Best Breckenridge August Adventures

Summer’s Not Over! There's Still Time for these 5 Summer Breckenridge Adventures.

As August approaches and settles in, so does the harsh reality that summer in Breckenridge is almost over. Don't fret! Even though there is only a handful of weeks left of summer in the high country, there is still plenty of time for these 5 sunny, summer adventures. Now it's up to you to get to the mountains and make the best Breckenridge August adventures happen!

#1 Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting in August

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Thanks to the flow management program, we have guaranteed raft-able flows on the Arkansas River through mid-August. Performance Tours Rafting offers whitewater rafting trips on the Arkansas River throughout August, even after the river returns to its native flow. In Breckenridge, we have plenty of rafting options!

Families with children 4 years+ can enjoy a mellow family float trip, while those seeking a balance of moderate and exciting rapids will love paddling through Browns Canyon National Monument. Adrenaline seekers may opt for the wet and wild experience of navigating through the class 4+ whitewater on Numbers.

With guaranteed flows through mid-August, and options for half-day or full-day tours we're sure you won't regret fitting in a Breckenridge whitewater rafting adventure. Call 800.328.7238 soon and jump in the boat while there is still time to experience the best of Breckenridge whitewater rafting.


#2  Late Summer Biking in Breckenridge

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Until the snow begins to dust the hillsides (usually mid-to-late October), there's no shortage of bike trails to hit in Breckenridge. From beginner pavement cruisers to tight, technical single-track, Breckenridge visitors have plenty of trails to choose from.

If you're craving speed, Breckenridge's mountain biking trails wind through the picturesque landscape, offering guided tours by Colorado Adventure Guides and bike rentals tailored to every skill level, from beginners to seasoned downhill enthusiasts. Among our top picks are the Peaks Trail and Baker’s Tank Trail.

#3 Horseback Riding

Explore scenic Colorado the way it was originally discovered - on horseback! Breckenridge and the surrounding area offer a variety of horseback riding options for guests looking to jump in the saddle. Stables offers trail rides on the mountain/ ski resort, meandering through the woods. Other stables, like Rusty Spurr Ranch, offer rides through sprawling fields or 'giddy-up' at the base of the Collegiate Peaks with Mt. Princeton Stables!

*Pro Tip: Save money by combining activities like rafting and horseback riding and book a Saddle & Paddle Package!


#4 Ziplining

It's almost flying! Zipline tours have been growing in popularity over the last few years and it's no wonder why. Guests can experience the beauty of nature from above as they cruise from tree to tree, accompanied by an experienced guide and state-of-the-art safety gear.

*Pro Tip: Save money by combining summer activities and booking the Raft & Zip adventure package


#5  Soak up the Sights & History of Breckenridge

Breckenridge's rich and colorful mining history can be observed and experienced all around town. Learn from a local! A variety of historic tours -  saloons, ghost stories, gold panning, mining tours, and more! -  are offered daily and museums offer an informative glimpse of the past.

After learning about Breckenridge's wonderful history, enjoy an outdoor picnic in one of our favorite Breckenridge picnic spots! We love the Blue River Plaza, a location that combines gorgeous mountain views, relaxing river sounds, and amazing people-watching/ dog petting.


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