Destination Guide

Destination: I-70 Corridor

Colorado's I-70 mountain corridor is probably the most heavily traveled stretch of scenery in the state. It can be a journey of awe, skiing, outdoors adventure fun, and of course golf. It also can be a parking lot of congestion especially on ski weekends.

The I-70 corridor actually is an all-inclusive destination because it also covers a distance from Golden to Summit County, past the ritzy Vail Valley and on to Grand Junction.

But don't miss it -- stop short of the Vail Valley and head to Silverthorne for The Raven at Three Peaks and don't miss Jack Nicklaus' 27-hole municipal gem in the ski town of Breckenridge and the 36 holes of golf in another ski haven -- Keystone Resort.

The Raven at Three Peaks in Silverthorne, designed by Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry, is a remake of the former Eagle's Nest Golf Club. The Alister MacKenzie-like bunkers, some with thick grassy edges, will remind you of the olden days of traditional golf. You might see a moose, and lots of elevation changes.

Breckenridge Golf Club in Breckenridge begins at 9,324 feet in elevation and climbs into aspen groves and fairways lined with lodgepole pines, unforgiving native grasses and sagebrush. The Beaver and Bear Nines opened in 1987 with the Elk opening in 2001.

Keystone Resort is located in the heavenly cool of 9,100 feet and has two courses -- Keystone Ranch Golf Course and the River Course. Here you can tee off in 75 degrees, and the landscape is green and a haven for Colorado's lush wildflowers.

And off the golf course, Keystone Resort and other I-70 destinations have everything a summer on-the-road family would ever want. One can take fly-fishing lessons, hike the nearly 60 miles of trails, go mountain biking, whitewater rafting and attend festivals, films and concerts in a place that has 300 days of sunshine each year.

Dining? Don't miss the Ski Tip Lodge in Keystone. It was not only a stagecoach stop but was used as the very first ski lodge by founders Max and Edna Dercum when the ski lifts opened in the 1940s.

More gourmet dining can be found at the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in the same historic building as the Ranch Golf Clubhouse. It has been heralded as "quite possibly the finest ski resort restaurant on earth" by US News and World Report magazine.

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Courses

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
Copper Creek Golf Club Copper Mountain $29 - $72
Vail Golf Club
Tee Times
Vail $54
Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks
Tee Times
Silverthorne $75
Keystone Ranch Golf Course Dillon $55 - $130
Eagle Vail Golf Club
Tee Times
Avon $56
River Course at Keystone Keystone $55 - $150
Aspen Golf & Tennis Club Aspen $29 - $159
Rifle Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Rifle $12
Eagle Ranch Golf Course Eagle $45 - $117
Aspen Glen Club Carbondale $256
Lincoln Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Junction $12
Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Club New Castle $49 - $79
Willow Creek Golf Club at Eagle Vail Avon $12
Tiara Rado Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Junction $28
Short Course at The Golf Club at Cordillera Edwards $45
Mesa Nine at Adobe Creek National Golf Course Fruita $16.50
Beaver Creek Golf Club Avon $74 - $200
Frost Creek Eagle $100
Glenwood Springs Golf Club Glenwood Springs $18 - $25
Gypsum Creek Golf Course Gypsum $29 - $49
Ironbridge Golf Club Glenwood Springs $49 - $89
Golf Club At Redlands Mesa Grand Junction $50
Roaring Fork Club Carbondale $17 - $20
Valley Course at The Golf Club at Cordillera Edwards $105
Summit Course at The Golf Club at Cordillera Eagle $100
Maroon Creek Club Aspen $225
Mountain Course at The Golf Club at Cordillera Edwards $237
Elk Nine at Breckenridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Breckenridge $95
Monument Nine at Adobe Creek National Golf Course Fruita $16.50
Brightwater Club Gypsum N/A
Beaver Nine at Breckenridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Breckenridge $95
Desert Nine at Adobe Creek National Golf Course Fruita $16.50
Chipeta Golf Course Grand Junction $15.00 - $23.50
Country Club of the Rockies Edwards $100
River Valley Ranch Golf Club Carbondale $55 -$70
Battlement Mesa Golf Club Battlement Mesa $59
Bear Nine at Breckenridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Breckenridge $95
Bookcliff Country Club Grand Junction $75
Mount Massive Golf Course Leadville $18 - $23
Sonnenalp Golf Club Edwards $60 - $135
Snowmass Club Snowmass Village $175 - $195
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