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Breckenridge is the place for adventure, even if you’re not entirely fearless. From ziplining, rafting and mountain biking, Breckenridge has something for everyone. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or are just looking to take in the views, we’ve got you covered with the top 6 ways to be “almost” fearless in Breckenridge.
6 Ways to be “Almost” Fearless in Breckenridge:
1. Ride the Scenic BreckConnect Gondola
The BreckConnect Gondola is open almost all year round, and the best part- it’s free and easy, making it the perfect activity for everyone in your group. Take in views of the town below- you may even spot a moose while crossing Cucumber Gulch Wildlife Preserve. Each cabin seats around 6-8 people and will test your fear of heights all from the cozy safety of your own closed-in pod.
Once you’ve made it to the base of Peak 8 at Breckenridge Ski Resort, take your adventure to new heights- literally. Hop on the Colorado Super Chair and head up to just above 11,000 feet!
2. Zipline Over the Treetops
Spend the day on the mountain and explore Epic Discovery. Try everything from soaring through trees by zipline, rock climbing walls, an alpine coaster and more! Choose your level of ziplining adventure with three options: the Little Flyer for the youngsters, the Breck Flyer for those looking to step it up a notch, and the grand daddy of them all, the Expedition Zipline Tour based out of Independence Outpost on Peak 7. On the Expedition tour, you’ll fly along 8 ziplines between 10 towers and embark on a 200ft long aerial bridge walk. Now that’s pretty fearless if you ask us!
3. Try the Alpineer Challenge Course
Pick your route and put your balance to the test on the Alpineer Challenge Course. Get strapped into a harness and choose your own adventure with 15 features including a log walk, rope swings and more! Once you’re ready to come back down into town via gondola, grab a spot on one of Breckenridge’s sun-soaked patios and decks for lunch or Happy Hour.
4. Check out Summer Dog “Sledding”
A tired dog is a happy dog, hence the creation of Summer Dog Sledding. Those same adorable sled dogs need to be exercised just as much during the summer as in the winter. Swap the winter sleds with carts and scooters, and let these highly trained furry athletes show you around the backcountry trails of their stomping grounds. Plus, you get to spend some time cuddling and taking photos with all of the dogs!
5. Hit the Rapids
Whitewater rafting is one of the best-kept secrets in Breckenridge and it isn’t just for thrill seekers. Trips can be customized by age, ability level, and sense of adventure. From up-for-anything adventurers looking for huge waves and pounding hearts to those looking for a relaxing float trip that showcases scenery, solitude, wildlife, and history; there’s a rafting experience that’s perfect for everyone your group.
6. Go Ride a Bike
Biking in Breckenridge can mean anything from a relaxing cruiser or fat-bike ride around town, road biking through mountain passes, or hitting the trails on a mountain bike. No matter your preference, Breck is a mecca for all biking variations with tons of opportunities. Rent bikes at one of the many outdoor rental shops in town, and either head out on your own or go on a tour to learn about our town’s mining history or our craft brew scene.
The Blue River paved recreation path offers seemingly endless Rocky Mountain scenery. Riders will love the miles and miles of the paved, mild path that follows the Blue River through town limits and beyond to the rest of Summit County.
Mountain biking truly is a culture of its own here in Breckenridge, and it’s the perfect mountain activity to try during the summer and fall seasons. Head up to Boreas Pass for stunning views, or try downhill mountain biking at Breckenridge Ski Resort and choose from a variety of green, blue or black runs.
Looking for more ideas? Check out our favorite summer activities in Breckenridge!