Having Fun at Beaver Run
With 515 rooms and suites right at the base of Peak 9, Breckenridge’s Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center affords pedestrian access to zigzagging mountainside hiking trails and downtown Breckenridge. On-property features include on-premises swimming, hot tubs, fitness, tennis, spa, sauna and two solid restaurant options. Beaver Run is an easy drive from all four Summit County golf courses. Moreover, on July 13, you won’t find a more convenient place to stay for the Summer Beer Festival, where more than 30 craft breweries convene in the Skier’s Parking Lot right next door to the resort. Beaver Run also offers lodging specials for the Breck Yoga Fest (Sept. 1), Breckenridge Wine Festival (Sept. 12-15) and two Oktoberfests (Sept. 6 and 13). beaverrun.com
History and Hooch
Breckenridge’s historic district is the state’s largest, offering numerous heritage tours, while also presenting the Breckenridge Music Festival (breckmusic.org) at the Riverwalk Center. Take a less historic tour at Breckenridge Distillery, which provides a shuttle from downtown to its location two miles north. A tasting room, retail shop and restaurant await. gobreck.com; breckenridgedistillery.com
What the Breck?
The Breckenridge International Festival of Arts will transform the town August 9–18. From aerial artistry and in-river performance installations to gypsy folk-punk and the return of a stone-hearted troll, BIFA offers an exhilarating program of extraordinary events in a spectacular array of places and spaces. breckcreate.org/bifa
Tee and Whee!
Breck’s Three-Jack: The challenging Bear, Beaver and Elk nines comprise Breckenridge Golf Club’s 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signaturecourse. All three play above 9,300 feet in elevation. breckenridgegolfclub.com
Keystone’s Combo: Two truly memorable golf experiences await in Keystone—the pioneering Keystone Ranch Golf Club and the supremely scenic River Course at Keystone. keystoneresort.com
Off-Season at the Ski Area: Breck Summer Fun Park offers ziplines, climbing walls, bungee trampolines, a superslide and more. Bikers and hikers can take a chairlift to trails 11,000 feet in elevation. gobreck.com
Thrillin’ in Dillon
A year after finishing its multimillion-dollar upgrade, the Dillon Amphitheater now attracts bigger acts. Michael Franti & Spearhead and Clint Black both performed there in June, and July will bring, among others, Robert Cray, String Cheese Incident and Toots & The Maytals. In August, the Subdudes, Lake Street Dive, Bruce Hornsby, the B-52s and Blues Traveler frontman John Popper highlight a packed schedule of performances at different price points—including free. The venue now features a larger dance floor and 300 more seats. dillonamphitheater.com
Dillon’s rollicking restaurant scene includes brewpubs like Dillon Dam Brewery (dambrewery.com) and Pug Ryan’s Brewery (pugryans.com), which also runs the fun Lakeside Tiki Bar. Great breakfasts and BBQ await at the venerable Arapahoe Cafe & Pub (arapahoecafe.com). For global fare, try Cafe ProFusion (cafeprofusion.com).
Along For the Ride
The 13-mile round-trip between Dillon and Frisco is the ultimate easy-cruiser bike ride, climbing only 550 feet on short rolling bike path hills. If you’re feeling ambitious, ride the 18-mile loop around Lake Dillon, which ascends Swan Mountain and rewards you with stunning views from Sapphire Point. summitbiking.com
The fun, 90-minute “Explore Lake Dillon” boat tours leave from Dillon Marina twice weekly and sell out quickly for good reason. townofdillon.com
Summit Co. Sustenance
Breck Bites: So many choices! Foodies favor Ember and Aurum; romantics adore Heartstone; and everyone loves The Canteen. gobreck.com
Unlocking Keystone: Alpenglow Stube and Keystone Ranch top the fine-dining list. Kickapoo Tavern kicks butt for casual fare. keystoneresort.com
Feeding Frenzy Frisco’s Main Street is restaurant row. For starters, there’s Silverheels, Vinny’s, Ollie’s, Frisco Prime, Prosit and more. townoffrisco.com
This section appeared in the 2019 July Issue of Colorado AvidGolfer.
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