Explore Breckenridge in Summer for Even More Outdoor Fun

Peak 8 Fun Park

Most people plan travel to Breckenridge, Colorado to enjoy the thrill of the ski slopes, but the summer is also an excellent time to visit this mountain community. Once the snow melts, the natural wonders of the mountain come to life, offering numerous opportunities for recreation.

As the ice clears from the rivers and lakes, guests can try their hand at rafting, boating, or fishing, activities that are limited in the coldest months of the year. If you are planning a Colorado vacation in the summer, do not neglect to consider traveling to Breckenridge.

Fly Fishing the Blue River in Breckenridge
Fly fishing is a popular activity in the summer in Breckenridge.

Top Attractions for Summer Guests in Breckenridge

When visiting Breckenridge in the summer, you will want to spend some time outdoors. These activities and attractions will allow you to do just that.

Fly Fishing

Fly fishing is a popular activity in the summer in Breckenridge. Rainbow, brown, and Native Cutthroat trout are all easy to catch in this region. The Blue River, flowing north to south through the heart of Breckenridge, is a popular place to fish. You can partner with a fly fishing tour group to get the best possible experience.

Peak 8 Fun Park

Imagine riding an Alpine coaster in the trees, playing mini golf on a mountain, or jumping on a super bungee trampoline. At Peak 8 Fun Park (pictured at top), you can do just this.

Blue River Rapids
If you’re looking for adventure, check out whitewater rafting in Breckenridge. Beginners and experts can all find a stretch they can handle.

A highlight of a trip to this park is spending some time in Colorado’s largest human maze. You will also love riding to the top of an 11,059-foot mountain peak on the Colorado SuperChair to see the Continental Divide. While not a full amusement park, Peak 8 Fun Park is a great place to spend a family afternoon.

Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater rafting is one of the more adventurous ways to see Breckenridge. Several companies offer rafting tours of the various rivers in and around Breckenridge. For a technical challenge, the Numbers stretch of the Arkansas River is the best option.

The Blue River, on the other hand, is a simple river that is great for people of all ability levels. First-time rafters typically enjoy the Colorado River. Those with some experience who are not ready for Numbers may want to check Brown’s Canyon.

Family Inside Country Boy Mine
Although Colorado is known for its silver mines, Country Boy is a gold mine where you can pan for real gold.

Country Boy Mine Tour

Unlike other mine tours, the Country Boy Mine Tour is in a historic gold mine. While you visit, you will be able to pan for real gold and slide down a 55-foot ore chute.

You can also meet and pet the resident burros, explore artifacts from the old mining days, and shop in a general store. This attraction has been recommended by the New York Times and the Today Show.

If You Go

Because of its high elevation, Breckenridge has a very long snow season. This is good news for those who are planning Breckenridge, Colorado travel for the purpose of skiing, but those who want to enjoy the activities of spring and summer will need to plan around the weather. Spring may not arrive in full force until closer to June. To find out more about what there is to see and do in Breckenridge, visit www.gobreck.com.

Peak 8 Fun Park
1599 County Road 3

Country Boy Mine Tour
0542 French Gulch Road

Nicole Harms has been writing professionally since 2006, specializing in travel and finance writing, with work having been published on USA Today, the New York Stock Exchange and Hotels.com in addition to here on Go Colorado!

Special thanks to the Country Boy Mine for providing photos to be featured in this article!
Header photo of Peak 8 Fun Park by Michael Sauers.
Fly fishing photo courtesy of Colorado Fly Fishing Reports.
Blue River rapids photo courtesy of Colorado Adventure Center.