As I mentioned in the last post, we didn’t know where we were going to go next. We decided on the Dillon Lake area which includes Frisco and Breckenridge as well. Austin has been here before (he has actually sailed on the lake), but I haven’t. We had our eye on one campground that had electric hookups (not all campgrounds do!) and was convenient to town (Heaton Bay), but they didn’t have a site with electricity open. As a result, we decided to keep looking since having an electric site makes our work days much smoother.
This ended up being a great decision! We found a great spot at Lowry Campground. It was a lot less crowded and had great views of snow capped mountains in the distance. The sites are electric only so $28 is a little more than we would have liked to pay for a night, but it was totally worth it. Every day we kept buying one more night. We ended up staying five nights before moving on!
Cycling Around Lake Dillon from Lowry Campground
One thing we loved about the area is the bike path they have that goes around the whole lake. As soon as we got settled, Austin set out for a ride around the lake. The next day we both went for a ride and I really enjoyed the trail too – even though we got rained on! Austin stepped it up a notch the following day and biked 28 miles from our site to the top of Loveland Pass!! I don’t know how he does it. Loveland Pass is 11,990 feet high and people were still skiing at the top.
That night we met up with some friends we met in San Antonio who live in the area. It was so much fun! They have an amazing condo in downtown Frisco and they had us over for dinner. First, we walked to a nearby brewery that they enjoy before heading back to the condo for dinner. It was so nice of them to have us over and feed us. We had a wonderful meal and even better conversation. We hope to see them again soon!
Even with all of the fun, we are both having extremely productive work weeks. After work on Thursday, we went for another bike ride to Outer Range Brewery – a brewery known for having amazing IPAs. We are so glad we did – it was awesome. They had really great beer and it was perfect weather for a bike ride. The trip took us right at 19 miles to go from the campsite all the way around the lake via the brewery and back to the campsite. We are loving the bike path!
Our last adventure was a drive to Breckenridge to check out it out. We drove all through downtown and by the ski resort too. On the way out of town, we stopped at Broken Compass brewery. They were wrapping up some event that had been going on so the place was packed! We managed to find seats at the bar and enjoyed a beer before heading back to the campsite. They had super interesting beers – chilli pepper beer, coconut porter and a ginger ale that were all amazing.
We are really enjoying Colorado – the amazing views of snow capped mountains everywhere, the super active lifestyle and amazing beer. Not to mention the amazing weather. What’s not to love!?