For centuries, the area was a seasonal hunting ground of the nomadic Ute Indians. In the late 1800s the region was frequented by trappers and prospectors and the land was (and still is) predominately owned by the federal government.
With the filling of the Dillon Reservoir in 1963, the area was scenically enhanced and its character given a new dimension. During 1980 and 1981 a number of small private parcels were merged to form an 82-acre planned unit development named Summerwood.
Learn more about our history at the Summit Historical Society