There is so much to do, see, hike, buy, taste and watch that we have compiled a guide to some of our favorites, and links are included for your planning ease.
Hiking and Biking
A regional commitment to open space and trails creates a huge payoff for hikers and bikers when the snow melts.
Check out this comprehensive trail map.
Staying on the road more your thing? Check out this group of predominantly active seniors organizing and promoting road cycling.
For the ultimate downhill cruise, take a shuttle up to the top of Vail Pass and cruise all 12 miles back to Frisco on the bike path. Several operators offer rentals and shuttle service. Here's one of many good choices.
There are several adventure parks here in the county. The Frisco Adventure Park has a free skate park, a free bike park, a disc golf course, camping, and chuck wagon rides. At the base of Peak 8, accessible by free scenic gondola ride right from downtown Breckenridge is Epic Discovery (formerly the Breckenridge Summer Fun Park). Be sure to keep your eyes peeled as you soar over the Cucumber Gulch Wildlife Preserve in the gondola- it's home to beaver, deer, moose and more.
Have you heard the one about how the ball travels farther at altitude? Its true. Gear up for some hero golf at any of Summit County's 8 golf courses, or head over to the Mt Massive course in Leadville for one of the most casual 9 holes with the most outrageous views you might ever experience. The Breckenridge Golf Course is the only municipally owned Jack Nicklaus designed course in the country. The Dye designed Copper Creek course is the highest championship course in North America with a top elevation of 9,712 feet. The Raven is lauded as easily the best in Colorado and one of the top courses in the country.
Rafting and Kayaking
All this winter snow has to go somewhere in the summer- and luckily for river rats, the runoff creates perfect conditions for rafting, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. There are lots of professional operators offering trips. Kodi Rafting is the top rated rafting guides on Trip Advisor.
Summit and Park Counties are famous for Gold Medal water- its a bucket list fishing destination. Many great local outfitters can set up float trips, arrange fishing guides or just help you plan your day and match the hatch. Here's an interactive map with tons of information.
After all this hiking, biking, rafting, golfing, ziplining, festival-going, craft shopping, skating, and fishing, you might be hungry. What better than a farmers market to enjoy Colorado's seasonal bounty?
Start your week at the Sunday Breckenridge's Farmers Market. It's held at the south end of Main Street in Main Street Station. You can use Monday to recover from all the Colorado peaches you ate on Sunday, and then do it again on Tuesday at Silverthorne's Farmers Market. By Friday you'll be ready to resupply at the Dillon Farmers market, where you can also join a community yoga class with Meta Yoga.
As much information as we've included here, this is still only is the tip of the iceberg (no winter jokes in summer, sorry!) when it comes to warm weather options here in Summit and Park Counties. Please come say hello at our office on Main Street while you are out and about, enjoying everything a high country summer has to offer, for up to the minute recommendations and tips.