Have you heard? Breckenridge can add another distinction to its list of chart-topping health rankings. Livestrong.com has ranked Summit County the most active county in the entire nation. Seriously! 91.9 percent of our neighbors report that they are physically active, and a full 100 percent of residents say they live close to a location that allows them to get moving – a score no other county achieved.
The Livestrong Foundation also gave a nod to Summit County for its low obesity, low smoking, and high-income rates. When you consider just how many ways there are to stay active in Summit County, taking top honors doesn’t come as a huge surprise. Obviously, we’re honored nonetheless. If anything, this is a great opportunity to brag about all of the fantastic things to do in the area. So we will!
Here are five ways to stay active in Summit County this summer
Visit Lake Dillon
If you recently decided to buy a luxury home in Summit County and haven’t checked out Lake Dillon yet, go this weekend! Lake Dillon is the epicenter of summer fun on the water for Breckenridge and the surrounding area. There are seemingly endless opportunities for boating, tubing, kayaking, fishing, and splashing around.
Rock Climb at Copper Mountain
If you’re not quite ready to tackle a fourteener, Summit County offers the chance to build your strength and confidence on the largest outdoor rock climbing wall in Colorado. Not a skilled climber? Don’t stress. There are routes available for all skill levels. The wall is located in the west Copper Mountain resort area – you can’t miss it!
Explore Frisco Adventure Park
Head south on highway 9 and you’ll run right into Frisco Adventure Park. The entire family will find something they enjoy here, with miles of hiking and biking trails, lakeside camping, a free skate park, and a disc golf course. Frisco Adventure Park also has athletic camps for kids throughout the summer.
Hike a Fourteener
What the heck is a fourteener? Glad you asked! A fourteener is a 14,000-foot mountain, and Colorado is home to 54 of them. Quandary Peak is a great first fourteener, as it’s a relatively short hike and has less elevation gain compared to many other fourteeners. It’s located right here in Breckenridge!
Try whitewater rafting
Whitewater rafting is a perfect way to get your fill of thrills and scenery simultaneously. At Dwell Summit, a rafting adventure is one of our favorite ways to stay active in Summit County! Once the snow melts, the rivers in the area fill up with fresh water and beckon residents to conquer the rapids. Raft trips are categorized by difficulty ratings, and many don’t require experience.
Of course, these outings just scratch the surface of ways to stay active in Summit County. That’s one of the things we love most about living here. From skiing and snowboarding in the winter to hiking, biking, climbing and rafting in the summer, there are endless ways to exercise and enjoy the outdoors every single day. And by the looks of that Livestrong.com ranking, we’re the only county in the entire U.S. who can say that. Pretty special, huh?
Come experience the Summit County lifestyle
When you buy a luxury home in Summit County, you’re not just moving to a new place. You’re joining a community of like-minded individuals who have a deep appreciation for the outdoors. Living in Summit County means you’re surrounded by constant opportunities to take care of your physical and mental wellbeing, and you can’t put a price on that.
If you’re thinking about moving to the most active county in the nation, give us a call! At Dwell Summit, we’re luxury realtors in Summit County, which means we know the market inside and out. We’d be thrilled to help you find a home you love and welcome you to the community.