Summer Activities at Keystone

Posted on May 15, 2023

A Playground Pro’s Top 5 Guide to Summer Fun

Our lifts start spinning for summer on June 23, and we’ve got some playground pro tips to perfect your mountain vacay! Check out our top 5 most unique and Keystone-y (we’ve decided that’s a word) activities we have to offer this summer:
Family tubing at Adventure Point in Keystone, CO.

#1 There’s SNOW-thing better than...snow

It may be summer, but we’re still obsessed with snow. Beat the summer heat with the chills and thrills of mountaintop snow tubing! This signature and one-of-a-kind activity returns to Keystone this summer for all to enjoy! 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!


#2 Send it into summer at the Keystone Bike Park 

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.


Scenic horse drawn wagon ride in Keystone, CO.

#3 Home on the Range: Keystone Stables

Take a trip back to yesteryear with Keystone’s signature Wagon Ride Dinners The journey begins with a wagon ride through the Soda Creek Valley, while real wranglers share the local history of the area’s mining days. Your journey ends in a historic homestead-era log cabin built in the early 1800’s, complete with a roaring fire, dinner, entertainment and the rustic charm of the past. For those looking to adventure a little further, guests can saddle up and embrace Keystone like an early explorer via guided horseback ride. During the ride, learn about the area's rich history and take in the amazing sights of the White River National Forest, and maybe even catch a glimpse of local wildlife on the trail

#4 Splish, Splash or Spa

Lakeside Village not only offers a hub of waterside fun all summer long, but also all things NEW! 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. The refreshed and rebranded spa offers everything you need to unwind this summer from massages and facials to the all-new sensory-deprivation tank.

2022 KNC Festival Imagery

#5 Family Fun Festivals

Keystone’s 2022 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 24-25
    This two-day summer kick off features bacon-themed food dishes, live music from national acts, bacon from your favorite local companies, and the famous TINCUP Whiskey Tour.


  • Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival, July 15-16
    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. 


  • Keystone’s 25th Annual Bluegrass & Beer Festival, Aug. 5-6
    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.


These five activities might be our favorite, but at Keystone, the possibilities are truly endless. Keystone is full of fun and bursting at the seams with adventure! From golf to gondola rides, hikes to bikes, snow tubing to spas, paddles to pedals, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!