Insight into Life in Silverthorne, Colorado

One of Summit County’s most beautiful destinations, Silverthorne features plentiful outdoor activities and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Over the years, this small mountain town has achieved renown for its beautiful rivers, rapids, and wilderness. Nature lovers are sure to thrive here. Silverthorne can be found along the Ten Mile and Gore Mountain ranges. This stunning area is located close to several of Summit County’s world-class ski resorts, not to mention some fantastic high-end shopping.

What to Love

  • Lake Dillon, also known as Dillon Reservoir, a 3,000-acre body of pristine alpine water
  • Thriving arts and shopping scene
    Surrounded by miles of lush wilderness
  • Fantastic opportunities for outdoor sports and adventures

Local Lifestyle

With approximately 4,000 full-time residents, Silverthorne is a wonderful destination for people who crave an outdoorsy lifestyle.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Silverthorne offers plenty of fantastic shopping options. Browse the clothing and outdoor gear at Sierra, or check out Outlets, a multiplex of more than 70 name-brand shops! Swing by Bluebird Market Hall in Silverthorne to grab a bite to eat at Tilford’s Wood-Fired Pizza or Lucky Bird. The kids will also love ice cream from Don’t Call Me Charlie’s.

Looking for a great place to enjoy dinner in Silverthorne? Try Sauce on the Blue. This fine Italian eatery serves up some of the Italian food in Silverthorne. Of course, there’s also local staple Mint Steakhouse, a perennial Silverthorne favorite. Since 1862, this rustic steakhouse has been delighting diners with Summit County’s best steaks and seafood. If you’re looking for the local breakfast hot spot, try The Mountain Lyon Cafe. Their breakfast burrito is a local favorite. 

Things to Do

When you’re not enjoying the great outdoors, there is plenty to do in Silverthorne. Bike along the beautiful Blue River, visit the Silverthorne Recreation Center, or explore the Dillon Reservoir, a great spot for boating and camping. There’s also the Blue River Fishery, a Silverthorne favorite that offers guided tours for fly fishing enthusiasts. Not to mention the numerous hiking trails that spur out in every direction from Silverthorne. 

Patrons of the arts will find plenty to do in Silverthorne, as well. The Silverthorne Performing Arts Center of various performances in their Black Box theatres as well as outdoor summer concerts, kids acting classes and much more.

Some of the area’s most scenic fairways can be found at the Raven Golf Course at Three Peaks, which is positioned amid pine and aspen forests, sparkling lakes, and snow-marbled 13,000-foot peaks. There are also several scenic trails in the area, including the Blue River Trail, which connects the northern and southern portions of town and unites with the Summit County Recreational Pathway System to offer routes to Dillon, Keystone, and Frisco.

Schools

Silverthorne has outstanding schools. Listed below are some of the best:

  • Silverthorne Elementary School
  • Summit County Middle School
  • Summit County High School
  • Snowy Peaks Jr/Sr High School

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