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The summer season starts with a bang right around the 4th of July holiday weekend in Breckenridge. The warm weather is back and usually the trails dry out in early July (but check before you go). July in Breckenridge is truly an impossible month to top.
July in Breckenridge:
Ahhh. This is perfect. There’s a saying that you come (to Breckenridge or anywhere in the Colorado Rockies) for the skiing, but stay for the summers. July in Breckenridge is why. With an average high of 70.2 degrees and average low of 37.3 degrees, it’s a cool break with little to no humidity.
The Fourth of July is the hallmark summer event and Breckenridge is the idyllic backdrop for a small-town celebration complete with flags, a Main Street parade and outdoor concerts with ice cream. Of course, Breckenridge has added its own twist with a 10K trail run that morning a 50K mountain bike race that leads off the parade down the packed Main Street lined with colorful Victorian buildings. The National Repertory Orchestra plays their free concert on the lawn of the Riverwalk Center (right in the heart of downtown Breckenridge on the banks of the Blue River).
If you’re hiking or biking, go early. Parking at popular trailheads can get crowded and fill up. Check the weather. With 300+ days of sunshine a year, it can and it does rain in Colorado. If it does, it usually rains in the afternoon. Make sure you know before you go – and check the weather, paying particular attention to lightning and thunder storms. If you’re planning to hike on trails above the tree line, make sure you head out early and get off the peaks before storms roll in.