Why You Should Take a Guided Wilderness Hike

grovenediger-359483_1280For those visiting the Rocky Mountains, hiking can be an excellent activity for all ages and abilities.  With trails ranging from experienced/advanced to easy/beginner, it can often be tough to choose a hike suitable for the whole family.  Many visitors also find themselves wanting to know more about the flora and fauna they encounter on their hikes.  Luckily, for those staying in the Breckenridge area, a guided wilderness hike can provide the answers to these questions.

The Breckenridge Recreation Center offers a variety of guided hikes available weekly for a $15 per person fee.  Professional guides will take guests through the Breckenridge backcountry and give information on the natural and cultural history of the trails.  With extensive knowledge of the surrounding nature, these wilderness guides can answer questions on plants, trees, rock formations, and much more.  The trip difficulty ranges week to week from beginner, family friendly to experienced and difficult.  By visiting the Town of Breckenridge website at www.townofbreckenridge.com, visitors can see the trip schedule and choose difficulty level accordingly.  All trips meet at The Breckenridge Welcome Center on Main Street.  Guests are expected to wear hiking shoes and bring along a backpack with water, snacks, sunscreen, and a rain jacket.  It is also suggested that visitors come prepared with questions for the wilderness guides.  The Breckenridge Rec Center also offers Private Team building hikes for larger groups such as scout troops, family reunions, and special events.  For more information and pricing on private hikes, call 970-547-4324.

nature-1281574_1280For other guided activities in the Breckenridge area, reach out to an agent at Breckenridge Whitewater by calling 877-RAFTING.  Breckenridge Whitewater offers rafting, zipline tours, horseback riding, hot air balloon rides, and more! Start planning your Colorado Rocky Mountain adventures today!