the roundabout and turn east onto Spraddle Creek Road. You’ll immediately see a Forest Service overflow parking area on your left (note this and use later if needed). Continue up the steep paved road .7 miles to the Spraddle Creek Estates entrance gate. Leave the pavement here by taking a hard right on the well signed Spraddle Creek dirt road, and continue .1 mile to the Spraddle Creek Ranch parking area. Be advised there is no parking at the Spraddle Creek Estates entrance gate. Parking at the Lower Spraddle Creek parking area can be difficult because of the popularity of this parking area. Please carpool and use the Upper Spraddle parking area if possible. Free overnight parking can be found at Red Sandstone Park, located 1 mile west of the main Vail exit (#176) at the intersection of Red Sandstone Creek Road and the frontage road. Free bus service (970-479-2178) is available along the frontage road.

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Trailheads from Highway 24 & Leadville

Red Cliff Trailhead
ELEVATION: 8,680 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Resolution Mountain
USGS MAP: Red Cliff

Drive I-70 5 miles W from Vail Resorts or 55 miles E from Glenwood Springs to the Minturn exit (Exit 171). Travel south on Hwy 24 approximately 10 miles to a left turnoff that leads a short distance down into a canyon and into Red Cliff. The Shrine Pass Road leaves from the northeast corner of Red Cliff. It is poorly signed but fairly obvious. If in doubt, ask any local where it is, and the USGS map shows it clearly as the only road up Turkey Creek. Once you find the Shrine Pass Road, the best place to park is in Red Cliff on any side street or in the lot by the Marshal’s office. You can also drive just over a mile up the Shrine Pass Road to the water tank

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Pando Trailhead
Elevation: 9,200 feet

Camp Hale Trailhead
Elevation 9,250 feet

South Camp Hale Trailhead
Elevation: 9,280 feet

10TH MTN MAP: Chicago Ridge
USGS MAP: Pando

These trailheads are located at the site of former Camp Hale, a huge, 3-mile long flat area on the Eagle River a few miles north of Tennessee Pass. Fifty years ago Camp Hale was home for two years to the men of the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army, for which the 10th Mountain Division Hut and trail system is named. Only road-cuts and a few foundations remain.

Drive I-70 5 miles W from Vail Resort or 55 miles E from Glenwood Springs and turn off at the Minturn Exit (Exit 171) onto Highway 24. Travel south on Hwy 24 approximately 15 miles and look for a distinct parking area to your left with a sign reading “Resolution Road.” This is the Pando Trailhead. You won’t find a bridge over the river, but it might be worth looking for a snow bridge. Such bridges are more likely in mid winter. Your other option to ski 1/2 mile south to a vehicle bridge and then ski back up to McCallister Gulch. Please note: vandalism to vehicles was reported at this trailhead in February 2010.

To reach the Camp Hale Trailhead, continue from the Pando Trailhead 1.5 miles S on Highway 24 to mile marker 160. Look to your left for two stone gate posts and a plaque. Again, parking is straightforward and there is a great year-round permanent bridge at this trailhead.

For the South Camp Hale Trailhead, continue S on Highway 24 for .7 miles past the Camp Hale Trailhead. Look to your left for another distinct parking area. Again, you won’t find a bridge over the river, but due to the distance this trailhead can save you, it might be worth looking for a snow bridge. Such bridges are more likely in mid winter. Boggy ground exists in this area as well, and needs a thick mid-winter snowpack for coverage.

To reach these trailheads from the south (Leadville) drive highway 24 over Tennessee Pass to Camp Hale. The South Camp Hale Trailhead is 5.1 miles north of Tennessee Pass on Highway 24. Use the connection mileages above to find the other two trailheads.

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Tennessee Pass Trailhead
ELEVATION: 10,424 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Chicago Ridge, Galena Mountain
USGS MAP: Leadville North

Drive I-70 5 miles W from Vail Resorts or 55 miles E from Glenwood Springs to the Minturn exit (Exit 171). Follow Hwy 24 for approximately 22.5 miles to the well-signed Tennessee Pass. Parking is obvious on the west side of the road opposite the turnoff to Ski Cooper. If you’re coming from the south (Leadville), travel 8.9 miles north from the junction of of Hwy 24 and 91 to Tennessee Pass.

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Ski Cooper Trailhead
ELEVATION: 10,570 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Chicago Ridge, Galena Mountain
USGS MAP: Leadville North

To reach the Ski Cooper Trailhead from the north (I-70), drive I-70 5 miles W from Vail Resorts or 55 miles E from Glenwood Springs to the Minturn exit (Exit 171). Follow Hwy 24 for approximately 22.5 miles to the well-signed Tennessee Pass and the obvious road to Ski Cooper. To reach this trailhead from the south (Leadville), follow Hwy 24 north 8.9 miles from the junction of Hwy 24 and 91 (at the north end of Leadville) to Tennessee Pass. Travel 1/3 mile from the highway to the Ski Cooper parking area. Trailhead parking for Vance’s and Sangree’s is on the right side after you go through an entrance gate. Notes: 1. If you’re headed for Vance’s Cabin, there is NO parking at Forest Service Road #731. 2. You may encounter Ski Cooper snowmobiles and/or snowcats on the first ¾ mile of the suggested routes to Vance’s and Sangree’s. Please expect and respect all users.

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Crane Park Trailhead
ELEVATION: 10,137 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Chicago Ridge, Continental Divide, Galena Mountain
USGS MAP: Leadville North

Crane Park Trailhead : From the top of Tennessee Pass go south on Hwy 24 1.6 miles and turn right (west) off the highway onto a dirt road. There is a sign mounted on an antique road-grader for Webster’s Sand and Gravel. The most reliable and secure parking is in an obvious area within sight of the main road. To reach the Crane Park Trailhead from Leadville, follow the directions for Tennessee Pass Trailhead from Leadville via Hwy 24. About 7.3 miles from the junction of Hwy 24 and 91 at the north end of Leadville take a left onto the aforementioned road with the sign for Webster’s Sand and Gravel.

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Turquoise Lake Trailhead
ELEVATION: 9,760 feet
10TH MTN MAPS: Galena Mountain, Continental Divide
USGS MAP: Leadville North

From Hwy 24 and Mountain View Drive on the north end of Leadville, drive 2.8 miles west on Mtn. View Drive to a “T” intersection. Turn north (right) and cross the East Fork of the Arkansas River. Continue N 0.5 miles to the large parking area on the right.

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Trailhead from Highway 91 & Leadville

Buckeye Gulch Trailhead (for Sangree M. Froelicher Hut)
ELEVATION: 10,180 feet
10TH MTN MAPS: None
USGS MAP: Leadville North Quadrangle

 

The parking lot for the Sangree M. Froelicher Hut is on the north side of Highway 91 between mile markers 4 and 5. It is 4.6 miles from the junction of Highways 24 and 91 in Leadville, and 19.5 miles from Highway 91 and I-70 (Copper Mountain). It is marked with a 10th Mountain Parking sign visible from the highway and “Public Parking” signs are found at the parking area. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FIRST 1/3 MILE OF THE SUGGESTED ROUTE FROM THE PARKING LOT TO THE HUT IS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY: RESPECT PRIVATE PROPERTY AND DO NOT TRESPASS. NOTE THAT PARKING IS NOT AVAILABLE ANYWHERE ALONG BUCKEYE GULCH ROAD AND VIOLATORS MAY BE TOWED AT THEIR EXPENSE.

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Dinning Around our Lodges

05 Nov

From a quick bite to eat to upscale dining, Silverthorne has it all!

