The Town of Silverthorne is located high in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, approximately 70 miles west of Denver, at an elevation of 8,730 feet. It is situated along the lower Blue River valley below snow-capped peaks reaching to 13,000 feet. Silverthorne is considered the gateway to Summit County.
Of all the towns in Colorado, few have experienced the overwhelming change that Silverthorne has in the short time since its incorporation in 1967. Over the course of its brief existence, Silverthorne has gone from a makeshift construction camp for workers building the Dillon Dam, to a period in which the most the town had to offer was a convenient refueling stop along I-70, to a full-service, well-balanced community of over 3,500 people.
Today hikers can find both beauty and seclusion on the numerous hikes through the White River National Forest. Bikers can traverse the town on a paved bikeway that connects to the countywide bike path system. Wildernest, although out of the town limits, is where many Silverthorne residents and second home owners live. Hiking to the top of Buffalo Mountain or across to Lily Pad Lake are highly recommended. Relaxing in the Silverthorne Recreation Center’s pools and hot tubs while the kids zoom down the water slide is a great way to round out a day full of fun in beautiful Silverthorne, Colorado.
The Blue River runs through the middle of Silverthorne. It is a Gold Medal trout stream and some of the best fishing in the state. Gold Medal designations are given out sparingly and only to the highest quality rivers, streams and lakes in Colorado. Of the 6,000 miles of trout streams in the state, only 158 miles and three lakes, are designated Gold Medal. On your next trip to Silverthorne make sure to bring your rod and reel, but leave the frying pan at home. Gold Medal fishing is “catch and release” only.
For golf, visit the The Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks. Located below the majestic Gore Range, it offers panoramic vistas at every turn. The golf course is an appealing blend of traditional and contemporary architectural design styles. Golf courses bearing the Raven name meet exceptionally high standards of quality for course conditions, guest service, playability, and overall guest experience. Routed through towering Colorado pines, quaking aspens, crystal clear creeks and trout filled lakes; the golf course overloads the senses with the mountain beauty of Silverthorne, Colorado.