Key To The Rockies Announces Summer in The Rocky Mountains

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"Now is the time to save BIG on booking a trip to the Rocky Mountains," said Mike Magliocchetti at Key To The Rockies lodging.

Key To The Rockies has been in business for 23+ years.

"Now is the time to save BIG on booking a trip to the Rocky Mountains," said Mike Magliocchetti at Key To The Rockies lodging.

What to Do in the Summer in Keystone, Colorado

If one thinks winter is beautiful here in Keystone, that traveler will fall in love with Keystone in the summer. The flowers, fantastic vistas, kind people and the occasional elk spotting make this spectacular location one of the prettiest. Bar none, it’s one of the most gorgeous places on earth. Travelers need to book a vacation or even a weekend getaway to Keystone. Why Keystone? The less expensive summer lodging and outdoor activities make the Keystone Resort the perfect destination for a summer vacation and it’s never as crowded as neighboring Breckenridge. Wondering what Keystone has to offer in the warmer months? Read on.

Shopping at The Silverthorne Outlets

Even for the strict indoors person, Keystone has some spectacular shopping. If the family likes Guess, Chico’s, Ann Taylor, Coach, Kenneth Cole and so many more (300 shops), plan a day of shopping. Okay 2 days! Ralph Lauren, Under Armour, J. Crew, Levi’s, Calvin Klein, Bass Outlet (now men will come along), Columbia Sportwear…so much, it’s amazing.

Ride a Gondola Up the Mountain

Visitors can take the gondola partially up the mountain and hike down. If the family is not up for hiking, sit back and enjoy the stunning view of the Rockies while riding up the mountain and back down. Hop off at the top for some great photos ops. The air just smells clean and the views are simply unforgettable.

Go Mountain Biking

One of the first things travelers notice upon arriving in Keystone is the plethora of mountain bikers. There are trails everywhere! Hardcore mountain bikers even take their bikes up the ski lifts and bike down the mountain or ride back up too! The trails are marked like ski trails. Double black diamonds are for experts. Visitors don’t have to be daredevils to try out mountain biking, though. Keystone offers mountain biking for all skill levels. The bike path winds around Lake Dillon and for the most part the path is pretty easy going. Riders might have to climb a little bit, but nothing daunting. Be sure to ask for a helmet and wear your sunscreen. After all, Keystone is 10,000 feet closer to the sun!

Grab a Beer and Burger at Pug Ryan’s Steakhouse & Brewery

Beer fans? Try stopping at Pug Ryan’s in Silverthorne. Sip their award-winning brews on the outdoor patio overlooking the Rockies, and sample their delicious family-friendly food offerings. Travelers highly recommend the fish and chips and the Uptown Dillon Burger. They’re open for lunch and draught beers are $2 all day Sunday.

Indulge with an Ice Cream Sandwich at Blue Moon Bakery

Head over to Blue Moon Bakery for tasty baked goods. The cookie ice cream sandwich is delicious and is sure to go over well with kids and adults alike.

Check Out Zip Lining or Rock Climbing

Adventurous travelers, consider adding zip lining or rock climbing to your itinerary. It’s pricey (starting at $88 for adults and $77 for kids), but it’s sure to be an experience the kids won’t soon forget!

Hike Around Loveland Pass

For breathtaking views and a number of hiking options, check out The Summit Hiker, a book that has every level of hike, from the super adventurous to a casual walk. Try Loveland - It’s just over 8 miles from the River Run base area in Keystone and one can bike or drive to the summit and hike around from there. As the signs will denote, Loveland Pass is on the Continental Divide. From the pass, there are 360 views of the mountains and flora.

Rent Paddle Boats at Lakeside Village

Lakeside Village feels a little touristy, but the scenery isn’t bad. Soak up the sun while paddling around the small lake with the family.

Have a Rafting Adventure

Rafting is a popular summer activity for visitors to Keystone Resort. There are river rafting adventures for all skill levels and one can even find kid-friendly options. Due to the late snowfall this winter, travelers should have some rip-roaring rafting excitement for the family!

Experience a Guided Tour on Horseback

Regardless of skill level, visitors can go on a guided tour of Arapahoe National Forest on horseback at the Gore Range Outfitters in Silverthorne. The tour is a fun way to take in the scenery and learn about the area’s history. The views are amazing.

Picnic by the Dillon Reservoir

Pack a picnic lunch, then rent bikes or drive west on Route 6 to the Dillon Reservoir. Take in the beautiful mountain and lake scenery during a leisurely lunch. There’s also fishing at the Reservoir ( a Colorado fishing license is required).

Affordable lodging and plentiful outdoor activities make Keystone Resort in Colorado a great summer vacation destination. Give Key To The Rockies a call and they’ll custom design a trip to the mountains. The prices are sometimes ½ of what they are during the winter, so now is the time to start planning the family’s Rocky Mountain adventure. So give Patrice a call 800-248-1942 or

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