Click on the name of the business for more information.          TOSBrochureicons

Arby’s Restaurant165 Stephens Way – 970-468-0242

Bamboo Garden Chinese: 190 Meraly Way – 970-468-6888

BBQ on the Blue: 998 Blue River Parkway – 970-468-0890

Blue Moon Baking Company: 249 Summit Place – 970-468-1472

Burger King: 185 Stephens Way – 970-468-6115

China Gourmet102 Annie Road – 970-262-6688

Chipotle247 Rainbow Drive – 970-468-0671

Deli on the Blue: 354 Blue River Parkway – 970-262-1200

Dairy Queen240 Summit Place – 970-468-0272

Domino’s Pizza: 191 Blue River Parkway – 970-468-7744

Fiesta Jalisco: 269 Summit Place – 970-468-9552

Good Times #132: 120 Blue River Parkway – 970-262-6767

JJ’s Chinese Restaurant: 290 Summit Place – 970-468-2509

McDonald’s: 220 Summit Place – 970-468-5646

Mountain Lyon Café: 381 Blue River Parkway – 970-262-6229

Murphy’s Food and Spirits: 501 Blue River Parkway – 970-468-2457

Nepal Restaurant: 122 W. 10th Street – 970-468-0575

Nick and Willy’s: 249 Summit Place – 970-262-1111

Old Chicago: 560 Silverthorne Lane – 970-468-2882

Pizza Hut: 175 Stephens Way – 970-468-8383

Quizno’s: 191 Blue River Parkway – 970-468-6067

Smiling Moose Deli: 273 Summit Place – 970-513-1414

Subway: 280 Summit Place – 970-468-2304

Sunshine Café: 250 Summit Place – 970-468-6663

The Mint Steakhouse: 347 Blue River Parkway – 970-468-5247

Wendy’s: 190 Tanglewood Lane – 970-468-0129

 
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Hikes to Hot Springs

25 Sep

The 1st 2 are within an hour of our Lodges!!

1. MAD CREEK/HOT SPRINGS TRAIL AND STRAWBERRY PARK HOT SPRINGS

Location: Steamboat Springs area
Hike: This sunny trail outside Steamboat Springs starts and ends right next to the Strawberry Park Hot Springs — an encouraging reminder of the reward that awaits after your workout. The aspen-laden path runs through meadows that are home to nearly 100 wildflower varieties and past Mad Creek Canyon landscapes and a postcard-worthy old U.S. Forest Service cabin. 4.5 miles round trip. More info
Hot Springs: Set amid a swath of trees four steep miles from town, the rustic Strawberry Park Hot Springs’ pools are encased by artfully crafted stone walls. Man-made waterfalls trickle sonorously into the water, and a small private pool is dedicated for watsu, a type of gentle, warm-water massage that will make the strain of your hike a pleasant memory.

2. GRIZZLY CREEK TRAIL AND GLENWOOD HOT SPRINGS

Location: Glenwood Springs area
Hike: Cut into the north side of Glenwood Canyon, this challenging trail climbs 2,500 vertical feet alongside Grizzly Creek, a series waterfalls, lush forests and the canyon’s famously colorful walls. 7 miles round trip.More info
Hot Springs: Start your journey to relaxation in the Glenwood Hot Springs’ therapy pool, where Yampa Spring water is kept at 104 degrees and its 15 different minerals are purported to heal aching joints. Then hop in the massive, two-blocks-long big pool, kept at a chilly (by comparison) 90 to 93 degrees. Work out the rest of the kinks at the facility’s Spa of the Rockies, where the Kneipp Leg Release anti-inflammatory massage will focus on the muscles worked hardest during your hike.

3. ICE LAKES TRAIL AND ORVIS, WEISBADEN OR OURAY HOT SPRINGS

Location: Ouray area
Hike: A proverbial alpine paradise, this trail leads to several crystalline glacial lakes, gentle waterfalls tumbling over sandstone rock formations and views of several 13,000-foot San Juan peaks. Fields of paintbrush, buttercups, columbines and other wildflowers fill the basin that surrounds the lake at the end of the hike. 7.6 miles round trip. More info
Hot Springs: Choose from three hot-springs options in nearby Ouray. Orvis Hot Springs’ seven pools range from 98 degrees to a very steamy 112 degrees. The main, gravel-bottom “pond” is known for Mt. Sneffels vistas. The Wiesbaden Hot Springs Spa and Lodging offers a couple of soaking pool options, including one inside a natural vaporcave. The Ouray Hot Springs Pool is tailored a bit more toward families, with slides and shallow areas, but there are also good spots for restful soaks and a picnic-perfect green space.

4. GOULDING CREEK TRAIL AND TRIMBLE HOT SPRINGS

Location: Durango area
Hike: Elk sightings are common along this steep trail outside Durango, which climbs above the striated Hermosa Cliffs on several switchbacks before dipping in and out of a series of vibrant meadows ringed by aspen groves (and home to a meandering cow or two). 6 miles round trip. More info
Hot Springs: Trimble Spa & Natural Hot Springs is located five miles from Durango. Two geothermal pools range from 101 to 105 degrees, and a refreshing Olympic-size pool offers a welcome cool off — it’s kept around 85 degrees. There are also two saunas, a poolside lawn that attracts sunbathers and a spa with delicious treatments like the honey facial. The Music on the Lawn Series makes summer an especially festive time to visit.

5. CONUNDRUM HOT SPRINGS

Location: Aspen area
Hike and Hot Springs: This undeveloped (read: free!) but popular hot springs pool can only be reached via a rigorous eight-and-a-half-mile trail that begins near Aspen. The raw beauty of the mountainous setting, the 102-degree water and the quiet seclusion of the area make it one of Colorado’s most unique adventures. In 2008,Time Magazine called a dip in this natural pool one of 50 Authentic American Experiences. 17 miles round trip.More info

 

Get Outside! Hiking Mohawk Lakes & Continental Falls

18 Jul

 

The Basics: 
Distance: 6 Miles roundtrip to Lower Mohawk Lake, 6.8 miles roundtrip to Upper Mohawk Lake
Elevation: 1,700-foot gain
Directions: From Breckenridge, drive south on U.S. Highway 9. From the last stoplight in Breckenridge to Spruce Creek Road is about 2.4 miles, turn right on Spruce Creek Road. Drive about 1 mile to a well marked parking area and trailhead.

This is one of his favorite hikes in Colorado. I figured it was a good choice as one of my final hikes of the summer.

 

This is also a good place for a scavenger hunt of sorts. As you do this hike look for cabins, cabin ruins and even the ruins of a mining operation. Later I’ll tell you how many of these things I counted. You can see if your number is higher or lower.

The trail starts just outside Breckenridge, but it turns out there are two parking areas. We parked at the first parking area, 1 mile or so up the road at a sign saying “Spruce Creek Trail, Wheeler Trail Junction 1.8, Continental Falls 3.0, Mohawk Lakes 3.4.” We figured 7 miles was a good distance today so we thought we were in the right place. It turns out, you can drive another two miles up the road and cut the hike drastically. You may need a 4-wheel drive on that section of the road. Since we didn’t drive it, I can’t tell you.

 

Starting the hike here was a good choice for us. The trail is beautiful. It winds through thick forest with moderate elevation gains, it was actually a good warmup for what was to come. The best part about hiking through this area was listening to the trees creaking. It’s not often you hear that sound. We also watched a shower of pine needles come down when the wind would blow through. We found it a bit dark, but very quiet and peaceful. We even had two birds stop by and bounce around on the tree branches as we took a break for water and snacks.

Meadow where view opens up along Mohawk lakes trail.

