Fly Fishing Summit County

With the warm weather quickly approaching, it’s time to step outside off the slopes and enjoy the amazing fly fishing here in Summit County, Colorado! Summit County, Colorado and its surrounding areas offer some of the best fly fishing in the United States allowing for first timers to hook up with their first fish while […]


The spring snowmelt is on its way, and 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!

The Mild and Scenic trip is great for those with young children as it is a relaxing scenic float trip down the Arkansas River. You will get a chance to paddle slowly through beautiful canyons and mountains. The minimum age is four years old, so this is a great way to get your little ones hooked on rafting!

For a bit more adventure, check out the Class III rapids of Browns Canyon. This trip is the most popular trip down the Arkansas River! Half-day, three-quarter-day, and full-day trips are available. If you choose to take part in the full-day option, you will be treated to a delicious riverside lunch. This trip will get your heart pumping with some paddling and put a smile on your face. Great for families with children older than six years of age.

For the thrill seeker or experienced rafter ages 16 and older, try an exciting trip down Numbers! This ride will be for those who want an adrenaline rush, as well as some great scenery. You will have to paddle through steep and tight canyons in Class IV-V water. You must be in good physical condition for this river. Be prepared to get splashed!

Whichever trip you choose, let this award-winning company be part of your rafting summer fun! Contact your Activities Coordinators for more information, specials and discounts.

Family Friendly Hikes

Breckenridge and greater Summit County have a seemingly endless trail system to enjoy all year round.  The winter has ended and the snow is melting, which is clearing up beautiful options for the whole family to enjoy! Some of the lower elevations in Summit County, like Frisco and Silverthorne, dry up much quicker than Breckenridge, so it’s a good time of year to head in that direction.

The Frisco Peninsula has a gorgeous and mellow trail system that loops around the beach along Dillon Reservoir with gorgeous views of the Ten Mile Range, Buffalo Mountain and beyond.

Silverthorne offers a short and unique little hike to Lily Pad Lakes at the base of Buffalo Mountain, with a short hike through the forest to a grouping of lily-pad-laden lakes with views of Frisco and the Ten Mile Range in the distance.

Breckenridge also has some amazing options to get out into the wilderness (even though it might still be a little muddy in spots). Boreas Pass offers an extensive trail system that’s chock-full of mining history and endless views. Follow the road four miles to Baker Tank to see a restored water tank used to fill steam-powered trains and soak in the views of the Ten Mile Range, Mount Baldy and Red Mountain.

Iowa Hill is a pleasant hike through the forest to an old mining camp filled with relics and featuring a fully intact miner’s cabin. You can also travel south on Hwy 9, approximately seven miles, to the summit of Hoosier Pass, for a three-mile loop trail with top of the world views of 14,000-feet peaks.

Please contact your Activities Coordinators for more information on these trails, as well as information on guided hikes led by the Activities staff and the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance.


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Nine Things to do During Mud Season

The slopes are closed, the snow is melting and town is quiet. Don’t let the change in season deter you from a trip to Breckenridge. There is still plenty to do and no crowds to fight. Take a look at some of our recommended mud season activities!

Fat Biking

Ridden Fat Bike Tour

Summit County is full of activities to keep you moving throughout the year. In Breckenridge, fat bikes can keep you riding no matter how much snow there is! Fat bikes have oversized tires that give the bike more surface area and grip on unstable surfaces such as snow, mud or sand.  Whether you’re a first timer or a biking enthusiast, fat bikes can be a new thrill on an old concept.

Breckenridge is home to world class mountain biking trails, many of them accessible to winter recreationists looking to hang up their skis for a day and experience the exhilaration of fat biking. Many local shops, such as Breck Bike Guides, offer half-day or full-day independent fat bike rentals. They will advise you on which trails to try them out on, or you can plan a custom tour and they will lead the way.

For the adventurous spirit looking for a unique fat biking experience, Ridden offers fat bike excursions to the Broken Compass Brewery or Breckenridge Distillery. Enjoy a 3.5-mile downhill ride on a carbon fiber fat bike to either location, then learn about brewing or distilling as you tour the facility and enjoy a libation. When you’re ready, Ridden will provide return transportation back into town.

For more information on fat biking, please contact your Activities Desk.