Spacious Condos at Base of Mountain Trails
Each spring and summer, central Colorado’s Keystone Resort changes from a national ski destination into a multipurpose mountain park. Instead of skiing and snowboarding, visitors take to North Peak, Outback, and Dercum Mountains and their 60 combined miles of trails for mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding. With lodges, cabins, and condos spread throughout Keystone, Key to the Rockies provides spacious and scenic lodging in close proximity to the gondolas and lifts that take you to the top of these picturesque trails.
Spread across dozens of lodge and condo complexes, Key to the Rockies has more than 80 properties, ranging from elegant studios steps from the slopes to spacious comdiminiums or townhouses. Most properties offer gas or wood-burning fireplaces, balconies or patios, and either wooded or mountain views. All of the properties are located either within walking distance to the ski area bases (River Run Village or Mountain House) or directly on the complimentary resort shuttle route. Properties are equipped with fully stocked kitchens or kitchenettes, full bathrooms, and fine linens. On site amenities often include indoor or outdoor hot tubs and some have access to pools.
Keystone, Colorado: Upscale Resort Town near Mountains and Alpine Lakes
Located about 75 miles west of Denver, the resort town of Keystone is a family-friendly ski area lined with four-star restaurants and high-end shops, but Keystone Mountain is town’s focal point. Two gondolas are among the 20 lifts that scale up Keystone Mountain, which transforms from a winter ski destination into a scenic park for biking, horseback riding, and guided hikes once the summer begins. Keystone Resort is open for downhill skiing through April 7, 2013 and nearby Arapahoe Basin operates into mid-June. Take the gondola to Adventure Point at top of the mountain to tube-slide down a snowy hill that stays slushy well into the summer. 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, windsurfing, 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.
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