There’s time to squeeze in a family vacation this year!  Whether you’re up for fun in the summer sun or letting things cool down, there’s one place that’s perfect year-round. Keystone Resort located in the Rocky Mountains has something for everyone. Warm weather lovers and winter cold weather fans will both enjoy their time here. But a word of warning. Once you experience your time at Keystone, you’ll want to experience it all for every season. Here are the best things to do no matter what time of year you prefer.

Summer Means Happy Times and Bright Sunshine

First up on the list are the Keystone Resort summer activities but don’t let that fool you. Some of these are amazing in the wintertime as well. It all depends on how much you love the weather from one season to the next! Summer activities at the top of Dercum Mountain are available Wednesday through Sunday. So planning ahead will set your trip up for success. And always keep on the lookout for the many concerts and live shows happening.

Self Care

Mountain Top Yoga

Heading to the resort to gain a little Shanti (peace)? Visiting in July and August? You’re in luck because there’s no need to do it in your room alone. Head to the top of Dercum Mountain to practice with their certified Yoga instructors. Take in the awe-inspiring view of 10 miles worth of mountain range after riding the gondola to your Yoga site. What better place to relieve stress, and improve muscle strength than the Rockies? Remember to plan ahead and make reservations as these spots fill up fast. And children are welcome to come along as well!


Spa and Salon

It doesn’t matter if you’re visiting for a white water rafting trip or a little R&R. The spa and salon treatments are amazing! Let the scenery outside jumpstart the dopamine while you receive a detoxifying scrub. Or snag a Nuface Cellular Lift Facial to soften the skin and strengthen the muscles. This is one of Keystone Resort’s year-round luxuries and one only offered when you stay as a Keystone guest. Talk about the star treatment!

Let’s Get Physical… Activity That Is

Lakeside Village

Planning a trip between June and September? Love water-based activities with the family? Then Lakeside Village is the place to check out. It sports a 5-acre mountain lake with a bike path that runs through the resort. You’re going to run out of daylight before all the activities. Take the kids out in a kayak or canoe. Or share a romantic standup paddleboard ride with your significant other. And when you’re done with the water and bike trail,  there are yard games like Giant Jenga and Cornhole to jump in on. Finish up the day lounging in one of the free hammocks with a cocktail in hand – and you’ve completed one rewarding vacation day.

Keystone Stables

The June through September crowd has a great time at the Keystone Stables. They offer both horse and wagon riding, depending on your preference. These are guided of course so no need to master horseback riding before you arrive! You’ll explore the scenic Soda Creek Valley while your guide provides a history lesson. Complete your ride with a wagon dinner. And stop for drinks at the original Keystone homestead. If the kids want to see some horses and forego the ride, you’re in luck. It’s free to visit, snap some photos, and they’re available year round!


World Renowned Golfing

Like to golf? Keystone sports two world-class courses for you to enjoy. The River Course and the Ranch for a total of 36 beautiful holes in one of the most desirable golf locations. There are family programs to get the kids out on the course and lessons available for newbies. And guests of Keystone Lodge receive free golf on the day they arrive! These courses close in October when the snow starts flying, so planning ahead for tee time is a must.

The Color of Winter

During the winter season, the activities are as abundant as the snow. There’s magic for kids and adults alike on a Keystone winter trip. Both indoor and outdoor fun can be had with activities you won’t find anywhere else. Check out the top winter activities, bundle up, and come ready to make snowy memories!

Ice Skating

What’s winter without ice skating? There are plenty of opportunities for gliding around on the ice here! Zip around 5 acres of the largest outdoor rink in North America. Or Dercum Square offers another 7.000 square feet of ice to enjoy! Or just enjoy skating from the sidelines and the festive environments from either location. Weather can affect functioning so make sure to call ahead before arriving at the rinks.


Mountain Tours

Does traversing the snow-covered Rocky mountains sound out of your league?  Well, Keystone offers two fun ways to adventure. If everyone in your party is 15 years old or older, guides will take you on snowmobiles through the high country. No prior experience is needed. Bringing along a younger crowd? The snow cats are for you! Take a guided excursion through some of the best scenery in the mountains. Grab your passes early and stand by for winter weather!


Skiing and Tubing

What’s a trip to the Colorado Rockies without skiing or snow tubing? Keystone Ski school is a part of Vail Resorts and offers world-class instruction to all ages. So you can enjoy the best terrain around and have the kids skiing green slopes in a matter of hours! And of course if you’re an adept skier, Keystone’s 3,148 skiable acres, 20 lifts, and 128 runs truly offers something for every skier level.

Not wanting to take up the ski poles? Then scream your face off as you tube down the Mountaintop tubing hill. With a lift making constant round trips, you’ll spend hours racing down the slope while laughing and making memories the whole time.


Success In Life is What You Eat

No matter the season you choose to visit, food is a staple. Both Keystone Resort and the surrounding area have options galore. Kickapoo Tavern offers a great grill and bar with friendly staff. Snake River Saloon and Steakhouse delivers great live music. And Dos Locos Mexican Cantina has the best margaritas around! Want something fancier? Keystone Ranch offers beautiful views of the ski area and golf course, and Ski Tip is arguably the best restaurant in the county. The options are varied and many!

Summer. Winter. Pick a time and take your trip to the Colorado Rockies and visit the amazing Keystone Resort. 

If you’re looking for more summer activities, come visit us at Kodi Rafting for the best on-river experiences around. We’d love to see you and show you more of what Colorado offers! Enjoy your time and we can’t wait to see you soon!