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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 […]

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Snow Coach Tour with Nova Guides

Nova

Looking for something different to do when it’s time to rest your ski-weary legs? Nova Guides’ Snow Coach Tour is perfect for those who want to enjoy the beauty of the Rockies in the winter! Travel in warmth and comfort in Nova Guides’ 13-passenger, fully enclosed, heated, four-track vehicle that maneuvers over the snow. You’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the White River National Forest at historic Camp Hale. Climb to elevations as high as 12,500 feet with panoramic 360-degree vistas and enjoy the pristine beauty of the Colorado Rockies and the Continental Divide.

Nova’s knowledgeable guides will highlight geographic features, including the biggest peaks in Colorado, and educate you on the historic military training of the 10th Mountain Division that trained on these very same trails in the 1940s.

Snow Coach Lunch Tour:

  • 8:30 a.m. departure
  • Two hours of trail time
  • Lunch is included
  • $145 per adults
  • $120 per child (7-12 years)
  • $60 per child (6 and younger)

Snow Coach Midday Lunch Tour:

  • 11:00 a.m. departure
  • Two hours of trail time
  • Lunch is included
  • $145 per adults
  • $120 per child (7-12 years)
  • $60 per child (6 and younger)

Snow Coach Afternoon Tour:

  • 1:30 p.m. departure
  • Two hours of trail time
  • $130 per adults
  • $110 per child (7-12 years)
  • $55 per child (6 and younger)

Contact your Activities Coordinators at activities@breckenridgegrandvacations.com for more information or to book your trip today!

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Fat Biking

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, and 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.

PRICES

Breck Bike Guides:

  • Half-day rental: $45
  • Full-day rental: $65
  • Tours: $35 per hour + $10 per hour per additional person

Avalanche Sports:

  • Full-day rental: $55
  • Multi-day rental: $50 per day

Ridden:

  • Half-day rental: $59.99
  • Full-day Rental: $79.99
  • Breckenridge Beer and Distillery Tour: $60 with advanced booking

For more information on fat biking, please contact your Activities Coordinators at activities@breckenridgegrandvacations.com.