There is so much to see and do in Breckenridge, Colorado. Sometimes it can seem overwhelming. We have lived in Breckenridge since 1994 and whilst we were not born and bred Coloradans, we certainly consider ourselves locals. Along with this comes some great knowledge and advice on what to do, when to do it and also the best places to enjoy all that Breckenridge has to offer. Listed below are but a few of the amazing activities that you can enjoy whilst in Summit County;
- Skiing and Snowboarding
- Sleigh Rides
- Gold Runner Coaster
- Peak 8 Zip Line
- Mountain Biking
- Fly Fishing
- Horse Riding
- Gold Mine Tours
- White Water Rafting
- Downtown Breckenridge Shops
- Great Restaurants and Bars
- Factory Outlet Shopping
- Riverwalk Performance Center
- Breckenridge Distillery Tour
- Miles of Bike-paths
We can offer help in getting you set up with any of these activities and we are always happy to have a chat. Take a look at the Breckenridge tourism visitor website - http://www.gobreck.com
Here are some suggestions for summer activities.
Rafting - The Arkansas is the nearest river and the run off at the moment is high. In a month’s time it will have tailed off. We have personally used a small outfitter called Dvorak Rafting - http://dvorakexpeditions.com
There are also numerous larger outfitters as well
Mountain Biking - We use Mountain Wave during the summer and winter months. They are great and mention that you are staying with Kokopelli Ski Holidays. They also offer trips up to the top of Vail Pass and you can ride all the way down
Panning for gold - Country boy mine, offers gold mine tours and panning
Golf - There are many beautiful courses up here in the high country. The Breckenridge course is stunning!!
The rec center - http://www.townofbreckenridge.com/index.aspx?page=1012
Has an indoor swimming pool with a big kid & toddler slides. There is also a swimming pool at the Silverthorne Rec Center - 12 miles north of us - close to the outlet stores - they have a good indoor pools / slides too
Peak 8 fun park - http://www.breckenridge.com/info/summer.aspx#/Activities
There are such a range of things - horseback riding, ice skating rink, climbing wall/swimming/tennis (inc some drop-in kids lessons)/ climbing wall at the rec center. There are some lovely hikes close to town if you want to pack a picnic and get them out in nature! Ask at the information desk in the center of town (at the Blue River Plaza) for a hiking trail map.
There is also a 'Mountain Top Children's Museum' that you can visit for a couple of hours - or older kids 5+ can attend a 'camp' day from 8-5.30pm.
'Ready Paint Fire' is fun for all!
There are boat rentals from Frisco and Dillon Marina, and Frisco has a fun little historic museum / out buildings with a kids mini scavenger hunt for 'stamps'. http://www.townoffrisco.com/play/historic-park-and-museum/general-info/
Keystone also runs some great kids activities - have look at http://www.keystoneresort.com/activities/kidtopia-summer.aspx