Keystone, Colorado, is the home of the Keystone Resort that was originally constructed in the 1970s. There are three mountains in Keystone: Decum, North Peak and The Outback mountains, and the resort was built and planned to accommodate skiers and summer visitors.
Visiting Keystone in the summer means you'll have access to many outdoor activities such as Adventure Point Tubing. Here visitors will get to ride down Keystone Mountain on tubes for kid-friendly and group adventures. Adventure Point Tubing is also a great spot to check out when you visit during the winter. More interested in the landscape on the way up the mountain? Scenic lift rides will take you up Colorado's Rocky Mountains to an elevation of approximately 11,640 feet. All you have to do it sit back and enjoy the ride as well as the breathtaking views.
There is a total of 36 holes at the Keystone Ranch Golf Course and The River Course at Keystone - so you have plenty of opportunities to work on your swing. The Ranch Golf Course is a classic mountain course full of lodgepole pines, sage meadows and a nine-acre lake. There are locker rooms and a fully-stocked golf shop in the clubhouse and a practice facility where you can warm up before you hit the green. The Sandwedge Shoppe at Keystone Ranch serves breakfast to-go, lunch and drinks. The River Course features elevation changes, bunkers, water hazards and a 194-foot elevation drop on hole 16. Take in views of Lake Dillon and snow-capped peaks. The River Course Grill serves breakfast and lunch as well as happy hour, while the golf shop sells apparel, accessories and equipment.
Mountain biking is a favorite summer past time in Keystone. Visitors can take a lift service to the top of the mountain before riding downhill through miles of trails and pathways. There are mountain biking clinics for those who want to try out the sport or take up a new hobby during their stay. In addition to biking clinics, you can rent a bike or boat if you want to head out for a cycling adventure, go on a paddle boat or take a canoeing excursion.
Head to Keystone Lake during the winter for ice skating and hockey. The five-acre lake is home to the largest Zamboni-maintained outdoor skating rink in North America and festively decorated during the holidays, complete with music. Ice skating is also an option at Dercum Square, as the area boasts a 7,200-square-foot ice rink in River Run. There's day and night skating and free ice time available for guests.
Things to Do in Keystone
Keystone Tennis Program: During your stay in Keystone, why not practice a little tennis? The Tennis Club is open year-round and has indoor facilities so visitors can play pick-up matches, take a private lesson or participate in a drop-in clinic for children and adults. When you visit during the summer, you can take your tennis-playing action outside to 9,280 feet above sea level.
Keystone Spa: Pamper yourself during your stay at the Keystone Spa with services such as facials, body wraps and massages. Body wrap treatments include the Coco-Luscious, Blueberry Soy-licious and Champagne Divine are relaxing and rejuvenating. Enjoy one of the many massage therapies offered at the spa such as a customized massage, couples massage and enhancements including aromatherapy and a foot refresher.
Keystone Nordic Center: There are more than 9 miles of trails and access to 35 miles of paved trails near the White River National Forest from the Keystone Nordic Center. Here you can go cross-country skiing, skate skiing and snowshoeing with lessons and guided tours. Don't forget to try the old-fashioned family tubing hill, and be sure to grab a bite to eat at The Nordic Soup Bistro's lunch buffet.
Shopping: Stores in Keystone include Gorsuch Ltd, Keystone Sports, Rockin' R Ranch Trading Port, Arriesgado Clothing Company, Christy Sports, Cures 'N Curiousities and Kidz Cabin. Rockin' R Ranch Trading Post is a modern take on an old trading post and sells souvenirs, groceries and gifts, while Gorsuch Ltd is known as a "skier's tradition" and has mountain clothing, skis, boots and accessories. Pick up items just for the children, including ski jackets, pants, games, toys and souvenirs, at Kidz Cabin.
Dining: After a day of hiking and skiing, treat yourself to a decadent meal. Der Fondue Chessel, an authentic fondue experience on North Peak Mountain in a cozy atmosphere, is a great place to start. Keystone Ranch is a fine-dining eatery that maintains its historic 1930s feel. There's a five-course dinner of Colorado cuisine as well as casual fare. Alpenglow Stube offers spectacular views as you ride up to the top of North Peak Mountain in a gondola. The Ski Tip Lodge serves a four-course dinner and comfortable seating. For a unique dining experience, check out Dinner Wagon Ride. You'll take a horse drawn sleigh ride to a homestead for dinner and entertainment. Other restaurants in Keystone include 9280' Tap House, Bighorn Bistro and Bar, Black Bear Grill, Black Diamond Pizzeria and Cala Inn.