Best Summer Activities in Breckenridge

Breckenridge is known for its world-class skiing, but don’t forget just how awesome it can be in the summer! There are so many fun things to do and the weather temperature averages 65-85 degrees making you it the perfect weather want to enjoy outdoor adventures and to beat the heat.
If you’re considering a summer vacation, here’s a list of our our must-do summer activities in Breck.

1. Hiking

The best way to experience all the beauty Breckenridge has to offer is to start walking… on one of the hundreds of hiking trails right here in town. From relaxed dirt roads, to strenuous summits, there is a hike for everyone to enjoy. Try the hike to Mohawk Lake if you’re looking for a more challenging hike with a stunning final view of the lakes. For those looking for something more relaxed, try the Burro Trail. Walk the moderate trail for just a couple minutes and you will feel like you are deep in the backcountry.  The trailhead is located just steps from Beaver Run (from Coppertop deck, cross the dirt road and walk under the chairlift to the trailhead).

Know Before You Go:

• Check a map and make sure the difficulty level and length match your fitness and ability levels. Also, check the weather before you head out. Afternoon storms in the summer are common in Breckenridge, so it’s recommended to finish your hike before the chance of thunder, lightning and bad weather.
• Bring water, snacks and a map (you might also need a compass or other gear). Depending on the weather, you might need a rain jacket, hat, layers or other items.
• Wear hiking shoes, sunscreen.
• For more information about preparing for a hiking trek, contact our concierge at 970-453-6000.

2. Biking

Whether it’s mountain biking or road biking, Breckenridge is one of the best locations for two wheels in the entire state, if not the country. With hundreds and hundreds of miles of singletrack, Breck’s winter wonderland transforms into a mountain biking paradise. If you like to road bike- or have a gravel bike, here are a few options: Boreas Pass provides stunning views of the Mosquito Range and Breck (it’s a dirt road, so best for gravel bikes). The paved recreation path is the best bet for road bikes and leads from downtown Breckenridge all the way to Vail! Start in town and follow the path along the river, all the way to Frisco. From Frisco, follow Ten Mile creek to Copper, and then it’s up and down Vail Pass to complete the trip.p! Bike rentals will be available to rent this summer right here at Beaver Run.!

Know Before You Go:

• Check a map and make sure the difficulty level and length match your fitness and ability levels. Also, check the weather before you head out. Afternoon storms in the summer are common in Breckenridge, so it’s recommended to finish your hike before the chance of thunder, lightning and bad weather.
• Bring water, snacks and a map. You might need a spare tube and tools to fix your bike. Depending on the weather, you might need a rain jacket, hat, layers or other items.
• Wear appropriate shoes, sunscreen and a helmet.
• For more information about preparing for a bike ride, contact our concierge at 970-453-6000

3. Fishing

With gold medal water less than 10 miles away, and ample backcountry streams and alpine lakes, you could call Breckenridge a fisherman’s paradise. Lake Dillon is home to Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Kokanee Salmon and Arctic Char. With 26 miles of shoreline, finding a nice secluded spot to cast is not a problem. If lake fishing isn’t your style, the Blue River in Silverthorne is a world-class fishery that people travel from all around the world to enjoy. Guided trips are available, through Breckenridge Outfitters and Cutthroat Anglers.

Know Before You Go:
• Fishing licenses renew every March 31st and must be purchased before putting a line in any watershed in Colorado
• Know the terrain before you go and bring the proper gear
• Never go somehwere without telling someone

4. Rafting

If you’re looking to get your heart pumping and enjoy some thrills on the river, book a white water rafting trip NOW!  You can choose your adventure and adrenaline level – from a mellow float down the river to an exhilarating, wild ride through Class IV rapids. If you’re opting for the heart-thumping option, we highly recommend booking a trip with one of the local companies who can provide a professional guide. The Blue Rriver in Silverthorne is the closest opportunity to white water raft, but the Colorado River that flows through the Roaring Fork Valley, and the Arkansas River that flows just south of Breckenridge (near Salida and Buena Vista) are some of the most popular rafting destinations in the U.S! Our concierge can help you book your adventure today.!

Know Before You Go:

• Book a guided trip with a professional rafting company. The rafting company usually provides a personal floatation device (life jacket), wet suit. They might also provide you with dry bags.
• Bring water. Pack a lunch or book a guided tour with a catered riverside lunch.
• Plan to either leave your camera, phone and valuables locked safely somewhere (you don’t want to lose them in the river) or ask the rafting company about dry bags and rigging them to the raft.
• For more information, contact our guest services team at 970-453-6000.

No matter what summer activity you choose to enjoy, get out there and have a fun and safe adventure this summer. Make sure to check public health orders in advance and “Know Before you Go” – by preparing with sunscreen, water, snacks and the required gear.
Beaver Run’s concierge is here to help plan your adventures  Give them a call at 970-453-8744 or concierge@beaverrun.com..