 

At 1.8 miles in, you come to a trail junction with the Wheeler trail. Continue on just a few feet and you come to an open meadow. This gives you a beautiful view of what’s to come. You can see the nearby peaks and even the stringy Continental Falls, the waterfall where we had lunch. We took several pictures here and enjoyed our first view of the leaves changing.

 

We walked on about 0.3 miles and the trail ended at a parking lot. We figured this was the second parking lot. Don’t look for the trail right here, walk through the parking lot and you’ll find a trail sign; it says it’s .5 to Mayflower Lake, 1 to Lower Mohawk Lake and 1.5 to Upper Mohawk Lake.

 

This is where the trail starts to climb. Fortunately you know it’s not far now. Just before Mayflower Lake there’s another sign saying go right for Mayflower Lake, go left for Mohawk lakes and Continental Falls.

 

We decided to keep climbing and take some side trips on the way down. And climb we did. The elevation gain gets tough here at times. At least there’s lots to see. This is also where you need to start looking for items from the scavenger hunt. At this split you’ll see a few ruins of cabins.

Abandoned cabin that has been restored along the trail. Sign inside calls it “Continental Cabin”.

 

Continue on to the next split. A sign tells you to turn right for a view of the lower falls or continue on to the Falls and Mohawk lakes. At this split you’ll find one cabin ruin and a cabin that has been restored. It had a sign inside calling it Continental Cabin. It said it was restored for the enjoyment of guests. I’m not sure if you can stay inside, but it had the remains of a large fire ring and even a ladder to a loft. It was a nice surprise. And a good spot to get out of the wind and rain.

 

We decided to add the lower falls view for the hike down and continued up. The next sign we saw was a bit off trail. It marked a mine, and we added that for the list down. Then we came across a huge contraption of some sort. Some kind a lift and pulley system, likely for the mining operation. You can still see the huge cables here for lifting and lowering ore carts.

Lower Mohawk Lake near Breckenridge.

 

It wasn’t much further from here to Lower Mohawk Lake. But when we arrived, so did the wind. Windy enough that we took a couple pictures and decided to turn around. It’s not far from here to Upper Mohawk Lake. A ranger we passed said you can actually hike to Lake 3 and Lake 4 above Mohawk Lakes. We decided this was good enough. We typically eat lunch at our lake destination, but in this case we decided the waterfall would be a better spot.

 

We turned around and since the hike down was much easier, we decided it was time to take a few side trips. We stopped at that mine sign. Turns out if you take the little trail over to the sign, there’s not one mine entrance, there are two. One mine had water, the other didn’t. The warning signs explain it all the dangers; mines can collapse, they can have dangerous gases, etc. We took a picture and continued on.

Entrance to abandoned mine along trail.

 

The waterfall was definitely the place to have lunch. Typically waterfalls are not much to see in September, they’re much better in spring and early summer. Not Continental Falls. It was putting on a good show in September, which means it’s probably just amazing earlier in the year. We found a rock and had lunch. We also spotted our first ore cart down in the water.

 

On the way down, we also sidetracked to that lower Continental Falls view. It was also a good spot to stop. And we took the side trail to Mayflower Lake. While the lake didn’t impress me much, the trail to it goes right through an old cabin. It was weird to think we were walking through what use to be someone’s living quarters.

 

So, our totals? We saw two lakes, one waterfall, three mines, three ore carts, one restored cabin with a roof and sides and six cabins. I’m sure there’s a lot more cabins and ore carts if you keep an eye out. At the bottom of this note, I’ll have a list of where I saw mine so you can see if you spot the same ones.

 

I welcome your questions, comments and hiking suggestions. Just E-mail me at, bradfordg61@gamil.com
Previous hiking reports:(lower elevation hikes have a star)
Boulder:
Caribou Ranch*Mallory Cave*Marshall Mesa,Heil Valley Ranch* Forsythe Canyon*South Boulder Peak*The Boulder Flatirons*Walker Ranch*Bear Peak*Rabbit Mountain*Bald Mountain*Betasso Preserve*Wonderland Lake*
Golden area:
Forgotten ValleyChimney Gulch*Apex Park*
Jefferson County:
Mt. Falcon*Elk Meadow*
I-70 area:
Herman GulchChicago LakesChief Mountain
Rocky Mountain National Park:
Granite FallsTwin SistersBierstadt LakeChasm LakeLulu City & Little YellowstoneThe Loch, Andrew’s GlacierSandbeach Lake
Indian Peaks/James Peak Wilderness:
King, Bob & Betty LakesForest LakesArapaho LakesMitchell & Blue LakesJames Peak AreaHeart Lake
Northern Colorado: 
Homestead MeadowsDevil’s Backbone*Lake Agnes
Summit & Eagle Counties: 
Booth FallsMissouri Lakes
Grand County:
St Louis LakeWaterfall At Snow Mountain RanchGranby Ranch
Other:
Exploring Fulford CaveOur Favorite HikesOur Favorite Bike Rides

 

A rusted ore cart along the trail. I saw 3, how many will you spot?

Ore carts: waterfall, below Continental Cabin, on the shoreline at Lower Mohawk Lake.
Cabins: Continental Cabin, ruins of another cabin in same meadow, cabin you walk through on way to Mayflower lake, ruins of two others nearby, ruins of a cabin at trail split to Mayflower and Mohawk lakes.
Mines: two just off trail, tailings at Lower Mohawk Lake.

 
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Lilly Pad Pond Hike

17 Jul

This hike is a great starter /training hike. You can walk or drive to the trail head from our Lodge Door. Highly recommended for Family picnics. In Spring bring your bug spray.

http://www.summitcountyexplorer.com/HIKES/Lily%20Pond%20-%20Hiking%20Trail.htm

 

Mine Tours in the Area

15 Jul

This is cool!

Before people came from all over the country for Breckenridge’s views and ski slopes, they came for the gold and silver embedded in its hills.

The area is spotted with abandoned and resurrected mines that tell the story of the hard lives of some of Summit County’s earliest

residents.

Among these is the Washington Mine, located on Boreas Pass in the southwestern outskirts of Breckenridge. Meticulously preserved and carefully reconstructed by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, the mine is nearly a three-dimensional diorama of the town’s mining history.

What remains of the mine today was once just the small antechamber of a much bigger operation that extended up from the current site.

But local historians have salvaged and, in some cases, rebuilt a small, cute campus that nevertheless paints a pretty realistic picture.

The 90-minute to two-hour tours of the Washington Mine run twice daily most days of the week.

A great option for families with children — the tour is entertaining, dimensional and, at times, hands on — local historians lead their guests back through the pages of Breckenridge’s history, showing and telling the way people lived in and out of the mines more than 100 years ago.

Kids will have an opportunity to explore an underground mine, peer down a mine shaft, meet a tommyknocker, detonate simulation dynamite and pan for gold, exploring the local history with at least four of the five senses.

For grown-ups, there’s the tour itself, offering an insightful look into the happenstance and economics that built Breckenridge. Tour guides also cover some of the more popular local legends, with exacting historical accuracy, of course, including that of the discovery of “Tom’s Baby,” a 13-pound gold nugget.

Complete with an (interpretive) underground mine tunnel, rails for transporting gold, a prospectors cabin and all the mechanics once used to empty the earth of riches, the Washington Mine has been beautifully preserved and reconstructed by the heritage alliance and is well stocked with relics of the mining age.

Located just a few minutes outside of Breckenridge, it makes for a fun and convenient family activity that is a little more unique and interactive than the average in-town museum.

 
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New Summer activities

02 Jul

 

Our Guests can use this link for activities in Silverthorne!

 

http://silverthorne.org/.aspx?page=17

 
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Climbing 14ers!

