Epic Discovery - Breckenridge, Colorado

Epic Discovery

Seasons: Summer

Discover a side of the mountain you’ve never seen, an experience revealed but once a year. It’s an uncharted season, where roaming through treetops, riding the horizon, and stretching the bounds of nature allow you to reach your peak. Welcome to Epic Discovery at Breckenridge Resort. It’s a mountain of possibilities that enable you to discover nature through fun in ways you’d never imagined. Explore the mountain with a variety of activities that highlight the stunningly beautiful and rich environment.

Epic Discovery will be open 7 days a week from June 14 –  Sept 2, 2019, then open Friday-Sunday during Sept 6 – 8. 

Epic Discovery at Breckenridge

A group of people walking along the Breck Expedition Course as part of Epic Discovery in Breckenridge.
Walk above the trees and take in the Rocky Mountain views on the Expedition Zipline Tour – part of Epic Discovery.

What can you do at Breckenridge Ski Resort during the summer?

Breckenridge Ski Resort is home to Epic Discovery (formerly known as the Peak 8 Fun Park) during the summer months.  Epic Discovery activities include:  a zipline tour, ropes course, interpretive hiking trail and rock climbing wall,  bungee trampoline, roller coaster, alpine slide, scenic chairlift rides, a two-stage zipline, maze, summer tubing and gemstone panning.  Mountain biking, Jeep tours, summer camp and childcare are also available at the ski resort.

Learn more about Epic Discovery or call 970-453-5000 for more information or to book your activity.

How do you get to Breckenridge’s Epic Discovery?

To get to Epic Discovery, take the free BreckConnect gondola from town to the base of Peak 8. To get to Alpine Camp, take the gondola and once you’re at the base area of Peak 8, head over to the Colorado SuperChair for a scenic lift ride.

Learn more about Epic Discovery or call 970-453-5000 for more information or to book your activity.

Where do you park for Epic Discovery?

All Epic Discovery Parking is located in the North Gondola Lot. This lot is now operated by Breck Park. You can park here and pay with a credit card using either an onsite kiosk or their smartphone app. There is no parking located at the Peak 8 base area, all parking is in town. Access Epic Discovery by riding the gondola or bus up to Peak 8. All Epic Discovery Lots are free after 2pm, no overnight parking available.

What are Epic Discovery Activities for Adults and Adventure Seekers?

Alpine Camp map in Breckenridge
Head to the Alpine Challenge ropes course on Peak 8 for a day of high flying adventure.

Alpine Camp offers a selection of exciting activities that include a ropes course offering 15 different challenges, the expedition zipline tour, a climbing wall and an interpretive hiking trail.

The Alpineer Challenge Course offers 15 different challenges that range from lightly swinging logs to shoe-to-rope balancing maneuvers to test yourself.  Open to teens and adults, this one-of-a-kind course blends in with the surrounding environment of the new Alpine Camp and offers shade for those who want to observe the fun.

The Alpine Loop Hiking Trail is an interpretive trail where you can learn about Breck’s high alpine environment, flora and fauna, impacts of the gold rush and more.  The trail is 0.75-miles long.

Ziplining in Breckenridge

Send a few hours or a full day ziplining at Breckenridge Ski Resort.  The Expedition Zipline Tour based out of Independence Outpost on Peak 7 and includes 8 ziplines between 10 towers and 200ft long aerial bridge walk.

What are Epic Discovery Activities for Kids and Families?

Map of Peak 8 Base Camp
Peak 8 Base Camp has activities for the whole family!

Epic Discovery Peak 8 Basecamp offers activities for the whole family, with a focus on the little ones. Peak 8 Basecamp is the first stop to make on your Epic Discovery journey. Located off the top of the free BreckConnect Gondola and at the base of the Colorado SuperChair, Peak 8 Basecamp offers plenty of summer fun for the young and young at heart, including activities like the Gold Runner Coaster, Alpine Slides, the Lil’ Climber Ropes Course, miniature golf and more!

Learn more about Epic Discovery or call 970-453-5000 for more information or to book your activity.

Where can you eat at Breckenridge Ski Resort during the summer?

There are five restaurants to choose from during the summer:

Vista Haus
Located at the top of the Colorado SuperChair just steps away from the Alpine Camp, Vista Haus features homemade dishes that will satisfy any appetite.  Tip: Sit on the deck to enjoy stunning views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains at 11,000 feet!

Robbie’s Tavern
Robbie’s Tavern is the only locally owned and operated dining establishment at Breckenridge Ski Resort. Robbie’s serves breakfast (seasonal), lunch and dinner, featuring upscale comfort food, unique twists on favorite pub items, a curated craft beer collection, signature cocktails, a wine list and après ski specials. Tip: Try Robbie’s Drummies with your favorite beverage and enjoy the view of Peak 8 from the deck.

Ski Hill Grill
Visit the Smokehouse outside to try the house-smoked BBQ or step inside to enjoy a variety of offerings including fresh salads, house-made grab n’ go sandwiches and a kids menu

TBAR
A full-service restaurant featuring Colorado cuisine and the most microbrews on the mountain. Tip: Most of their appetizers are big enough to feed a family.

Sevens
Breck’s premier on-mountain dining experience featuring bold contemporary cruisine.

Learn more about Epic Discovery or call 970-453-5000 for more information or to book your activity.

 

Epic Discovery FAQs

A kid riding down the alpine slide for Epic Discovery in Breckenridge
The Alpine Slide at Epic Discovery.

Where can you purchase tickets or make reservations for ziplining and Epic Discovery in Breckenridge?
Call 970-453-5000 or book select activities online. Purchase your Ultimate Adventure Pass online in advance to get the best price guaranteed!

Where can you pick up Epic Discovery Tickets?
If you have made an online order for your Epic Discovery tickets/passes, please proceed to the ticket office located within Epic Discovery. Be ready to present your email confirmation.

When is Epic Discovery Open?
Epic Discovery will be open 7 days a week from June 14 –  Sept 2, 2019, then open Friday-Sunday during Sept 6 – 8.

Epic Discovery Hours of Operation:
10:00am – 5:00pm, and starting June 29th: 9:30am – 5:30pm
Free Gondola will be open 9:00am – 6:00pm
Bike Haul Hours of operation are 10:00am – 5:00pm, and starting June 29th: 9:30am – 5:30pm

How to dress for ziplining at Epic Discovery:
At 9,000 feet, exposure to the sun is 40% greater than it is at sea level. We recommend sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 15 or higher, as well as eye protection. Afternoon thunderstorms are common in the mountains and may cause interruptions and delays in summer activities and lift operations. Lifts and activities may close on occasion due to weather conditions, causing delays. Bring a raincoat and consider a sweater or fleece layer.

Breckenridge Peak 8 Fun Park

The Breckenridge Peak 8 Fun Park has been improved and expanded to become Epic Discovery.  All the Breckenridge Peak 8 Fun Park activities you loved are still located at the base of Peak 8 which is now called Peak 8 Base Camp.  You can access Peak 8 Base Camp by riding the BreckConnect gondola from town up to the base of Peak 8.

By Breck Editorial

The Breckenridge Tourism Office works to enhance and promote the unique character and experience of Breckenridge as a world-renowned destination resort and to represent, serve and perpetuate the common interest and character of its membership and community.

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