Activities: Summer

Summit Trekkers

Thursdays | July – September

The Trekkers do strenuous hikes (slightly slower than the Mountain Goats), usually 8-10 miles with 1,500-2000+ elevation gain. They hike mostly (not always) on trails. Formerly known as the “Trail Goats”, the group originated to provide an alternative to Mountain Goat hikes. For more information email Susan (Sue) Johnson at suesue.paris@gmail.com.

Summit Trekkers

Turtles & Snails

Thursdays | Year Round

The “Turtles” hike all year round on Thursday mornings. We switch to snowshoes and yaktrax in winter, rec paths during mud season and easy hikes all summer. Our hikes are usually 3 to 5 miles. Sometimes we have some “Snails” who hike at a slower pace and not as far. We want our group to be accessible to all so come and enjoy our beautiful mountains.

To be added to the Turtles and Snails hike distribution list email Pat Kopystianskyj (pkopysti@comcast.net)

Summit Older Bushwhackers (SOBs)

Tuesdays, 8:30 AM  | June – Mid October

Summit Older Bushwackers (SOBs) do intermediate backcountry trail hikes on Tuesdays, mostly in Summit County. These typically range from 4 – 7 miles and with 400 – 1500 ft of elevation gain. They are led by volunteer trip leaders, usually a different leader each week. We meet from June through mid October, weather permitting. We usually leave the car-pool location at 8:30, get on the trail by 9:00, and are back between 12 and (rarely) 2 pm.  Check the weekly email for updates to times or locations.

For more information, call Jim Fleshman at 281-507-1059 or email rjftex@gmail.com.

View the SOBs Schedule

Preliminary Monthly Schedules 2024

For more precise notes on carpool locations, please scroll to bottom of schedule

DateHikeLeaderMiles / VertCarpool
June 4TenderfootJohn Crumlin 3m / 640 ftCounty Rd 51 in Dillon
June 11Angler MountainJohn Crumlin5m / 1400 ftTarget
June 18Ophir MountainLinda Boyd6m / 1000 ftSCSC
June 25Acorn Creek Flower LoopRuth Haley5m / 1000 ftTarget
July 2Sallie Barber / Trail of TearsLater5m / 800 ftGold Hill
July 9Horseshoe GulchLater3m / 700 ftGold Hill
July 16Bowman’s ShortcutLater5m / 900 ftKayak
July 23Wheeler LakesBarbara Noonan7m / 1400 ftCC
July 30Hoosier Pass WestLater4m / 600 ftIce Rink
Aug 6Upper Straight CreekLater5m / 1400 ftFBT
Aug 13Mayflower Gulch LoopLater6m / 1000 ftFBT
Aug 20North 10 Mile CreekAlan Waxman5m / 1500 ftKayak
Aug 27Wilder GulchLater7m / 1200 ftFBT
Sept 3Mohawk LakesLater7m / 1900 ftIce Rink
Sept 10Corral CreekLater5m / 1400 ftFBT
Sept 17LaterLaterLaterLater
Sept 24Salt Lick AspensLaterLaterSL

Notes on Carpool Locations:

  • CC – Copper Conoco station. Park in the dirt lot South of the Conoco
  • FBT – Frisco Bus Transfer lot behind the Safeway
  • Gold Hill – Dirt parking lot between Frisco and Breck – corner of Rt 9 and Gateway Drive.  On Google Maps search for “Gold Hill Trailhead”. 
  • Ice Rink – East (far) end of Breck Ice Rink parking lot
  • Kayak – West end of Main St in Frisco – between the creek and I-70
  • SCSC – Summit County Senior Center
  • SL – Lower Salt Lick parking lot and trailhead
  • Target – Southeast corner of parking lot

Canine Companions

Wednesdays | May – October, meeting times vary by month

Moderate Wednesday hikes at a leisurely pace, with furry friends welcome — Those unfortunate to not be owned by a dog are also welcome. The group’s meeting times and carpool locations vary over the summer. Contact Howard at brown.howard2@gmail.com to get on their email list. Plan to bring leashes, lunch and good rain gear.