28 May

This is the link we use for all route information when climbing around our Lodges!

http://www.14ers.com/photos/photos_14ers1.php

 

New Adventure Near our Lodges Zip Line!

28 May

This is a ball!

Stand up, lean forward and jump off the five-story tower.Don’t worry, though — you’re clipped into a cable designed to withstand a 4,500-pound tug.Still, there’s something unnatural about being so high and leaping into the unknown, even with mechanical devices ready to catch your fall and send you careening at speeds of 35-40 mph through Colorado Adventure Center’s new zipline in Idaho Springs.The adventure center and the new zipline are the product of a recent merger between longtime Summit County companies Highside Adventure Tours and Goodtimes Rafting and Glenwood Springs companies Rock Gardens Rafting and Glenwood Canyon Zipline.

Now, it’s four companies under one roof, able to service all of Interstate 70 between Idaho Springs and Glenwood Springs. Which means they can pull customers from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs in the east, capture some of the Vail market and draw from Western Slope cities.

“There are a lot of synergies between our companies,” said John Cantamessa, one of the four owners. “We are all good friends and we have proven we can do business together.”

Cantamessa originally bought Goodtimes Rafting from Kevin and Kathy Schneider. They became better friends during the transaction, and joked about joining their companies again. This winter, it became reality between the three along with the fourth owner, Jeff Hale.

Each of the four bring skills to the table, Cantamessa said. The Schneiders have marketing expertise, Cantamessa has extensive river know-how and Hale comes with a state parks perspective as well as experience as a charter captain and mountaineer.

“When you bring four people together with great skills, you’re going to get a great product,” Cantamessa said.

They raft Clear Creek, the Blue, the Arkansas, Upper and Lower Colorado stretches and the Roaring Fork. The also run bike shuttles, fishing tours and horseback riding.

And now, the company offers two ziplines — one in Glenwood Springs and one that opened this weekend in Idaho Springs.

Having all the offerings is ideal, Cantamessa said. He wanted to get into the Vail and Glenwood Springs market, but found it tough to snag without a Roaring Fork permit and Shoshone permit on the Colorado River. Rock Gardens found it tough to snag the Summit County and Front Range markets without the Upper Colorado, Blue and Arkansas river permits.

At about the time the merger went through this winter, Cantamessa and Kevin Schneider toured the new, riverside property that will become the adventure center’s Idaho Springs home. They finalized the purchase of approximately 10 acres of land and in March, began building the five towers that make up 3,000 feet of zipline. It was completed by firm Challenge Design Innovations, which does everything from recreational canopy tours to military tactical training facilities.

 

A good year to add activities

It’s a good year for a zipline to be added into the mix, Cantamessa said.

“We’re happy, because with the lack of water in some drainages, people still want to have fun. Zipping is the next best thing to rafting and biking,” he said, adding that it’s an ideal activity to create combo packages for those wanting to limit rafting to a half-day, but still fill the day with other activities. To do just the zipping, it costs $80 for five rides.

“Highside has always seen a strong correlation between people who raft and bike,” Cantamessa said, which was the impetus for creating the eastern zone zipline.

It’s said to be the longest tower-to-tower system in Colorado, with longer ones being canyon systems. One zip stretches a quarter-mile, and runs over Clear Creek. Zippers can wave to I-70 traffic as cars pass, or lean back and enjoy the view of the river.

The company is proud of its new location, and it’s already paying off with walk-in customers who stop by after seeing the system and signs from the highway. Owner and workers are busy working out a few operational kinks as well as completing the landscaping of the project’s initial phase. Future plans include building an aerial adventure park akin to the Glenwood Springs’ facility, and down the road bringing the boathouse upstream.

Cantamessa hopes he’s in front of the curve with the Idaho Springs zipline. He expects ski areas to build ziplines in the near future as part of the new summer recreation opportunities with the U.S. Forest Service. Some resorts have had short ziplines in the past, and Copper Mountain has had plans on the books for a 300-foot, multi-seasonal zipline at The Village at Copper.

New Adventure Near our Lodges Zip Line!

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Early fishing this year!

18 May

Skinny Water Fishing Tips
A few tips for fishing in lower water

 

 With snow pack in the high country at an all time low, we need to prepare ourselves for a more technical fishing season.  Here are a few tips to help bring some more fish to hand in lower flows.* Give “Chubby” a chance

You can utilize a hopper-dropper rig in most rivers as opposed to an indicator set up when flows are low.  Attaching your nymphs below a hopper at a 90 degree angle not only gives you a better connection point for your nymphs,  but low water years will drive grasshoppers closer to river banks.  Nothing can beat the aggressive surface take of a hopper!

If your hand tied Super-crystal-flasha-mc-rubber isn’t working, go a little more naturalistic.

Last year we got a little spoiled tossing our elaborate, flashy, fun #6 nymphs all year (due to the extreme high flows) but this year might be a different story.  Fish will become far more selective in low, clear flows when they can actually take a second to examine their meal.  I am not saying to rule out your Crystal Hunchback Baetis all year but if fish are being picky, something a bit more naturalistic (such as a Rainy’s Real Meal) might be the ticket.

Rainy’s Real Meal, an example of one of the many naturalistic patterns to consider this season
* Put the damn fish back in the water!This one is easy.  When water temps rise, fish get exhausted far more quickly than when temps are at normal levels.  If you fight a fish for a long period of time, or even a short period, don’t toss him on the bank or have your buddy give him the “death grip” while you take 5 minutes to find your camera.   This should be common practice at all times but especially when water temps are high.  If you need some time to find all of your photography equipment, video cameras and make your call to “The Drake” to let them know you have next months cover photo, keep your fish in the water facing upstream in your net and keep the handling to a minimum.  No one wants to be known as that guy who is a little “handsy”.

 
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More Friends Of Summit Peaks Lodges

14 May

More Friends Of Summit Peaks Lodges1. Hyperlink Title: Learn more about:

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recreational amenities.

 
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Riverside Lodge makes upgrades!

11 May

We are proud to announce two new pergolas for your to enjoy at our Lodges! 

From this Pergola you can enjoy the soothing sounds and vistas of the famous Blue River!  

 
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Great value fishing Guides!

02 May

 Call Tom Caprio..he will help you out!

 

Tom Caprio

Ken’s Anglers 303-601-3727

Website: kens-anglers.com

 
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Golfing around Our Lodges

14 Apr

Summit County Golf

 
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Fishing in the area around our Lodges

14 Apr

Summit County Fishing

  • Flyfishing on the Blue River: Flyfishing is a popular sport in the summertime and the Blue River in Breckenridge and in Silverthorne offer some of the best in Colorado.
  • Fishing regulations in Summit County: THE FOLLOWING LIST OF WATERS AND STATE WILDLIFE AREAS (SWA) HAVE MORE RETRICTIVE REGULATIONS THAN STANDARD STATEWIDE REGULATIONS.
  • The Swan River: Rules and regulations when fishing on the Swan River.
  • Green Mountain Reservoir: Looking to snag a kokanee, try your luck at Green Mountain Reservoir.
  • Lake Dillon: Whether fishing the shoreline or trolling from a boat, Lake Dillon is stocked with fish.
  • Snake River: Spend the day relaxing with your flyfishing rod on the Snake River near Keystone.
  • Ice Fishing: Most of the ice fishing you will see in Summit County is on Lake Dillon, Green Mountain Reservoir and Twin Lakes in Leadville.
  • Fish found in Summit County: Wondering what fish you might catch, below are descriptions of the area’s fish.
  • Fishing License Fees: Licenses can be bought at various locations throughout the county.
  • Fishing Guides: Looking to improve your fly fishing skills?
  • Fishing on the Colorado River: The Colorado has many sections to cast a line.
  • Fishing on the Arkansas: The Arkansas not only offers exceptional whitewater, when heading down there make sure you bring the rod to catch some trout.
  • Fishing at Turquoise Lake and Twin Lakes: With such a beautiful backdrop and only 30-45min. from Summit County, this is an epic place to fish and admire the mountains.
 
