When the calendar reaches June, July and August, it’s time for a family vacation or weekend getaway. With the enormous array of Keystone, CO, summer activities, the resort is a fantastic warm weather destination. Where ice skating rules the winter at Keystone Lake, this five-acre waterway at the center of Lakeside Village provides standup paddleboarding, canoes and kayaks for a quick tour around its perimeter. Watch out for the ducks! Small feeders around the lake’s edge exchange quarters for bird snacks, and you’re sure to attract these foot-paddling quackers. Links’ lovers will find their bliss in Keystone summer activities. The River Course and Keystone Ranch facilities present 36 challenging holes in a spectacular mountain environment. In summer 2016, the courses were a Gold Digest Editor’s Choice for the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains region. Mountain bikers will also find thrills at Keystone. Riders can take advantage of lift-serviced rocky terrain or head off cross country over miles upon miles of varied trails. Road bikers can attempt one of the harder feats in the county: riding over Loveland Pass to reach the summit at 11,990 feet. It’s an uphill climb from Keystone’s River Run base area. At mile 5 or so, riders pass the Arapahoe Basin Ski area and continue this classic high alpine climb, sharing the road with courteous drivers. For a shorter but still challenging ride, bikers can head in the opposite direction over Swan Mountain Pass. At its summit, bikers enjoy the view of Lake Dillon from Sapphire Point. The downhill ride from here lands you at Farmer’s Korner in Frisco where you can pick up the Summit County recpath to head toward Main Street in Breckenridge.
Keystone, CO, Summer Activities for Kids
This resort is the ultimate playground for kids. Keystone summer activities stack up a schedule to keep your youngest family members busy and engaged. The resort’s full Kidtopia lineup runs from mid-June through the end of August and offers at least one group activity per day including family nature hikes, kite-flying, face painting and crafts and the chance to meet the mountain’s avalanche rescue dogs. The on-mountain Play Park’s activities will keep the kids hopping, skipping and jumping on the climbing wall, bounce house and bungee trampoline or trying to meet the par requirements at mini- and Frisbee golf. Summer programs at The Keystone Science School are developed to engage kids in their natural world through interactive sessions that range from local history and wildflowers to astrology, zoology and astronomy.