Photos: Top Summer Activities in Breckenridge - Breckenridge, Colorado

Photos: Top Summer Activities in Breckenridge

Seasons: Summer

When it comes to summers in Breckenridge, the days are longer, the sun shines brighter and the lists of activities is endless. Breckenridge prides itself on the variety of adventures suitable for all ages. Now picture yourself doing these top summer activities in Breckenridge:

Top Summer Activities in Breckenridge

Hiking

Colorado is one of the best places in the U.S. to see wildflowers.

If you truly want to experience Breckenridge’s breathtaking beauty, hit the trails! There are hundreds of hiking trails in and around Breckenridge which makes it easy to take part of one of the most popular summer and winter activities. From gentle dirt roads to challenging summits, there are a wide variety of options for all types of hikers. Breckenridge hiking is an experience for every visitor to enjoy.  Be sure to review and follow Leave No Trace principles before heading out and be prepared for your adventure.

 

Whitewater Rafting

A group river rafting during a Breckenridge summer
Whitewater rafting trips can be tailored to any ability or age level.

One of the best group activities during the summer, whitewater rafting in Breckenridge and its surrounding rivers can make a splash during any vacation. Whitewater rafting is one of the best-kept secrets in Breckenridge and it isn’t just for thrill seekers. Trips can be customized by age, ability level, and sense of adventure.  From adrenaline junkies looking for huge waves and pounding hearts to those looking for a relaxing float trip that showcases scenery, solitude, wildlife, and history; there’s a rafting experience that’s perfect for your group.

 

Strolling Historic Main Street

Stroll along Historic Main Street and discover hundreds of dining and shopping options.

Main Street Breckenridge is known for it’s incredible shopping and dining scene but it also serves as the central hub of everything Breckenridge with fun events, festivals, music, an abundance of activities for all ages and interests happening all year long. The best part is once you park the car or take the shuttle in for your trip you can walk anywhere, which means more time outside enjoying the mountains and enjoying the views. Take a peek at a few of our favorite Main Street Adventures and customize your own itinerary for the perfect mountain getaway.

 

Mountain Biking

A mountain biker on the Colorado Trail in Breckenridge.
Mountain biking on the Colorado Trail in Breckenridge.

Breckenridge is home to hundreds and hundreds of miles of national forest trails that suit all abilities and levels, from the novice beginner to the most hardcore mountain bikers and everywhere in between. Mountain biking truly is a culture of its own here in Breckenridge, and it’s the perfect mountain activity to try during the summer and fall seasons.

 

Golfing

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.

Golf in Breckenridge is both extremely popular and a beautiful way to enjoy the outdoor surroundings that Breckenridge has to offer. The Breckenridge Golf Course is situated in the breathtaking, glacier-sculpted Upper Blue River Valley. The only town in the world to maintain a Jack Nicklaus-designed 27-hole golf course, the clubhouse sits at an elevation of 9,324 feet. Visiting golfers get an immediate confidence boost as the golf ball flies farther and straighter than at lower elevations due to less air resistance.

 

Taking in the Views

The Tenmile Range makes the perfect backdrop to view the sunrise or sunset.

Whether you’re hiking, biking, taking a scenic drive or are strolling through town, take a moment to enjoy our breathtaking views! The Tenmile Range can be seen from almost everywhere in town, and provides the perfect backdrop to a Rocky Mountain sunrise or sunset. Try driving up Boreas Pass Road all the way to the trailhead or as far as you’d like. Hop out to take some photos, or stroll along the easy dirt road with the whole family.

 

Road Biking

Road biking is the perfect way to explore historic Main Street.

Known as a biking mecca to many, Breckenridge’s unique cycling culture and ideal environment combine to create the perfect road cycling town in the summer. With a multitude of professional bike shops and tour guides equipped and ready to steer visitors in the right direction, road cycling is both easily accessible and tremendously satisfying here in Breckenridge.

The Town of Breckenridge is home to a seven-mile section of the Blue River Recreation path, known locally as the “Rec Path,” a paved, mild path that follows the Blue River through town limits and beyond. The Breckenridge Recreation Path sits in the shadow of the Ten Mile Range and is open to runners, hikersdog walkers and bikers of all type. It’s the perfect route for a family cruise.

 

Fly Fishing

Rainbow Trout are one of the most abundant fish in Breckenridge.

In Breckenridge, year-round trout fishing options abound. Here, you’re at the top of the mountain from which major waters flow, including the headwaters of the Colorado, South Platte, and Arkansas rivers and the tail-waters of the Blue and the South Platte rivers. This means that in addition to offering amazing skiing, Breckenridge is also a destination for world-class fly fishing. Try a guided tour or rent equipment at one of the many fly-fishing shops around town!

 

Horseback Riding

Woman rider petting her horse.
Horseback riding at Breckenridge Stables is a unique way to explore all that Breckenridge has to offer.

Horseback riding is a great way to explore Breckenridge’s backcountry from a new perspective! Trail rides are provided through Breckenridge Stables, last 1.5 hours and explore the beautiful scenery between Peaks 9 and 10 on the Ten Mile Range above Breckenridge Ski Resort. You will experience river crossings, beaver ponds and breathtaking panoramic views of the continental divide. With more than 100 horses, guides are able to match each rider to a horse based on ability and experience. This is also a great trip for younger children in the group. Breakfast and dinner rides are also available on weekends.

 

Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) 

Test your balance at a SUP yoga class on the Maggie Pond!

Once the ice has melted in the Breckenridge high-country, it’s hard to find a still body of water without witnessing stand up paddleboarding in Breckenridge, also know as SUPing. With rental locations throughout Breckenridge, SUPers flock to areas like Maggie Pond or nearby Lake Dillon to feed their need for floating freely among the mountains. Want to test your balance? Try SUP yoga on the Maggie with Meta or Bhava Yoga Studios!

 

Epic Discovery

A group of people walking along the Breck Expedition Course as part of Epic Discovery in Breckenridge.
Epic Discovery en Breckenridge, Colorado.

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.

 

Happy Hour on the Patio

Gather for Happy Hour at Bangkok Happy Bowl, one of Breckenridge’s newest Asian-inspired restaurants.

Our Colorado mountain town is graced with 300+ days of glorious mood-boosting sunshine a year, and if there’s anything locals love more than playing hard, it’s logging solid lounge time on sun-soaked patios and decks in Breckenridge. We’re here to give you the inside scoop on what our locals love and visitors come back for. Check out the best patios and decks in Breckenridge.

 

Looking for more fun? Check out our top 100 things to do this summer in Breckenridge and 5 Reasons to Visit Breckenridge in Summer!

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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