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Keystone Colorado Summer

Keystone Resort For A Summer Vacation

I know, weird right? Why go to a ski resort for summer travel? The thing is, many of us locals head up into the mountains in the summer to because there are lots of fun things to do this time of year too. When we visited Keystone during Spring Break, we hit the end of winter season but also got a preview of things to come. There is so much!

Here are the "regular" activities that are available on a daily basis:

Family Biking at Keystone

Mountain Biking

This is the number one reason (based on my non-scientific research) that people go to Keystone in the summer. You take a lift up and ride a bike down... or try easier cruising trails as a family. Horseback Riding at Keystone

Horseback Riding

I am a big fan of riding horses up in the mountains. You hang out with these beautiful animals (plus your family!) and get gorgeous scenic views.
Design Mom Book

Design Mom: The Book & Denver Book Tour Stop

I know I met Gabrielle Blair at SXSW Interactive. It was really early in this blog, and she had Kirtsy with Laura and Laurie. I loved all three of them instantly and I'm proud to call all of them good friends. Then there was the time that Gabby lived in Colorado and I got to see her (slightly) more often - but most times, I just stalk her online like everyone else does. Gracious. That is one word that I have seen used to describe Gaby's book, but I would say that is pretty much her whole being. If anyone can float around the room and make you more calm with her presence, it's her. So *OF COURSE* her book feels just like that too. Even though you marvel at how she manages life with six kids. And creates such a beautiful site. With all those lovely photos. And kick-butt ideas. Design Mom Book
Colorado Vacation Spot: Snow Mountain Ranch

Colorado Vacation Spot: Snow Mountain Ranch

What a difference a few weeks make here in Colorado. At the end of February, we visited the YMCA of the Rockies' Winter Park location, Snow Mountain Ranch. We were up to our knees in snow - although, granted - it was our "dry snow," where my kid…

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Summer Tubing Hill - Snow Mountain Ranch

Summer Tubing Hill
at YMCA’s Snow Mountain Ranch

Note: Accommodations were provided by Snow Mountain Ranch but all photos, video and words are ours.
We have visited Winter Park many times, with and without YMCA of the Rockies and the tubing hills in the area are one of our favorite attractions. When Snow Mountain Ranch told me they were opening a SUMMER tubing hill, I knew we had to go check out. For this trip, our best friends came along, so the six of us shared a cabin as well as all the fun activities there are to do on site.

Our favorite thing, by far, was the new summer tubing hill.

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