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Summer activities are the Lodge

13 Apr
CalendarCalendar of Events
These are just some of the events going on – check the town websites for even more to do while you are here!

Frisco Events

4 July – Frisco’s Fabulous Fourth of July Celebration

4 July – Independence Day 10K Trail Run

6 July – Frisco’s Founder’s Day Celebration

11 July – Concert in the Park Series: Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones

13 July – Triple Bypass Bicycle Ride (Day #1)

18 July – Concert in the Park Series:  Fierce Bad Rabbit

19 July – Full Moon Fling Disc Golf

25 July – Junior Sailing Olympics

25 July – Concert in the Park Series: The Trishas

 

 

 

3, 4, 6, 10, 13,17, 19, 20, 21, 24, 27, and 31 July – National Repertory Orchestra Concerts

6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28 July – PRCA Pro Rodeo

5-7 July – July Art Festival

5 July – Blue River Series: The Wailers

11 July – Blue River Series: The Fabulous Thunderbirds

13 July – Breckenridge Festival of Film Tennis Tournament

26-28 July – Main Street Art Festival

26 July – John Adams Band Presents John Denver – The Tribute

 

Silverthorne Events

 

18 July – Ice Cream Social at Willow Grove Open Space

28 July – Rocky Mountain Triathlon

 Keystone Events  

 

4 July – 4th of July Celebration

6 July – Keystone Citizens League Open Meeting

6-7 July – Big Mountain Enduro

13-14 July – Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival

20 July – Boats N’ Brews

27-28 July – Rocky Mountain Revival Wellness Weekend

 

Copper Events

4-7 July – Wanderlust Colorado Festival

19 July – Freee Live Music – Rob Drabkin

20-22 July – Courage Classic

27 July – Hike MS Colorado & Benefit Concert

27 – Free Live Music – Bob Skizzum

 

 

Dillon Events

4 July – NRO Performance
4 July – July 4th Old Town Celebration
4 July – Amphitheater Concert
5, 12, 19, and 26 – Dillon Farmer’s Market (Friday’s throughout the summer)
6, 13, 20, and 27 – Sunset at The Summit Concert Series (Saturday’s throughout the summer)
19-21 July – Dillon Arts Festival

Summit County Summer Activities

Summit County Guide


Activities – Entertainment

 
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Friends around the World!

11 Dec

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More Friends Of Summit Peaks Lodges

28 Nov

Our Friends around the WORLD Free Holiday Rental 

For your best deals go to:

http://summitpeakslodge.com/guest-deals

 
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Closest Restaurant to Lodges

01 Sep

A must try is our favorite restaurant for Colorado flavor and that is Murrphy’s Irish Pub

http://www.murphysfoodandspirits.com/

We really enjoy their patio and Horseshoes!!

Ask them about their special deals for Summit Peaks guests!

 
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Local Legend spends his winters with us at Riverside Lodge!

19 Jun

Local Legend, Charles enjoys our Riverside Lodge for the last 8 months!! http://t.co/xGzpLYQ

Charles A.

 
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Climbing Mt Royal 5 minutes From Summit Peaks Lodges!

13 Jun

We have a personal guide that can take you rock climbing only minutes from the Lodge On Mt Royal. The climbs have fixed protection so they are very safe for all ages! Please check out the attached.


 
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Foxes out in our back yard!

28 May

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoJDGaCUwWg&feature=player_embedded#at=68

This video was shot out the back door of our Summit Peaks Lodge in May of 2011! Keep you yes open when you stay with us you just do not know what you will see!

 
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March 2011 Midwest Gathering in the Rockies

16 May

We have been to the Summit Peak Lodges twice now and absolutely love the lodges and how conveniently located they are to all of the major ski resorts.  The lodges are very comfortable, the amenities are all there, and the hot tub after a full day of skiing is something I really look forward to.  I would recommend to groups, families with children, or even just a few couples.  There is plenty of room.

Kathy Mirocha
CFO

Direct 563.459.4510
Cell    563.505.0998

www.russellco.com

 
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Summer Bike Camps at Summit Peaks Lodges!

28 Feb

We are proud to sponcer Bike Camps through out the Summer at our Lodges!

http://www.summitmtbcamps.com/index.html

To Summit Mountain Bike Camps.  Our mission is to make you a more competitive Mountain Bike Athlete.
Located in Beautiful Summit County Colorado. Location of Breckenridge, Keystone, A-Basin and Copper Mountain ski areas.  Home of some of the best single track mountain biking in the world.  We offer all inclusive Mountain Bike camps.  All of our camps provide expert coaching, transportation, lodging, meals, cross training and training facilities packaged together in a 7 day high impact Mountain Bike Training Camp.

 
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Friends of ours Around the World

09 Feb

We offer service from Our Friends around the World.

Go to www.summitpeakslodge for all our discounts

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Trail expansion!

05 Feb

More trails to OPEN!!!

A seven-year work in progress, the Golden Horseshoe Management Plan will soon move from the draft stage into the long-awaited final approval and implementation stage.The plan for how trails in the open space area near Breckenridge will be used, maintained and developed is a joint effort between the three management agencies: Town of Breckenridge, Summit County and the U.S. Forest Service. Though it covers recreation, the plan also includes guidelines for handling natural resources and cultural resources. The 8,900 acre area lies between French Gulch on the south, Colorado Highway 9 on the west, and the Swan River drainage on the north. It lies north and east of the core of the Town of Breckenridge.

Breckenridge Town Council approved the draft plan Tuesday. It now awaits the OK from the Summit Board of County Commissioners, which should take place in early March.

Breckenridge Open Space and Trails director Scott Reid said changes could still be made to the plan, but based on feedback from the county commissioners at their Tuesday meeting, he doesn’t anticipate anything substantive.

“There are no surprises in here as far as we’re concerned,” Reid said, adding that the appendices of the document show the “exhaustive public input” that came in through the years.

It didn’t go without contest, though.

“It was a contentious process,” Summit County Open Space and Trails director Brian Lorch said, though he added, “We have not heard opposition (or questions) in a couple years.”

The major hang-up in getting the Golden Horseshoe Management Plan finalized was waiting for the Forest Service to finalize its Travel Management Plan, which will go into effect in May. The agency manages the most miles in the area, Reid said.

“This plan nests within that plan,” he said.

With the plan nearly finalized, officials are looking toward their next step: implementation.

The Forest Service’s goal is to get signs in place to mark trails that are open and closed according to the plan, Forest Service recreation staff officer Ken Waugh said.

“People should look for travel management signs,” Waugh said, adding that down the road when trail decommissioning takes place, they should respect revegetation areas. Motorized users can educate themselves with a Motor Vehicle Use Map, which will be released in May. Single-sheet guides are also available through the Forest Service’s Dillon Ranger District Office in Silverthorne.

Reid said that, though he doesn’t anticipate push-back as the document moves forward, he expects a reaction when implementation occurs.

“The old policy was: If it’s unsigned, you’re allowed on it. The new policy is: You’re not allowed on it unless it’s signed,” Reid said. “You must remain on designated routes. If you’re on an non-designated route, you’re automatically at issue.”

The rule applies to wheeled vehicles from bicycles to off-highway vehicles. Hikers and horses are exempt and can travel at will through the area, Reid said.

