Summer Activities in Breckenridge

Seasons: Summer

From adrenaline-inducing adventures to activities that will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated, there’s an endless list of Breckenridge summer activities for everyone to enjoy.

Breckenridge Summer Activities:

Biking

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Biking the Rec Path is the perfect way to spend time outdoors as a family.

Explore hundreds of trails on a mountain bike, ride along a paved path on a comfort bike, or have Alpine Sports transport your group and your bikes to the top of Vail Pass and cruise fourteen miles downhill on a paved path all the way down to Frisco!

If you’re interested in a unique twist on group bike tours, check out At Your Pace Freestyle Cycling Adventures. Offering self-guided bike tours, multi-sport tours, custom trips, and the popular Brews & Cruise tour, everyone in your group can enjoy Breckenridge by bike! All types and sizes of bicycles can be rented at various locations across town.

Boating

Boats on Lake Dillon
Lake Dillon offers spectacular views of Rocky Mountains.

With one lake, 25 miles of shoreline, two great marinas, and picturesque views, you are sure to find some summer fun for everyone in your group on the water!

  • Dillon Marina: Visit the world’s highest deep-water marina! Offering motorized boat rentals, SUP & kayak rentals, and offering sailing school & lake tours. Stop by Pug Ryan’s Lakeside Tiki Bar and enjoy your favorite boat drink while taking in the incredible views!
  • Frisco Bay Marina: A full-service marina at 9,000 feet providing kayak, canoe, & SUP rentals, powerboat and fishing boat rentals, sailboat lessons, rentals, & tours, fishing, and a marina park. Located at the south end of Main Street in Frisco, you’re close to local shops and restaurants for post-activity fun. But if you don’t want to travel onto the mainland, be sure to enjoy dinner and drinks at the Island Grill!

Breckenridge Arts District

Arts District in the Evening in Breckenridge
Take part in one of BreckCreate’s dozens of classes focused on a wide assortment of mediums!

Steeped in culture and heritage, the Breckenridge Creative Arts District provides a unique mix of artistic and creative opportunities for people of all ages and interests. Established in 2014, BreckCreate supports and promotes arts, culture, and creative experiences throughout the town. Stop by to tour historical arts facilities, take part in their creative workshops, or attend a live performance.

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre

Converted from an old watering hole, the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre brings top-notch performances to the town of Breckenridge. The space offers a cocktail reception area in the front of the building and tiered seating.

Breckenridge Distillery

Visit the local, highly-awarded Breckenridge Distillery to see what all the praise is about! Sample free tastings of handmade, small-batch Colorado spirits at the Tasting Room downtown in the Blue River Plaza or take a tour of their local distillery on Airport Road and try some Breckenridge-inspired cocktails featuring their award-winning libations.

Country Boy Mine

Once upon a time, the Country Boy Mine was one of the largest and most famous gold mines in Colorado. Today, you can join them for a tour of a real gold mine, pet the burros, slide down the ore chute, visit the General Store, and pan for gold at the original mine. Located just two miles from downtown Breckenridge, come enjoy history and culture in one of Colorado’s most prosperous locations!

Dog Sledding

Dog Sled Husky Team
Mush! Summer Dog Sledding lets you explore the trails with some seriously cute pups.

If you are ready for a hands-on, breathtaking adventure, dog sledding with Snow Caps Sled Dogs is the trip for you! You are the guide as you mush your own team of dogs across meadows covered in wildflowers and backcountry trails. The dogs are friendly, well-trained and socialized—not to mention extremely fit and fast! Dog sledding is a perfect choice for animal lovers who want an extra boost of adrenaline and adventure. Be sure to reserve your group’s space early, as this activity is very popular and fills up fast!

Fly Fishing

Casting your fly in the afternoon sun, while soaking in the views of the nearby Ten Mile Range, is a great way to spend a lazy day.

  • Breckenridge Outfitters: An Orvis-endorsed guide company, Breckenridge Outfitters provides world-class fishing with some of the best guides around. Offering two-hour, half-day, and full-day packages, as well as river and lake float trips. They were also selected as the 2016 Orvis Shop of the Year and have also been awarded Outfitter of the Year four times.
  • Mountain Angler: As Breck’s oldest fly fishing guide service, Mountain Angler is sure to provide you with any kind of trout fishing you desire! Offering half and full-day trips and floats. Take a trip for access to five rivers, a dozen smaller streams, three reservoirs with record-breaking fish, and even a few “lunker ponds.”

Golf

Overview of Breckenridge Golf Club with mountains in background.
Opened in 1985, the Bear was the first nine to grace the landscape known to the early day miners as Buffalo Flats.

Breckenridge is the only municipality in the world that is home to a Jack Nicklaus-designed, 27-hole course, the Breckenridge Golf Club. Ranking at #25 in Golfweek Magazine’s “Top 50 Municipal Courses,” golfers of all skill levels are encouraged to play on this world-class course. Plus, a golf ball flies farther and straighter at higher elevations than at lower ones… so come give your game a shot at 9,500 feet!

