4 Mountain Locales Worth Visiting in July
Fun mountain spots to visit with the family.
From summer snow tubing—yes, on real snow—to daily Kidtopia activities like kite building, nature hikes, and Wild West nights, Keystone offers summertime fun for the entire family. Special events include an Independence Day Weekend Celebration, June 30 to July 4, which features live music, fireworks, and family-friendly activities (most of which are free), and a Wine and Jazz Festival on July 15 and 16.
Summer at Copper is full of family fun. Enjoy chairlift rides, bungee jumping, go-kart racing, mini golf, and mountain biking—there’s even a pump track for kids to practice their skills. Be sure to check out Family Adventure Quest from June 30 to July 2, where families work together to race through an obstacle course. Cast your vote for “The Best Mac & Cheese in Summit County” at Mac & Cheese Fest on July 29 and 30.
Copper Mountain Resort
Whether you take a dip in the hot springs, go whitewater rafting, ride mountain bikes, or enjoy a scenic gondola ride, there’s always something fun to do in Steamboat. Don’t miss the 36th Annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo on July 8 and 9, when more than 30 colorful balloons dot the Yampa Valley sky. Thrill seekers can catch a ride on the new Outlaw Mountain Coaster—the longest coaster in North America—opening July 15.
With its close proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park, there are plenty of hiking, biking, and outdoor activities suitable for the whole family. This month, check out the Rooftop Rodeo, from July 5 to 10 at the Stanley Park Fairgrounds. Now in its 91st year of boot-stompin” fun, the award-winning rodeo features Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association events, Women’s Professional Barrel Racing, bareback bronc riding, and mutton bustin” competitions.