Keystone is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place (CDP) located in and governed by Summit County, Colorado, United States. The CDP is a part of the Breckenridge, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population of the Keystone CDP was 1,079 at the United States Census 2010. The Dillon post office (Zip Code 80435) serves Keystone postal addresses. The Keystone CDP includes the Keystone Resort and Keystone village.
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|• Type||unincorporated community|
|• Total||41.435 sq mi (107.316 km2)|
|• Land||41.402 sq mi (107.230 km2)|
|• Water||0.033 sq mi (0.086 km2)|
|Elevation||10,804 ft (3,293 m)|
|• Density||26/sq mi (10/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-6 (MDT)|
|GNIS feature||Keystone CDP|
The Keystone CDP has an area of 26,518 acres (107.316 km2), including 21 acres (0.086 km2) of water.
|Source: United States Census Bureau|
Keystone Resort was originally constructed in the 1970s by the Ralston Purina Company. It is now owned by Vail Resorts. The Keystone Resort ski area occupies 3 separate mountains: Dercum Mountain, North Peak, and The Outback. Recent expansion of terrain and services offers snowcat skiing in Independence Bowl, Bergman Bowl, Erickson Bowl, in addition to the existing North Bowl and South Bowl on Wapiti Peak. The resort has many summer and winter outdoor activities. The winter activities include alpine skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice-skating, cross-country skiing, horse-drawn sleigh ride dinners, and snowmobiling. The summer activities include hiking, mountain biking, fishing, trail running, golf on two championship courses, and paddle boating on Keystone Lake.
The Keystone ski area has:
- 2,870 acres (11.6 km2)
- 3,128 feet (953 m) vertical
- Base elevation: 9,280 feet (2,830 m)
- Summit elevation: 12,408 feet (3,782 m)
- 131 trails
- Degree of difficulty percentages for trails: Easiest-14 percent, More Difficult-29 percent, Most Difficult-57 percent
- 20 Lifts including 2 gondolas, 2 express six-pack and 4 high speed quads.
- The only Night skiing in the area.
Keystone is only a short drive from other resorts in Summit County - about 10 minutes to Arapaho Basin, 20 minutes to Breckenridge, and 20 minutes to Copper Mountain.
- "State of Colorado Census Designated Places - BAS20 - Data as of January 1, 2020". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 27, 2020.
- "U.S. Board on Geographic Names: Domestic Names". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved December 27, 2020.
- "Look Up a ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved December 27, 2020.
- "2010: DEC Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 27, 2020.