Breckenridge Vacation Guide: Why Visit Breckenridge in June

June kicks off summer in Breckenridge with endless outdoor activities and special events.  It’s the perfect time to hit the trails, hit the river or hit the patio scene. Here are our top 5 reasons to visit during June in Breckenridge.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit During June in Breckenridge:

1. Perfect Weather

Kenosha's Deck in the summertime.
Patio season in Breckenridge is filled plenty of sunshine and some killer views.

We’ll let you in on a little secret. The weather in June is hard to beat.  The average temperature during the day is 67 degrees but due to Breckenridge’s high altitude environment – it always feels a bit warmer than that in the sun.  It’s the perfect temperature for long hikes, bike rides and afternoons spent on your favorite restaurant’s deck. Thanks to our high altitude, it’ll feel a bit warmer in the sun but with low humidity, you’ll be basking in the sun instead of sweating in it. Just remember to be sun safe and wear plenty of sunscreen during your trip. The high altitude makes the sun stronger and summer fun is a lot easier to enjoy without a burn.

2. Events

"Through the Blue," a concert of cascading melodies on a tiny island between the banks of the Blue River featuring cellist Russick Smith.
“Through the Blue,” a concert of cascading melodies on a tiny island between the banks of the Blue River featuring cellist Russick Smith.

We pack June and the rest of our summer calendar full of not-to-miss festivals, competitions and events. It’s part of what makes us the most social mountain town and the most fun.  We kick-off June’s events with Wave: Light+Water+Sound then continue competitions and weekend happenings.

Not-To-Miss Events

May 31-June 3: Wave: Light + Water+ Sound
June 9-15: Ride the Rockies
June 16-17: Gold Panning Championships
June 17 & 24:  Breckenridge Farmers Market (every Sunday starting June 17)
June 23-29: Mavic Haute Route

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3. Hiking Season

A man hiking the Mohawk Lakes Trail in Breckenridge in Summer
Breckenridge, Colorado.

Hike your way through Breckenridge’s extensive trail system.  In June, you’ll find that lower trails are ready for exploring while those higher up might have a combination of dry, muddy and snowy spots. Check the town’s Muddy Meter before heading out so you can pick one that is ready for use.  If you are looking for trail suggestions while in town check-out summer trail maps or stop by the Breckenridge Welcome Center, located in the heart of town.

4. Biking Season

A group mountain biking on Breckenridge Ski Resort.
In Breckenridge, you’ll have to pedal your way through unbeatable views. #sorrynotsorry

It’s no secret that Breckenridge is a great place to enjoy a ride.  Whether that’s hitting the dirt trails or the paved ones, bikers will find an almost endless array of trails to enjoy.  Check trail conditions before heading out so you know which trails are ready to ride.  If you enjoy life on two wheels make sure you take a break to enjoy the cycling events happening throughout June.  Various races will bring cyclists from across the globe to get a taste of the town.  Ride the Rockies starts and finishes in Breckenridge. The Haute Route is another multi-day cycling event on hard and dirt roads with international athletes on a week-long road racing adventure. A new Enduro race at the Breckenridge Ski Area, mountain bike races, and fun rides for all levels.  Join the pros by renting a bike or cheer on athletes as they push their limits.

4. River Days

Summer group rafting in the Blue River in Breckenridge
Cool down on the river for big thrills and even bigger smiles.

June in Breckenridge means the start of rafting season! From wild Class V rapids tofamily-friendly “milk runs” Breckenridge is your starting point for river fun.  Rafting in Colorado is an unforgettable experienced filled with mountains, wildlife and some serious thrills.  And if you are wondering, we always recommend wearing the wet suit and splash jacket. That river used to be snow. Rafting isn’t the only way to hit the river in June.  Take advantage of the high waters on a guided fly fishing tour. Tours are perfect for first timer and include a fly fishing lesson, license, transportation, and equipment.

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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