Additional Breckenridge Activities
This time of year we tend to get wrapped up on the river and often forget about the many amazing additional Breckenridge activities that are out there. We know there’s more to summertime than whitewater rafting, and many of our guests ask our guides and staff about other activity options in Summit County. Here is a short list of additional Breckenridge activities for your and your group to enjoy while vacationing in Summit County!
Wildflower Hikes – Ask any local what their favorite local wildflower hike is and you are bound to get a different answer each time! That’s because there’s a variety of option for all levels and abilities, from easy-peasy to challenging summits. A few worth mentioning: Hoosier Pass, Mohawk Lakes, French Gulch, Baldy Mountain, and Boreas Pass (see #3).
Bike Rentals – Endless options for bike rentals might leave your head spinning, but take a deep breath and consider your activity goal. Are you looking to take in the scenery on a mellow, downhill ride? Try the Vail Pass bike shuttle that drops you at the top of Vail Pass to travel 100% downhill through breathtaking scenery. Looking for more of an adrenaline rush? Try renting a mountain bike from one of the local shops and explore the unlimited, maintained trail system! Pro Tip – Use the Breckenridge Free Ride bus system to do shuttle laps on Baldy Mountain and Boreas Pass.
Boreas Pass Drive – Amazing views follow this dirt road from Breckenridge to Como. The road follows the old South Park and Pacific Railroad bed. It climbs past Bakers Tank to the summit of Boreas Pass at the Continental Divide and then continues down the other side of Boreas Pass for another 10.4 miles to the town of Como in Park County. Check this out for amazing wildflowers in the summer and unbelievable fall foliage in autumn.
Brewery & Distillery Visits – Every once in a while it’s important to take the time to stop and smell the… whiskey! Breckenridge is home to the worlds highest Distillery, boasting award winning bourbon and delicious vodka made from Rocky Mountain snowmelt. Broken Compass is one of our favorite local breweries, located off the beaten path on Airport Rd (right near the distillery!) where a beer sampling is always an excellent idea. Make sure to try the coconut porter.
Breckenridge Recreation Center – The Breck Rec Center has excellent facilities open to locals and visitors alike. Pools, saunas, steam rooms, tennis courts, indoor climbing wall, skate park, and more. Check out their website for a list of group fitness classes and youth programs.
Historic Tours – Take a walking tour through the Breckenridge Historical District, telling stories of ghosts, mining days, old society, and more. The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance offers a variety of tours from Mining tours, gold panning, ghost stories, and more.