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Breckenridge Family Vacation Guide: Summer Edition

No wonder the locals come for the winters and stay for the summers.

If you haven’t seen Breckenridge in the summertime, you’re in for a treat. Once the resort closes and [most] snow melts, it’s still as beautiful as ever. There are so many family-friendly activities and events for you and your family to enjoy. Breckenridge is the summer getaway that will not only inspire you but provide your family with unforgettable memories.

Outdoor Activities


Mountain Biking Trails – Pence Miller Trail [0.7 miles], Tiger Road [6.5 miles], Sallie Barber Mine [9.5 miles]

Road Biking Trails – Blue River Recreation Path [7 miles in Breckenridge] Great for any level. Continue through Breckenridge to Frisco or all the way to Dillon if you’d like!

Rent your bikes here: Alpine Sports, Charter Sports, Elevation Ski & Bike, Mountain Wave

Biking in Breckenridge


Boreas Pass Road [Easy] – a dirt road trail with incredible views of the Ten MileRange.

McCullough Gulch [Moderate] –  3 miles of mountain views, lakes and a waterfall!

Peaks Trail [Difficult] – 15.5 miles of mountain views, wildflowers and wildlife.

Epic Discovery Fun Park

Zip-line, rock climb, challenge course, gold runner coaster, mini golf and so much more! All families are welcome and are sure to have a good time under the clear skies and warm sun on top of the mountain!

Epic Discovery Breckenridge Epic Discovery | Photo by Carl Scofield


A 27-hole course with beautiful mountain views. The clubhouse sits at an elevation of 9,324 feet which allows you to hit the ball farther and straighter!

Playing golf in Breck also offers temperatures that make you forget about the heat of the summer.

Boating at Lake Dillon

The full-service marina offers boat rentals, boat tours, stand up paddleboards, and kayaks. Make sure to stop that the Island Bar and Grill in Frisco or the Tiki Bar in Dillon for a bite to eat, some drinks, and some live music.

Boating Breckenridge

Horseback Riding

Explore the Ten Mile Range on horseback at the Breckenridge Stables. They offer safe horseback riding for the entire family. With over 100 horses to choose from, they are sure to have one for your ability.

SUP Yoga

Bring the whole family and join Meta Yoga Studio on Maggie Pond for stand-up paddle-board yoga. Step out of your comfort zone for a fun, challenging and relaxing experience on the water.

Indoor Activities


Daily hands-on activities, crafts, music and more in Breck’s Creative Arts District. Free activities and crafts on the second Saturday of each month from 10-noon! Parents with children of all ages are welcome; first come, first served. Check the schedule!

BreckCreate Breckenridge

Breckenridge Rec Center

Rock climbing, pools, tennis courts, basketball courts and much more. There are endless programs and activities for any age.

Downstairs at Eric’s Arcade

All types of arcade games for any age and a full restaurant with pizza, burgers, wings and many other tasty options right on Main Street!

Mountain Top Children’s Museum

A hands-on learning facility with exhibits, crafts, and building activities. There’s also a kid’s night out every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Drop off your children for a fun night at the museum while parents have a few hours out!


Paint at Ready Paint Fire

Paint your own art! There’s pottery, canvas, mosaic and glass fusing. There’s also an art & wine happy hour daily from 6-9 pm!

Summer Town Events

WAVE: Light + Water + Sound | Breck Create

May 31-June 3

A four-day festival featuring interactive artworks, temporary installations and musical performances in and around the Blue River Plaza.

Breckenridge Town Party

June 14

Food, beverages, and entertainment open to the public at the Riverwalk Center.

Gold Panning Championships

June 15-17

Come learn how to pan for gold and watch the 2018 Gold Panning Championships unfold on Main Street. Everyone is invited to learn, and the event is free and open to the public!

Breckenridge Street Art Festival

July 2-4

An Independence Day event celebrating patriotism including outdoor installations, chalk art and other throwback activities with a contemporary twist.

summer in Breckenridge

Fourth of July Celebration

July 4

Kick off your day with a 10K Trail Run or the Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race which kicks off the Main Street Parade! There are a ton of activities throughout the day and fireworks in the evening!

Bring your family and join us for an unforgettable summer! We’re here to help you travel like a local and find the perfect condo or private home a walk to town, or with more of a secluded feel…

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Travel Dates
27, 2022
3, 2022