snow shoePicture a quaint village nestled in a valley and surrounded by jagged peaks, groves of aspen trees and a meandering river and you’ve got Silverthorne. Here the air is crisp, the sky extra blue, and the opportunities for adventure endless. Welcome to the world’s most beautiful playground.

Accessibility. Silverthorne is your gateway to adventure. From the Blue River Trail in the heart of downtown, to the myriad nearby peaks topping out above 14,000 feet, Silverthorne is the launch pad to the best outdoor recreation in Summit County. Visitors will be hard-pressed to pick just one activity. That’s because we are minutes away from renowned rafting and kayaking, and there are countless mountain bike and hiking trailheads only a short drive from town. With a trifecta of magnetic natural beauty, limitless outdoor adventures, and diversity of activities, Silverthorne is the hub connecting visitors and residents to the world’s most awe-inspiring playgrounds.

Diversity. You don’t have to be a world-class athlete to take appreciate all Silverthorne has to offer. New to hiking? Stroll the Blue River Trail in town. Intermediates will work up a sweat (and earn an inspired view) on nearby Angler Mountain, and adrenaline junkies will want to rise early to summit iconic Buffalo Mountain. Water bug? Green Mountain Reservoir and Lake Dillon are popular boating destinations. The Blue River offers gentle stretches for scenic rafting while Gore Canyon’s rapids attract more intrepid boaters. The fly-fishing is superlative and plentiful; ask the experts at Cutthroat Anglers or The Colorado Angler for tips on where to go.

Year-Round Adventure. With five major ski resorts located within a half hour of Silverthorne, winter visitors have a range of downhill options. Groomed, in-town Nordic trails offer classic and skating options, and a host of snowshoeing and backcountry skiing adventures are accessed via the area’s myriad trailheads. Come summer, those same slopes turn into wildflower-draped biking and hiking trails. There’s terrific fishing year-round, autumn hunting season for big game, wildlife watching, searching for wild mushrooms, and more.

Parks and Recreation. Our 65,000-square foot Rec Center is the hub of our town. With four pools, three water slides, a spacious gym, indoor track, cardio and weight rooms, as well as a hot tub, sauna, and steam room, the Recreation Centerhas something for everyone. Open seven days a week, the Rec Center also offers free Wi-Fi, childcare, and an extensive range of drop-in classes. In addition, our neighborhood parks provide everything from public tennis and pickleball courts to skateboarding half-pipes to sledding hills to playgrounds and picnic pavilions. Explore, play, and relax! We want you to get outside and enjoy yourself. Click here for more information.

Not sure how to maximize your adventure in Silverthorne? Click here for a suggested summer itinerary.  Click here for a suggested winter itinerary.