10 Epic Views You Will Only Find In Summit County Colorado

Posted by: admin April 1st, 2017

Summit County is renowned for its scenic views ranging from great sunsets to the most scenic driveways in America. Frisco, Colorado is the place to start if you are going out on scenic road trips. Buckle up and start your adventure engines!

Copper-Leadville-Minturn Loop

This trail runs all the way from Frisco, CO and gives you great views on the way to Leadville which include 14,000-foot mountains.  Park and enjoy stories about the colorful history of this quaint mountain town. If you are looking for great things to do in Summit County, get here by going along 91-take 91 past Copper on towards Leadville.

Loveland Pass Loop

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Exit from Frisco, CO and head towards Dillon along Highway 6. Drive past Keystone, CO and A-Basin to the top of Continental Divide. Park here and take a short walk for an opportunity for great views and photos of the Divide.

Independence Pass Loop

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Drive from Frisco, CO, through Leadville to Highway 91. Stop at Twin Lake and great pictures. Drive on to Aspen, through Independence Pass, which is a great point to view the Maroon Bells and other mountain peaks.

Boreas Pass


This road provides for some of the greatest things to do in Summit County for the incredible ride right out of Breckenridge, CO. The road that starts out paved to lead you on a circle of the mountain. It passes through various neighborhoods before quickly becoming a dirt road that goes on for miles.

4th of July bowl

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(photo credit: DenverDavis.com)

Grab a four-wheel drive and launch out into the mountains well above tree level. This is worth it as you will pass the tops of ski lifts and go all the way to the alpine 4th July Bowl. Experience great views from this vantage point.

Tenderfoot Trail


Experience great views of sunsets behind the craggy Gore Range. You are sure to see shafts of golden sunlight in the Rocky Mountain sky.

Sapphire Point

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From this point, you can see far up the Blue River valley beyond Breckenridge and down the Lower Blue valley, as well.

Ptarmigan Trailhead

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From this vantage point outside of Silverthorne, you can see almost all of Summit County. You don’t have to go far along the trail to see all of Summit County’s major valleys such as the Blue, Snake, and Ten Mile drainages.

Frisco CO Elevation


This is a wide area covering the shores of Frisco Bay, some charming inlets, wetlands, and coves. Take in the view of Dillon Dam and the concealed coves of Heaton Bay. It’s the Frisco, CO altitude that gives you great sunrise views.

Breckenridge CO Peak 8

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This is one of the most epic views in Summit County. Park at the bottom of the gondola in Breckenridge. Either take Ski Hill Road up to as fas as you can go or take the gondola to get great photogenic views.

Well, go on and find great things to do in Summit County.