Summit County Travel Guide
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Fodor's Arizona & the Grand Canyon 2013
Summit County, a mere hour's drive from the Denver Metro Area on a straight shot up Interstate 70, is Denver's playground. The wide-open mountain park ringed by 13,000-foot peaks greets westbound travelers minutes after they pop out the west portal of the Eisenhower Tunnel. The sharp-toothed Gore Range rises to the northwest and the Tenmile Range gathers up behind Breckenridge. Resting in the center of this bowl are the sapphire waters of Dillon Reservoir, an artificial lake fed by Blue River.
Summit County is a great place for history buffs looking for redone Victorian mining mansions-cum-bed-and-breakfasts and budget hunters who want affordable...read more
Whereas the restaurants in the celeb resorts of Aspen and Vail mimic the sophistication and style of New York and Los Angeles, Summit County eateries specialize...read more
Things To Do in Summit County
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Skiing Choices: You won't find more choices to ski and ride within snowball-throw's distance of one another than in Summit County, many a mere... Read more
More than 1,500 peaks pierce the Colorado skyline, creating one of the most extensive and pristine alpine landscapes in the United States. It... Read more
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The curious and daring among you will discover the vibrant, gilded landscape of Istanbul, the city tha... Read more
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