Summit County, Colorado

Colorado Mountain Towns of Summit County

This page is the Summit County – Mountain Habitat Community Profile and is an overall view of what you can find in this mountain region west of Denver. There is a lot of history in this area, with arrowheads and campfire rings dating back 7,000 years just to the west on Vail Pass. This area was first inhabited by the Utes as a summer hunting ground. That all changed when word got out that gold was found. Now, we have a bustling epicenter of adventure and outdoor recreation in a community built around mountain culture, sport and lifestyle.

Summit County – Mountain Habitat Community Profile

Summit County is a premier destination for Colorado Front Range residents and worldwide adventure seekers. The towns of Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone and Silverthorne create a unique atmosphere for mountain lovers. Each town has its own look and feel, and at the center of it all are the nearby mountain ranges and Silverthorne Reservoir.

What life is like in Summit County

You can drive between towns in less than hour and are roads are well-maintained throughout the winter, this is very important, as we are home to the world class ski resorts of Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin. Denver is just over 60 miles away and the close proximity of Denver International Airport is a key factor for many travelers.

Stats and Data

Summit County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,994. The county seat is Breckenridge.

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