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Trail Highlight: Peaks Trail

The Peaks Trail is an extremely well known trail in Breckenridge. Located at up Ski Hill Road right beside Grand Lodge on Peak 7 you will find biking and hiking for all. This 15.6 miles trail stretches from Breckenridge to Frisco. There are uphills, technical sections and some easy flat sections. You can do the whole trail or just go out for a shorter hike. Either route will provide great views, good activity and maybe even some wildlife spotting.

 

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Trail Highlight: Betty’s Trail

Betty’s Trail is located 3/4 miles up French Gulch on the north side of the road. This .9 mile singletrack trail climbs through multiple switchback and then descends back to French Gulch. If you continue east, you make your way across a paved road to Gold Run Road.

This trail is also pet friendly and great for a short hike with a furry friend.

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Mountain Bike Trail Highlight: Blair Witch

Have you made it out on the trails yet? Blair Witch is a great trail to start your season on. This 1.4 miles winding trail is perfect for an easy/intermediate trail rider. Switching between open space and trees, this ride will keep you on your toes.

The trail is located off Tiger Road near the Dredge Boat Trailhead. Blair Witch connects to the Horseshoe Gulch Trail and the Hay Trail.

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Performance Tours Rafting

performance rafting toursSpring has melted our winter snow and the rivers are flowing and waiting for you! It’s time to take in our beautiful Colorado scenery from a unique vantage point – a Performance Tour whitewater raft!

Whether you are interested in a calm, relaxing scenic float trip, or an exhilarating adventure where you can paddle ‘till your heart’s content, Performance Tours has the trip for you!

The Mild and Scenic float is ideal for those with young children.  With your guides assistance you’ll meander down the Arkansas River amidst the beautiful canyons and mountains.  This trip is a great introduction to rafting and perfect for multi-generational families as the minimum age to participate is only four.

For more excitement check out the Class III Browns Canyon Trip. This trip is one of the most popular tours on the Arkansas River.  You will paddle through a proposed National Monument and below the spectacular Collegiate Peaks.  If you opt for a full day on the river you’ll be treated to a delicious riverside lunch.  This trip will get your heart pumping as you paddle through the roaring rapids.  Please note, all guests must be four or older.

For the experienced rafters, ages 16 and older, the Numbers offers a thrilling day on the river for those looking for an adrenaline rush.  You must be in good physical condition to paddle through the class IV and V rapids that rage through the steep and tight canyons. Be prepared to be splashed!

Whichever trip you choose, let this award-winning company be part of your rafting summer fun! If you desire a longer trip (3/4 or full day), you can find special deals on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Contact your Activities Coordinators for more information, specials and discounts.

Georgetown Loop Railroad

11009348_10103119737028904_3982019446341394387_n 10986479_10103119736789384_6253332643495384376_n 11049598_10103119736719524_3119714411682744022_n 11128648_10103119736624714_4545154200951533694_n 11214362_10103119736514934_66530636504351673_nThis weekend looks like it’s going to be a rainy one, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors. Check out the Georgetown Loop Railroad! They offer train rides, mine tours and dinner rides.

The Loop: You may want to pay a little extra for the fully enclosed car, but this 3.1 miles loop will take you over 4 bridges, up 640 feet and around 2 corkscrew loops. This ride from Georgetown to Silver Plume provides stunning views of the Clear Creek Valley. For more about this exciting ride click here.

Mine Tour: Why not add a little more excitement to your day by adding a mine tour to the itinerary. You can check out the Lebanon Silver Mine or the Lebanon Extension Mine. Both options are only accessible by train and will take you back in time to explore some rich history. For more details and tour lengths click here.

Dinner Rides: Choose between the wine and cheese train or the beer and brat train. All rides take place in a parlor car and will take you on an hour and a half journey through the Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic District. Ride times are more limited, click here for more information.

Any of these options would be a great way to see some stunning views, learn about Colorado’s mining history and create some great memories. For more information and to book a ride contact either the Grand Time Lodge or Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Activities Department.

Alpine Fishing Adventures

Alpine_FishingTemperatures are rising but the fish are still biting!  Hurry up before it’s too late to experience an exhilarating ice fishing adventure.  You’ll be surrounded by some of the best mountain views while seated in the middle of the iced-over Lake Dillon.  There’s no need to worry about being cold as your tour guide will set up luxurious tents with windows and space heaters to keep you warm and smiling.  The talented guides will bring everything you need to fish but you must provide your own fishing license.  Out on the river you’ll catch Kokanne Salmon, Arctic Char, Brown and Rainbow Trout!

Ice fishing is a great group bonding activity! Grab the family or a group of close friends for the experience and meal of a lifetime! Any fish that is within regulation size you can take home and eat for dinner! Hurry up and reserve your discounted trip now while the fish are biting! Contact your Activities Coordinators at activities@breckenridgegrandvacations.com for more information or to book your trip today!