Whether you're in town for vacation or a wedding, there's one thing I always recommend folks to do, and that's to visit another mountain town besides the one they're staying in. For example, when we were married, we had everyone go to the Frisco Marina for our lakeside ceremony, which was then followed by a pontoon paradeon Dillon Reservoir. We did this because we thought it was important for our guests to see a bit more of our county than just one town.
We love how each town has its own feel, and even took our family on a wedding at Piney River Ranch in Vail this past summer. It was just a simple drop off, and then we strolled through the Vail village afterwards. Either way, there's so much to see and do in our mountain community, that we simply recommend to get out there and take a drive to literally see for yourself.
This is the same road that the world class cyclists rode over as they traveled from Steamboat to Breckenridge this past summer. It was quite a big deal, and folks were camped out along side this stretch of road the night before the event. The road closed for part of the day, and we had to leave a few hours earlier than normal to ensure that we were where we needed to be in order to do our job, and that was to decorate and deliver flowers to our mountain top wedding at Timber Ridge, which is on North Peak, in Keystone's Outback.
You have options on this drive, including continuing around the lake, while perhaps stopping off to take a hike on one of the many trails and bike paths that circle the Dillon Reservoir. We'll explore the Loveland Pass option in another blog, so check back!
We will also be sharing some of our favorite spots to take photos near the Lake in upcoming posts, so check back for more great localized info that you can actually use to plan your wedding in the Rocky Mountains near Summit County.
This view in this photo is looking west from the Keystone side, where the Snake River enters the reservoir. Swan Mountain road is on the left side here, and that's Buffalo and Red mountain in the distance, part of the Gore Range.