This small mountain town is best known for its beautiful rivers, rapids, and fishing holes.

Welcome to Silverthorne

This emerging community is one of Summit County’s major retail destinations.
Originally founded as a camp for workers building the Dillon Dam, Silverthorne has grown to become the year-round heart of Summit County. Featuring lots of outdoor activities and a thriving arts and culture scene, this small mountain town is best known for its beautiful rivers, rapids, and fishing holes. There are also hundreds of miles of wilderness here, making it the ideal spot for nature enthusiasts.

Considered one of Summit County’s major retail destinations, this area offers a wealth of boutiques and stores, including the Outlets at Silverthorne, a multiplex of more than 70 name-brand shops.

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.

What to Love

  • Plenty of retail and restaurants
  • Lots of scenic trails and opportunities for fishing
  • The thriving arts and culture scene

People & Lifestyle

Silverthorne is home to approximately 4,000 residents who are united by their love of the mountain lifestyle. The lifestyle here is centered around an outdoor activity, which is available in many formats year-round.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Dining options abound in Silverthorne. Local favorites include: Sauce on the Blue Restaurant, a family pizzeria and Italian eatery that delivers old-world influenced favorites; Mint Steakhouse, where you can pick your own seafood and grill your own steaks; Blue Moon Bakery, locally famous for its breakfast and lunch and assorted baked goods and sandwiches; and the Mountain Lyon Cafe, a classic diner offering hearty breakfast and lunch fare including omelets, tacos, and chicken-fried steak.

Things to Do

Home to 57 different hiking trails and the Ptarmigan Peak advanced mountain biking route, Silverthorne has plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. Locals also enjoy the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center, which features three performance spaces, classrooms, rotating art exhibits, and the Silverthorne Rec Center, which offers fitness yoga and dance classes.


Silverthorne is home to many excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

  • Silverthorne Elementary School, K-12

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