Earlier this summer, we teased you with 5 Reasons to Visit Keystone This Summer. It was a teaser for us too because members of the In Good Taste Denver team just had to go check it out for ourselves, it sounded so fun! Sure enough, there are lots of reasons to visit Keystone, whether you’re staycationing as a lucky Coloradan or visiting from elsewhere. Here’s some of what we found:

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On Keystone’s 5-acre lake, 9,321 miles above sea level, you can do paddleboating, kayaking, canoeing, standup paddleboating or just feeding the voracious trout and ducks! (Watch our video on Facebook about this-crazy!) On dry land, you can rent a bike for a lake-side ride. In the winter, it’s one giant ice skating rink!

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Weeeee! The Bungee Trampoline is just one of the many Kidtopia activities (including crafts, strider bike races, gold panning and more) available daily.

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Don’t look down! No, do! Look at that amazing view from the Gondola. When you reach the top of Dercum Mountain, fun awaits!
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Center yourself at the top of the mountain! What an amazing place to do yoga.
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It’s a lot of fun and games at the top of the mountain like balancing on the slackline, fun for kids and adults, like our own Phil Noir. Speaking of mountaintops, Keystone’s Friday Afternoon Club takes you to the top of Dercum Mountain with a free, scenic lift ride for great views, games, live music and food and drink specials.
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All the snow that’s left in Keystone is devoted to the Summer Tubing Hill. At 11,640 feet elevation, it’s said to be the only summer snow tubing operation in Colorado held on actual snow.

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Keystone is known for its many festivals including July’s Wine & Jazz Festival which we attended. But there are many others throughout the seasons. There are more fun festivals happening through the fall so visit their website to see them all. 

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Live concerts give festival-goers a chance to sit a spell.
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We stayed in a comfy condo with River Run. Having a kitchen means you can save money cooking and be as comfortable as your own home. Don’t do all your own cooking though because there are so many restaurants to try including…

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Delicious Halibut over a Quinoa base at Keystone Ranch. Shuttle service to the restaurant (and beautiful golf course) are available from most lodging. 

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Some of this, some of that in a moussey dessert, topped with a roasted marshmallow and caramelized banana at Keystone Ranch.
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Keystone Ranch is in a 1930’s homestead. Elegant food in a comfortable, rustic atmosphere was a real treat. It’s their practice to have people adjourn to the living room for dessert. Very nice touch.

Keystone Resort is a great place for a getaway – whether it’s for friends, family or romance – there’s something to appeal to everyone’s interests. And it’s a quick and pretty drive, just 90 minutes from Denver International Airport. For more information on everything we’ve touched on here and to learn a whole lot more about all of the fun you can have, visit www.keystoneresort.com.

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