Top 5 August Adventures in Breckenridge

Summer’s not over! There’s still time for plenty of summer adventures in Breckenridge. Here are some of the best things to partake in during August in Breckenridge.

#1: Whitewater Rafting

Thanks to the flow management program, we have guaranteed raft-able flows on the Arkansas River through mid-August and  whitewater rafting trips on the Arkansas River throughout August, even after the river returns to its native flow. In Breckenridge, we have plenty of rafting options! Families with children 4 years+ can enjoy a mellow family float trip, while those seeking a balance of moderate and exciting rapids will love paddling through Browns Canyon National Monument. Adrenaline seekers may opt for the wet and wild experience of navigating through the class 4+ whitewater on Numbers. With guaranteed flows through mid-August, and options for half day or full day tours we’re sure you won’t regret fitting in a Breckenridge whitewater rafting adventure. Call 877-864-0868 soon and jump in the boat while there is still time to experience the best of Breckenridge whitewater rafting.

River rafting in Breckenridge, Colorado

#2: Biking

Until the snow begins to dust the hillsides (usually mid-to-late October), there’s no shortage of bike trails to hit in Breckenridge. From beginner pavement cruisers to tight, technical single-track, Breckenridge visitors have plenty of trails to choose from. According to, there are 41 beginner trails, 54 intermediate trails, and 19 difficult trails to choose from in the Breckenridge area!

Mountain biking can be as strenuous as you want it to, but it almost always have incredible views

#3: Horseback Riding

A group of horseback riders take in the views along the trail
Go on a group trail ride through the woods and by the moutains

Explore scenic Colorado the way it was originally discovered – on horseback! Breckenridge and the surrounding area offer a variety of horseback riding options for guests looking to jump in the saddle. Breckenridge Stables offer trail rides on the mountain/ ski resort, meandering through the woods. Other stables, like Rusty Spurr Ranch, offer rides through sprawling fields or ‘giddy-up’ at the base of the Collegiate Peaks with Mt. Princeton Stables!

#4: Ziplining

Group Zip Lining during the summer at Epic Discovery in Breckenridge. Ziplining is the perfect activity during August in Breckenridge.
Group Zip Lining during the summer at Epic Discovery in Breckenridge

It’s almost flying! Zipline tours have been growing in popularity over the last few years and it’s no wonder why. Guests can experience the beauty of nature from above as they cruise from tree to tree, accompanied by an experienced guide and state-of-the-art safety gear. Come experience Breckenridge from a bird’s eye view by hopping on this two-stage zipline combining for over 1,400ft of aerial excitement. Soar over 50ft off the ground and take in amazing views of Breckenridge & the surrounding mountains on the Breck’s Expedition Zipline Tour.

#5:  Soak up the Sights & History of Breckenridge

The exterior of the Gaymon cabin, a Breckenridge Heritage Alliance location
The exterior of the Gaymon cabin, a Breckenridge Heritage Alliance location

Breckenridge’s rich and colorful mining historic can be observed and experienced all around town. Learn from a local! A variety of historic tours –  saloons, ghost stories, gold panning, mining tours and more! –  are offered daily and Breckenridge museums offer an informative glimpse of the past. After learning about Breckenridge’s wonderful history, enjoy an outdoor picnic in one of our favorite Breckenridge picnic spots! We love the Blue River Plaza, a location that combines gorgeous mountain views, relaxing river sounds, and amazing people watching/ dog petting.

About the Author,
Lauren Swanson
Marketing & Relations Manager for Performance Tours
Performance Tours Rafting, Breckenridge’s first rafting company, has been offering incredible whitewater rafting trips in Breckenridge since 1986. They provide half day, full day and multi-day rafting adventures for all ages and abilities, and have 4 locations in Breckenridge, Frisco, Buena Vista and Canon City, CO.

Visit for more information or to book a trip. Want the latest and greatest whitewater photos, videos and updates? Check out Performance Tours Rafting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter too!

For more information on the best rafting companies and what to do during the summer, contact the Breck Information Specialists at 877-864-0868.

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