Keystone, CO, USA

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Keystone, CO, USA

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Key facts about Keystone

Boasting some of the best ski runs in Colorado, sleepy Keystone comes alive when the snow starts to fall. This off-the-beaten-path community supports one of the most popular resorts in the southern Rockies, encompassing 3 mountains. From cross-country to snowcat, the skiing facilities tick all the boxes, while Keystone vacation rentals cater for parties of all sizes, whether cozy twosomes or extended family groups. The action doesn’t miss a beat when the snow melts, as Keystone is equally well-equipped for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and golf. The White River National Forest is also a thriving ecotourism hot spot.

Something for everyone in Keystone

Dercum Mountain, North Peak, and The Outback together comprise Keystone’s primary ski area. Between them, the mountains offer pistes catering for all abilities, connected via a network of lifts and gondolas, along with 5 bowls. The après ski is equally impressive, with a lavish spa to ease away your aches and pains and star-rated gourmet restaurants to bring your day to a delicious climax. Lakeside Village showcases another side of life in Keystone—this lively neighborhood offers farmers markets, festivals, fireworks, and a whole range of family-friendly activities, against the tranquil backdrop of Keystone Lake and the Snake River.

Tracing Keystone’s historic roots

A scenic 15-mile drive past Dillon Reservoir takes you to the charming town of Frisco, where you can continue your exploration of the region with a visit to the Frisco Historic Park and Museum. The park showcases life in the mountains through the centuries, with artifacts and memorabilia from the trappers, loggers, prospectors, and railroad workers who once called this community home. The town’s schoolhouse, which still contains original blackboards and desks, is a listed heritage landmark, while other buildings of historical significance include a log chapel and jailhouse dating from the late 1800s.

Keystone—a winter sports paradise

Keystone’s high-alpine climate provides the perfect conditions for a lengthy winter sports season, with freezing temperatures and snowfall typically recorded from October to April. As the spring shoots begin to peep through the frozen ground, demand for Keystone vacation rentals near the ski slopes eases off, only to be replaced by summer vacationers looking for lakeside properties to rent. Summer temperatures have been known to reach the high 80s, although nights in the mountains remain refreshingly cool. June and September are good months to find upscale Keystone vacation rentals at low-season prices.

Keystone—wildlife on your doorstep

Along with its world-famous ski areas, the White River National Forest is known for its ecotourism. This mountainous landscape provides a hospitable habitat for deer, elk, mountain sheep, and moose, while trout thrive in its lakes and waterfowl are drawn to its river valleys. The Eagles Nest is one of 8 designated wilderness areas protected for their unique biodiversity and heritage. A network of trails provides access while minimizing impact on this singular environment. The 50-mile drive from your downtown Keystone vacation rental will be richly rewarded by some spectacular scenery en route.