Reid added that though some users might be disappointed at the restrictions, they’ll be excited to see improvements to trails that can happen now that the travel management plan is nearly complete.

More info

The Golden Horseshoe Management Plan is available on the Town of Breckenridge’s website.

 

There’s an open house slated for 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, to exhibit preliminary designs for a new segment of the town’s Blue River recreation pathway from Town Hall to the Willow Grove Open Space.

Construction of the 2,100-foot segment is planned for summer 2011 and will be partially funded by a $500,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado. The segment is meant to connect two segments of trail that are currently connected by residential roads, improving aesthetics and safety.

 

Torreys Peak Summit Teams Sponsored by the Lodges!

07 Sep

21 climbers were sponsored my Summit Peaks and Riverside Lodge. The team helped raise over $30,000 for Project 54 and the Wilderness Ministry!  We were very proud to be a part of this event!

The trail to the Summit!

The Ridge!


 
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We can help you with your fishing

05 Sep

Did I ever mention that we have private Gold Metal waters on our Property. As our gust you can fish it exclusively! We also have Guild friends across the street at Cutthroat Anglers that we will personally hook you up with! My favorite is Sean Dailey, if he can  not fine you fish NO ONE WILL!  Let us make your dreams come true! We know where the trout are even if I can’t caught them!;)

 
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Peak 6

03 Sep

It is hard to believe but Breck is getting bigger!

BRECKENRIDGE — Breckenridge Resort’s plans to expand onto Peak 6 in the Tenmile Range are inching along, according to a recent update from the U.S. Forest Service. The agency plans to have a draft environmental analysis of the proposal available for public comment in the fall.

The ski area hopes to add a lift and new runs at its northern boundary. The terrain would cater to a variety of ability levels, but it would primarily feature intermediate slopes.

“That’s a significant part of the Breckenridge market,” said Roger Poirier, project team leader for the Forest Service. “What’s really driving Peak 6 is the lack of (existing) intermediate terrain.”

The proposed expansion, which would also include a restaurant and warming hut, is located inside the resort’s permit boundary.

The White River National Forest began seeking public input on the proposal in January 2008. During the scoping process, many respondents expressed concern over potential social impacts, such as parking, workforce housing and transportation. As a result, a community task force was convened and met for seven months to examine more closely the Peak 6 project’s ramifications for the local community. The Town of Breckenridge, Breckenridge Ski Resort and Summit County government are all in the process of formally adopting the task force’s findings.

“Even if there aren’t agreements on what’s going to be done, everyone acknowledges what the issues really are, and they’re formalizing their understanding of the action items to move forward with,” Poirier said.

In response to the comments from the scoping process, White River National Forest officials have modified the proposed plan and developed an additional alternative plan, which addresses concerns over natural resource issues — most notably the project’s potential impacts to the endangered Canada lynx.

The modified plan brings the lift’s bottom terminal further south, closer to existing runs than was originally proposed.

“It’s a much easier and more accessible spot for all types of skiers,” Poirier said.

A second scenario, which takes into account impacts to habitat for lynx and other species, limits the extent of development to a smaller area, closer to the existing trail network.

Forest Service officials are now analyzing each scenario, including a no-development option. They expect to release a draft environmental impact statement for public comment in August or September.

“No scenario is perfect, and there’s more than one way to move forward. One may be better for wildlife and the watershed but not as good for the recreational resource. We’re weighing the differences and the good and bad associated with each,” Poirier said.

 
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Joe’s Family Gathering!

30 Aug

Dear Brad and Sandy,

We wanted to thank you for letting us use your lodges in Colorado! It was a great way to connect with family. We are a pretty close nit bunch; but had never spent that much time together; usually just a day at holiday times. We split up during the day and then in the evenings all of us gathered in the south lodge for supper and the evening. Our 90 year old mom really enjoyed the time. We were a bit worried that the altitude might get to her, but I think she did better than some of us younger ones!

Hope you are enjoying your puppy and all is well with you and Sandy!

Thanks again!

Joe, Connie and crew


 
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Fishing 15 minutes from our Lodges!

22 Aug

Our Local Chief of Police caught a Monster trout Just 15 minutes North of our Lodge! Green Mountain Resivour is the home for LARGE  lake trout!

 
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We Loved the Riverside Lodge!

22 Aug

 

 

2013 Review this is a must read!  http://4littlefergusons.wordpress.com/2013/07/15/4-little-fergusons-in-colorado/

 

 

 

 

 

“We came up from Denver for the weekend in a group of 4 families with young children and stayed at Riverside Lodge and had a great stay!  The lodge is comfortable, well-equipped and in an ideal location — next to the rivers, across the street from the Rec Center and the playground and close to dining and shopping.  We’ll definitely be back again next year! (Salim Haji, Denver, CO).”

Salim

Salim Haji
 
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Family Reunion in Summit Peaks Lodge North

04 Aug

Just got back from a week at Summit North–Amazing my 2 brothers and families, my sister from Austrialia–Lots of room–View incredible–Summit Peaks is a MUST!

Bruce Clark

08/04/2010

 
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Conservation Projects

04 Aug

Did you every wonder how you can enjoy a vacation in Colorado, learn about the wilderness and possible write off your trip? Let us show you how! Feel free to comment below and we will out line the program!

The Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness Volunteer Ranger Program is a fun and rewarding opportunity for those who enjoy hiking in the Eagles Nest Wilderness. Volunteer Rangers choose trails in the wilderness on which to hike for at least four days during the season. They interact with other hikers and visit with them about wilderness protocols, such as where camps may be set up and whether fires are allowed. They provide directions to trails, discuss pet protections and answer the many questions visitors ask.

Volunteers wear official U.S. Forest Service shirts for identification. Only a few positions are available for Summit and Eagle County. The deadline to apply is April 30.

 
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Summit Peaks and Riverside Lodges Support Project 54

19 Jul

On August 28 Summit Peaks and Riverside Lodges will be hosting the Torreys Peaks climbers for Project 54! Our Lodge goal is to raise $1,000+ for these kids around the world!

Here is a link to see more!

www.project54.org

What is Project 54?

It is an annual fundraising event of the Wilderness Ministry Institute. The goal is to raise money to outfit indigenous youth workers with the needed gear to share the Gospel with underprivileged youth through outdoor adventure.

Torreys Peaks Climbing details!

Overview

Along with its nearby neighbor Grays Peak, Torreys Peak holds the distinction of being the only 14,000-foot peak on the Continental Divide. Highly visible from Interstate 70, Torreys is a memorable symbol of the ruggedness of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains for millions of passing climbers and non-climbers alike. Although Mounts Evans and Bierstadt are closer 14ers to Denver as the crow flies, the close proximity of Torreys and Grays to the interstate and a well-trodden path to their summits ensures plenty of climbing activity around the year. While the crowds might create a fun, sociable environment for gregarious hikers, the parking lot fills up rapidly on summer weekends, and it often is standing room-only on the summits of both peaks.

Torreys is a large, complicated mountain with a variety of routes for climbers of many skill levels and interests. The standard route, a walk-up from Stevens Gulch, follows the Grays Peak trail to the Grays/Torreys saddle (13,700 feet), and then ascends Torreys’s south slope. Excellent hiking routes also exist from Loveland Pass to the northwest and Chihuahua Gulch to the southwest. While there are no recognized technical routes on Torreys, this peak is home to several classic scrambles, snow climbs, and ski descents. The class 3/4 Kelso Ridge route ascends Torreys’s northeast ridge in style, with sustained scrambling on clean rock, and an unforgettable knife-edge. The most popular snow climb (and expert ski descent!) is Dead Dog Couloir, with 50° slopes and a convenient finish near the summit.

