There are a ton of outdoor activities and adventures to enjoy in Breckenridge which means there is a good chance you’ll want to try something for the first time while you’re out here.. While there are a lot of benefits and excitement involved in trying something new, it can also be intimidating. Questions like how will you know where to go, how do you stay safe, and what gear do you need, are sure to pop-up. Although there are a lot of great resources to help you try a new activity for the first time, nothing can compare to the first-hand knowledge, details, and know-how a guide can offer. Go with a local with these awesome guided adventures.
8 ways to go with a local
1. Snowmobile & Dog Sled Tours
Explore the backcountry and create unforgettable memories with the amazing team at Good Times Adventures. Each dog sledding tour provides a safe, interactive and experiential with the opportunity to drive the sled and mush your own team of Siberian Huskies. Taking in the mountain views, cruising behind a team of dogs and cheering on others in the group as you each take a turn in the driver seat is a once in a lifetime experience. They even offer mushing in the summer too!
Good Times also offers snowmobile tours on their fleet of 100 brand new, state of the art Ski Doo snowmobiles on scenic well-groomed trails along the Swan River Valley and up to Georgia Pass. The tour begins with a brief introduction to the vehicle, basic skills instruction and practice time to get comfortable with your sled. Once you hit the trail, you will be traveling in a small group with your guide all the way to the top of the Continental Divide at 11,585 feet above sea level. There will be several opportunities to take in the breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains and take pictures along the way. Finish your tour with hot chocolate back by the fireplace at the lodge and head home with lots of stories and unforgettable moments to share.
2. Guided Hiking Adventures
Are the mountains calling you? Is hitting the trails and backcountry on your “to do” list when visiting Breckenridge? If you’re not sure where to start, a guided hiking adventure may just be the answer. If you’re new to the area, hiking, or the winter version – snowshoeing can often seem daunting. Skip the worries and gain a few more friends by exploring Breckenridge’s extensive trail system on a guided hike.
3. Bike Tours
Fat Bike Tours
Discover the best points of interest and Breckenridge history with Ridden, as you casually roll through town on a high performance Borealis fat bike. Once out of town the real adventure begins as we descend to our destinations on the scenic Blue River Rec Path. Your first stop will be Broken Compass Brewery, which provides a causal atmosphere with family style seating. Tours of the brewery are scheduled on arrival and a taster is included in with the Ridden fat bike tour package. After, head to the World’s Highest Distillery! Learn what sets this award winning distillery apart from others as you tour the facilities. Follow the process from distillation to bottling while observing master distillers in action. Get your photo taken in their impressive barrel aging room. All the while partake in two tasting rounds where you will experience vodkas, gin, spiced rum, bourbon and bitters.
Mountain & Road Bike Tours
We all have the story of showing up at the trailhead, setting out for the day, and riding the whole trail network uphill or worse yet, spending a whole day planning your ride. Colorado Adventure Guides takes the guess-work out of your mountain bike adventure. Their experienced guides choose the correct terrain for your ability, fitness level, and overall desires. 2-Hour Mini-tour, Half and Full Day options as well as instructional skills courses and rentals.
Looking to cruise and take in the gorgeous views? Don’t want to spend your whole day pedaling uphill? Opt for a scenic, paved downhill ride via a Vail Pass bike shuttle. With many options to chose from, this is sure to be a crowd pleaser for everyone in the family!
4. Guided Fly Fishing Clinics
The gorgeous rivers, streams and lakes of Summit County make it an incredible destination for fly-fishing in any season. Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities can discover the best spots, learn to cast, get your license, and find out where the fish are biting with the help of our local outfitters and guides at Breckenridge Outfitters and Mountain Angler. Both outfitters offer half day, full day and float trip packages for you to choose from as well as priceless local knowledge. The wild and open waters of Colorado can be hard to tame and you can greatly enhance your experience and chances of catching a fish and creating lifelong memories with the help of a knowledgeable local guide.
5. Scenic Snowcat Tours
Experience Breckenridge’s scenic trails from the comfort of a heated snowcat! The Breckenridge Nordic Center’s scenic cat tour offers guided tours through forested trails of the Peak 8 Nordic Center that are surrounded by wildlife and scenic views. Tours stop at a historic mining cabin to fill guests up on smores, hot cocoa and tales of Breckenridge’s mining history. This tour is perfect for families with small children or guests who’d like to explore mountain trails and scenery in comfort.
6. Guided ATV Tours
Adventure awaits. Explore the old mining roads, old mining camps, forested trails, meadows, lakes, and the high alpine of Summit County and the surrounding areas with a guided ATV tour. Enjoy panoramic views and take in the beauty of the Rocky Mountains while riding or driving an all-terrain vehicle designed to climb rugged terrain and hills with ease. Travel in comfort and style with high-quality machines and experienced guides that will keep you safe and provide an opportunity for an exciting way to travel further into the backcountry. Tours are available in the winter, summer and are a great activity to do with small children and grandparents.
7. Guided Backcountry Tours
If you like to get away from the crowds, off the beaten path and get into the wilderness, Colorado Adventures Guides has your covered in any season. In the winter, you can link up with their guides for Backcountry skiing, splitboarding, Nordic skiing, Snowshoe and Peak Ascents. The guides will take you to the best trails and locations depending on your skill level, the snow conditions and activity of your choice. They can customize your experience and will also keep you safe while traveling in the backcountry. For summer adventures, Colorado Adventure Guides offers hiking, biking, climbing and peak ascents to help you get out, stay on trail, learn about and explore all the mountains have to offer. They offer a great opportunity to climb your first 14er, learn how to mountain bike, or reach new heights rockclimbing at 9,600 feet.
8. Whitewater Rafting
Whitewater rafting is one of the best group activities to do in the summer and will make a splash during any vacation. While you can’t actually raft right in Breckenridge, Colorado, it’s the perfect basecamp to kick-off any whitewater rafting trip. Get excited for one of Colorado’s most beloved summer activities- here’s everything you need to know about whitewater rafting near Breckenridge!
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