Top 5 August Adventures in Breckenridge, Colorado

Top 5 August Adventures in Breckenridge

Summer’s not over and there’s still time to get in all your summer adventures before the season’s over. This August, try ziplining, biking, hiking and more – here’s our top 5 August Adventures in Breckenridge.

Top 5 August Adventures in Breckenridge

1. Whitewater Rafting

A group white water river rafting in Breckenridge, Colorado
Brown’s Canyon is a challenging as it is beautiful.

Thanks to the flow management program, many rafting companies have guaranteed raft-able flows on the Arkansas River through mid-August.  Call ahead because it’s weather dependent but some companies will be able to provide whitewater rafting trips on the Arkansas River throughout August, even after the river returns to its native flow. While whitewater rafting is often thought of as an extream sport it’s actually a perfect activity for all ages.  Rafting companies around Breckenridge offer plenty of wild to mild options on the river. 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.


2. Biking

A couple taking a break from mountain biking at Breckenridge to enjoy the mountain view
Mountain biking can be as strenuous as you want it to, but it almost always have incredible views.

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!


3. Horseback Riding

A group of horseback riders take in the views along the Breckenridge trail
Go on a group trail ride through the woods and by the mountains during August in Breckenridge.

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. Epic Discovery

A group on the Breck Expedition course as part of Epic Discovery.
A group on the Breck Expedition course as part of Epic Discovery.

Breckenridge Ski Resort transforms into a breathtaking playground in the summer months with Epic Discovery. This fun base is home to tubing, alpine coasters, mini-golf, scenic lift rides, rock climbing, a ropes course, and much more! 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. Epic Discovery will have something for everyone to enjoy!


5. Hiking Through Wildflowers

A Boreas Pass Wildflower hiker during the Golden Hour
[/media-credit] The wildflowers are still in season at high altitudes during August.
During the summertime, nothing beats the beauty of walking through a field of colorful wildflowers while gazing out towards dramatic peaks in the distance. Many wildflowers are still in season at high altitudes during August in Breckenridge, and there are plenty of great trails to choose from to maximize the experience.


BONUS:  Soak up the Sights & History of Breckenridge

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 Rafting

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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