Summit County, Colorado is the crown jewel of the Colorado ski and snowboard scene but sheds a new light over the summer months. Summit County boasts 5 world class ski resorts all within 50 miles of each other but over the summer time the local attention switches from snow sports to water and pedal sports. This area is home to some of the best whitewater and down hill biking in the country with new gravity course at Keystone Resort and the Blue Rivers continuous class II-III whitewater.
The Frisco Kayak Park plays a pivotal role in the whitewater dynamic of Summit County as it is the newest park in the area. This park is a class III rating and requires specialized gear as well as specialized skill sets to complete. Make sure you have the proper boat (whitewater rated), proper safety equipment (helmet, pfd, spray skirt) and the ability to proficiently catch eddy lines and combat roll. The park features a large surfing hole for vertical acrobatics as well as several smaller holes to practice your flat spins. The park is located just west of Ten Mile Creek Kayaks with a put in right behind the building itself. Matti, the owner of Ten Mile Creek Kayaks, offers beginners and intermediate level paddlers intro lessons all the way up to personal first descents for those a little too nervous to tackle big water on their own. For those looking to take a step up to some class IV and V whitewater you can visit Gore Canyon, Pine Creek and the Lower Canyon of the Clear Creek all within an hour of Summit County.
For more information on whitewater rafting or kayaking for both guided and unguided trips in the Summit County area feel free to give us (800) 370-0581. Have a great summer and be prepared for any situation as you are always between swims!