Summertime in Breckenridge is a beautiful sight; wildflowers blooming, cool sunny days, bikers and fishers galore. People from far and wide travel to the mountains for activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and to escape hot, humid days at lower elevations. As the summer sun beams down along the Rockies, from Steamboat to Salida to Denver, the snow gradually melts and siphons down the mountains to alpine rivers to create whitewater rapids and provide an ecosystem that alpine fish thrive on. The changing lay of the land during the warm season in Colorado replaces skiers and snowboarders with fly fishers and whitewater rafters.
One alpine river, the Blue River, runs through Breckenridge and offers a class III, beginner whitewater rapid trip that spans a third of a day. This is a fantastic trip for families with kids 7 years or older who want an adventure but want to stay close to their lodging and grab a tasty bite to eat at one of the many restaurants in Breckenridge. To catch a peek of Breckenridge and the surrounding peaks in Colorado, go for a hot air balloon ride complete with a traditional balloonist breakfast that includes eggs, bacon, French toast, hash browns and champagne! Hot air balloon rides take off at sunrise to view rolling hills, stunning mountain vistas, and local wild-life. Horseback rides in Breckenridge offer a way to get up close and personal to the peaks surrounding the mountain town while you breathe in fresh mountain air, listen to blue Jays chirping, and make memories with friends and family. Get away from the hustle and bustle of life and bond with your outdoorsy self!
Take a break from exploring the outdoors during your trip and celebrate Fourth of July in Breckenridge with drinks while you watch (or partake in) the 10k trail run or 50k Firecracker bike race on Main Street. Check out the July Arts Festival with live music, kids activities and more! The National Repertory Orchestra will also be in town for a patriotic concert before the firework celebration. To explore colorful Colorado and all that Breckenridge has to offer this summer, call us at (877)-RAFTING.