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Area Summer Activities

Silverthorne in the summer is irresistible -
more people visit Silverthorne in the summer than any other time.

Escape the heat and enjoy fresh mountain air and a host of summer activities!

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On the Mountain

Silverthorne has a wide variety of activities for the whole family. The Village at Silverthorne Mountain Resort offers summer fun on the mountain! Follow Hwy 550N from town to Silverthorne Mountain Resort. Ample parking is available. Please call 800.982.6103 for more information or go to 

Total Adventure Ticket. All-Day Activity Passes are available for $49 per person, half-day for $29 per person. The pass includes unlimited usage of the Alpine Slide rides, scenic chairlift rides, disc golf, and mini golf; plus 1 climb on the rock wall and 1 jump on the bungee tramp. (Children must be 3 years or older to ride chair lift). For more information

Alpine Slide. The chairlift takes riders and their 'tobaggans' up the mountain for a descent of over half a mile. Each sled has a control stick that regulates the speed of descent and there are two banked tracks running side by side. The sleds seat an adult and small child.

Mini Golf. Challenge yourself on an18-hole mini golf course. Unique obstacles and lush greens stand between you and golfing immortality.

Bungee Tramp. A safe and fun way for families to experience "big air." This exciting activity combines bungee jumping and trampoline activity in a safe and controlled environment.

Climbing Wall. Features three different routes for the beginning, intermediate and advanced climber.

Disc Golf. Get your frisbee out for a fun game of disc golf on the mountain. The 9-hole course begins and ends at the base area.

Scenic Chairlift Rides and Hiking. Ride to the top of Angel's Tread at Purgatory. Take a round trip ride or hop off  for access to hiking and biking trails.

Mountain Biking. Bring your bike along and enjoy!

Guided Naturalist Hikes - free! A Free guided hikes every Friday from 10am to 2pm during the summer. To register call 385-1210.

Diggler Mountain Scooters. Part mountain bike, part scooter, part snowboard, these scooters handle as well as bikes, go nearly as fast and are easy for first-timers. Available at Purgatory Sports.
2 hours - $15
1/2 day - $30
full day - $40
full day uplift add-on - $9
one uplift - $3

Hike with a Llama. Join the San Juan Mountain Association for a full-day hike with a llama. The llama will carry wine, cheese and lunch for a mid-day picnic.
$25 per person or $45 per couple. To register call 385-1210.

Buck's Livery Horseback Rides. A Experience Wranglers will help you explore the San Juan National Forest and Cascade Canyon on a horse that fits your ability level. For more information and reservations call 720-312-2948.

In & Around the Town of Silverthorne

  • Silverthorne and Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad
  • Mesa Verde National Park
  • Trimble Hot Springs
  • Vallecito Lake 
  • Silverthorne Music in the Mountains
  • Diamond Circle Melodrama and Vaudeville 
  • Children's Museum
  • Fine Art Galleries
  • Over 200 Restaurants and Shops
  • Hillcrest Golf Course and Dalton Ranch Golf Course
  • More than 40 miles of Bike Trails
  • Hiking
  • River Rafting
  • Boating
  • Fly Fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • Hunting
  • Jeep Tours
  • Gambling Casinos

Outside magazine recently named Silverthorne as the Best Mountain Biking Community in their article "Dream Town--Fit, Healthy and Full of Adventure."  (August 2006). Have fun!

Silverthorne and Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad. Take a ride into the past on the same track miners and cowboys rode on over a century ago. The ride of a life-time.  Visit  www.Silverthornetrain.com

Mesa Verde National Park. The Park, established in 1906, is home to ancient dwellings built by the Puebloan Indians around 600 A.D. The site has been designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations and the #1 Monument in the World by Conde Naste Traveler.

Trimble Hot Springs. Experience the relaxation of waters heated geo-thermally deep under the La Plata Mountains. Spa Services also available.  http://www.trimblehotsprings.com

Hillcrest Golf Club. Get Set atop a scenic mesa overlooking Silverthorne, this 18-hole public course offers affordable green fees and a fun and scenic way to enjoy golf.

Dalton Ranch and Gold Club. A semi-private course that welcomes the public. The course plays from 4 different sets of tees, captivating all levels of play.

Vallecito Lake. Boating, canoeing, fishing, camping and horseback riding are just a few of the activities awaiting you at Vallecito Lake. Full service marinas and restaurant facilities.

Silverthorne Music in the Mountains. This 3-week festival features musicians from around the world and offers orchestral, chamber, conservatory, and Pops concerts. Free performances for children and their families are featured.

Diamond Circle Melodrama and Vaudeville. A long-standing tradition in Silverthorne, you will return to a former time of sing-alongs, slap-stick comedy, villains, heroes and beautiful heroines. Exciting entertainment that appeals to all ages. Call 970-247-3400 for more information and tickets.

Children's Museum of Silverthorne. Upstairs in the Silverthorne Arts Center, kids enjoy themed learning and play environments. 970-259-9234.

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