5 Ways to Cool Off in Breckenridge

Beat the heat at 9,600 feet with a trip to one of the “coolest” mountain towns in the Colorado Rockies – Breckenridge, Colo. Known for its world-class skiing in the winter and its hiking and biking adventures in the summer, Breckenridge also offers riverside dining, whitewater rafting, standup paddle boarding, fly fishing and even a beach day at nearby Lake Dillon. For a refreshing visit, stay at the best location in Breck – at Beaver Run Resort, located between the mountain and historic Main Street Breckenridge.

Here are our top 5 favorite ways to cool down in town:

SWIM: Take the plunge at Beaver Run

With two outdoor pools, Beaver Run offers kids of all ages the chance to take a refreshing dip and cool off or even show off your canon ball skills. The pools are only available for Beaver Run lodging guests and owners, so make sure to book a room and get access to mountainside pools, along with an on-site spa, arcade, dining and even mini golf.

RAFT: Splash through the rapids

Performance Tours rafting can arrange a whitewater rafting trip from the mellow to the extreme (class III-IV). This is a must-do adventure for any adrenaline junkies in your group.

LAKE DILLON: Hit the beach in the mountains

Life’s a beach … at the Frisco Marina with the new sandy beach on the shores of Lake Dillon. With views of the Colorado Rockies and plenty of activities like sailing, kayaking, standup paddle boarding or power boating, you can have the best of both worlds – the mountains and a beach, plus a tiki bar.

BLUE RIVER: Picnic on the shores of the Blue River

The Blue River flows right through the heart of downtown historic Breckenridge. Take a break and relax at the Blue River Plaza in the center of Main Street with a play area for the kids, benches, artwork and a wide-open lawn by the Riverwalk Center, perfect for picnicking.

WATERFALLS: Hike to a lake or waterfalls

Looking to get your heart pumping? Take a hike. For a shady trek, start at Beaver Run Resort on the Burro Trail which follows a creek through the forest. Beginners and families can do an easy out-and-bike hike. More adventurous hikers can continue until the Burro trail connects to Spruce Creek Trail which will take you up past the spectacular Continental Falls and eventually to Mohawk Lakes.


For recommendations or to book an activity or stay at Beaver Run, contact 800-525-2253.