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Summit County attracts cyclists with its 55 miles of paved bike paths and extensive network of backcountry trails. There are dozens of trailheads from which you can travel through gentle rolling terrain, up the sides of mountains, and along ridges for spectacular views. Starting in Dillon, you could bike around the reservoir to Frisco. From there you could ride the Blue River Pathway, largely along the river, to Breckenridge. Or you could ride through beautiful Tenmile Canyon all the way to Copper Mountain. If you're really fit, you could even continue your ride over Vail Pass and down into Vail Village.
Summit County Chamber of Commerce Information Center. This information center has detailed information about bike trails in the area. Ask for a free Summit County Bike Trail Guide that outlines, with great detail, your options. Listings include distance, difficulty, and elevation changes. 246 Rainbow Dr., Frisco, CO, 80498. 970/668–2051. www.summitchamber.org.
Dillon Marina. At Dillon Marina you can rent a sailboat, pontoon boat, or runabout to play on the water, or get certified by the American Sailing Association through the sailing school. Reserve ahead in high season. Take I–70 Exit 205 to U.S. 6, and follow signs to the marina, Lake Dillon, Dillon, CO, 80435. 970/468–5100. www.dillonmarina.com.
Frisco Bay Marina. This marina is less crowded than Dillon and has quick access to the numerous pine-cloaked islands along the western shores. Here you can rent powerboats, canoes, and kayaks. Take I–70 Exit 203 to Highway 9 to Main Street, and follow signs to the marina. 902 E. Main St., Frisco, CO, 80443. 970/668–4334. www.friscobaymarina.com.
Boats rented from the Frisco Bay and Dillon marinas are not permitted to beach; the aluminum pontoons are easily damaged on the rock and gravel shores.
Cutthroat Anglers. A favorite with locals, Cutthroat Anglers has a pro shop chock-full of gear for avid fly-fishermen. Their wade trips are good for beginners; full-day float-trip adventures are a favorite for those with a bit more experience. The wade trip is available in half-day and full-day versions. 400 Blue River Pkwy., Silverthorne, CO, 80498. 970/262–2878 or. www.fishcolorado.com.
Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks. Colorado Avid Golfer magazine named this 18-hole beauty the best mountain course and the best golf experience in Colorado, both for its technically challenging layout and for its rich, natural beauty, including stands of pine and aspen trees and visiting elk and deer herds. Each hole on the par-72 course has dramatic views of the Gore Mountain range. 2929 N. Golden Eagle Rd., Silverthorne, CO, 80498. 970/262–3636. www.ravenatthreepeaks.com. Reservations essential. 18 holes. 7413/5235 yds. Par: 72. Green Fee: $169. Facilities: driving range, putting green, pitching area, golf carts, rental clubs, pro shop, PGA pro lessons, restaurant, bar.