Many other interesting climbs exist on Torreys’s steep and broken north face, the easiest being the class 2 Northwest Slopes. Emperor, described by Gerry Roach as “one of Colorado’s longest snow climbs”, is the mountaineer’s highlight. These climbs and others start from Grizzly Gulch.

the Northeast
Click on map for area overview


Dark Blue – Grays Peak Trail
Yellow – South Paw Couloir
Purple – Dead Dog Couloir
Light Blue – Kelso Ridge
Pink – Eroica
Black – North Ridge
Red – Emperor
Green – West Ridge
Orange – Chihuahua Gulch
Stevens Gulch
Trailhead
From Denver take I-70 West to the Bakerville exit #221 and proceed south on forest service road 189. Look for the brown forest service sign pointing the way to Grays Peak. Depending on road conditions, the clearance of your vehicle, and the number of cars in the Stevens Gulch trailhead parking lot, drive ~2 miles to the trailhead (elevation 11,150 feet). Routes:Standard route (Grays Peak trail), Kelso RidgeDead Dog Couloir.
Routes from the Northwest
Loveland Pass
Trailhead
From Denver take I-70 West. Near the Loveland Ski Area, exit US Highway 6 west. At the top of Loveland Pass (12,000 feet) on the left is a parking area.Routes: Loveland Pass
Routes from the Southwest
Chihuahua Gulch
Trailhead
From Denver take I-70 West. Near the Loveland Ski Area, exit US Highway 6 west. Proceed over Loveland Pass. At the east end of town, take Ski Valley Road south, which almost immediately becomes CR 6, which turns into CR 5. After 4 miles, turn left onto CR 260 BEFORE you hit the tiny town of Montezuma. Continue for 2 miles; a parking area is on the left with a fenced/bermed gate (elevation 10,500 feet). Routes:Chihuahua Gulch.
Routes from the North
Grizzly Gulch
Trailhead
From Denver take I-70 West to the Bakerville exit #221 and proceed south on forest service road 189. Look for the brown forest service sign pointing the way to Grays Peak. Continue for 1 mile, turn right onto FS road 189.1C for 0.3 miles and park. Four-wheel drive vehicles may continue about 2 miles up Grizzly Gulch. Elevation 10,320 feet.




 
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Silverthorne Colorado Improvements right next to Riverside Lodge!!

09 Jul

Wildernest Bridge Work Complete

The Town of Silverthorne is pleased with the end result of the Wildernest Road Bridge Resurfacing Project, including the construction timing and the public’s cooperation with the related detour plan.

The project took approximately 11 calendar days to complete which allowed for the bridge to be open to traffic by the beginning of the Memorial Day Holiday weekend.Though the detour may have taken some time to get used to and may have caused slight inconveniences, it was necessary in order to make these bridge repairs while also ensuring the safest possible work and driving environments.The Town of Silverthorne thanks motorists for their cooperation during this process.


Additional Sand Volleyball Courts Coming to Rainbow Park

The Town of Silverthorne is installing two new sand volleyball courts at Rainbow Park this summer.The courts are scheduled to be completed and ready for play by August. The new courts are adjacent to the two existing sand courts located next to the tennis courts.The project is possible thanks to generous donations from private sector businesses.Tom Davenport, with Denver based Volleyball of the Rockies, contacted the Town last month and offered to donate 400 tons of sand, nets, and boundary lines for two new courts.To complete the project, the Town needed to supply gravel for the subsurface, which was not in the Town’s budget.However, Silverthorne based Everist Materials graciously offered to donate 200 tons of washed rock for the project, after Public Works Director Bill Linfield asked the company for assistance.“The donation is a generous gift, and we are very grateful. The Town has worked with Everist on many projects over the years and we are very appreciative of the support. donation allowed us to proceed with a project that will benefit the entire community for years to come,” stated Linfield.

New Rainbow Park Playground Nears Completion

The opening day for the playground is almost here!  If the weather cooperates allowing final construction items to be addressed in the next few days, the playground will open on Saturday July 10.  The equipment is all in place now, but the poured in place rubber surface is not yet completed so we have to ask the kids to wait just a bit longer before they can climb on all of the great new structures we’ve installed.

A formal ribbon cutting ceremony is also being planned and will also be announced at Silverthorne.org when details are available.

Where are the public fishing locations on the Blue River?

We often get this question, particularly from our many visitors, so to clear up the issue the Town has created a brochure that highlights seven distinct sections of the Blue River as it makes its three mile run through Silverthorne.The map, available soon at the Recreation Center and Town Hall, provides a clear picture of public access and public parking available near the river.descriptions of the types of water features in each section are also included in the brochure.The Town of Silverthorne is committed to protecting, preserving, and improving the gold medal water of the Blue River and has spent over $700,000 (largely obtained through grants) to improve the health of the river.

The Town would like to thank SPORT Committee members Don Hansen and Nathan Mosley for creating the fishing map with the assistance of Public Works Administrative Assistant Diane Salamon.

Outlets at Silverthorne Welcomes Guess

GUESS Factory Store at the Outlets at Silverthorne opened its doors in mid-June and held a grand opening/ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, June 28.   Now a global presence, GUESS got its start with a great pair of jeans.In 1981, The Marciano brothers founded a small denim company in California.Today, GUESS has grown to be one of the largest and most successful fashion brands in the world with over 1,113 GUESS stores worldwide.Through their innovative design, marketing and distribution of fashion lifestyle products, GUESS has become one of the most widely recognized fashion leaders in the young contemporary women’s and men’s markets across the globe.The GUESS Factory Store at the Outlets at Silverthorne will carry men’s and women’s fashion-forward apparel, handbags, watches, shoes and more! The store is located  in Unit 227-I in the Blue Village, between Great Outdoor Clothing Company and Pearl Izumi.


 
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Colorado Mountain Conservation Projects!

09 Jul
Summit Peaks and Riverside Lodge has launched an aggressive initiative to help improve our surrounding  Forests! We offer 1 to 5 day conservation projects in the White River Forest. These projects include but are not limited to trail improvement,wildlife habitat projects, reforestation and Fire protection projects. Lead by mountain guide Mike McKernan, we will customize project to meet your needs. For specific project details Mike can be reached at 970-485-4945.
Come enjoy the mountains and improve Summit County during the same trip!
At approximately 2.3 million acres, the White River is one of the biggest sections of the National Forest System. With 10 peaks over 14,000 feet, and eight Wilderness areas encompassing more than 750,000 acres, the Forest is also world-reknowned for its scenery.

Our mission of caring for the land and serving people means that we take pride in being the lead in the conservation and wise use of our Nation’s forests. As the most popular forest for recreation and as one of the first National Forests carved by Congress from the original forest reserves, the White River National Forest enjoys a proud heritage in the US Forest Service.

 
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New Climb-Holly Cross Ridge

07 Jul

This is a great day hike for someone that wants a challenging 8 hour day. I did it with my son and believe the view to be some of the best. The trail head is only about 80 minutes for the Lodge. Tuhare Lake might be one of the prettiest lakes I have seen in Colorado! The Lake’s crystal  clean waters is special and it is nestled in between snow covered Peaks!

South Slopes Route
The easiest route would be the South Slopes Route which starts at the Fall Creek TH and ascends to the Tuhare Lakes Basin. The route is long at 14.2 miles however the vertical gain is only 3,500-ft. I recommend this route when the monsoon season has kicked in. The route stays off of exposed ridges for most of the day and last second ascends the south slopes of UN13,821.


