Summit County’s commerce hub is lined with name-brand outlet mall shopping, big box retailers and familiar national hotel chains, all hugged by the breathtaking Gore Range.
Recent developments have welcomed gourmet restaurants and an ultramodern multi-million-dollar performing arts center. Plans for a complete downtown core revamping are underway.
Dubbed the gateway to Summit County, Silverthorne is the first thing that comes into view after descending from the Eisenhower Tunnel along I-70. The Blue River flows through town, providing quick access to incredible trout fishing, whitewater rafting and kayaking; and the Raven Golf Club, bike paths and quintessential Colorado hiking trails round out summer.
Second homeowners are attracted to the plethora of real estate options and the 20-minute-radius drive to five world-class ski resorts. Ranches sprawl north of town and luxury homes with wide-eyed mountain views rim the golf course. The Three Peaks subdivision is well-regarded as one of Summit’s most prestigious addresses.
Elevation: 8,751 feet