Add These to Your Summer Plans

The view from the middle of Lake Dillon, leaving Heaton Bay campground. Photo by Scott Mahon/


Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks in Silverthorne is a breathtaking course with panoramic mountain views. The Silverthorne course was rated one of the Top 10 courses in the U.S. by Golf Magazine.

Picnic and Music

The Dillon Marina Park is a great spot for a picnic while listening to concerts at the Dillon Amphitheatre, reopening in July after a multimillion-dollar renovation. Or visit Rainbow Park in Silverthorne, which has tennis, basketball, beach volleyball, a state-of-the-art “Tot Lot,” a skateboard park, and more.

Horseback Riding

Explore Summit County like cowboys did in the Old West: on horseback. Sign up for guided trips through meadows of wildflowers and groves of aspens. Visit Gore Range Outfitters in Silverthorne to sign up for 1.5-hour, half-day, or overnight horseback trips. Keystone Stables on the edge of Dillon is another option for the ultimate family adventure.

Fourth of July

On July 4, enjoy a free outdoor concert at the Dillon Amphitheatre, and fireworks to follow over Lake Dillon. In Silverthorne, take in the Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s annual Independence Day musical celebration starting mid-morning at Rainbow Park.

Dillon Nature Preserve

Explore the idyllic Dillon Nature Preserve in any season. Signs along the trails include history, trees, wildlife and native plants, all written as part of an Eagle Scout project.

Next-Level Line Dancing

Get down with country dance instructor Mike “Tex” DeGarie. Bring your friends or a date, or come by yourself. The event kicks off with a dance lesson, followed by open dancing. Get the details at or

Summit Shuttle

For one-way or roundtrip by water-taxi passage between Frisco and Dillon, jump on the Summit Shuttle. Kick back, relax and enjoy the view on the 30-foot pontoon boat as you cross Lake Dillon at 9,071 feet. The service also offers private charters for wedding parties, family reunions and more. Book at

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Photo by Bill Linfield/Town of Silverthorne