Holy Cross Ridge or UN13,831 is the highpoint on a long and beautiful ridge running south-southwest from the great fourteener Mount of the Holy Cross. The ridge harbors three ranked thirteeners and of course, the popular above mentioned fourteener. Residing directly on the north, south running ridge is Mount of the Holy Cross, the Cenntenial thirteener UN13,831, and lesser known UN13,768, and the unofficially named “Fancy Peak” (13,192,)just north of its named pass.

Holy Cross Ridge resides in the northern mountains of the Sawatch Range, extending from the summit of Mount of the Holy Cross south for about 4 miles to Fancy Pass (12,380-ft.) This ridge separates the vast Cross Creek Drainage to the west, from a series of smaller lake-ridden areas to the east. This area east of the ridge includes the beautiful Tuhare Lakes, Lake Constantine, Seven Sisters Lakes, Cleveland Lake, The Mulhall Lakes and the intimate Hunky Dory Lake.

Overshadowed by its more famous 14er neighbor, the ranked summits of Holy Cross Ridge are not climbed often and attaining them requires a physical effort greater than most standard routes on fourteeners. Sticking to the typical Sawatch mountaineering theme, expect a long approach, heavy vertical gain, and endless class 2 hiking on talus.


 
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Dillon Marina and Yacht club…The Highest in North America!

05 Jul

Our family  rents a boat here each summer. The experience is one of a kind. This is a highly recommended activity! Yes a the Tikki bar afterwards is the best!;))

Lake Dillon is the largest lake in the area and offers magnificent mountain vistas, with easy access to the Town of Dillon, shopping, lodging, RV sites, and camping. The Dillon Marina hosts exciting weekend sailing regattas and other boating events for fun and sport. The marina offers a full service maintenance shop with slip rentals available for short or long term. Motorboats and sailboats are available for exploring the lake, fishing or basking in the summer sun. The lake is home to Brown trout and Rainbow trout. With 26 miles of shoreline, finding a nice secluded spot to cast is not a problem.

Discover summer fun for the entire family. The Dillon Marina is a full-service marina in Summit County that offers access to beautiful Lake Dillon and world class sailing in Colorado. Boating, trout fishing and mountain recreation opportunities abound. The marina offers boat rentals, sailing instruction, racing regattas and is home to the Dillon Yacht Club, the highest club in North America at over 9000 feet in elevation.

The recreational choices in the area are endless. Across from the marina is a trailhead to miles of paved bike paths offering spectacular scenic tours. The surrounding National Forest also provides mountain-biking, rafting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and camping. Jeep tours on old mountain roads will take you to nearby historical mining towns. Be challenged at one of Summit County’s four championship golf courses. In Dillon, play a set of tennis, or simply take a stroll and have a picnic by the lake. The pace here is easy.


AVAILABILITY

Our rental boats are available starting at 9:00 AM and must be returned for the day by 5:30PM. Boats returned after a scheduled return time or after 5:30 will incur a late fee of $75.00 + any additional rental time used.

RESERVATION REQUEST FORM

PLEASE NOTE! A reservation is NOT final until a Dillon Marina crew member has contacted you for a visa or mastercard# to secure this reservation. If your request is for an immediate or same day boat rental, please call the marina directly at 970-468-5100.


RENTAL PERIODS

All boats are rented for either a 2-hour, 3-hour or 4-hour period, with 2 hours being the minimum rental period. An 8 hour or full day rental is two times the 4 hour rate.

FUEL

Boat rental rates do not include the cost of fuel. Fuel prices vary.

AGE RESTRICTIONS

Boat skippers must be at least 21 years old

BOAT CAPACITY

Maximum boat capacity for each boat type includes ALL persons aboard (including infants and children) and cannot be negotiated.

LIFE JACKETS

Life jackets are included in the cost of the rental. All children 13 and under are required to wear thier life jackets at all times.

RENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Rental customers are required to leave their drivers license and either a Master card or VISA card as security while on the water. Boats will NOT be rented without a credit card.

Colorado Law states: It is illegal to operate any boat under the influence of alcohol!

CANCELLATION POLICY

A reservation may be cancelled at any time prior to 48 hours before your scheduled rental, with no penalty. Reservations cancelled within 48 hours will incur a cancellation penalty of 20% of the rental fee which will be charged to your credit card.

FISHING

We DO NOT sell fishing licenses and stock very limited fishing supplies in our ship store. If you plan on fishing, it is a good idea to obtain these items prior to renting a boat.

RESERVOIR RESTRICTIONS

Swimming, jetskiing, waterskiing and tubing are not allowed on the reservoir.

The speed limit on the reservoir is 30 mph.

Runabout 18′

Dillon Marina’s 18′ Runabouts have a maximum capacity of 6 people. The boats have a 130hp inboard motor and a side-console steering wheel. All runabouts have an open bow & come with a bimini for optional sun and weather protection.

  • 2-hours: $105.00
  • 3-hours: $140.00
  • 4-hours: $170.00

 
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Frisco Marina Kayaking and MORE!!

05 Jul

The Frisco Marina is where you need to go to rent Kayaks! We had a blast paddling around the near by islands! There is even an Osprey next on one island with a new baby! This is a must do for the adventuresome!

Frisco Bay Marina is located on the shores of scenic Dillon Reservoir in the heart of Summit County, Colorado.  The lake spans 3,300 acres and boasts 25 miles of shoreline surrounded by majestic peaks.  At 9,017 feet in elevation, the boating season is very weather dependent, but typically runs from early June to early or mid September.  Dillon Reservoir is in a world class for sailing and regattas are held regularly.

A full service marina

Spring Office Hours: Monday through Friday 9-5.    Don’t hesitate to call, if we don’t answer please leave a message. We will return your call as soon as possible.

Launch Ramp: Is currently closed till the ice melts.  Please call us with any questions.

Rentals: Are currently closed for the 2009 season. Thanks for a great season!  See you in June 2010.  Feel free to call the office or check out the web cam to see how the ice is melting.

The Frisco Bay Marina rental office is open seven days a week during the boating season.  During the off-season, Marina staff can be contacted about slips, moorings, racks, and rental information at (970) 668-4334 and appointments can also be arranged.

We offer canoe/kayak rack storage, boat dry storage, slips, and moorings, shrink wrap service and maintenance service for repairs.  Call (970) 668-4334 for rates and information.  We are currently on a waiting list for long-term slips and racks, please call or e-mail friscobaymarina@townoffrisco.com for more information.  

Two or Three people can enjoy this ride

Two or Three people can enjoy this ride

Canoe ~ 2 Person

2 Hours $32
3 Hours $38
4 Hours $44
$7 Each Additional Hour

Canoe ~ 3 Person

2 Hours $38
3 Hours $44
4 Hours $50
$7 Each Additional Hour

Kayaks ~ Single

2 Hours $24
3 Hours $28
4 Hours $32
$7 Each Additional Hour

4 people = 16 fish to keep

4 people = 16 fish to keep

Fishing Boat – 25 Hp
(4 people max)

2 Hours – $60
3 Hours – $80
4 Hours – $100
6 Hours – $120
8 Hours – $150

Runabouts – 115 Hp
(6 person max)

2 Hours – $132
3 Hours – $168
4 Hours – $189
6 Hours – $289
8 Hours – $342

Pontoon Boats – 75 Hp
(12 person max)

2 Hours $142
3 Hours – $180
4 Hours – $200
6 Hours – $350
8 Hours – $400

  • 2 Hour Minimum
  • Prices subject to change.
  • Prices include fuel and PFDs.
  • No grills or heaters. No swimming or skiing.
  • Captains must be 18 years of age.
  • Visa or Mastercard required for rental.
  • Infants and Children included in head count.
  • Dogs welcome! (restrictions may apply to fishing boat)


 
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