Autumn sunset over Gore Range in Summit County. Photo: John Holm
As its name implies, Summit County is full of big mountains, including the Ten Mile Range, which encompasses Breckenridge. Nearly 30,000 residents were recorded in the 2010 US Census and even more visit year round.
The county was one of the original seventeen Colorado counties as determined by the First Territorial Legislature on November 1, 1861. It’s centered around Lake Dillon, which gets use a lot in the summer season. Summit County is home to four world class ski resorts: A Basin, Breck, Keystone and Copper Mountain.
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