Reasons to Stay in Breck this Summer

As the temperatures start to rise and the snow begins to melt it’s clear that the ski season is coming to an end here in Breckenridge.  Even though most folks come to town in winter to chase powder at the resort, just as many stay for the summer and take full advantage of all the activities that are offered in the warmer months.  Here are just a few reasons to stay in Breckenridge this Summer!

main st summerFor those looking to get out in nature Breckenridge offers miles upon miles of hiking and biking trails.  Trails vary from easy beginner strolls through the woods to advanced alpine hikes that can take you to the top of mountains above 14,000 feet.  With so many choices there truly is something for everyone.  If you’re looking to stay on the pavement there is also a gentle paved path that goes right along the Blue River, perfect for those looking to crank out miles on their road bike.

Another great way to spend a summer afternoon in Breckenridge is to learn a little bit about the history of this quiet mountain town.  Local experts lead tours through the Historic District in town.  Learn about some of the historic buildings and families that called Breckenridge home in past.  You will also hear stories of the gold seekers that came to Breckenridge in hopes of striking it rich!  Tours begin at the Breckenridge Welcome Center at 203 South Main Street and no reservations are required.

Browns 0714cOne of the best things about spending summer in Breckenridge is how close it is to some of the other towns.  If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush there is great rock climbing, whitewater rafting, and ziplining just a short drive outside of town.  With outposts in Idaho Springs, Kremmling, and Granite you’ll always have something no matter what direction you go.  In Granite you can spend the morning ziplining along the mountains, head out rock climbing, and then go raft the Arkansas River!

If you’re looking for some more ideas on how to spend your summer in Breckenridge give us a call at Breckenridge Whitewater and let us know next time you’re looking to tackle some rapids!