Breckenridge, Colorado is a spectacular vacation destination in the summer season. The rates on vacation rentals fall, and there are fewer tourists in the mountains. As stunning as the mountains are in the winter months covered in snow and Christmas illumination, the scenery in the summer months is equally as beautiful. Breckenridge, Colorado is full of outdoor sports to indulge in to pick up your summer activity level.
Breckenridge, Colorado’s summer season blooms abundant mountainsides covered with vivid wildflowers, rushing rivers and streams flowing with cool transparent glacier water and miles of trails to be explored. Breckenridge’s dry, 70 degree temperatures and clear skies make for the perfect conditions to get outdoors. Even though the temperatures do not feel too warm, the sun is extreme at 9600 feet and higher, so be certain to bring some sunscreen. Breckenridge has picturesque cabin rentals that are much more affordable in the summer months than in the winter.
Mountain biking is a popular sport in Colorado. Breckenridge Ski Resort offers a large network of trails for varying levels of effort with the convenience of lift access on Peak 8 via the Colorado SuperChair. Trail Maps and bike rentals are also accessible throughout the town of Breckenridge and at the ski resort.
If you would rather hike than mountain bike, there are a bunch of trails. There are a great number of trails nestled within the backcountry of Summit County. From beginner walks for the complete family to more advanced trails which crest the summit of Colorado’s 14,000 ft. peaks, trail maps will give descriptions and intricacy ratings for each of these trails. Layering your garments and toting a back pack with plenty of water and a snack is smart idea as well and be positive to bring that sunscreen.
Along with mountain biking and hiking, fishing is another popular outdoor activity in Colorado. The Blue River flows through Breckenridge and Dillon reservoir is close by as well, situated in Dillon, CO. Dillon reservoir is at 9,000 feet in elevation and overflowing with Rainbow trout, Brown trout, and Kokanee salmon. If you aren’t keen on fishing and merely along for the outing, you can enjoy the grandeur of the gorgeous views of the Ten Mile Range & Buffalo Mountain. Boats and fishing gear can be rented in town or at the lake. If you decide you like Dillon so much you elect to stay the night in this great town, there are numerous vacation rentals in Dillon as well along with delicious family owned bistros for a little down home cooking.
Proudly located in Summit County, Breckenridge is surrounded by great outdoor areas all throughout the I70 corridor. Mount Evans is a great day trip to explore. To get to Mount Evans, exit Interstate 70 at the Mt. Evans exit (252) and follow the signs and route 103 to the 14,260 foot summit. The drive in itself is quite an adventure with hairpin turns, dizzying heights and a lack of guardrails, so merely travelling there will get your heart pumping and remind you of being alive. As you make your way up the mountain, keep a look out at the fantastic scenery and for numerous wildlife that make their home in this mountainous area. just be sure to keep your eyes on the road as well!