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Area Attractions

The lazy days of summer is a relative term at Keystone. Experience what the Rocky Mountain's have to offer all in one place - Keystone, Colorado. Two award-winning golf courses wind along the Snake River and up through alpine meadows. Nearly sixty miles of trails - from scenic singletrack to screaming downhill runs - provide some of the best mountain biking in the country. Its a good thing we have 300 days of sunshine each year. With everything there is to do at Keystone, you'll need it. The Adventure Center in Lakeside Village is your headquarters for summer activities. View or print the Keystone summer activities brochure. For reservations and information, call 800-354-4386.

The forecast for summer in Colorado calls for big blue skies in the day and cool evenings at any altitude. Claim your share of our mild weather by getting outside and exploring every corner of Colorado, where there's no end of summer things to do. Keystone lies in the Dillon Valley which is also home to Breckenridge and Copper Mountain Ski Resorts as well as the towns of Dillon reservoir and the shops at Silverthorne. The world famous towns of Vail and Aspen are easy drives at 38 and 99 miles respectively. There are more fourteeners than you can count to challenge you in hiking, biking or just lounging in a serene meadow. And if you yearn for the city, Denver is 74 miles away and Colorado Springs and the Air Force Academy are a two hour drive.

Hiking - whether your goal is "Summit or Bust" up the side of a fourteener or more of a lazy creek side amble, Colorado has hundreds of miles of trails that are just your speed.

Camping/Backpacking - with campsites in 41 state parks, more than 22 million acres of national forests and hundreds of private campgrounds, it's easy to find a tranquil spot to get back to basics.

Mountain Biking/Cycling - in Colorado, bicycle riding is a way of life. From the state that invented mountain biking and has dozens of endurance and high-altitude races, there's an abundance of bike trails.

Boating- tow a water skier or just feel the wind on your face as you glide across Colorado's lakes and reservoirs.

Golf - at high altitude, where the air is thin and dry, everyone's ball flies farther and straighter.

Horseback Riding - dramatic scenic backdrops, endless trails and a history of horseback riding make Colorado a perfect destination for equestrian immersion.

Kayaking & Whitewater Rafting - Rafters flock to the headwaters of four major rivers which begin in Colorado - the Colorado, Platte, Arkansas and Rio Grande.

Caving - two of the nation's most popular natural caves can be found: Cave of the Winds in Manitou Springs and Glenwood Caverns in Glenwood Springs.

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