Four Reasons to Visit Summit County During Dim Season

Posted by: admin October 14th, 2016

Dim season is among us, and there has never been a better time to visit the Colorado High Country. From epic deals and discounts to outdoor adventures and even early season hiking without the crowds, dim season is the time to book your next Summit County adventure – without sitting in I70 traffic! 

Communal DiningDeals, Deals, Deals

From Summit County hotels to hard-to-covet restaurant reservations, a luxurious weekend in the mountains has never been easier to plan – and you can do so last minute. While a big reduction in the normal weekend visitors inevitably leads to some local businesses shutting their doors for dim season, a great many remain open year-round. Better yet, a great many of the ones that do remain open offer great dim season deals and discounts. You can find great happy hour specials at fine dining joints a happy hour deals that can’t be beat. 

Less Crowds = Fewer Lines

If you live in Colorado, you’ve experienced it at least once: waking up at the crack of dawn on a Saturday just to (hopefully) beat the weekend I70 traffic, only to find yourself stuck in long line of stopped cars for hours on end, with only one radio station to tune into. If you’re in the process of planning a trip to Colorado from out of state – beware of this scenario! The drive from DIA to Summit County is long enough with traffic issues. Plan your vacation during dim season to avoid a headache on the highway (get from DIA to Summit County in just over an hour sans traffic). You can even sneak in your ski vacation in early November before the crowds hit!

Family-Hiking-Summit-CountyLate Season Adventures

Getting out and about during mid-to-late-fall is one of the best times for outdoor adventuring in the Colorado High Country. Right now is the perfect time for tackling 14ers or shorter, mid-day hikes without having to worry about dangerous lightning strikes. And while you can still hit the trails without heavy equipment or micro spikes, there’s nothing quite like snow dusted mountaintops for an epic view at the summit.

Football Season in the Mountains

Summit County has no shortage of bars where you can watch the games each week. So, don’t let your football fanaticism hinder you from booking your next weekend adventure in the Rocky Mountains. In fact, one of the best things about hitting the bars for football Sunday in Summit County is being in a transplant location. Because there’s so many locals here who have relocated from other parts of the country, you won’t find a bar on Sunday that is strictly catered to Bronco’s fans. Rest easy knowing no matter who your team is, there’s a spot for at one of our local watering holes.