Summer in Breckenridge

If you haven't seen Breckenridge without a layer of snow, you're missing out. During the summer, your favorite mountain views somehow become even more breathtaking. And there are more summer activities to choose from than you could ever fit in one trip. And the trails? There are 100+ miles you can explore on two legs, 2 wheels, 4 wheels or horseback. If you are looking for events to plan your trip around, summer is packed with festivals, concerts, competitions and celebrations. This trip, leave your skis behind and explore more of Breckenridge.

Summer Activities

The list of what to do in Breckenridge during the summer is long. Whether you come for the trails, the brews, to get some sun, or to get a little vertical distance from the real world, just know you’re always welcome in Breckenridge.  Add hiking and biking to your summer itinerary and start exploring the hundreds of trails in and around Breckenridge.  From gentle dirt roads to challenging summits, there’s trails for every outdoor enthusiast.

If you are looking to try a new activity, there’s a lot to choose from. Plan a day on the river with a guided fishing or rafting trip. Explore the mountain vistas during a leisurely kayaking session or find your zen with some SUP Yoga. If you want to bring your vacation to new heights try the zip line courses at Breckenridge Ski Resort’s Epic Discovery.   And if you’d rather stay grounded, take in a few holes at the Jack Nicklaus designed, Breckenridge Golf Course.  From wild to mild – you’ll have plenty of adventures to choose from during your stay.

Summer Festivals & Events

The Fourth of July Parade is one of the signature events of the summer.

It’s no secret that Breckenridge knows how to party. The summer brings big events, each celebrating a Breckenridge best-of. Join us to celebrate history, community, creativity, athleticism, beer and more.   Plan a trip around a favorite summer celebration or visit the event calendar to find our daily list of can’t miss events.

Dining & Nightlife

The outdoor patio at Twist is one of the best dinner spots during the summertime in Breckenridge.

The Breckenridge culinary scene explodes with flavor and patio seating during the summer months. Take advantage of freshly inspired cuisine while dining alfresco and cooling off after a day of fun with a craft beer or cocktail.  Summer is also the perfect time of year to discover Breckenridge’s lively bar scene which kicks-off every afternoon with tasty apps and libations and flows into evenings filled with local music and ski town flavor.

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