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Destination for Today: Silverthorne, Colorado

The Town of Silverthorne is the most populous town in Summit County, Colorado. To get to Silverthorne, you must take the first exit on I-70 westbound after exiting the Eisenhour Tunnel, passing through the Continental Divide. Usually vacation goers who visit Summit County’s amazing ski areas make this town their second home because of the cheap Colorado vacation condos that are present in the area. But what most people don’t know is that Silverthorne is more than just a stop-over… Let this article serve as your guide to the things this quiet town in Colorado has to offer.

Where to go…

  • Rainbow Park – If you brought along kids, then Rainbow Park is the place to take them. The park offers lots of awesome things to climb on that your little ones would absolutely enjoy. It’s also right next to a soccer field so there is lots of space to run around and play.
  • Raven at Three Peaks Golf Club – The Raven at Three Peaks is considered as one of the top golf courses in the US, and probably the best mountain course in the whole of Colorado. The Tom Lehman/Fry golf course design features lush rolling fairways and magnificent greens surrounded by towering stands of pine and aspen, snow capped 13,000 foot peaks, crystal clear creeks and trout filled lakes. If you enjoy golf, then you’ll love it at the Raven.
  • The Lily Pad Lake Trail – The trail starts with a short climb and then levels out for a path with mild ups and downs. Once you’ve reached the water tower, you’ll be transported to a dense, well-shaded forest that displays Summit County’s most beautiful foliage, flora, and fauna. On the way, you’ll cross log bridges, pass by waterfalls and streams until you reach the trail’s end. At the end of the hike, you’ll reach two high alpine lakes – one of which is covered with beautiful lily pads which is truly a magnificent sight to behold.

Where to dine…

  • Fiesta Jalisco – Fiesta Jalisco is probably one of the best Mexican Restaurants in the area. The restaurant offers a good selection of tacos, burritos, quesadillas, margaritas and salsas that gringos will surely enjoy. The food at Jalisco’s is also fair-priced; service – fast, friendly and good.
  • Sunshine Café – If you’re a breakfast fan, then this Café is the best place to have breakfast. Be ready to pick your brain because choosing between unusual combinations and alternatives can be a bit difficult.
  • JJ Chinese Seafood Restaurant – JJ’s may look a bit mediocre at first glance, but once you taste the food, you’d say that this is the best Chinese place in Summit County. Aside from the great service and cheap food, the restaurant features an exceptional array of dishes. Fill yourself with perfectly cooked vegetables with deep complex flavors, Home Style Tofu with rich savory sauce and more.

Where to shop…

  • Outlets at Silverthorne – Right in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Outlets offers a great shopping experience with its dramatic view of the surroundings. It makes you feel as though you’re one with nature while, of course, shopping! Anglers often leave their wives and kids shopping while they aim for a catch at the freshwater stream running across the property. A shuttle service also provides shoppers easy access to the three different outlet villages throughout Silverthorne. Shop for J. Crew Factory, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Calvin Klein, Coach Factory Store and more. If you do get hungry, there are lots of restaurants along the outlet villages to dine in.

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