14 May 2019
Summit County is the perfect vacation spot for everyone from the young to the young at heart. Read on to learn about senior-friendly activities of all interests and activity levels.
As the weather warms up, the greens across Summit County begin to open. With scenic courses for all experience levels, Summit County is a golfer’s dream. Continuously voted as one of the best mountain courses in Colorado, The Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks in Silverthorne is both challenging and breathtakingly beautiful. The ever family-friendly Keystone offers two expertly designed courses. The River Course offers elevation changes, water hazards, and is known for wildlife. Challenging for all experience levels, Keystone Ranch follows the links-style across the front nine while the back follows a more traditional layout with slight elevation changes.
You don’t need to be a mountaineer to enjoy the mountain views, glacial lakes, and wildlife encounters of Summit County. Accessible from Main Street in Frisco, Rainbow Lake is an out-and-back hike is meandering through wetlands, Aspen groves, lodgepole pines and eventually ending at a beaver pond just under a mile from the start. Continue on to the slightly more challenging Miners Creek Road or the Peaks trail – an easy path that will take you all the way to Breckenridge. If its views you’re after, Sapphire Point Overlook Trail is an easy hike with little elevation gain. Located between Keystone and Breckenridge on Swan Mountain Road, this loop trail offers panoramic views of Lake Dillon and both the Gore and Ten Mile mountain ranges. Always be sure to wear sunscreen and bring plenty of water.
If you’re looking for a relaxing experience, book a massage or treatment at one of Summit County’s many spas. Sol Impressions Massage Studio offers massages, skin care treatments and more, including an in-home deep tissue couples massage. Looking for something more adventurous? Try Vive Float Studio in Frisco – a unique and therapeutic sensory experience. Each float room offers 1,000 pounds of dissolved pharmaceutical grade epsom salt in 10 inches of water, allowing the opportunity to rest in a calm space that is both gravity and sensory-free.
End the day with a scenic sunset chairlift ride, enjoying all the breathtaking scenery Summit County has to offer. The Breckenridge gondola takes 13 minutes to travel top to bottom and is the perfect way to take in the panoramic landscapes.
River Ridge Rentals is the Summit County vacation headquarters, offering luxury lodging for all types of vacations. Featuring fantastic amenities, multiple locations, beautiful views and more – book today!