Explore Copper Mountain
Come explore the magic that makes Copper Mountain a utopia for outdoor fun year round. Experience many unique restaurants, eclectic shopping, a thriving nightlife, and more! If you’re looking to experience a new resort or just exciting slopes to tear into, Copper Mountain is your one-stop vacation destination. Learn more about Copper by exploring the activities, villages, and maps below.
Activities & Fun
Whether you visit during winter or summer, Copper Mountain Resort packs in the fun for everyone. Get the most out of your vacation with our SkyRun discounted activities. Learn how Copper can become your year-round playground this season.
There are several villages located across Copper Mountain Resort, each with its own attributes. Learn more about each village and where you'll be eating, sleeping and playing during your visit at Copper Mountain Resort.
Maps & Directions
The adventure starts when you leave your driveway. To make sure you have a smooth arrival, view our driving directions, village base & trail maps, and other helpful arrival and lodging check-in information before or during your stay.
Copper Mountain has fantastic transportation options on & off the resort. From free resort shuttle buses and Dial-A-Ride services, to one of the best public transit systems to take you around Summit County, learn all your options here.
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Warm, breezy days and cool, clear nights make this mountain town perfect for a summer family getaway. And if you think our mountain is only made for winter, you might need more than ski lessons. Copper is a place where kids can be kids, and adults can embrace their inner child. From hiking, biking, roller coasters, go-karts, and more, the list of Copper Mountain summer activities is endless! See our wide variety of exciting summer activities below and plan your summer vacation at beautiful Copper Mountain, Colorado.
Local Tip: Contact Copper Mountain Guest Services for current programs and discounts.
Summer Activity Hours:
Sunday - Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturdays: 10am-7pm (Coaster 10am - 5pm)
All activities are weather dependent
Woodward Copper is an action sport and youth paradise located at Copper Mountain Resort in the heart of Colorado's Rocky Mountains. Woodward Copper’s indoor facility known as “The Barn” is a 19,400ft² indoor training facility with skateparks, Olympic-grade trampolines, foam pit jumps, indoor Woodward ParkSki™ and Woodward ParkBoard™ training and more. Woodward Copper operate daily programs both at The Barn as well as at Copper Mountain Resort, plus group & private lessons, winter day camps and season-long ski and snowboard programs. Save 50% off intro sessions when guest show your lift ticket or season pass when booking. Woodward's professional staff will help you identify and achieve your goals and get you stoked for you to try your trick on snow.
Copper Creek Golf Course
Looking for a challenge on the links? Come play America's highest golf course! Copper Creek Golf Course is located in East Village. The course starts at an elevation of 9,700 feet and a tee box at 9,863 feet. Designed by Pete and Perry Dye, the narrow fairways and dramatic changes of elevation make this par 69, the eighteen-hole course one of Summit County's most fun and affordable golf courses. Avoiding water is the name of the game on the front nine. Golfers can take in the scenic, 10 Mile Mountain Range in the back nine. At 9,700 feet, you'll feel like Tiger Woods driving golf balls 20% further with the same amount of effort. Call to schedule a tee time and pricing. Rounds start at just $23 during twilight hours begins at 4 pm. All golfers must have their own clubs, clubs are available for rent in the golf shop if needed. Season passes are available! Copper Creek has made it easier to book a tee time online or call us at 866-286-1663.
Channel your inner ninja at the Woodward WreckTangle! This outdoor ninja obstacle challenge serves up nine different sections of unique and fun-filled challenges to conquer, in the heart of Center Village inside Camp Hale Outfitters. Complete with trampolines, zip-line, cargo nets, balance beams, rope swings and more!
Summer Snow Terrain Park
Snow lovers can keep the progression going all summer long in Center Village at the base of the American Eagle lift. Grab a session in the Big Island Terrain Park and work on your skills with built-up jumps and other features in this park. Limited spots are available, but you can purchase tickets online. On-snow park sessions will be offered on Saturdays throughout the summer (as snow conditions permit) in our Big Island Terrain Park from mid-June to late September, or for as long as the snow holds out. Tickets can be purchased in Center Village at Camp Hale Outfitters at Guest Services desk. Limited spots are available each Friday-Sunday, prepurchase your ticket by calling 866-260-6306.
