Activities: Weather Permitting

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.

If you are interested in helping as a leader or co-leader please contact Mickie Parsons at mickiepar@msn.com.

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

Cross Country Skiing Group

Wednesdays | December 13, 2023 – March 27, 2024

Cross country skiing with designated leader, info provided for trail difficulty, distance, and elevation gain. Easy-moderate & a couple of upper level backcountry trails on Wednesdays.  The meeting time for carpooling (recommended) to the trailhead is always 9:30 AM.  A weekly email is sent out with tour details.  Roundtrip distances are usually 3-6 miles with an elevation gain of roughly 300-800 feet. Outings are suitable for all levels of skiers who have mastered snowplow and herringbone skills. You will need backcountry skis with metal edges and fish scales, or know how to wax and/or bring skins.  After some outings, a volunteer host will provide light appetizers, hearty soups, dessert and beverages in her home (a $10 donation is recommended). Contact the host by Monday noon for a reservation and headcount, as all lunches are limited in number and skiers are the priority. This year we are fortunate to have eight hostesses and seven restaurants lined up. We also have a few new trails this year and our awesome leaders are all coming back to help out.

For more information contact Joyce Bearse at (508-280-4910) or joyce@joycebearse.com

View the XC Ski Group Schedule

DateTourCarpoolDescriptionMiles/VertLeaderLuncheon
Dec. 13Salli BarberCMCBOut & back easy2.8mi/398 ftBarbara Noonan
973-896-7119
Ben & Karen Little
716-425-2112
($15.00 kick-off luncheon)
Dec. 20Mayflower GulchFWMSOut & back with options4mi/765ftAlan Waxman
505-331-0619
Camp Hale Restaurant
184 Copper Circle, Copper
Jan. 3Turks/B&B TrailsCMCBLollipop trail moderate with some options for side trips3.2mi /400 ftCharlotte Clarke
970-376-5153
Windy City Pub
Breckenridge
City Market shopping center
Jan. 10Peru Creek
SMROut & back with options7mi/400ftJane Johnston
303-238-4732
Linda Boyd
719-332-0841
Jan. 17Gold Run GulchGHTLoop, moderate3.5mi/ 541ftJim Fleshman
281-899-6360
Lynne Knott
816-898-3554
Jan. 24Mesa Cortina/Royal
Buffalo Trail
TAROut & back moderate1.4 (or 4.3mi)/450 ftHoward Brown
970-468-2313
Howard Brown
970-468-2313
Jan. 31Windy PointSMROut & back moderate1.5mi/200 ftLarry Moskowitz
mosk5@comcast.net
Charlotte Clarke
970-376-5153
Feb. 7Rock Creek
TAROut & back
easy
5 mi/900ftEric Erslev
970-231-2651
Bluebird Market
325 Blue River Pkwy, Silverthorne
Feb. 14Saints John TrailSMROut & back
hard
Alan Waxman
505-331-0619
Steep Brewing & Coffee
Keystone
Feb. 21Soda Creek Loop
FSALoop
moderate
4.5mi/300ftLarry Moskowitz
mosk5@comcast.net
Larry & Daria Moskowitz
daria22@comcast.net
Feb. 28Deer Creek
SMROut & back
moderate
4mi/900ftJohn Crumlin
719-310-1784
Haywood Café
Keystone
Mar. 6Miner’s Creek & Peaks TrailFSALoop, moderate3mi/300ft or 8.5mi/995ftBen Little
716-481-4280
Nina Holmquist
414-840-1288
Mar. 13Bakerville to Loveland ValleyFWMSOut & back
moderate
9.8mi w/options/1128ftBarbara Noonan
973-896-7119
Loveland Ski Lodge
Mar. 20Placer/WaldenTAROut & back3.2mi/433ftJohn Crumlin
719-310-1784
Snarf’s Sandwich Shop
Mar. 27BemroseBIRLoop, moderate3mi/500ftHoward Brown
970-468-2313
TBD

*Locations for carpooling:

BIR: Breck Ice Rink-east end of parking lot furthest away from building.

CMCB: Colorado Mountain College Breckenridge -SW corner of parking lot, furthest from building.

FSA: Frisco Safeway -NE corner of parking lot by gas station.

FWMS: Frisco West Main St. -west end of Main Street Kayak parking lot.

GHT: Gold Hill Trailhead -parking lot on highway 9 across from Tiger Road.

SCSC: Frisco Community Center -west end of parking lot by Peak One Blvd.

TAR: Target, Silverthorne -NE corner of parking lot furthest away from building.

SMR: Town Lot where Swan Mountain Road meets Route 6

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.