As promised, today I introduce you to the beautiful TBEX 2012 host town. Warning though: These Keystone Colorado summer photos will make you want to hop on a plane before you even prepare for the high altitude! By the way, I’ll give you some tips on how to avoid (or greatly diminish) altitude sickness next week. For now, here are some reasons why an off-season trip to secluded Keystone is worth it!
1. Breathtaking scenery
This one is a given. I mean, look at these pictures. The mountains and picturesque country architecture are worth seeing any time of the year.
2. Excellent weather
A Keystone Colorado summer will grace you with sunny days and a refreshing cool breeze. Nights may be chilly due to the high altitude, but nothing that a coat can’t fix. But honestly? If you are outside, it’s likely that you’re partaking in an activity that will keep your body warm plus, another great excuse to start a bonfire!
3. Outdoor activities abound–even in the summer!
If you visit Keystone off-season (as I did), there are still plenty of other outdoor activities to partake in. Cycle the trails, take a hot air balloon ride, go white water rafting or visit a nearby national park such as the Rocky Mountain (1.5 hours away) or hike the Mesa Cortina.
4. Romantic, relaxing getaways
Keystone surroundings scream romance–and relaxation. Fellow bloggers Michael Tieso and Stephanie Yoder got engaged by one of the viewpoints in Breckenridge. On the other hand, I traveled solo and preferably enjoyed unwinding in the silence, taking in the views between sessions during the TBEX conference weekend. In fact, I’m sad I couldn’t stay any longer to book some spa treatments and do some yoga by one of the viewpoints!
In short, whether you’re looking for an adventure holiday, the perfect place to proposed to your loved one, or a relaxing weekend getaway: A Keystone Colorado summer has it all!