5 Breckenridge Summer Activities For Your Vacation

Summer in Breckenridge means packing up the skis and breaking out the tees. The town may be a top ski destination, but Breckenridge summer activities provide even more adventure and fun in the sun. From a fun park to rafting adventures, you’re bound to find Breckenridge summer activities for the whole family. Here are five ideas to get you started:

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Kayaking and Whitewater Rafting

Lake Dillon is the crown jewel of water recreation in the Breckenridge area. Rent a kayak and relax on a guided tour, enjoying the preserved area’s and wildlife. Kayak Lake Dillon offers packages from 90-minutes to overnight excursions, providing ideal options for all group sizes. Those looking for more action should try racing the rapids. Breckenridge is located only an hour away from five Colorado rivers. You’ll also find whitewater rafting packages in Breckenridge for all ages and skill levels.

Breck Fun Park

Enjoy an array of Breckenridge summer activities at Breck Fun Park, transformed from a winter ski resort to a summer playground filled with super slides, 4×4 tours, guided hiking, mini-golf, chairlift rides and more. Young kids will have a blast in Ripperoo’s Bounce House, while older children can bounce on the super-bungee trampoline or try the 10-mile zipline. Guided tours include mountain biking, segways, off-road and hiking.

From mid-June to late August, parents can also enroll their children in the summer day camp, which offers half- and full-day programs. Here, participants learn about nature and gain valuable outdoor skills.

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Search for Gold

Gold has long been a sought-after commodity. In this past gold-mining town, don’t miss the Country Boy Mine. This authentic gold mine features mine tours, gold panning, a petting zoo and a 55-foot chute slide. Mine tours cover more than 1,000 feet of original mines, where you get an up-close look at mining life. History lovers can also browse exhibits and photos. The on-site general store also sells souvenirs including books, toys, candy and rocks.

Fly High in Hot Air Balloons

Enjoy breathtaking Rocky Mountain views on a hot-air balloon ride. Several companies offer rides including Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides and Camelot Balloons. Colorado Hot Air balloon rides provide the highest altitude rides in North America. The company operates rides in the South Park Valley and was featured on the Today Show. Camelot Balloons, managed by Merlin, takes you over the Eagle River Valley. Offering tours year-round Camelot Balloons has full excursions that average 60 to 75 minutes and shorter Taste of Ballooning trips, lasting 30 to 40 minutes.

Go Horseback Riding

Join expert cowboys and cowgirls at Rusty Spurr Ranch. The company offers horseback riding adventures on their 10,000-acre ranch, showcasing amazing Rocky Mountain views, aspen forests and fields of wildflowers. Families can explore the countryside on trail rides, ranging from one to three hours. Adventure seekers should check out the cattle drive and saddle and paddle packages, which include lunch and faster rides.

Halfmoon Packing and Outfitting also offers horseback riding as well as wagon and stagecoach rides. Hikers will want to book a backpacking trip, with options ranging from two days to one week. These tours are ideal for fishing and photography. Big game hunts are also available in three game units.

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It’s time to plan your summer in Breckenridge! Find vacation rentals and learn more.