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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 rooms close to the slopes. The county probably has the highest density of condominium units in the state. The competition tends to keep prices lower than in other resort towns. Note that staff at hotels in the region are sometimes young and inexperienced, which may result in less-than-desirable service at some otherwise excellent properties. Also note that many accommodations do not have air-conditioning—beware that rooms with southern exposure warm up quickly. Summer nights, however, are often cool enough in the mountains that opening the windows will do the trick.

Despite the abundant amount of federal and state land that checkerboards the High Rockies, finding an established campsite is surprisingly difficult along the I–70 corridor. From Memorial Day to Labor Day campsites fill up quickly, especially on weekends and holidays. To improve your chances, call to reserve a campsite or arrive well before noon. Established car-camping sites generally have restrooms, water pumps, trash cans, and fire pits. Open fires are only allowed when the danger of wildfires is low. Wilderness devotees who don't relish the idea of a neighborhood of tents can easily escape into the vast backcountry. As long as you're 200 feet away from a water source, you can pitch your tent anywhere.

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