Summer Recreation Information

Summertime in the Rocky Mountains is incredible but the weather is ever changing and you should always be extra prepared! Keep in mind that thunderstorms spring up in the afternoon, usually after 2 p.m. so an early start to hiking or your day’s activity is recommended. Always bring an extra layer of clothes as the weather can change suddenly. Remember that you are anywhere from 7,000 to 14,000 feet above sea level and the sun is much more intense, so always use sunscreen. It is also important to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. Please see Winter Recreation Information for tips on high altitude sickness.

The spring, summer and fall outdoor adventures in Summit County are endless. Below is a list of our favorite activities. Also see the Hiking & Biking link for additional information.

Bike Rentals

NameWebsitePhone Number
Lake Dillon Bike Rentals
Pioneer Sports

Boat Rentals

NameWebsitePhone Number
Dillon Marina
Frisco Marina

Fishing / Fly Fishing / Guided Trips

NameWebsitePhone Number
Places to fish and fishing information
Buying a Colorado fishing license information
Cutthroat Anglers
Blue River Anglers
Mountain Angler
The Colorado Angler


NameWebsitePhone Number
Breckenridge Golf Course
Copper Creek Golf Course
Keystone Ranch Golf Course and River Course at Keystone
Raven at Three Peaks Golf Course (rated best in Summit County) http://www.ravenatthreepeaks.com970-262-3636

Horseback Riding

NameWebsitePhone Number
American Safari Ranch
Gore Range Outfitters
Halfmoon Packing and Outfitting
Keystone Stables

White Water Rafting

There are many factors involved in white water rafting….time of year, water flow, rapid level categories and age of rafter. It is important to discuss this with the rafting company. There are numerous rafting companies within 35 to 70 miles of Summit County.

NameWebsitePhone Number
Clear Creek Rafting Company
Colorado River Center
Colorado River Runs
Colorado Whitewater Rafting
Good Times Rafting Company
KODI Rafting

Zip Lining

NameWebsitePhone Number
AVA Zip lining
Colorado Adventure Center
Four Eagle Ranch
TenMile Flyer Zipline
Top of the Rockies Zip Line


The only place to rent kayaks is at the Frisco Marina. You should make reservations in advance at 970-668-4334.


There are numerous concerts, art shows, festivals and events throughout the summer season. Click on the various town links for their calendar and additional information.