13 Summer Mountain Activities


06/17/2016 | By Summit Vacations

Just because there isn’t snow on the ground doesn’t mean there isn’t anything fun to do on the mountain! Snow may melt away, but with warm weather comes a whole host of outdoor activities that are only possible in this great weather. Here is a list of 13 cool and exciting things to do at Breckenridge this summer, courtesy of Summit Vacations.

1.     Go On an Off-Road Segway Tour

The coolest new way to explore the great outdoors in Breckenridge is by hopping on an off road Segway and zooming around the mountain! Tickets for this tour can be purchased at Brecks Summer Fun Park at Peak 8. Riders must be at least 14 years old and be accompanied by an adult. The adventure lasts about 2 hours, so be prepared with sturdy shoes and perhaps a hat!

2.     Go Whitewater Rafting

The best way to ride the Blue River is by whitewater rafting, and the best way to whitewater raft is with Kodi Rafting. Customers even get a discount when they mention their stay with Summit Vacations! Look for “Summit Deals” in your Summit Vacations account portal online.

3.     Explore Breckenridge Through Hiking

There’s no better way to really experience nature than to take it in by walking through it. Hiking on one of the beautiful nature trails in Breckenridge will put you closer than you ever imagined possible. Summer trail maps can be found on Breckenridge towns’ website, http://www.townofbreckenridge.com, or a hard copy can be picked up at the Breckenridge Welcome Center at 203 S. Main Street.

4.     Take Up Trail Running

Using the trusty trail map you picked up from number 3, you can join in the newest hot activity: trail running. This exhilarating sport is easy to pick up and fun to do. Much more stimulating and exciting than running on a boring treadmill, it gets the heart racing and blood pumping while showing you the great outdoors. Watch out for roots and rocks!

5.     Mountain Bike Down the Trails

Breckenridge is lucky enough to have 50 miles of trail network located right in its glorious backyard. So grab your bike and bike helmet (of course, safety first!) and hit up those awesome trails! You can rent mountain bikes from any sports shops in town, like Avalanche Sports, Alpine Sports, and Elevation Ski and Bike, but the best deals for Summit Vacation customers can be found at Base Mountain Sports after booking online. Look for “Summit Deals” in your Summit Vacations account portal.

6.     Try Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand up paddle boarding, or SUPing like those in the know call it, is the next step up in your adventurous exploring of Breckenridge. The snow has melted and there are plenty of bodies of water, like nearby Lake Dillon and Maggie Pond, for you to paddle board along! 

7.     Go Fly Fishing in the Blue River

The rivers running through the Colorado Rockies offer some of the most breathtaking views and the best fishing in America. Breckenridge is blessed to have the bountiful Blue River close to its heart. Companies like Breckenridge Outfitters and the Mountain Angler will supply you all of the equipment and help you may need to catch the many trout that await your line!

8.     Try Summer Dog Sledding

Now this is a seriously fun summer activity. You know those cute pups that are so well trained in the sport of mushing? Well come summer time, they still need exercise and to practice their form to be ready for winter. That’s where you step in, or more accurately roll in if you are on a bike, cart or scooter, and companies like Snow Caps Sled Dogs will provide the dogs. These well trained athletes are attached by leash to your mode of transportation and then off you go exploring the countryside!

9.     Go for a romantic Hot Air Balloon Ride

Ready to see Breckenridge for in all its glory? The best place to do so would be from a Colorado Hot Air Balloon Ride. Summit Vacation guest even get a discount when they utilize their “Summit Deals.”

10.  Horseback Riding

Saddle up with Breckenridge Stables and go for a trail ride. If you are looking for something a little more relaxed, why not go for a carriage ride? Use your Summit Deals for this one too!

11.  Golfing

Tee up at Breckenridge Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus designed 27-hole course. You can even get a discount if you reserve in advance through Summit Vacations.

12.  Grab the Kids and Visit the Summer Fun Park at Peak 8

There are so many fun things to do in one place when you visit Peak 8.  Feel free to take a wild ride on the Alpine Coaster and Alpine Slide. Kids can climb on the ropes course and climbing wall, zip on the zip line, do a little tubing, gemstone panning and mini golfing, jump on the bungee trampoline and in the bounce house, get lost in the maze, and ride on the scenic chairlift.

13.  Go On an Awesome 4x4 Off-Roading Trip

The Top of Mountain Tour is a thrilling 90 minute safari style mountain tour that takes you off road and up the mountain in a radical 4x4 open-air vehicle. Get ready for some great fun and stunning sights!

Tags: Breckenridge, Summer, Things to do