Explore more in Silverthorne | SummitDaily.com
Explore more at Silverthorne. Surrounded by Wilderness, a river running through it, public art, parks, trails and a strong community, Silverthorne is easy to visit and hard to leave. Located in the heart of Summit County, Silverthorne offers outdoor activities and equipment for all skill levels and family members.
And after all this activity, sit back for a bit and soak up the view. Silverthorne is located in one of the most beautiful valleys in Colorado. Here are some of our favorite places to enjoy the fresh air and spectacular scenery.
Follow the Blue River Trail on foot, bike or stroller to the north end of town. North Pond Park offers swimming, fishing and is the perfect place to learn paddle boarding. Look west for frame-worthy views of Buffalo and Red Mountains. Ospreys nest nearby. Soak everything on picnic tables, benches or near the fireplace.
Further north: Take in the views at Maryland Creek Park while you play the 9-hole disc golf course or while Fido has fun at the dog park.
Feast on the expanse of the Gore Range that frames the western horizon of Silverthorne with a hike on the Angler Mountain Trail on the east side of town. The trail rewards the effort of the initial steep climb with colorful wildflowers, quaking aspens, and stunning views of three mountain ranges and the town of Silverthorne in the valley below.
The new Cortina Trail connects 3rd Street with an extensive network of mountain biking and hiking trails on the west side of the valley, which is home to the Eagles Nest wilderness area. The higher you go, the greater the view of the Williams Fork Range and Continental Divide across the valley.
Art leads to adventure in Silverthorne. Explore the heart of town with the monthly First Friday Art Walks featuring local musicians, food, and performers. And discover the Art Strolls one Sunday a month from June to August with pop-up artists and musicians.
Colorful chairs invite a break on the lawn of the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center where you’ll find an outdoor stage, sculptures, public art and the famous Lake Dillon Theater Company.
The Blue River runs through the center of Silverthorne. Learn to fish with a Cutthroat Anglers or Blue River Angler guide.
Rainbow Park is the perfect place to let off steam with a skate park, pickle ball and tennis, volleyball, grass pitches and a large playground. Rest on the lawn, picnic pavilion or benches with 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains.
Willow Grove Open Space provides a quiet respite along the Blue River Trail. With benches by the river, access to fishing, a picnic kiosk, and public restrooms, this is a great place to take a break from exploration and activities.
Refresh yourself with food and drink at one of the many restaurants and cafes in downtown Silverthorne. Try the new House of Vibes cafÃ© or Enza’s Delicatessen and Market. The best outdoor terraces in town include local favorites Angry James Brewing, Sauce on the Blue, and Murphy’s Pub. Coming later this summer: the Bluebird Market with a variety of food vendors.
Connect with the extensive Summit County Recreation Trail system on paved trails at the south end of town. The benches of popular Silverthorne factory outlets offer even more breathtaking views.
Come spend your summer in Silverthorne!