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Keystone Resort Summer 2024 Tip Sheet

Sitting at 9,280 feet above sea-level in Summit County, Colo. and just a short, scenic drive from Denver, Keystone Resort is the ultimate location for families to beat the heat and chill out Colorado-style. Offering a laid-back environment and a variety of experiences for all ages and activity styles, you'll find plenty of opportunity to connect here and explore the mountains together. Whether it’s a mountaintop hike, downhill mountain biking, hitting the links for a round of golf, horseback riding, stand up paddle boarding, or attending a signature summer festival, the allure of the mountains comes to life at Keystone. Summer mountain operations take place Thursdays through Mondays through Labor Day. 


Mountaintop SNOW Tubing 

You heard us right. Mountaintop SNOW tubing returns to Keystone this summer. Ride up the River Run Gondola and access the same tubing hill that operates at the resort during winter. Our resort teams farm snow from around the mountain to maintain the tubing hill so that guests can chill, cool off, and go for a slide this summer season. Open as long as the snow lasts!  


Keystone Bike Park: It’s All Downhill from Here 

From downhill on snow to downhill on dirt, the Keystone Bike Park offers some of the country’s best downhill mountain biking, allowing guests to experience the adrenaline rush of sending it down the mountain in summer. With more than 30 trails of lift-serviced singletrack, beginner and expert riders alike can experience the thrill of downhill on two wheels from mellow bridges and berms to rock gardens and rock drops.  

On August 10-11, the Enduro Bike Race makes its legendary return! Nicknamed the “SANDURO, Keystone’s Enduro Race is stop #3 on the Revolution Enduro Tour and raises funds for life-saving childhood cancer research through the Sam Schneider Legacy Fund. Participants can register to compete in the race through the Fund’s website. Spectators are welcome to join in the fun by watching the race in designated areas and cruising through the sponsor village.  


Keystone Golf: Two Championship Courses, One Great Resort 

Keystone Resort is home to two distinct golf courses, offering 36-holes of championship golf in one idyllic setting. The River Course offers impressive elevation changes, variable bunkers, water hazards and six sets of tees on each hole to challenge and welcome golfers of all ability levels. Keystone Ranch Golf Course is set on historic ranch land where original structures and old western heritage remain throughout the course, providing a nostalgic feel amongst the breathtaking scenery. Plus, you can receive FREE golf at either of our courses on your day of arrival when you book lodging with Keystone. Perks like these are only available to guests booking lodging directly through Keystone Resort.   


Festival Season: Bacon, Brews, Wine, Live Music 

Keystone’s 2024 Summer Festival line-up has a wide variety of music and events for the whole family to enjoy! Check out the full schedule here. 

  • Keystone Bacon & Bourbon Festival, June 22-23: This two-day summer kick off features legendary bacon-themed dishes live music from national acts, and a diverse array of whiskeys and bourbons for pairing.
  • Stars & Guitars, June 29: Don your stars n’ stripes and celebrate Independence Day the Keystone way! Live music, free face painting and interactive art set against the backdrop of the Rockies make for a perfect kickoff to the holiday.
  • Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival, July 13-14: Raise your glass to another year of Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival in River Run Village, with hundreds of varieties of wines to sip and savor.
  • River Run Art Festival, July 26-28: Over 80 artists from around the country converge in the heart of River Run to showcase their art. Guests can peruse hundreds of pieces, from ceramics, to jewelry, to paintings and more, and take something home that reminds them of the magic of the mountains.
  • Keystone’s 25th Annual Bluegrass & Beer Festival, Aug. 3-4: Keystone brings back the Bluegrass and Beer Festival for another year of string bands, craft beer pours, mountain merch, and melt-in-your-mouth morsels.
  • Keystone Oktoberfest, Aug. 31: Don your lederhosen or dirndl and celebrate the end of summer in celebratory fashion at Keystone Oktoberfest! Raise your stein to lively music and delicious German cuisine, or perhaps take a polka lesson from the Ipen Auerhahn Schuhplattlers.


Lakeside Village: Splish, Splash or Spa   

After a day on the water or on the mountain, serve yourself a cold one with lake front views at the Rathbone self-pour taproom at the Keystone Adventure Center. If you’re looking to really relax, head just a few steps over to the Alpenglow Spa at the Keystone Lodge, where you can find everything from massages and facials to a unique sensory-deprivation tank experience. If you want to take in the tranquility of the 5-acre Keystone Lake, pop into the Adventure Center for canoe, pedal boat or paddle board rentals! Or, if watersports aren’t your thing, rent a set of wheels and cruise along the beautiful Snake River rec path!  


