Livin’ The Dream: Lifestyle on Wildernest Mountain
Special to the Daily
Fall is the most beautiful time of year to live on Wildernest Mountain in Silverthorne. Unless you have experienced all that this area of Summit County offers, you are missing the best kept secret. With the changing of the leaves over the next few weeks, hiking in this area is a must. Find all the wonderful trails and explore this mountain during this glorious season. Then when you are interested in winter activity in the great outdoors, you can follow many of the same trails for snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
How to get there: Wildernest Road is accessed at the first light on Highway 9 just north of Interstate 70. Heading west past the Silverthorne Outlets, the road turns to Ryan Gulch Road. As you wind up the mountain to access the Gore Range Trailhead, you become engulfed by the surrounding views of the Gore Range Mountains. The majestic mountains and huge open scenery of Dillon Lake are viewed from an entirely different perspective than anywhere else in the area.
Hiking, biking, convenient free countywide shuttle and amazing outdoor experiences combine to make this area the perfect outdoor lifestyle. The trails are endless and will appeal to both the novice hiker and trekking expert. No matter what your level of expertise is in the hiking department, you are in for a mix bag of peace, adventure and an awe inspiring experience. Make sure you take your camera and keep a watchful eye for wildlife. And remember, please don’t feed the bears! Hopefully you won’t get close enough to do so.
Living on Wildernest Mountain provides the conveniences of these outdoor experiences. Prospector Village is one of the newer communities located near the top of the mountain. A truly lovely townhome with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, one-car garage and over 1,700 square feet of living space is priced to sell and won’t last at $395,000. Upon entering this residence, the picture window welcomes you to experience the inspiring view
of Lake Dillon and mountain vistas. Entertain on the outdoor deck or just curl up in front of the beautiful rock fireplace on a cool fall evening. Interior finishes include hickory wood flooring, granite tiled counter tops and large windows bringing in the outdoor beauty. This home is in great condition and has never been rented.
A handy, must have guide book for day hikes around Summit County is the Summit Hiker which was written (and experienced) by long time local and author, Mary Ellen Gilliland. This is sure to be found in any local bookstore
Kouri Wolf has been ‘livin’ the dream’ of Summit County for over 30 years. Starting her real estate career for Keystone Resort Development in the late 1970s, she has never lost the love for the beauty and lifestyle of the area. Kouri can be reached at (970) 333 0303 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions regarding Summit County real estate.
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