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High-Speed, High-Mountain Action Keeps Coming In the Colorado Rockies

Disc Golf at Durango

Nearly half of Colorado’s two dozen resorts have reopened for the summer, cranking up chair lifts, mountain biking trails and base-area entertainment through the Labor Day weekend.


In an ongoing effort to supplement winter revenues with pay-to-play summertime activities, Colorado’s resorts have come up with all kinds of things for all ages to do – from the common (hiking, biking, horseback riding) to the odd (ziplines, Alpine slides, kiddie mazes) and beyond.


Here’s a sampling of what’s in store for those heading to the hills for summer fun in these winter playgrounds:


Beaver Creek. Hitch a ride on a 4x4 for a 1.5 hour tour of the high ground off the Centennial Express chairlift. Prices range from $55 for a single to $300 for a private, two-hour tour (limit seven).


Breckenridge. Kids get a bounce castle, trampoline, climbing wall and mining maze at the base. Tickets start at $39. Adults can tour via Segway, Jeep, mountain bike or on foot.


Vail. Ride the gondola to the top, then hop on a horse and ride through Game Creek Bowl before ending up at a chalet for a three-course meal. Cost is $105 for adults.


Winter Park. Disc golfers have to go up the hill on the Arrow Lift to reach the resort’s 20-hole course. A $49 full-day pass covers the lift ride and a ride down the Alpine Slide at the end of the round – plus other activities.


Crested Butte. Speed over the land on five ziplines from 120 to 400 feet in length. Reservations strongly suggested for limited number of $57 online tickets.


Aspen/Snowmass. Try out your Downward Dog or Plank at 11,200 feet in elevation at the top of Aspen Mountain. One-hour yoga session is free but ride up gondola will cost $19.


Purgatory/Durango. Check out the latest in mountain transportation with a downhill ride on a Diggler Scooter. It’s has a mountain bike and snowboard feel. Two-hour costs $30, including ride up Twilight Lift.


Photo:  Disc golf is fun at Durango Mountain Resort (Durango Mountain Resort/Facebook)

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