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Silverthorne, Colorado

Silverthorne sits right between the Gore Range, which tops out at 13,560 feet (Mt. Powell) and is rather obscure compared to nearby ranges due to the difficult access, and the Continental Divide, home to many 14ers. The town’s mountain views are of Buffalo (12,777 feet) and Red Peak (13,189 feet). Besides phenomenal peak access and the usual Summit County ski resort bonanza, Silverthorne boasts a core year-round community that takes advantage of the area’s classic mountain biking, climbing, backpacking, hiking, fishing, rafting, and just general outdoor scene. As the second most populated town in Summit, Silverthorne is the place to be (or at least the second place to be).


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Featured Mountains in Silverthorne

Mountain Approx. Elevation
Torreys Peak 14,267 ft (4,349 m)
Tenderfoot Mountain 11,443 ft (3,488 m)
Red Peak 13,136 ft (4,004 m)
Ptarmigan Peak 12,497 ft (3,809 m)
Keller Mountain 13,074 ft (3,985 m)
Independence Mountain 12,559 ft (3,828 m)
Grays Peak 14,270 ft (4,349 m)
Glacier Mountain 12,401 ft (3,780 m)
Buffalo Mountain 12,749 ft (3,886 m)