If you’ve ever visited beautiful Summit County, Colorado before, then you are in the know. However, if you are in the planning phase of your first excursion to this wonderful place, let us be the first to inform you about another great aspect of this place we call home; the free bus service, the Summit Stage! This free service can transport you and your crew to almost any destination in Summit County; including Breckenridge, Frisco, Silverthorne, Dillon, Keystone and Copper Mountain. Once you get there, it will likely be only a quick jaunt to your activity take off zone. Here are 3 Summit County adventures that don’t require a car from your mountain shuttle staff. These adventures will set your mind at ease about finally working to reduce your carbon footprint.
Summit County has many outdoor endeavors to offer, and the majority of them you can do for free! If you have your own mountain bike, obviously, you won’t need to drive, but with the Summit Stage, you won’t have to. All Summit Stage buses, from spring to fall, are equipped with bicycle racks on the front. This allows you to hop both you and your bike on the bus so that it can take you to any number of single track trail heads in the area. This way, you don’t have to pedal all the way up hill, just to come right back down.
If intense mountain biking isn’t your thing, maybe a nice hike through the forest is just what you need! Filled with countless trials to choose from, Summit County is the destination for beautiful mountain hiking. Take a stroll through Frisco or around Lake Dillon and absorb the many natural wonders that surround. If opting for a trail enclosed by tall pines and inspirational Aspen groves, take off on a bushwhacking adventure or follow one of many single track trails up Buffalo Mountain. Keep your eyes open, tho, as you will likely encounter one of the folks that have decided to go mountain biking instead!
Perhaps one of the most challenging of our suggested free outdoor activities, rock climbing has been a favorite local adventure for ages! Whether, wanting to set up a top rope, lead a climb or simply play around on the rocks (bouldering), there are so many possibilities that a mere walk out your door may have you scaling a rock face just to get out of the yard! Be careful, though, as you don’t want to fall and scratch your knee! That’s the thing about climbing…the hard part is the fall!
So now you can pick and choose or mix and match any combination of cool adventures in this beautiful place for your day trip! If looking for more of an organized activity, check out our friends at AVA Rafting and their friendly and incredibly helpful sales agents will assist you in formulating the perfect trip!