Rocky Mountain Coaster
Come take a summer ride on the Rocky Mountain Coaster. Twist and turn through the forest under and west of the American Flyer lift in Center Village. The coaster is 5,800 feet long, making it one of the longest coaster in North America! It descends 430 vertical feet on an average grade of 10.9%. The Rocky Mountain Coaster will be open both summer & winter seasons, giving two unique ways to experience the beauty of Copper Mountain. Purchase tickets at The Rocky Mountain Coaster Cabin located near the base of the American Flyer lift or in Camp Hale Outfitters at Guest Services desk located Center Village, open 7 days a week, 11am - 4pm. There are a few participation requirements: Driver must be 9 years or older & a minimum of 52" tall. Children must be 3 years or older and a minimum of 36" tall. Passengers ages 3 - 8 must ride with a driver 16 years old or older. Maximum combined weight per cart is 300 lbs. The tallest rider must sit in the rear of the cart ensuring the driver has a clear view of the track.
Scenic Chair Lift Rides
The open-air chairlift up the American Eagle Lift at Copper Mountain transports you to 11,375 feet, where you’ll be awed by the breath-taking views. You can have lunch at the Solitude Station, explore a little, then hike or ride the lift back down for Center Village activities and summer events. Visit Guest Services desk located in Center Village in Camp Hale Outfitters to pick up a ticket to the top. Buy a Summer Activity Day Pass and enjoy all the fun in the village and on the mountain that you can handle. Copper will start running the American Eagle lift about mid-June when most of the snow at the base has melted.
Copper Mountain downhill trails offer breathtaking scenery and an adrenaline rush like never before! Center Village's mellow, friendly vibe in the summer give lift-access and all-mountain singletrack and service roads. The American Eagle chair brings riders and bikes up for a great beginner's experience or more challenging singletrack trails for more experienced riders. Beginners can enjoy easy cross country trail rides, while advanced riders get a thrill out of technical downhill runs with optional wooden obstacles, trail berms, and tight switchbacks. The service roads also provide access for anyone who prefers to ride uphill after hours. Bike lift tickets can be purchased at Guest Services desk located Center Village in Camp Hale Outfitters.
For those looking for a smoother ride, Copper Mountain offers paved rec paths towards both Vail & Frisco. The Copper/Vail Pass Rec Path is accessible off Copper Road on the right at the end in West Village. For guests coming lower elevation, this ride is a workout. For a more leisurely ride, the Copper/Frisco Rec Path is a perfect option. The path's entrance is next to the Conoco Gas Station across Highway 91 near the entrance of Copper Mountain. Cruise down 6 miles without pedaling into charming downtown Frisco. Grab a bite to eat and take the Summit Stage Bus back to avoid the gradual 6-mile climb back to Copper. Be sure to get a bike rack spot by starting the commute back from the Frisco Transfer Center located behind Walmart.
Come scale the largest outdoor climbing wall in Colorado. There are routes available for all skill levels. Harnesses, ropes and trained staff members are on-site. Tickets are available inside Camp Hale Outfitters at Guest Services desk in Center Village. Each ticket is good for one climb. Kids 5 & under are free! Purchase online at least 1 day in advance and save! Online in advance is $13, walk-up rate is $15.
Hours of Operation:
- 10am - 5pm, Sunday - Friday
- 10am - 5pm, Sunday - Friday
- Open daily through Sept. 16
For thrill seekers young and old, check out Summit County's only go-cart track, Copper’s Go-Karts in the Chapel Parking lot. Race around the track with friends and family as Copper’s Center Village parking lot is transformed into a circular course that opens in mid-June and stays open through Labor Day. While this activity is great fun, there are some age and height restrictions. Tickets are available inside Camp Hale Outfitters at Guest Services in Center Village. You must be at least 56 inches tall to drive a go-kart. Children must be 4 years or older to ride and 16 years old to drive with a passenger. An adult must be present to sign a waiver.
