When the snow melts in Breckenridge, Colorado, ski trails give way to biking and hiking trails. And adventure is in full bloom. Here are our top 9 choices for the best things to do in Breckenridge in summer. Did we miss any? Share your favorite activities on social at #UnitedByBreck.
Best Things to Do in Breckenridge in Summer:
9. Whitewater rafting
8. Summer Dog Sledding
Contrary to popular belief, dog sledding isn’t just for winter. Summer dog sledding is a unique adventure for thrill seekers to test their mettle and their mushing skills without snow. Hop into a cart or a bike scooter and let the sled dogs do the work on the trails near Breckenridge.
7. Fly fishing
When the ice melts, it’s time to get your reel and wade into the rivers and lakes in and around Breckenridge. While you can fly fish year-round in Breckenridge, one of our favorite spots to fly fish in the summer is at Lower Mohawk Lake where you can catch Colorado’s state fish, the native cutthroat trout.
Breckenridge is a mecca for bikers of all kinds. From road bikers to mountain bikers to cruisers and everything in between. Discover trails and paths for every level of rider and get ready to take in the views on two wheels.
Take a swing at Breckenridge’s 27-hole golf course. It’s one of the few Jack Nicklaus designed municipal golf courses in the world. Try to focus on the turf and not the views of the Ten Mile Range.
It’s no surprise that hiking is one of the most popular summer activities in Breckenridge. The only challenge is picking the best trail for you. Here are our recommendations for the top three hiking trails in and around Breckenridge.
Standup paddleboarding is becoming one of the hottest summer activities. Enjoy paddleboarding on one of the local lakes or sign up for a SUP (standup paddle) yoga class in town.
2. Arts and Cultural Programs
This is Breckenridge so it makes sense that the arts and cultural activities would be more than just craft time. In addition to performances and art galleries, Breckenridge offers adventures and hands-on, immersive experiences in the arts. Sign up for a class, participate in a festival and make your souvenir vs. buying one.
Breckenridge Ski Resort’s Epic Discovery offers activities for every level of adventurer. From scenic chairlift rides to interpretive hiking trails, and zipline tours, it’s easy to pack your day full of fun.