Silverthorne, “the gateway to Summit County”, is only about a one hour’s drive from Denver. Incorporated in the 1960’s, Silverthorne has grown up with the Summit County tourist industry. Silverthorne’s proximity to both Summer and Winter activities make Silverthorne an ideal place to visit. Summit County’s four world-class ski resorts, all within 20 minutes of Silverthorne. Silverthorne’s 62,000 sq. ft. Recreation Center offers plenty of indoor recreation for both residents and visitors alike. Silverthorne is best known for its shopping, which should not be missed! The Silverthorne Factory Stores, with over 70 brand name shops are widely known for exceptional value, quality, and variety.