Hours of Operation:
- 10am - 5pm, Sunday - Friday
- 10am - 7pm, Saturday
- Open daily through Sept. 16
Explore the West Lake side of Copper! The family will have a blast driving the bumper boats on Copper's West Lake during our summer months. Battle against friends or strangers with the attached squirt gun! Bumper Boats operate Sunday - Friday between 10 AM - 5 PM and Saturday between 10 AM - 7 PM. Tickets are available inside Camp Hale Outfitters at Guest Services desk in Center Village. Kids 5 and under can boat FREE.
The summer days at Copper are full of sun and mild temperatures. The mountainside transforms into a lush, evergreen forest where you’ll find lots of hiking choices. Ride the scenic chairlift up the mountain to 11,375 feet and hike among the granite boulders and tree-covered trails. Or start your hiking adventure on the Colorado Trail right here at Copper. Hikes are self-guided and vary in length. You can obtain more information at Guest Services in the base of Center Village in Camp Hale Outfitters. You can expect an afternoon shower, so bring a light rain jacket. Most trails are out and back so you can decided how far you want to hike.
Nearby Hiking Trails
- Colorado Trail at Copper (18.7 Miles/ vertical 3,010 ft)
- Wheeler Lakes (5.6 miles/ vertical 1300 ft.)
- Searle Pass Trail (11.4 miles/ vertical 2400 ft.)
- Mayflower Gulch (2 miles/ vertical minimal)
Like cycling & water sports? Why choose. Hydro bikes are the perfect marriage of pedaling aquatic fun and fitness at the same time. A hydro bike is a cycle that sits atop two pontoons and is pedal-powered. Tour around these lightweight and safe bikes at West Lake, which becomes the heart of the activities village and the summertime entertainment. Hydro bikes rentals are available inside Camp Hale Outfitters at Guest Services desk located in Center Village. Pricing is reasonable, making this a great family or group activity.
Come cast your line in Summit County's Gold Medal trout streams and trophy still waters. Our clear, mountain-fed streams, rivers, and lakes are home to impressive rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout sure to keep the line taught. Make your fly fishing trip fun and memorable by getting in touch with the best local fly fishing outfitters to help guide you in making your trip a success. The Colorado Angler located in Silverthorne and Trouts in Frisco offer full and half day trips. Their staff will be happy to point you in the right direction on what's biting and where to go during your stay.
Fishing Locations Near Copper Mountain
- Wheeler Lakes
- Blue River
- Curtain Pond & Officers Gulch
- Clinton Gulch Reservoir
- Black Lakes
Alpine Rush Zip line
Get ready to scream this summer on the Alpine Rush zip line. The Alpine Rush zip line features a unique dueling-design which allows two riders to fly side-by-side as they soar over Copper's West Lake. This thrilling ride travels 300 feet across the lake, reaches a height of 30 feet, and is open to anyone whose weight is between 45 and 260 lbs, regardless of their age. Our zip line is the perfect addition to Copper's countless family-friendly activities which also include the climbing wall, bumper boats, paddle boats, go-kart track, quad power jump, and diggler rentals. Zipline tickets are available inside Camp Hale Outfitters at Guest Services desk located in Center Village.
Quad Power Bungee Jump
This summer burn off energy by jumping and bouncing to your heart's content! Copper's quad power bungee jump is open to participants from 18 months old to anyone up to 210 pounds. You’ll be jumping, flipping and flinging yourself as high as you can go. The kids will love this safe, power-jump trampoline. Harnesses keep you secure while you bounce up and reach for the sky. Bungee Jump tickets are available inside Camp Hale Outfitters at Guest Services desk located in Center Village.
Hour of operation
- Sunday - Friday from 10 AM - 5 PM
- Saturday from 10 AM - 7 PM
Disc Golf Course
Grab a friend and come play our challenging course featuring extreme elevation changes throughout the 9-hole course from dawn to dusk. Did we mention it's free? The course is well marked with signage guiding you to next tee. Golfers can expect to play up, down and across ski runs at the base of Copper Mountain Ski Resort. Please respect the course and leave no trace. The practice basket is located left of the American Eagle chair lift, left of the mini golf course. The first tee is down the walking path to the left a couple hundred yards from the practice basket on the ski bunny slope.