They say people who live in Summit come for the winters but stay for the summers. But fall is a beautiful (though short) season that visitors and locals all enjoy. Check out some of these fall fun activities in Summit County to embrace the last couple of weeks to play outside before the snow season begins. With a few warm layers, there are leaves to peep, mountains to explore and so much more!
Photo: Everything Summit, Town of Frisco
On the Lake
Rent boats from Dillon Marina or Frisco Bay Marina to cruise Lake Dillon. Note that the marinas’ hours may be shorter, so call in advance. If you’d rather fish than paddle, cast a line and try your hand at catching arctic char, Kokanee salmon, rainbow trout and the brown trout that spawn in October. (Don’t forget your CO fishing license!)
On the Road
Enjoy the Summit County Recreation Path by bike or on foot. You can go all the way around Lake Dillon to see peaks dusted in snow and the remaining foliage glowing gold.
On the Hill
Arapahoe Basin and Keystone Ski Resort are both open if you are ready to click into your bindings and kick off ski season. If not, head up to Boreas Pass, where you can see what’s left of the aspen color. Travel by foot, bike, car or ATV.
Photo: Town of Breckenridge Facebook
Learn the spooky past of Breckenridge with a Ghostly Tales Tour from Breckenridge Tours. Explore the dark side of the old Western town and hear about the ghosts who still haunt the Summit spot.
Photo: Everything Summit, Breckenridge Tours
Don’t miss the Still on the Hill Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival this Saturday, October 19. More than 40 distillers will share their artisan creations. Don’t miss special seminars, bluegrass music and handmade snacks. Purchase tickets here.