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Plan your Summit County weekend: Copper Mountain serves up jazz, wine and burgers

August 17, 2017 — This weekend Copper Mountain Resort hosts two overlapping festivals: The Colorado Burger Summit and Genuine Jazz and Wine. This year marks the 33rd annual Genuine Jazz and Wine Festival at Copper. The public is invited to enjoy smooth and fusion jazz from nationally recognized artists […]

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Mountain Town Music Festival returns to Keystone Resort

August 17, 2017 — Keystone has a gift to you, the locals of Summit County, and that is this Saturday's Mountain Town Music Festival, one of the resort's last hurrahs of the summer season. The line-up will include Strange Americans, a Denver-based band that claims its sound is something […]

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Quandary: The purpose behind the Colorado wildlife habitat stamp

August 12, 2017 — Dear Quandary, I just bought my fishing license and they charged me $10 for a "Colorado wildlife habitat stamp." What is that and why did I have to buy it? As a Coloradan, or someone lucky enough to visit, animals are your neighbor, and just […]

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Keystone Bike Guide: Keystone Aqueduct to Soda Creek Trail (video)

August 11, 2017 — SUMMIT COUNTY — Mountain biking in Summit County is more than flumes and pine forests and mine tailings. When you get away from the Breckenridge area — home to the county's most popular trails — things open up to reveal rolling meadows and faded ranch […]

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Meet Summit County’s youngest trail runners — before they pass you by

August 11, 2017 — When you're a kid growing up in Summit County, all you want to do is run through the woods with your friends. Add a few mud puddles and trail running becomes a little slice of heaven on earth. "Do you remember the mud race?" a […]

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Lake Dillon Theatre Company continues 2017 season with ‘Grounded’

August 10, 2017 — The Lake Dillon Theatre Company presents George Brant's "Grounded," a profound and timely play that explores the dissolving boundaries between one woman's two realities. The show opens tonight with performances on various dates through Aug. 20. Tickets are $29-$46 and may be purchased by visiting […]

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Copper Mountain’s Guitar Town brings top acoustic, electric guitarists

August 10, 2017 — Guitar Town returns to Copper Mountain Resort Aug. 11-13. Among the many marquee names featured this year is Guitar Army, which consists of three world-class musicians: John Jorgenson, Lee Roy Parnell and Joe Robinson. Jorgenson is a Grammy award-winner who has performed with musical legends, […]

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Ten-day arts festival turns Breckenridge into carnival of creativity

August 10, 2017 — Australian artist Craig Walsh challenges the way people see art in public spaces. By projecting faces onto trees he seeks to question why humans build monuments and who they honor. These are Walsh's "Monuments," and they seem to stare back at you. The Aussie describes […]

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Summit County Bike Guide: Mayflower Gulch (video)

August 4, 2017 — SUMMIT COUNTY — Just a few minutes beyond Copper Mountain Resort — following Highway 91 toward Leadville — Mayflower Gulch is a secluded, off-the-beaten-path four-wheel road that's, well, really not that far off the beaten path. But unlike many multi-use trails in Summit, the route […]

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Yes, you can now play 9 holes of disc golf at Arapahoe Basin (video)

August 2, 2017 — Yes, the rumors are true: You can now play nine holes of disc golf at Arapahoe Basin. In early July, not long after wildflowers replaced lingering snow on The Legend's slopes, a crew of five or six summer employees put finishing touches on the tee […]

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August is season of the trail series with 2017 Hunky Dory, Run the Rockies 10Ks and half marathons

August 1, 2017 — It's been a long summer of intervals, hill climbs and long, brutal training days in the rain. Now's the time to show off your lungs and legs. To welcome the end of trail season, Breckenridge and Frisco host a pair of trail-running races on consecutive […]

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Bootprints Hiking Guide: The mysteries of the Gore Range, Part 2

July 29, 2017 — Editor's note: This is the second installment in a two-part series. Read on for Part One from the southern stretch of the Gore Trail. Last week as I headed north on Highway 9 — leaving the county on a road trip to the mountains of […]

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Quandary: How to bear-proof your campsite

July 29, 2017 — Dear Quandary, I came up for a camping trip, but have heard there's a lot of bear activity right now. Is it safe? I get it my lowland friend: You came here to experience nature, not wildlife. I'm sure you have visions of stellar sunrises […]

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Bootprints Hiking Guide: The mysteries of the Gore Range, Part 1

July 28, 2017 — Editor's note: This is the first installment in a two-part series. Read on for Part Two on the northern stretch of the Gore Trail. I have been drawn to the harsh peaks of the Gore Range since visiting Summit County in 2014. Since moving here […]

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Summit County Bike Guide: Peaks Trail loop (video)

July 28, 2017 — SUMMIT COUNTY — The Peaks Trail is a rocky, rooty, adrenaline-pumping route that connects Breckenridge to Frisco, with diverse singletrack on flowy terrain. But it's much more than a thoroughfare: It's one of the most popular technical trails in Summit, loved by bikers, hikers and […]

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Plan your Summit County weekend: Copper Mountain brings the cheese

July 27, 2017 — It may be thought of as a kids' dish, but chefs will be taking macaroni and cheese to a whole new level this weekend at Copper Mountain Resort. This Saturday, July 29, and Sunday, July 30, restaurants will compete for the title of "Best Mac […]

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How to camp with kids in Colorado

July 23, 2017 — There are many activities that try to claim "quintessential" summer status. While hopping on a bicycle, floating down a river and bagging a peak are all great summer pastimes, camping is perhaps one of the most beloved. It's the perfect combination of all sorts of […]

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First family of whitewater: Into roaring Browns Canyon with the Foleys of Performance Tours Rafting (video)

July 22, 2017 — Kevin Foley is taller than expected. Much taller. It's not like there's a height limit for raft guides, but at 6 feet, 4 inches tall, the founder and longtime owner of Performance Rafting Tours is an unlikely figure in a river community dominated (for the […]

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Breckenridge unveils new Alpine Camp at Epic Discovery fun park

July 21, 2017 — A new addition at Breckenridge Ski Resort's summer fun park, Epic Discovery, entices children and adults alike to see if they can be as agile as a fox or bite down as hard as a beaver. Just don't tell the youngsters it's supposed to be […]

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Breckenridge Bike Guide: X10U8 trail (video)

July 21, 2017 — SUMMIT COUNTY — French Gulch might as well be a mountain-bike playground. Running smack through the middle of this MTB wonderland is X10U8, a wonderfully fast section of singletrack nestled between French Gulch Road and the Minnie Mine trail. At 0.75 miles the trail is […]

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