View the 2024 Schedule for Canine Companions

View the 2024 Schedule for Canine Companions

May (9:30 at trailhead)
1 — Old Dillon Reservoir — Sharon Smith — 970-485-2290 thd
8 — Tenderfoot — Elaine Polhemus — 970-389-0379 thd
15 — Dillon Nature Preserve — Simon Lewis — 409-939-7132 thd
22 — Maryland CK — Joe Lanzetta — 860-836-9894 thd
29 — Anglers’ Ranch. — Sandra Grogan — 281-705-9289 thd
other May options:Frisco Overlook, Peninsula, Miners’ Monument, Harrigan, Miners’ Ck Loop, Frey Gulch

June (8:30 to carpool or 9:00 at trailhead)

5 — Prairie Peak — Target
12 – Acorn South Flower Loop — Angela Brand 720-212-7757 Chris Daly 970-389-4989 Target
19 — Mtn Pride (ghost town) — Charlotte Clark — 970-376-5153 Frisco Transit/Breck Rec
26 — Lower Straight Ck –– Deb Gerhard — 850-292-9945 thd
other June options, backups: other ghost town hikes, Keystone Gulch, Gold Run Gulch Loop; Arctic Placer,Ditch Trail/Hunters’ Knob


July (8:00 to carpool or 8:30 at trailhead)
3 — Corral Ck — Joe Lanzetta — 860-836-9894 Frisco Transit
10 — East Arkansas – Elaine Polhemus — 970-389-0379 Frisco Transit
17 — Upper Straight Ck — Kari Kronborg — 970-406-1952 Silverthorne Recycling
24 — Loveland Pass West — Taylor Simpson — 512-799-3786 Silverthorne Recycling
31 — Blue Lakes — Connie Eberhart — 402-301-6806 Frisco Transit/Breck Rec
other July Wilder Gulch

August (8:30 to carpool or 9:00 at trailhead)
7 — Officers’ Gulch – Mary Bell — 330-692-6599 Frisco Transit
14 — Bowman’s Shortcut – Frisco Transit
21 — Porcupine Gulch – Silverthorne Recycling
28 – Mayflower Loop Frisco Transit
other August options: Timberline Lk (Leadville), A-Basin

September (9:00 to carpool)
4 — Sky Chutes (Wheeler Trail from Copper) — Frisco Transit
11 – Mohawk Lakes – Frisco Transit/Breck Rec
18 – Eaglesmere — Connie Eberhart — 402-301-6806 Target
25 – Martin Ck (MInturn) — Mary Bell — 330-692-6599 Frisco Transit
other September options: Upper Salt Lick, your favorite fall-color hike, main Acorn, Rock Creek/Boss Mine —


October (9:30 to carpool)
2 — McCullough Gulch — Mary Bell — 330-692-6599 Frisco Transit/Breck Rec
9 — Little French Gulch — Connie Eberhart — 402-301-6806 Frisco Transit/Breck Rec
16– Lower McCullough — Frisco Transit/Breck Rec
23 – Turks/Sally Barber Frisco Transit/Breck Rec
30 — Ptarmigan Lookout — Mary Bell — 330-692-6599 thd
other October options: May hikes, ghost towns, Peninsula Loop, Miners’ Ck loop

Mountain Goats

Wednesdays | Mid May – September

The Mountain Goats are Summit 50+’s most challenging hiking group. Our mid-season hikes are typically 8-12+ miles with 3000-4000+’ elevation gain. They usually contain a significant off-trail component with some Class 2+ scrambling, moving at a brisk pace. Our members make our hikes a priority in their summer plans because they love hiking, and they love hiking with our group. We hike every Wednesday from mid-May through the end of September. If this sounds like what you are up for doing on a regular basis with a group, please email summitmountaingoats@gmail.com for further information and a possible try-out hike..

Mountain Goats Photo

Summit 50 Plus Golf Program

May through September

The Summit 50 Plus Golf Program is an excellent way to meet other Summit 50 Plus folks who have the same passion for the sport. The golf courses in the area are beautiful, challenging and provide opportunities for players of all skill levels. Golf courses in the program include the Keystone River and Ranch courses as well as the Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks.  Golf discounts are given for the Raven and Keystone courses. These include: green fees, merchandise and lesson discounts.

Three programs exist for the 50 Plus golfer:

  1. The golf program coordinator has arranged discounted green fees at each of the courses identified above for Summit 50 Plus members. To participate in this program, folks must be up to date on Summit 50 Plus membership dues and have purchased a Summit 50 Plus Golf Card at the Community Center for $5.
  2. Boomers on the Links: The Summit 50 Plus Golf Program promotes and supports a weekly Tuesday clinic at the Keystone River Course. During these outings, participants play nine holes of golf, receive a group lesson and are treated to lunch for a reasonable price. Those interested in this clinic should contact the Keystone Pro Shop at (970) 496-1520 to reserve a spot.
  3. Special golf outings are arranged at courses apart from those mentioned above. These outings give the Summit 50 Plus golfer an opportunity to try courses not played before. The group aims for two special outings in the summer during July and August.

If you would like to help with the Summit 50 Plus Golf Program, please call Tom McCullough at 630-880-8024 or email Tmccull567@aol.com.