Breckenridge Gondola

Enjoy a free scenic ride for all ages! Travel through the trees, over mountains and soar above town to Peak 7 and Peak 8.

Hiking

Trails around Breckenridge offer an amazing variety of scenic beauty and can be enjoyed by everyone. From gentle paved paths winding along the scenic Blue River to extreme hikes up some of the highest mountains in the area, Breckenridge offers hiking for all tastes and abilities. Visit the Breckenridge Welcome Center at 203 S Main Street to find the best trails for you!

Historical Tours & Museums

Take a guided stroll around town and find yourself submersed in Breckenridge’s rich history. The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance offers a number of walking and hiking tours of historic sites and museums surrounding the area, including saloon, ghost, and snowshoe tours! Stop by their desk in the back of the Welcome Center to book your group’s tour today.

Horseback Riding

Woman wrangler and girl on horse.
Step back into time and experience Breckenridge as it was experienced during the mining era.

Whether you prefer cruising through open valleys on trails or if you are looking for a fun-filled tour of town in a horse-drawn carriage, Breckenridge Stables has it all! Offering trail rides for all ages and dinner trail rides at the stables. (They also have sleigh rides in the winter season!) Our horseback riding page has more information.

Opening Date: Breckenridge Stables will not be open until the last week of May.

Or if you are looking for an experience at a real Colorado ranch, take your group for a day full of outdoor adventures at American Safari Ranch! Offering horseback riding, ATV tours, and specializing in group activities, you are bound to find something for everyone involved.

Opening Date: American Safari Ranch is open 365 days a year!

Ice Skating

Breckenridge’s Stephen C. West Ice Arena offers a variety of activities which include daily public skate sessions, drop-in hockey sessions, learn to skate classes and year-round youth and adult hockey leagues. Get out and play or come watch the action of local ice sports like curling and broomball. Complete with a world-class pro shop and the experienced and friendly staff, you will be on the ice in no time!

Jeep & ATV Tours

Explore areas around Breckenridge in a Jeep or ATV with an informative guide taking the lead through backcountry trails with Breckenridge Resort. Summit County has thousands of miles of 4WD roads that provide spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains. Some of these tours might even take you through ghost towns and historic sites in Summit County.

Rafting

Rafting the rapids during summer in Breckenridge
Summertime is rafting time in the Rockies.

You can find everything from a half-day, mellow whitewater experience to a four-day float trip. There are a variety of outfitters in Breckenridge that can accommodate all levels and types of white water adventures!

Ready, Paint, Fire!

A create-your-own masterpiece art studio! Their art classes are a great indoor activity that are guaranteed fun for everyone. Try your skills at pottery, canvas painting, mosaic art, or glass fusing! All materials are provided, classes are led by an exceptional staff and there is no experience necessary.

Epic Discovery

Mini golfing at Breckenridge Ski Resort's Epic Discovery in the summer, one of the most popular Breckenridge summer activities.
Mini-golf course at Breckenridge Ski Resort’s Epic Discovery.

Take a ride on our scenic gondola to the base of Peak 8 where you will find the Epic Discovery, which features activities for all ages including zip lines, mountain biking, mini golf, bungee trampolines, the Gold Runner alpine coaster, gemstone panning, scenic chairlift rides, a climbing wall, Colorado’s largest human maze, and more!

Breckenridge Recreation Center

New Treadmill Room at Breckenridge Recreation Center
The new fitness wing at the Breckenridge Recreation Center.

The Breckenridge Recreation Center offers the town 69,000 square feet of fitness and fun for all ages! With lap and leisure pools, an indoor rock-climbing wall, aerobic and dance studios and classes, yoga and Pilates, a skate park and more, you are bound to find something for everyone! They offer both daily admission and punch passes to use during your stay in Breckenridge.

Speakeasy Movie Theatre

Grab some popcorn and take a seat in the newly remodeled Speakeasy Theatre! Screening a select movie every week. Check their website for current showings and times!

Spa & Beauty Services

Enjoy a soothing facial or relaxing massage with your group after a long day of meetings at one of our wonderful spas in town. Please ask about options for in-room massages at your lodging location or private group events.

Ziplining

A man ziplining on Breckenridge Ski Resort as part of Epic Discovery. Breckenridge Summer Activities.
Ziplining is one of the most thrilling experiences offered during the summer in Breckenridge.

Less than 45 minutes from Breckenridge and offering multiple zip line tours, you cannot miss the chance to see the Rocky Mountains from the sky with Top of the Rockies Zip Line! Take the opportunity to zip into the wooded and craggy surroundings of the Rocky Mountains or weave into a forest and over creeks and rivers. Enjoy the views of snow-capped peaks as you zip from cliff to cliff between the pine and aspen trees.

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