Summit County Colorado

by MBC

This is one of a series of articles I will be writing on Colorado, the state where I live and the wonderful things to see and do here. I just love the Rocky Mountains.

In Colorado the aspen trees turn gold and orange and the best time to view them is usually late September or early October.

In this lens I will cover some local restaurants and gives suggestions for lodging as well as activities of local interest. I love to travel, don't you?

The towns of Silverthorne, Dillon and Breckenridge are all in Summit County. Summit County, known as Colorado's playground, is located in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains approximately 75 miles west of Denver on Interstate 70. All three places have lodging that is close to high country skiing. Silverthorne is also located on the Colorado Trail between Durango and Lake City, Colorado. Summit county has many outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, camping, walking, bike riding, snowboarding, and skiing. Come and enjoy your choice. For maps of the back country stop check by the ranger Station located at 135 Blue River Parkway in Silverthorne.

Summit County's four ski areas - Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, and Copper Mountain collectively attract more skiers than any other ski destination in North America. All great places for a vacation - come play!

All the images used on this webpage were by Marsha Camblin and are copyrighted to the photographer. Please do not copy or reproduce them in any way. Thank you.

Resources to Learn About Summit County

It's always good to be prepared with a detailed map of the area you plan to visit, especially if you are hiking. Map of Vail, Frisco and Dillon Colorado

For a resource with handy information for the visitor to Summit County check out this Victorian Artist's community.

 

Photo of Dillon Lake, Colorado
Photo of Dillon Lake, Colorado

Stats on Breckenridge

The population about is 7,697.

92% of the population is white, which is 18 points more than the national average. The average household income is $54,343, which is $24,645 more than the typical average.

This contributes to the average house being worth $379,800. When the survey was done in 2000, that represented a difference of 382% from the typical value.

Men make up 57% of the population, and the typical age in this part of CO is 30.5.


Stats about: Breckenridge, CO
Population: 7,697
Number of Households: 8,267
Average House Value: $379,800
Average Income per Household: $54,343
Elevation: 9,602 ft

Georgous Snow Covered Peaks - Dillon in Summit County

Photo taken by M. Camblin - under Copyright
Georgous Snow Covered Peaks - Dillon in Summit County
Georgous Snow Covered Peaks - Dillon in Summit County
Photo taken by M. Camblin - under Copyright

A Fun Time Music on Main in Frisco

Keep your eyes peeled for next years Annual Music on Main event in Frisco. It’s a great time! One of the musicians it featured in the past was Booker T. This event is free.

Where Should You Eat in Breckenridge?

I Highly Recommend This Place

Linda and I always try to eat at Bubba Gumps. I had the coconut shrimp – YUM! Highly recommended! We were celebrating my birthday – what a nice time we had – thanks Linda.

Do you remember the Tom Hanks movie – Forest Gump? That’s where the idea for this restaurant came from. The menu consists mostly of shrimp dishes, but also other seafood, as well as Southern and Cajun cuisine, due to the main character Forrest Gump coming from Alabama. The first Bubba Gump restaurant opened in 1996 in Monterey, California. Today there are thirty-two Bubba Gump restaurants worldwide. The one we went to is in downtown Breckenridge. We sat outside on the patio to eat and people watch.  What fun.

It’s my favorite restaurant in Breckenridge.

Vail Pass Landscape with Beaver Ponds
Vail Pass Landscape with Beaver Ponds

More Reading Suggested

Visit the Denver Zoo while in Colorado. Each zoo is unique and features different animals. I have found the Denver Zoo to be a wonderful place for family fun.
This is mostly a Christmas article featuring holiday ornaments themed around the State of Colorado, but I also have year round gift suggestions for those who love the High Country.
This article will offer special things to do or see each month throughout the year in Denver, Colorado.
Hummingbirds are fascinating and enchanting little birds. This article will have a deep look at how hummingbirds are different from other birds. I’m sure you will learn a lot here

Get This Fun Ponderosa Pine Christmas Card

Also search for "Pine Needles with Cones Postage" the matching postage stamps
Updated: 11/30/2016, MBC
 
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Your Comments: Have you been to Summit County? If so what time of year?


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dustytoes on 10/06/2014

I've never been to Colorado, but maybe one day.

sandyspider on 09/30/2014

What a beautiful place to visit. Makes nice Zazzle products too.

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