The Ultimate Breckenridge Summer Itinerary

Seasons: Summer

With so much to see and do in Breckenridge every summer, choosing which adventures to go on can be a challenge in itself. If you need some help planning your next trip, check our ultimate Breckenridge summer itinerary, below:

Get on the water

If you’re an adrenaline junkie looking for a thrilling rafting adventure, you’re in luck! One of the most popular water sports in Breckenridge is white water rafting on one of its surrounding rivers. You can choose from a range of white water rafting trips which accommodate all levels and types of white water adventures. We recommend waking up early and getting on the water. If you aren’t brave enough to tackle huge waves, you can always opt for a mellow rafting experience to take in the breathtaking mountain views and local wildlife.

Rafting the rapids during summer in Breckenridge
Extreme white water rafting

Once you’ve made your way back to mainland, it’s time for brunch! Fill up on breakfast from Amazing Grace’s all-natural menu options and delicious vegan/gluten free baked goodies. Craving coffee? Then stop by Cuppa Joe’s for some of the best coffee in town and possibly the most delicious breakfast burritos in Breckenridge.

Make your own souvenir

Ceramics on shelf waiting to be glazed

After brunch, call in to the new Arts District campus which offers an abundance of classes including drawing, painting, and hands-on crafts. Why not make your very own a souvenir instead of buying one? Select your class and spend the rest of the morning making jewelry, painting a terra cotta pot or wire bending to create a jewelry organizer. With so many classes on offer, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

It’s time for lunch! Sample good old American home cooking at the Motherloaded Tavern. Choose from home-made mac-n-cheese, chicken and waffles, Maryland Crab Cakes and much more! Eat outside on their flower-filled patio where you will find a garden full of fresh herbs! If you prefer fine dining, visit Blue River Bistro which has a wonderful atmosphere and unique cuisine. They have fantastic seasonal menus, great cocktails and live music Thursday through Sunday.

Explore our mountain town on two wheels

A group mountain biking on Breckenridge Ski Resort.
Mountain biking through a field of wildflowers

In the afternoon, experience our town on two wheels! Breckenridge is 100% bike-friendly and completely bike crazy. Head on one of our epic mountain trails or, if you’d rather just take in the views, follow the seven mile Blue River paved recreation path. Breckenridge is built with bikes in mind and we also have a brand new bike park where riders of all ages and abilities can practice their skills.

Wheel yourself back to town and Kenosha Steakhouse for some of Breckenridge’s tastiest steaks, BBQ food and burgers! It also has more than 31 beers on taps, 20 of which are Colorado craft beer – perfect for unwinding after an afternoon on the trails. For something a little fancier, visit the Briar Rose. This restaurant offers incredible service and serves the finest aged beef and fresh wild game. It’s also Happy Hour everyday between 4 -6pm!

Go on a sunset walk

Family on a sunset hike in Breckenridge. Be sure to include a sunset hike on your Breckenridge Summer Itinerary.
Family on a sunset hike in Breckenridge

The seamless paths which run throughout town and beyond are the real reason why Breckenridge’s locals and visitors love it so much. After dinner, head on a sunset walk to admire Breckenridge’s picture-postcard scenery as the sun starts to set. Be sure to pack your camera as Breckenridge has some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world.

After taking the perfect sunset photos, finish your day by heading back to town for some evening drinks! Check out the lively Gold Pan Saloon which is said to have the longest operating liquor license west of the Mississippi or alternatively, visit one of our many fine dining establishments which offer with pre-prohibition cocktails, martinis or margaritas!

So there you have it, our ultimate Breckenridge itinerary.  Be sure to read more about Breckenridge summer activities and travel tips.

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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