Whitewater Rafting: Like a mini roller coaster, except in the water and with better scenery. Whitewater rafting is the most thrilling High Country summer adventure although slow and more relaxing trips are also available for those who prefer a mellow outing or have small children. Performance Tours Rafting begins their season on June 1, 2020. They’ve taken all the necessary precautions to deliver the best rafting trip possible for their 34th year in business. Their best-selling trip runs through Browns Canyon, one of the most popular whitewater rafting trips in North America.
Hiking: The hundreds of hiking trails in Summit County range from handicap accessible at Sapphire Point to the ultimate hiking experience of summiting the 14,000 foot Quandary Peak. Sawmill Reservoir, Lilypad Lake, and Mayflower Gulch are among the many tried-and-true, well-loved area trails. To find the perfect trail for you, visit Friends of the Dillon Ranger District at fdrg.org.
Main Street: We may be a bit biased, but Breckenridge has one of the best small town Main Streets in the entire state if not the country. Our shops strive to offer unique, high quality merchandise that will please anyone from the souvenir shopper to the homeowner looking to decorate a luxurious mountain retreat. Meals, snacks and bits of culture and history can also be found along the 2-mile
stretch of our picturesque downtown hub.
Rock Climbing: No experience is necessary; only the willingness to be challenged! Sign up with Colorado Adventure Guides for an educational course or a guided tour. All gear including helmets, harnesses, and shoes are provided.
Biking: There are 55 miles of paved rec path trails and countless more miles of dirt tracks for mountain biking. Many county shops are open for bike and E-bike rentals and are happy to share suggestions and directions to an area to suit your abilities.
Marina: Summit County has two marinas, one on the Frisco side of the lake and the other on the Dillon side. Pontoon boat, SUP, kayak and canoe rentals are available at both locations. The Frisco Marina has undergone a recent renovation with improvements for those who just want to relax lakeside and maybe build a sandcastle.
Summit Shuttle: A ride across the Dillon Reservoir (aka Lake Dillon) in a pontoon boat is likely the most peaceful and serene outdoor activity in the county. Learn the history of Lake Dillon and keep your eyes peeled for the bald eagles who make a home in their enormous nests on one of the small islands.
Picnic: With the abundance of takeout options, there has never been a better time for the one activity that can assuredly be enjoyed by everyone regardless of age or ability. Who doesn’t like to eat? There are countless spots all over the county for a wonderful picnic- almost anywhere along the Blue River, Prospector Park on Main Street, or trailside on a flat rock, just to name a few.
Fishing: Since fishing is typically an activity done solo or with close friends or family, the local outfitters have seen an increase in demand for their shop supplies. It’s no secret the Blue River is a popular spot to cast a fly, but by taking a guided trip, you can discover some lesser known areas where the fish are hungry. Mountain Angler offers guided tours that are tailored to the participant’s age and fitness levels resulting in a more satisfactory outcome.
Art Projects: Ready, Paint, Fire in Breckenridge offers pottery, canvas, and mosaic supplies bundled up in a super easy pickup/dropoff service complete with written instructions. Make your craft selections online and complete your art project at your own convenience at home. We tested the process and found the at-home method to be very convenient and even more rewarding than in the studio version.
While in town, you can also visit homes for sale in Summit County. Safety guidelines are in place and we welcome you to take one of the first steps in the buying process with a personal tour of the properties you are interested in. While visiting Main Street Breckenridge, stop by our office or give us a call.