Mountain Condos in Keystone’s River Run Village
Keystone, Colorado, is known as a destination for skiing (which will start up again in late October), but when the summer sun melts the snow away, the area transforms into a playground for mountain biking, horseback riding, guided hikes, and mountaintop yoga. At the base of the mountain, you can wheel your bike onto a chairlift that takes you up to Keystone Bike Park, where beginner and intermediate mountain biking classes are held daily. (The park is open every day through September 1 and two weekends after that.) It’s lined with trails and low-intensity runs, and more advanced bikers can careen over thrilling ridgeline drops. River Run Condominiums are located at the base of the mountain, with easy access to the chairlifts. Experience a taste of Keystone at the annual Taste of Keystone, which showcases the area’s finest cuisine each August, as well as the best of German foods at each September’s Oktoberfest.
The condos are situated right in River Run Village, which is filled with shops, restaurants, and bars. But you don’t have to venture far to get what you need—each condominium is equipped with a kitchen stocked with cooking utensils and dishware. There’s a lodge-like feel to each property; they feature wooden furnishings and stone fireplaces. The living rooms are open and spacious, and some have cathedral-style ceilings.
Keystone, Colorado: Resort Town near Mountains and Alpine Lakes
Located about 75 miles west of Denver, the resort town of Keystone is lined with four-star restaurants and a range of activities for every taste, but Keystone Mountain is the town’s focal point. Two gondolas are among the 20 lifts that scale up Keystone Mountain, which transforms into a scenic park for biking, horseback riding, and guided hikes once the summer begins. The area also features two championship golf courses that stretch past pristine lakes, meadows, and the Snake River.
Less than 10 miles west of town lies the Dillon Reservoir, a lake spanning more than 3,000 acres that now covers the original site of the town of Dillon. Here, you can spend a day canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, or fly-fishing on the Blue River, which flows into the lake. To the north, the Arapaho National Forest stretches across 1.5 million acres of protected mountains and grassland laced with hiking trails.