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Breckenridge Bike Guide: Barney Flow (video)

June 23, 2017 — SUMMIT COUNTY — Barney Flow (not to be confused with Barney Ford) is a relatively new skills track near downtown Breckenridge. It's smack-dab in the middle of the Moonstone neighborhood, and as a community loop, it was built with young riders in mind. Progression is […]

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Breckenridge Bike Guide: Eric Mamula’s Breck lunch loop

June 22, 2017 — SUMMIT COUNTY — It's official: the mayor of Breckenridge has a lunch loop. In June 2016 — on the first full day of Breck Bike Week festivities, in fact — mayor Eric Mamula (he of Downstairs at Eric's on Main Street) led a group of […]

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Get a bachelor’s in bourbon and bacon this weekend at Keystone Resort festival

June 22, 2017 — The Bacon and Bourbon Festival, formerly known as the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, will sizzle this Saturday and Sunday. Aside from thousands of pounds of bacon and numerous other bacon-inspired drinks and dishes, festival goers can enjoy six live music performances for free. The musical […]

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A sneak peek at the $9 million Silverthorne Performing Arts Center (video, photos)

June 21, 2017 — People have been driving by the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center for months, watching as the new $9 million facility took shape and wondering what's inside. However, with "Sister Act" set to debut there Friday night and a daylong grand-opening celebration planned for Saturday, that wait […]

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Jam-packed: Lake Dillon Theatre Company kicks off summer season Friday

June 21, 2017 — The Lake Dillon Theatre Company kicks off its summer season this weekend with a robust lineup set against the backdrop of the opening of a new $9 million performing arts center. "Once we open this Friday, we have shows running six days a week through […]

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High Gear: Helinox Chair One and Table One review

June 21, 2017 — At the beginning of spring 2016, I got a hold of a great set of camp furniture: the Helinox Chair One and Table One. I was looking for a simple setup that would allow me to work on the computer at camp while I was […]

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Food news: Pig out at Keystone; sip big beers at Copper Mountain

June 21, 2017 — This weekend marks the seventh annual Bacon and Bourbon Festival. The event, scheduled from 1 p.m. on June 24 through 6 p.m. on June 25, boasts that it will bring 3,000 pounds of bacon to River Run Village in Keystone. Festival goers can participate in […]

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Summer Gear Locker: 2017 Hala Gear SUP, SOL Paddleboards Rebel, NRS Ninja life jacket and more for your river kit

June 20, 2017 — Editor's note: This is the first installment in a three-part summer gear guide. Check in with the Summit Daily on Thursday for biking gear and Friday for hiking, camping and mountaineering gear. You've pulled the permits, requested the PTO and rallied the crew for a […]

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Keystone Bike Guide: Snake River Rec Path (video)

June 20, 2017 — SUMMIT COUNTY — Take our word for it: You don't have to dodge cars and semis on U.S. Highway 6 to get from Keystone to Lake Dillon and back again. There's a recpath for that. Found on the banks of the stunning Snake River, the […]

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Keystone Bike Academy introduces Dirt Camp, a summer camp for mountain bikers

June 20, 2017 — As soon as Adam Jones told the brothers to dab, they immediately knew what to do on a mountain bike. And then Jones, a lead instructor for the Keystone Bike Academy, demonstrated a dab: both arms straight to the right, head into the crook of […]

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Summit County celebrates Bike to Work Day June 21

June 20, 2017 — SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and the Physical Activity and Nutrition Team of the Summit (PANTS) invite the community to participate in the 2017 Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, June 21. Bicycle commuters can receive free breakfast, get simple bike tune-ups by local bike […]

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Shakey Graves is recording an album at Kevin Costner’s house in Aspen

June 20, 2017 — Among the advantages of being a DIY band and making albums without producers and engineers and a studio is that you can record any place you want. Like, say, Kevin Costner’s house in Aspen. Most of the scrappy DIY set doesn’t end up here, of […]

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Breckenridge Bike Guide: Gold Run Rush preview (video)

June 19, 2017 — SUMMIT COUNTY — The Gold Run Rush is a race like none other. Between huffing and puffing your way to screaming descents at 10,000-plus vertical feet, you just might get a crash course (no crashing, please) on Breck's mining history as the route weaves by […]

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Colorado 14ers on the horizon: Get in shape for hiking season

June 19, 2017 — The U.S. is littered with trails that lead adventurous hikers up the side of a towering mountain. Some are short, some are long, but all are rewarding when you reach the summit, and Colorado is home to the best of the best: more than 54 […]

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A short, sweet, serious raft season on Class IV rapids of Tenmile Creek

June 19, 2017 — On the banks of the Tenmile Creek between Frisco and Copper Mountain sits a lone park bench. It's found about two miles downriver from Officer's Gulch in a section local kayakers know simply as Middle Canyon, placed in a peaceful opening surrounded by thick aspens, […]

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6 ways to live it up in Silverthorne, Colorado, this summer

June 19, 2017 — Spend the morning standup paddleboarding or fly-fishing on a gold medal river, followed by a mid-afternoon patio lunch and an evening outdoor concert — that's just one of many possible itineraries for a summertime day in Silverthorne. "We refer to Silverthorne as the year-round heart […]

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Top 5 summer activities on Lake Dillon in Frisco, Colorado

June 19, 2017 — Dunk your paddles into Lake Dillon early enough in the morning and you'll be fortunate enough to enjoy breathtaking views, calm waters and splendid serenity. Lake Dillon, also known as Dillon Reservoir, offers unbeatable views and a friendly marina at the end of Frisco's Main […]

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5 things to check on your bike before every ride

June 19, 2017 — Biking amid Summit County's dazzling landscape is one of the most enjoyable summertime experiences, which is why a broken-down bike should be avoided at all costs. Mountain and road biking here is a way of life. From rolling mountain trails to heart-pounding singletrack to road […]

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Summit 360 video: Colorado BBQ Challenge hosts pig races, family entertainment

June 19, 2017 — The Colorado BBQ Challenge took place in Frisco, Colorado, June 16-17, 2017. The event brought barbecue vendors from Colorado and beyond, along with family entertainment, live music and pig races with All-Alaskan Racing Pigs.  

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Street performer talks serious business at Colorado BBQ Challenge

June 17, 2017 — If Adorkable Derek could dispel one common misconception about street performers, it would be to change the way many Americans see his chosen profession. "It's hard to articulate," he said answering a question about the hardest part of his job, "but I think the real […]

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