The town of Silverthorne is located along the Lower Blue River Valley. The town is considered the gateway to Summit County because it is the first exit west of the Eisenhower Tunnel along I-70. Located near all the popular skiing resorts in Summit County, Silverthorne is home to the 62,000 square foot Silverthorne Recreation Center. A popular shopping hub, the Silverthorne Factory Stores Outlets have 70 brand name companies. The Riverwalk area, built along the banks of the Blue River, offers retail stores, picnic facilities, and a performing arts center for concerts and community events. The information offices for the Arapahoe National Forest are also located in Silverthorne.
The Blue River, a Gold Medal trout stream, runs through the center of the town. The river is a popular destination for fishermen, kayakers, canoeists and rafters. Silverthorne has many amenities for local residents as well as visitors. There are many commercial businesses, as well as the UPS and Federal Express offices that serve Summit County. The surrounding grandeur of the Rocky Mountains is met with the functionality of this 21st century town.