Top of the Rockies Ziplining

Ziplining is now open! Take a short drive to Leadville for an experience soaring through the mountains in this two-hour zipline tour! You will cover about 8,000 feet of ziplines through the Rocky Mountains, and get amazing views of Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive. The educated guides will tell you the mining history of Leadville, and you could see some Colorado wildlife. Ziplining is great for people of all ages, and includes easy decks for take-off and landing. The last zipline, the Big Nugget, is a 100-foot sky tower where you are sure to have some thrills!

If you are looking for a full day adventure you can combine the zipline with a raft tour or train tour! With the Leadville train, you ride to the top on this historical and scenic route, gaining about 1,000 feet in elevation. Inside a cozy yurt a delicious lunch will be waiting for you, which you can enjoy before ziplining to the base of the mountain. If you are looking for an adrenaline-filled day, then try the rafting and ziplining combo! With this combo, you will zipline at Top of the Rockies, and then join your rafting guide to experience the white waters of the Arkansas River in the beautiful Brown’s Canyon National Monument. Ziplining is a great way to see a multitude of views, while experiencing an adrenaline rush like no other!

Nova Guides

Located in the Vail area, and boasting 55,000 acres of their own terrain, Nova Guides is the mountains’ premier operator for ATVs in the summer and snowmobiles in the winter. With a 6,000-square-foot lodge and grill on site, as well as archery, fishing, and paintball, a trip to Nova Guides is sure to keep you smiling.

Offering guided and unguided ATV and side-by-side tours as well as jeep tours, they have plenty of options for the experienced rider and the first timer alike. And because your destination is their land, located on the old WW2 training ground of Camp Hale, you will get a taste of history, the comfort of knowing you are on maintained trails, and the best guides in the business.

Over their 33 years of operating, Nova Guides has acquired special permits that allow them to operate in the White River National Forest, giving them access to some of the most scenic spots in the area. Ranging from waterfalls and meadows or the top of the Continental Divide at 12,500 feet, the views are sure to take your breath away.

Start your adventure today by contacting your Activities Desk!


June Event Rundown

Mark your calendar for one or all of these great events taking place this June! WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, the Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk, Frisco BBQ and Breck Bike week are just a few of the amazing events happening. From outdoor art installations to endless BBQ, there is a little something for […]

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.