As Spring is in full bloom, we can’t help but get excited about the warmer weather, and summer being just around the corner. Summit County is truly a fun-filled place where the town and resort provide a plethora of activities that everyone will enjoy.
Such as all seasonal trends since 2020; the best recommendation I can provide is to do your homework surrounding any events or activities. Please remember to look at the county’s and town’s restrictions surrounding masks and social distancing.
The mountains in the summertime bring sunshine, heat, and time to enjoy the amazing activities the town has to offer! Breckenridge has weekly events, festivals, and many attractions from hiking to mountain biking to attending art galleries.
Hiking & Biking
–The biggest draw in Summit County is being outdoors to enjoy the wilderness and outdoors. Breckenridge Resort provides various hiking trails just minutes away from the resort. Hiking is the #1 rated activity throughout the summer and you can’t beat the fantastic views and wildlife galore!
**For both hiking and mountain biking resources, it’s best to download the app- Hiking Project & MTB Project. These free apps provided by REI give detailed explanations of nearby trails with reviews and directions to those trailheads.
–Biking is huge in Breckenridge; whether it’s cycling to cruising main street or riding downhill to trail mountain biking you will find people out and about! If you didn’t bring your bicycle, that’s okay because there are many bike shops or outdoor rental shops to choose from. The resort has trails that will give adrenaline junkies a chance to race down the slopes. All the local bike shops have state-of-the-art mountain bikes with new features and various road bikes that will have you prepared for any terrain!
The River Life
–Out on the river, you can expect to feel a nice cool breeze and get a splash of chilly water that is recently melted snow. This is your time to get out on a raft and hit up the rapids! Just down the road from Breckenridge is the Arkansas River. The river brings travelers from all over the world to test out the waters. The best rafting conditions are from early June to July due to the recent snowfall starting to melt.
–If you’d rather not risk it on class IV to V rapids, there are rivers that are perfect for a relaxing activity like fly fishing. Rainbow trout is the name of the game while fly fishing Colorado’s rivers. Try your luck at catching a rainbow trout with a local guide. Guided trips are great for a group of friends or a family. If you are experienced, a solo trip is perfect to get away from it all and get some relaxation in.
—Breckenridge is alive and well during the summer! There are weekly events and activities that provide locals and visitors summer fun.
Sundays: Breckenridge Farmers Market
— The farmers market is expected to start on June 13th. At the farmers market, you will find amazing food and goods from local farmers and community members. The market is every Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm.
Daily: Ice skating at Stephen C. West Arena
–Ice skating at the Stephen C. West Arena is available daily. This arena provides various times for public skate, stick n puck events, and drop-in hockey for everyone!
Future Festivals and Events
Banff Mountain Film Festival: June 25th-27th
–The Banff Mountain Film Festival is expected to happen this year but with a twist! Instead of watching the films in a theater, you will be watching them from your car. The 2021 film festival will be at a drive-in movie feature for two days and will present new adventure outdoor movies!
Breckenridge Art Festival: July 1st-3rd
–Every year surrounding the holidays, there is the Art Festival to look forward to. Summer brings in the image of outdoor art shows, galleries, and fantastic settings of seeing talented artists from all over the world! Main St. Breckenridge will give artists a chance to sell and showcase all forms of art.
No matter what activity and event you’re into, Breckenridge will have it! Be sure to check out our shuttle service, Peak1 Express to get you to Breckenridge, AVA Rafting & Zipline for rafting, zipline, fly fishing tours and Breckenridge Ski & Sport for mountain bike rentals. The summer is just around the corner… have you made your summer plans yet?