Keystone is known for winter recreation, but the offerings go well beyond just downhill skiing and snowboarding. From communing with nature on a cross-country ski adventure to going on a thrilling snowmobile tour, Keystone and surrounding Summit County offer every winter activity imaginable.
Keystone Snowmobile ToursWhether you want to go on a guided tour or explore on your own, Summit County is heaven for snowmobile enthusiasts. You can cover so much terrain on a snowmobile, enabling you to access beautiful viewpoints, cruise open bowls and rip through the wilderness.
Keystone Horse-drawn Sleigh RidesWhether you’re looking for a romantic couples’ outing or a fun family activity, sleigh rides are a special and memorable Keystone activity. Check out snow-covered peaks and forests from the comfort of the sleigh as horses draw you along Rocky Mountain scenery. Call 800-354-4386 for reservations.
Keystone Ice Skating & HockeyNearly every ski resort offers ice skating, but none other can boast having a five-acre lake. Keystone’s natural lake freezes over each winter, creating ice-skating bliss. If ice skating isn’t quite your thing, there are pick-up hockey games to join in on, or you can opt to watch the figure skaters perfect their technique. Rent your skates onsite and enjoy the al fresco activity under the sun or stars.
Keystone Snowshoeing & Cross-Country SkiingMore than 60 kilometers of groomed Nordic ski trails are at your fingertips during your Keystone vacation. Strap on your snowshoes or cross-country skis and trek or glide through the White River National Forest. Even if you have never been snowshoeing or Nordic skiing, it is a great and easy-to-learn activity for people of all ages. Both sports are easy to pick up, affordable to rent gear and provide great exercise in the Rocky Mountain wilderness. There are also guided treks, including an ecology hike and a moon-lit tour to a catered dinner.
Adventure Point Snow Tubing at KeystoneOpen all day and some evenings, Adventure Point is the spot for snow tubing. With six tubing lanes accessed by the River Run Gondola, this huge tubing park is a sure bet for kids and kids-at-heart. Plus, there is a conveyor lift so you can save your energy for the ride down. The lanes feature jumps, twists and turns, ensuring kids of all ages have a blast. Reservations are recommended.
ntain climb, Keystone and its surrounding area has both and everything in between. Summer is the best time to hit the trails, when beautiful mountain vistas, wildlife, meadows, wild flowers and blue skies are in full effect. Here are some Summit County hiking trails to check out:
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