What Makes a Summertime Breckenridge Vacation


08/31/2017 | By Jeff Zallaps

Breckenridge isn’t just a winter destination; you’ll also want to enjoy the brilliant mountainscapes when visiting before it gets cold. At Summit Vacations we have all the top notch vacation rentals to fit every season, so swing by for the ultimate Breckenridge vacation. Here are some fantastic reasons on what makes this area so unique during the summertime.

Before the snow starts to fall on the mountain tops, you’ll want to head to Breckenridge for phenomenal summer activities as the possibilities are endless. Broken up into a few groups, you find outdoor adventures, fantastic guided tours, and enjoyable water fun all wrapped up in your Colorado vacation.

The Great Outdoors

Make the most out of your stay when you head outdoors for a fabulous time in the sun and forest. There is an endless amount of hiking you can partake in, along with rock climbing, mountain biking, and day trips for backpacking. Most of these activities can be found on the various trails and parks in our region like the Cucumber Gulch Wildlife Preserve, or you can check out this map of all the trailheads in our area.

Mohawk Lakes is one of Breckenridge’s top trailheads, plus, we recommend you it make a day trip so you can experience the stunning waterfalls. If you’re really into hiking pick up the latest edition of The New Summit Hiker, by Mary Ellen Gilliland, available at the Breckenridge Welcome Center, which offers great information about all of the local trails.

Guided Tours

There are plenty of guided tours and day trips to choose. You’ll find Horse Ranches, and riding tours are a fan favorite of anyone who visits Colorado, as you experience the woodland by a different set of wheels. Breckenridge Stables offers guests a ten mile tour of Breckenridge between peaks 9 and 10.

Dog sledding isn’t just a winter sport, similar to horseback riding; you’ll want to try our Summer Dog Sledding. Snow Caps Sled Dog is a family owned business located just outside of Breckenridge where you’re able to tour the kennels and enjoy a summer ride by experienced mushers. Feel the power these dogs have all while enjoying the surrounding scenery.

Gold mining has a huge history in Colorado, and today, you can experience those mines with Colorado Boy Mine. Known for gold and silver production since 1877, you can tour the mine and pan for gold with the whole family. Plus, it’s a fun activity to do with kids, in the summertime!

On the Water

As summer is warmer in Colorado, you’ll want to visit for fun water-related activities. Many people enjoy spending time by the lake or cooling off in a pool. During your Breckenridge vacation, you’ll want to kayak on Lake Dillon. This peaceful lake offers stunning scenery and incredible wildlife to keep you entertained. If you want more time in the water, Lake Dillon also provides the perfect spot for swimming, boating, canoeing, and even stand-up paddle boarding. Plus, the lake is stocked with plenty of rainbow trout to make any fisherman happy.

Need something more fast-paced, head to the Blue River where you can experience the 1,800-foot whitewater kayak park. If you can’t get enough of the whitewater, head out for a rafting trip of a lifetime on the Arkansas River. Performance Tours offer a broad range of trips for all sorts of skill levels. These are just a few of the wonderful summer activities that you’ll be able to enjoy during your Breckenridge vacation getaway.

Delicious Dining

After spending the day having the most amazing adventure of your life, you’re bound to get hungry. When it’s time to fuel up grab the family and try one of these fantastic dining options. Hearthstone Restaurant at the Kaiser House, a Victorian home perfect for apres skiing fine dining. You’ll find a bar and complete casual dining atmosphere. Whether it’s for a romantic evening or a family meal with those you love most, you’ll admire the mountain scenery from the front porch! You might also enjoy their sister restaurant at Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, where authentic Mexican meals are served daily.

Top Breck Rentals      

When planning your Breckenridge vacation, we’ve got everything from beautiful ski in/ski out locations for every winter trip, but our summer options are just as excellent! You’ll want to check out our Highland Greens 42 which is ideal for families or smaller groups. This townhouse features three bedrooms, a beautiful five person hot tub, and is located right across from a public golf course! Plus, with its proximity to Lake Dillon, all of your summer activities will be fulfilled.

Tomahawk Private Home is great if you want more privacy during your trip. Located near the south end of town you’ll find this mountain home excellent for all sorts of activities. Not only does this remarkable home feature four bedrooms and spacious living but the best part is you'll notice a convenient and free shuttle bus stop just 200 feet away from home, which can shuttle you all over the city, so you won’t have to worry about driving anywhere.

However, you decide to spend your Breckenridge vacation make sure it’s with Summit Vacations. We’re here to contribute to making the most out of your summer getaway to Colorado, and there is no better way to enjoy the mountains than if you’re here visiting them! Pack your bags and join us for an unforgettable trip of a lifetime this summer season. The mountains are calling… how will you respond?

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