Silverthorne is located right off of Interstate 70 just over one hour west of Denver. It has plenty of lodging options being that it is the second largest town in Summit County. From quaint B&B’s to popular chain hotels and motels, there are lodging options to fit almost anyone’s needs, all close the many activities and attractions in the area.
Situated on a hilltop with a view of Silverthorne, the Quality Inn and Suites is a great and affordable option for lodging. Along with the town, there are also views of the Blue River, the Gore Range and the Rocky Mountains. The Silverthorne Outlets are walking distance as well as a large variety of restaurants. The hotel offers free wireless high speed internet, free hot breakfast, indoor heated pool and hot tub, business center and workout facility. Don’t forget to bring along the pets! This hotel is pet friendly which makes it a great place for the whole family.
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This quiet hotel offers relaxing lodging for an affordable price. The inn's central location allows you to quickly reach Silverthorne’s popular outlet malls as well as the multiple ski areas just down the road. The Silver Inn has amenities such as saunas, a hot tub, daily continental breakfast and high speed internet for all of their guests. Book online to take advantage of their savings.
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The Days Inn offers standard hotel rooms, as well as options with a kitchenette or fireplace. Free continental breakfast, a hot tub, pool and sauna add comfort and convenience to your stay, while free wireless internet and newspapers will keep you up to speed on local deals and national news. Located within walking distance to the Silverthorne Outlets as well as numerous restaurants, the Days Inn is close to skiing and snowboarding, hiking trails, and tons of other outdoor activities.
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There are a number of wonderful hiking options in Silverthorne, Colorado. From easier paved lake hikes, to challenging multiday hikes Silverthorne as it all. In addition to options, it is also a very central location to Vail, Kremmling, Breckenridge, Idaho Springs and more popular hiking destinations in Colorado.
The Blue River Trail is Silverthorne’s link to the county-wide paved trail system that spans from Keystone to Glenwood Springs. The trail is a paved 10’ wide ADA accessible trail that is open to non-motorized use. Silverthorne’s path system spans from the Dillon Dam to the Silverthorne Elementary School. However, current segments already allow users to travel all the way from the Dam to the school without crossing or using highway 9 (Blue River Parkway).
The Willow Creek Highlands Trail Head is located at the top of Willowbrook Road. The Willow Creek trail is a half mile and leads hikers into the White River National Forest trail system. Limited public parking is available at the trail head.
The Angler Mountain Ranch Trail Head is approximately 2.5 miles in length and climbs 1,200 vertical feet from the valley floor where it meets the Ptarmigan trail. Hikers can continue on an additional 2,500 feet in elevation and approximately 3.5 miles to reach the Ptarmigan Peak at an elevation of 12,498 feet.
The Ptarmigan Trail climbs steadily through various ecosystems including sagebrush meadow, lodgepole pine, aspen, spruce-fir, and alpine tundra —the land above the trees. While thick forest envelops the trail the first 4 miles, a few open spaces provide great views of the Gore Range or the lower Blue River valley. As you hike above tree line, keep your eyes open on the north ridge for the resident elk herd. The long hike is rewarded by beautiful vistas from the top, including four 14,000-foot peaks, much of the craggy Gore Range, the Tenmile Range, and Dillon Reservoir. This is hunting area so be wary of hunters. There are shorter versions of this trail, so don’t feel the need to hike to the top.
Silverthorne offers dining to suit everyone’s taste buds. Aside from assorted chain restaurants from Wendy’s to Chipotle, there are delicious local places to grab a bite to eat. Options range from simple family fare to pub food and ethnic cuisine. If Asian is more what you are in the mood for, Nozawa is a memorable dining experience for the whole family with the only teppanyaki in Summit County. Looking to grab some breakfast before you head to the mountain then head to Sunshine Cafe to fuel up before a day outside. Another place that is not to be missed is the Mint Steakhouse where you can cook your own steak exactly how you want it.
In the mood for some Mexican food after a day of skiing? Fiesta Jalisco will hit the spot with their great margaritas and everything from enchiladas to tamales. A great place for families to eat with their reasonably priced menu. You will not have to worry about traveling far, as Fiesta Jalisco is located right in town.
This Irish restaurant and pub definitely goes down as a local’s favorite in Summit County. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and serving everything from fish and chips to a wide range of burgers and delicious steaks, they also have a fantastic kids menu that has all of your youngsters favorites including chicken tenders and noodles with butter. Murphy’s offers daily specials as well as happy hour from 3:30 to 6:30. This is a great spot to catch up on all of excitement from the day!
Specializing in Chicago-style pizza, Old Chicago has a large menu to please everyone’s taste buds. While Old Chicago is a chain, this particular store has become a local favorite, and it’s a great place to relax, drink an ice cold beer and share laughs and stories from the day. Looking to catch up on your favorite team? With Old Chicago’s 13 tv’s you’ll never miss out on a game! Be sure to bring the kids along ,as there are also some great arcade games for them to play.
Do you enjoy sushi? Or would you prefer teppanyaki? This Japanese restaurant has over fifty different sushi rolls as well as many other pan-Asian and Thai options, and it serves the only teppanyaki in Summit County. The chefs do a great job of engaging everyone in the cooking process and will cause many smile and laughs! If you plan to go out for teppanyaki do not plan for an ordinary night out at a restaurant, as the food can – and will – start flying at any moment! This will definitely be a memorable dining experience.
Start your day off with a delicious breakfast at this lively cafe before heading to the mountain. With great, classic, breakfast dishes, the entire family will enjoy this local favorite. If you are unable to make it by for breakfast be sure to stop in for lunch for some burgers, sandwiches, great vegetarian options and more. The friendly and attentive staff will be ready to bring a smile to your face will bringing some scrumptious food as well!
This historic steakhouse has been in business since 1863! The Mint was actually moved to Silverthorne when they were building the Dillon Dam, since the original location was right in the heart of where Lake Dillon sits today. When you are ready to eat, you get to choose your steak or seafood, then cook it yourself to your exact liking over the lava rock grill. The grill produces 1100 degree fire which quickly sears the meat to lock it the juices and flavors. All entrees come with the all-you-can-eat salad bar, and you can choose a la carte sides, as well.
Blue Moon’s mouthwatering sweets are well-known throughout Summit County. From desserts like cupcakes, cookies, and brownies, to breakfast pastries and chocolates, you’ll have no problem satisfying your sweet tooth! Are you gluten-free? Not a problem at Blue Moon, where they have gluten-free sweets and breads. Blue Moon also offers a wide range of savory fare, including breakfast sandwiches and lunch options that include sandwiches, soups, and salads. Grab a breakfast burrito and a cup of coffee – it’s the perfect combination to prepare for a day of skiing.