Keystone

Keystone Dining

Enjoy breathtaking views while traveling in enclosed comfort aboard two gondolas to the top of the North Peak at 11,444 feet. Award-winning chefs create delicious contemporary cuisine with a Bavarian accent to complement this unique, secluded setting. Arguably the best lunch, during the winter season, and dinner in the ski industry.

Experience the extraordinary blend of the Colorado frontier and fine dining in the rustic elegance of this original 1930s ranch homestead. Savor a luxurious five-course dinner featuring acclaimed Colorado cuisine and wild game specialties or try a more casual fare with soup or salad and an entree. It won’t take long to see why the Ranch is a AAA Four Diamond™ rated restaurant, a Wine Spectator DiRoNa winner, and ranked as a top restaurant in Colorado by the prestigious Zagat Survey.

Come back to where it all began for Keystone. This former 1800s stagecoach stop has been transformed into a cozy bed and breakfast that boasts some of the best food this side of the Continental Divide. Step inside and you may never want to leave as the aroma of delicious cuisine fills the air. Experience the rotating four-course dinner menu and thoughtful service that continues to get rave reviews. Top off the night in a comfortable seat next to a rustic fireplace with a selection from Ski Tips famed desserts.

At Wolf Rock Steakhouse, we take great pride in our food! We fly in fresh fish daily straight from the dock to your table!  Browse our menus below or stop in to see what our daily specials are

Located in the heart of Keystone, Colorado, the Snake River Saloon has been in business since 1975.
Bar Food, Live Music, A wonderful experience.

Hiking

Deer Creek Trailhead – Montezuma / Keystone Colorado

Activities: Hiking, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling

Closest City / Town: Montezuma / Keystone Colorado

Driving Directions:

  • Get onto I-70 and head towards Dillon & Silverthorne.
  • Jump off of I-70 at exit 205.  Take a left at the bottom of the hill, heading east on U.S. Highway 6.
  • Continue on Highway 6 through Keystone, and then hang a right onto County Road 5 (aka Montezuma Road).
  • The Town of Montezuma is located 5.6 miles down County Road 5.  Pass through the Town of Montezuma to the end of County Road 5.
  • There is a winter parking area located at the end of the plowed road on the right – park there.

Hiking Distance: 5.2 miles (roundtrip)

Description: The Deer Creek Trail is primarily for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, although you can hike up Forest Road 5 anytime during the year.  This is the perfect winter trail for a beginner snowshoer or cross-country skier.  The pitch is relatively gentle, there is very little avalanche danger, and there is a low probability of getting lost.

The hike up the Deer Creek Trail kicks off at the end of the plowed road, following Deer Creek the entire distance to the end of your journey.  The trail meanders through the pines in a south/southwest direction, passing by Superior, Upper Chautauqua and Lower Chautauqua Mines on your right, and then Star of the West, Arabella, Mohawk, Upper Radical, and Lower Radical Mines on your left.

Deer Creek Trail progressively gets steeper as it climbs out of the trees.  Timberline, located approximately 2.6 miles in, is the most logical place to turn around.  Do not continue beyond timberline due to increasing avalanche hazards.  Ski or snowshoe your way back down to the trailhead along the same route that you ascended.

Worth Noting: Both Radical Hill and Glacier Mountain rest above 12,000′ in elevation.  The cirque at the end of the hike is absolutely astonishing.  Take a thermos full of hot chocolate or coffee along with you, and spend some time sipping on your hot beverage while soaking in the gorgeous views.

Peru Creek Trail – Keystone Colorado

Distance: 14 miles
Drive Rating: Moderate – More Difficult
Time: 3 – 4 Hours
Elevation: 10,000 – 12,120 ft.
Type: Out & Back, Dirt road
Season: Mid June – Early October
GPS Coords: 39.592/-105.871

Activities: 4×4, Hiking, Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling, ATV


Driving Directions:

  • Get onto I-70 and head towards Dillon & Silverthorne.
  • Jump off of I-70 at exit 205.  Take a left at the bottom of the hill, heading east on U.S. Highway 6.
  • Continue on Highway 6 through Keystone, and then hang a right onto County Road 5 (aka Montezuma Road).
  • The Peru Creek Trailhead is located about 4.5 miles down County Road 5 on your left After crossing the Snake River Before the town of Montezuma.

Before You Go:

This area contains a lot of private land; so observe and respect all “NO TRESPASSING” signs. The last stretch is above timberline; the weather changes quite rapidly.

There will be a lot of motorized vehicles; including Jeeps and ATV’s. There are a few fragile historic buildings they are on private land. Only View them from a distance.

Driving Details:

Ride up Peru Creek Road. Cross Peru Creek and climb gradually up the left side of the valley. Pass a private residence and then the Lenawee Trail at 1.6 miles. Drop into a meadow and pass a fork on the right. Shortly after, on the left, the spur for Chihuahua Gulch appears at 2.2 miles. A steep creekside climb brings you to the timberline and into a large hillside meadow. A spur on the right leads to the crumbling Pennsylvania Mine. Continue on the main road and curve left passing the Shoe Basin Mine at mile marker 5. Beyond this point the road gets steeper and rougher, changing to the more difficult rating. Ascend past several spurs, including a fork to the right the Argentine Pass Trail. The main route remains obvious as it climbs steeply, switchbacks left and reaches a junction near the head of the basin. The the left fork and continue for another mile to a amazing pond. The road dead ends nearby at a miner’s shack. You have reached your destination. Take in the breath taking views and return the way you came.