Colorado summer activities offer endless adventure!
In Breckenridge, no other stop has a wider variety of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy together! Epic Discovery offers fun and exciting adventures including the Gold Runner Alpine Coaster, the Alpine SuperSlide, mountain biking, mini golf, a rock climbing wall, the Sky Fly Trampoline, a bounce house, gemstone panning, the Mineshaft Maze and more. Epic Discovery is an exciting adventure with something for the whole family! Discover a side of the mountain you’ve never seen before.
Golfing in the high country is an experience like no other! Test your swing at almost 10,000 feet. Golfers of any ability will discover that balls fly through thin mountain air with noticeable ease compared to sea level. Summit County is home to several world-class golf courses, all open to the public. Enjoy an afternoon on the greens with the mountains as your backdrop!
Saddle up and take a journey back to the Old West. Enjoy the majestic views of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains by horseback. Breckenridge is home to thousands of acres of meadows and woodlands, and the variety of trails helps to create your perfect ride. Catering to all levels of riding ability and including options from hourly rides to half-day trips, you will certainly be set up for an experience to remember.
Our resort works with ranches to offer you the best experience you can get:
- Platte Ranch
- Rusty Spur Ranch
People flock from across the country to experience fly fishing in Colorado’s waters. Fly fishing brings together all the beauty that Colorado has to offer. Home to some of the state’s most magnificent rivers and streams, Breckenridge is the perfect place to book a fly fishing adventure, whether you’re looking to improve your technique or enjoy the ambiance of a rushing river.
Looking to test your lungs? Or, do you prefer a scenic hike to a waterfall? There is no better place to hike than in Breckenridge. With accessible 14,000-foot mountains (or “14ers,” as the locals say), alpine lake hikes and other scenic walks, anything over 9,000 feet is sure to challenge you and make you feel accomplished! Hiking around Breckenridge can be fun for the whole family, and we can guarantee there is the perfect hike to accommodate everyone.
Biking in Breckenridge will leave you with an unforgettable experience. Since most of the trails are easily accessible from town, you and your family should have no problem finding a ride that is suitable for everyone. Breckenridge has been named one of the top 10 greatest places to take the kids on a bike ride by USA Today.
If you are looking to explore as much of Colorado’s backcountry as possible during your stay this summer, try an ATV trip! ATV trips and Jeep tours are an adventurous way to explore the Colorado mountains.
Looking for a way to amplify your summer adventures? Try stand-up paddleboarding for a new way to experience the waters around Summit County. Operating out of Lake Dillon’s Frisco Marina, this fun family activity is only a quick drive away. Stand Up Paddle Colorado has a reliable staff that leads the way in custom adventures, from beginners to advanced paddlers.
Summer in Breckenridge is the perfect time for kids’ activities! Breckenridge summers boast perfect blue skies, average temps in the 70s and so much fun for kids of all ages. Here are a few ideas for you when planning a summer getaway to Breckenridge with your family.
Epic Discovery on Peak 8 is one of the most popular family activities in Breckenridge in the summer. Every year, Breckenridge Ski Resort adds a little more to the group of activities that are available to try. Epic Discovery offers fun and exciting adventures, including the Gold Runner Alpine Coaster, The Alpine Slide, mountain biking, mini golf, a rock climbing wall, the Sky Fly Trampoline, a bounce house, gem stone panning, the Mineshaft Maze and more! Click here for more information on Epic Discovery.
Biking is one of the most popular summer activities in Breckenridge, and the perfect summer family activity for kids. There are plenty of bike rental shops in town and on the mountain that rent all types of bikes and attachments for ages 0 to 100. The best part is that there are miles and miles of free bike paths and mountain biking trails open all summer for bikers of all levels. There are even shuttles that will take you to the top of Vail Pass for a 20-mile bike ride that is all downhill! Get a bike with a carrier for the kids, get out there and have some fun.
The TenMile Flyer is a two-stage zipline located on Peak 8 with spans of 392 feet and 1,095 feet. With speeds up to 50 mph, it will be an exhilarating time for the whole family. To learn more, click here.
The Breckenridge Recreation Center offers kids’ winter and summer programs, including swimming, indoor rock climbing, hockey, tennis, arts and music, hiking and outdoor activities and special events throughout the year! To see what the Rec Center is currently offering, click here.
Breckenridge’s Mountain Top Children’s Museum: This unique museum offers a camp for children 5 to 14 years of age! The museum’s exhibits include Rocky Mountain Wildlife, Creation Station, Kidstruction Zone, Wonder Lab, Studio Imagination and even a Tot Spot for ages 2 and under! To learn more, click here.
Downstairs at Eric’s is a great family restaurant with an arcade for the kids! For more information, call 970-453-1401.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the elevation make it hard to breathe in Breckenridge?
The effects of altitude that people experience when visiting Breckenridge are for the majority of people very mild. Shortness of breath is common upon first arriving at altitude but symptoms can be managed with proper hydration, rest or oxygen.
How do I get to Breckenridge Ski Resort in the Summer?
The BreckConnect Gondola runs for free 7 days a week in the summer, weather permitting. You could also catch a ride on the Breckenridge Freeride bus system, the transit center is located conveniently right next to the gondola.