409 6th Street Georgetown, CO 80444 +1 303 569 2311
The Hotel de Paris was built during the silver mining boom when Louis Dupuy expanded the Delmonico Bakery into an upscale hotel and French restaurant. The building was later converted into a wonderful museum and is a historic treasure. You'll now find fascinating artifacts that explore the life of Louis Dupuy. As you look at the exhibits, watch out for flickering lights since there are rumors that the Hotel de Paris is haunted!
176 Lake Dillon Drive Dillon, CO 80435 +1 970 513 9386
The Lake Dillon Theatre provides high quality performances for a very low cost. Included shows are comedies, musicals, dramas and evocative theatre. The Sunset at the Summit is a free concert series put on at the Lake Dillon Amphitheater. The concerts take place every Saturday for the ten weeks during the summer. Check the website for the seasonal performance series.
A twenty-six mile trail to hike or bike down lakeside parks and paths. The Dillon Nature Preserve's pristine setting is very likely the best view of Dillon Reservoir and the Colorado Rockies that you can get. Leashed pets are welcome and this family-friendly park is great for an active day out, or a family picnic. There are multiple loop trails at different levels, but for the most part very easy and interpretive signs along the way inform you of the wildlife surrounding you.
Over the years, Frisco has struggled to keep its population alive following the depression and mining declines. However, much of the town's history is preserved in the form of several historic buildings that offer visitors a glimpse into the past. A museum along with several cabins, a schoolhouse, and a jail grace the property, which offers lectures, guided tours, and exhibitions. Admission is free.
275 Lake Dillon Drive Dillon, CO 80435 +1 970 468 2403
Not only is Lake Dillon only a few miles away from some of the best resorts in the world, its also a nature and outdoor-lover's haven. Bicyclists can conquer the numerous trails that spread over the impressive mountain backdrop, boaters can glide through the crystal clear water, and wildlife seekers can see a wealth of native life. Although, the town has had a tumultuous history, having to move three times since its incorporation, there's no sign that this gem is going anywhere soon.
809 Harrison Avenue P.O. Box 861 Leadville, CO 80461 +1 888 532 3845(Toll Free)/+1 719 486 3900
Located forty-two winding miles from Breckenridge is the town of historic Leadville, the highest city in the United States at an elevation of over 10,000 feet. Once a busy silver and gold mining center, the town is rich with history. Most of the buildings downtown were built between 1880 and 1905. The striking, award winning Victorian architecture will make you feel as though you are traveling back in time. Make sure and stop at one of the town's numerous museums to learn a little more about the area and some of the characters that have colored its past, such as Doc Holiday and Susan B. Anthony! To really experience the history of the Rockies, a day trip to Leadville is well worth the trip.
Now consisting of just a few paved streets, with a population of about 42, there's not much left of this former mining town. However, it does have some pretty spectacular panoramas of the surrounding Rockies and Continental Divide. Despite being the only town in Colorado without a saloon, it still attracted a number of residents. However, with the silver decline in 1893, most residents chose to live elsewhere, leaving the empty shell visitors see today. Still, it's a great trip if you're looking for something close.
US Route 6 & Dillon Reservoir Recreation Area (between Cemetery Road & Corinthian Circle) Dillon, CO 80435 +1 877 444 6777(Reservations)
A short jaunt up the road from Breckenridge is Dillon Reservoir, and its namesake recreation area sits on a peninsula along the body's northeastern shore. A litter of campgrounds provide accommodations for outdoorsy visitors, and a first-class boat ramp draws water sportsmen from all over the region. Hikers won't be disappointed thanks to the ample amount of trails, and picnickers will relish the tables, benches and views.
Sitting atop a magnificent height of 11,300 feet, Climax boasts amazing views of the Fremont Pass and the Rocky Mountains. Originally an old mining town that sought after the mineral Molybdenum, used in steel manufacturing, most of the residents had chosen to move their houses to nearby towns. Now, all that is left are some old storefronts and remnants of a bygone era. If you're looking to get out of town for a bit, you won't be disappointed.
100 Little Dam Street Dillon, CO 80435 +1 970 262 7777 /+1 866 326 6196(Toll Free)
Of the many breweries in Summit County, Dillon Dam Brewery seems to rise above the rest. They serve up excellent brew house eats from wraps, pastas, and specialty burgers made beef, chicken, veggie or buffalo (try the Zurich: smoked bacon, guacamole, and gruyere) to gourmet meat entrées such as "
"Taj Mahal Osso-Bucco" and "
"San Luis Pepper Duck. Rock out to live music on Thursdays during the main summer and winter seasons, or sit outside and take in mountain views from the beer garden. And the highlight, of course, their extensive list of award winning home brews from summer ales to the "
"Damn Straight Lager.
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