Keystone Stables: Explore the Historic Soda Creek Valley  

Keystone’s signature Scenic Wagon Rides and Wagon Ride Dinners will provide a trip back to yesteryear. Wagon Ride Dinners begin with a journey through the Soda Creek Valley, while charismatic and charming wranglers share the local history of the area’s mining days. Upon arrival at a historic homestead-era log cabin built in the early 1800’s, a roaring fire, dinner, entertainment and the rustic charm of the past awaits. For those looking to adventure a little further, guests can saddle up and embrace Keystone like an early explorer via a guided horseback ride. During the ride, observe wildlife, learn about the area's history and take in the amazing sights of the White River National Forest.

Upgrading our Village: Kindred Resort (One River Run)  

Right next to the River Run Gondola will be the new home to Keystone's premier luxury development Kindred Resort. Kindred will feature ski-in/out residences along with a Rock Resorts-branded hotel. This amenity rich resort will include unique features new to Keystone like valet parking, valet ski & bike storage, restaurants, a full-service spa, as well as resort retail and rental shop. The family friendly Kindred Resort will also be the new home for Keystone Ski & Ride School and will have an exclusive pool and hot tub facility with unobstructed ski area views. Upon completion, Kindred Resort will further position Keystone as one of North America’s great ski and summer resort destinations. 


Where to Stay: Whether you want a traditional hotel property or a multi-bedroom vacation rental suitable for your entire family, Keystone has a variety of lodging accommodations to suit every size group and budget. The Keystone Lodge & Spa is a great homebase for summer in Keystone, located in the heart of Lakeside Village with activities on the Keystone Lake, plus on-site amenities including an outdoor pool and hot tub, full-service spa and fitness center, restaurants and more. 


Where to Eat: 9280 Sake House in River Run Village. The best patio in River Run Village also offers delicious poke and ramen bowls, bao buns and more. Or, for a unique fine-dining experience, make a reservation at the historic and charming Ski Tip Lodge. 



Summer Facts & Information 

Keystone Resort offers a wide range of summer activities across multiple areas in resort, from River Run Village and the River Run Gondola to Lakeside Village, the Keystone Stables, and Keystone Golf. 

River Run Base Area, Gondola & Mountain Activities: Thursdays through Mondays, 10 AM to 5 PM

  • Base Area Activities: Gemstone panning, Bungee trampolines, Mini golf
  • Scenic Gondola Rides
  • Keystone Bike Park
  • Mountaintop Snow Tubing
  • Hiking 


Lakeside Village & Adventure Center: Open 7 days a week, 10 AM to 5 PM

  • Rathbone Tap Room 
  • Paddle Boats, Stand Up Paddle Board, Kayaks and Canoes
  • Bike Rentals

Keystone Stables:

  • Pony Rides & Horseback Trail Rides (Daily in July; Closed on Tuesdays in June and Aug.)
  • Scenic Wagon Rides & Dinner Wagon Rides (Tuesdays through Saturdays) 


Keystone Golf: Open daily through Oct. 6 


River Course: This Hurdzan-Fry course features unbeatable views, impressive elevation changes, variable bunkers, water hazards and six sets of tees on each hole to challenge golfers of all abilities.  

  • Par 71 

  • Total Yardage: 4,758 – 6,886 

  • 16th hole features a 194-foot elevation drop from tee to green 

  • 18th hole includes spectacular views of Lake Dillon 

Keystone Ranch Golf Course: Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., this historic mountain course winds through lodgepole pines, around sage meadows and across a nine-acre lake. The course sits on historic ranching land that housed multiple homesteads in the 1900s, with many outbuildings remaining on the course today including the Keystone Ranch restaurant, a AAA Four-Diamond rated restaurant. 

  • Par 72 

  • Total Yardage: 5,041 – 7,017 

  • Site of the 2017 Colorado Golf Association Mid-Amateur Championship 

  • Home to the Keystone Ranch, a AAA Four-Diamond rated restaurant 




Average Summer Temperatures: 70 degrees daytime, 50 degrees nighttime. Remember to wear lots of sunscreen! 


High Altitude Preparedness 
The elevation can affect people in different ways. Visitors should be mindful of the effects of altitude and make sure to always wear sunscreen, drink plenty of water and limit the consumption of alcohol and caffeine. If symptoms such as headache, nausea, lethargy or shortness of breath persist, visitors should seek immediate medical attention. 

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