Unique Things to do in Breckenridge

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What to Do in Breckenridge, CO.

Breckenridge, Colorado is central to the three best rivers to whitewater raft in Colorado: Clear Creek, The Arkansas River, and the Colorado River. Because of their differences, each river will give its own unique and memorable experience.

Breckenridge has something for everyone so whether you are looking to let out your wild side or master a new craft, this is the place to be. The town has over 100 miles of epic trails that are great for beginner and expert mountain bikers alike. Head over to Breck Create for one-of-a-kind art classes like glassblowing, welding, or woodworking. Get back to Breckenridge’s roots and tour an old gold mine. Who knows, you may just come home with a golden nugget of your own!

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Whitewater Rafting

Breckenridge’s central location makes it easy to get to the best rivers to raft in Colorado. Between our three outposts, we have a rafting trip for everyone. The Arkansas River, The Colorado River, and Clear Creek all offer extraordinary experiences, that are unique to each river.

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Zipline Tours

Explore Colorado from new heights and see incredible sights! Get a bird’s eye view of the Arkansas Valley on our Mountaintop Zipline or explore Idaho Spring’s mountains up close on our Cliffside Zipline. Our unique zipline courses showcase Colorado’s allure with platforms built into natural features.

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Try a Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata originated in Italy but has made its way to Colorado for you to enjoy. Test out your mountaineering skills on iron rings, ladders, and bridges while traversing a true Colorado mountain face. Choose between exploring Mount Evans or Buena Vista’s granite peaks. Both courses will surely leave you in a state of awe.

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Go Fly Fishing

The Upper Colorado River, which is about an hour from Breckenridge, features some of the best fly fishing in the state. It is rare that you walk away from a day on the Colorado without catching anything. Our experienced guides will show you their secret holes and how to cast like a pro.

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Go Rock Climbing

Colorado is a rock climber’s dream! Come to Buena Vista and See for yourself why people travel from all over to scale our iconic rock faces. Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting’s staff will teach you the basics and put your climbing skills to the test. If you are an experienced climber, our staff will point you in the direction of more challenging routes.

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You Could Always Go Skiing

This pretty much goes without saying if we’re talking about Breckenridge. When the rivers freeze over and the rafts go to bed for the winter, there’s nothing we’d rather be doing than searching out powdery tree runs and speeding through nicely groomed corduroy on one of Breckenridge’s famous peaks.

About Breckenridge

Breckenridge, Colorado may have gotten its claim to fame for its legendary skiing, but over the years a summer vacation in Breckenridge has become just as desired as a good ‘ole winter holiday. With temperatures in the mid-70s, our picturesque mountain town makes for the perfect escape from the sun’s unsavory heat. There are endless activities to try out from rafting on the river, and scaling a rock face, to trying your luck at catching a rainbow trout!

The town gained popularity in the mid-1800s because of its abundance of gold, silver, and lead. Almost 100 years later, the world-renowned ski resort opened in 1961. The completion of the Eisenhower Tunnel made it even easier to get to this mountain paradise, and let’s just say tourism boomed! Today, the town is known for its incredible cycling, gold, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing and of course whitewater rafting.