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Meadow Creek Trail

To get to the Meadow Creek trailhead from Breckenridge, take Highway 9 towards Frisco. Drive straight through Frisco and do not turn until you reach the roundabout next to I-70. Drive around the roundabout and take the turn directly before the westbound on-ramp exit. Drive about .6 miles down a dirt road until you reach […]

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North Tenmile Creek Trail

Visiting the mountains or have family and friends in town? Looking to enjoy the beautiful outdoors and scenic views that Colorado has to offer? North Tenmile Creek is the perfect hike to start your adventures. This 6.5-mile round-trip hike with an elevation gain of almost 1,700 ft is the perfect entry-level route for hikers of […]

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Whitewater Rafting

With summer on the way, the rivers are flowing in our beautiful high country. Sign up for a splashy, fun time with Performance Tours Rafting! Whether you are interested in a relaxing, scenic float or exhilarating, Class V rapids, Performance Tours has the trip for you! Whichever trip you choose, let this award-winning company be […]

Fly Fishing in Summit County

With the warm weather taking over the high country, it’s time to step outside and enjoy the amazing fly fishing here in Summit County, Colorado! Summit County and its surrounding areas offer some of the best fly fishing in the United States, allowing first timers to hook up their first fish, while also offering seasoned pros the chance to hunt trophy trout.

There is a plethora of exceptional fishing destinations in the area where fly fishermen (and women), young and old, have a good chance of getting into trout. Some of the most common fishing spots are on the Blue River in Silverthorne and in Downtown Breckenridge. Although the latter is no longer considered gold-medal water, it still can provide a great day! If you’re not interested in fishing rivers, check out Lake Dillion or Montgomery Reservoir for great lake-fishing options. These locations provide some excellent spots for fishing the banks, or you can get your hands on a canoe and explore what each lake offers. Finally, later in the year once the snow melts off, high alpine lake fishing can be quite a rewarding adventure. Hike up to the Mohawk Lakes, Clinton Gulch or Black Lake for great views and an escape from the crowds.

What you’ll need for your fishing trip:

  • Colorado fishing license
  • Fly rod
  • Waders and boots (optional but HIGHLY recommended)
  • Flies, midges and streamers
  • Spooled reel, line, leader, tippet, forceps and nippers
  • A net

If you don’t have all the necessary equipment, don’t worry! We have some awesome guide services in the county that can get you and your family set up with everything you need!

Fly Fishing Shops and Guides

  • Cutthroat Anglers
  • Trout’s Fly Fishing
  • Mountain Angler
  • Breckenridge Outfitters

Hiring a local guide can help to take your fly-fishing experience to the next level. I highly recommend getting in touch with Trent Jones at Cutthroat Anglers for current conditions. He is a longtime local, born and raised in Summit County, and I guarantee he will get you into trout!

Additional Considerations:

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Lunch or a snack (if you plan to be out all day)
  • Water

What species can you catch?

  • Rainbow trout
  • Brown trout
  • White fish
  • Cutthroat trout
  • Brook trout
  • Kokanee salmon
  • Arctic char

Hot Springs Getaway

Relax with one of the best natural wonders Colorado has to offer: hot springs! Whether you’re swimming in natural lap pools, soaking in a private spring, or sitting creekside, the pleasant 105-degree water will be sure to relax your muscles! But how do you decide what springs to indulge in? We’ve picked a few of […]

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Wine Blending Experience

Interested in a one-of-a-kind souvenir from your next Breckenridge vacation? Why not try your hand at wine blending! Continental Divide Winery, CDW, opened in December 2016 and has been thriving ever since. With wine tastings, wine blending, and blind tastings, there is an option for everyone! The wine blending experience, WBE, is a perfect option […]