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Ready Paint Fire

Looking to bring out your creative side during your next visit to Breckenridge? Conveniently located on the north end of Main Street, Ready Paint Fire is just what you need. Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, Ready Paint Fire offers pottery painting, canvas parties and glass fusing!

Canvas Parties

Ready Paint Fire brings in local artists to teach you the painting basics during the Saturday night canvas painting parties! Beginners are more than welcome, and everything is provided, including drinks and music for $35. Reservations are recommended.

Glass Fusing

Ready Paint Fire also teaches an intro to glass fusing workshop. For $40, you can learn the basics of glass fusing, including cutting glass, layering and finishing the final product in the kiln. Create a glass-fused sushi plate or candle holder!

Pottery Painting

Choose from a wide variety of pieces—from a moose mug to a sunflower platter. Let your imagination guide you or use stencils for inspiration. Prices range from $5 to $70, with most items going for around $10 to $25. There is also at $10 studio fee. Get festive this holiday season and join a $5 ornament painting party. A two-day turnaround for firing is guaranteed.

Check out the Ready Paint Fire website to learn more about everything they offer or to book your own party! Whether you have a creative bone you want to flex or you’re just looking to have a Grand time, Ready Paint Fire can help inspire you to make a masterpiece!

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Fly Fishing

Take a relaxing day with family and friends, and spend some time on our local waters, loaded with Kokanee Salmon, Arctic Char, Brown Trout, and Rainbow Trout.

Whether you are just beginning or are more advanced, guides can cater to any level of fishing skill. Try either a full-day or a half-day trip with guides providing all the necessary equipment, including fishing rods, flies and transportation. The only thing you need to bring is a fishing license (required for ages 16 and older).

Book a trip with The Mountain Angler, located on Main Street Breckenridge and learn the art of angling, or improve your skills in some of the best fishing waters available. Being permitted on every stretch of water in a 50-mile radius means they will get you to the ideal spot on any given day.

If you are an experienced fisherman, Cutthroat Anglers, located in Silverthorne, are a wealth of information, providing water flow statistics, fly recommendations and helpful details about specific spots in the area.

Colorado has some of the best fishing in the nation, so make sure to get out and enjoy casting a line during your next stay in Breckenridge!

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is a fantastic way to get on the water and explore lakes, rivers and ponds located around Summit County. This activity is great for all ages and in some locations you can even bring your dog along with you! There are a variety of ways to try this activity out […]

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Country Boy Mine

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Have you ever wondered how Breckenridge got its start? With bragging rights as one of the largest and most famous gold mines in Breckenridge, the Country Boy Mine is a great place to find out!

Take an underground tour 1,000 feet into the mine. Hear stories of how Colorado miners found gold, what equipment they used, and how they worked from day to day. Try to strike it rich by participating in an afternoon of gold panning. Take a walk on the wild side and slide down the 55-foot ore chute.

While at the Country Boy Mine you will have access to all these activities and more! This makes for a fun-filled day for any age.

Tours are currently offered Monday through Sunday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 pm. and are approximately 45 minutes long. Be sure to stop by your Activities Desk to check on availability, get a discount, and make your reservations!

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Mountain Biking

Breckenridge is known for its world class biking and trails of all levels. It is the perfect spot to take your very first ride or to test out your technical skills. You also have the option of heading out on your own with a bike rental or participating in a mountain bike tour.

RENTALS:

There is a variety of bike rental companies in Breckenridge. All will offer half-day, single-day or multi-day bike rentals. Most have hardtail or full suspension mountain bike options. Here are a few of the local shops:

  • Breck Bike Guides:
    • Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday
    • Rates:
      • Full suspension: $75 for a full-day rental
      • Full suspension: $55 for a half-day rental
  • Avalanche Sports:
    • Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
    • Rates:
      • Carbon full suspension: $80 for a single day rental or $75 for a multi-day rental
      • Standard full suspension: $55 for a single day rental or $50 for a multi-day rental
  • Christy Sports:
    • Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
    • Rates:
      • Full suspension: $41.95 for a half-day rental or $51.95 for a full-day or multi-day rental
      • Hardtail: $24.95 for a half-day rental or $34.95 for a full-day or multi-day rental
  • Alpine Sports:
    • Hours: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
    • Rates:
      • Full suspension: $65 for a full-day rental (no half-day rental option)
      • Hardtail: $30 for a half-day rental or $40 for a full-day rental

BIKE TOURS:

If you aren’t sure of the trails and would like some assistance getting around, we recommend booking a mountain bike tour. These will be tailored to your skill level and will help make sure you are on trails that are appropriate for you. It is best for all riders on a tour to have around the same skill level.

Breck Bike Guides offers tours for an initial $35 and an extra $10 per person, with a maximum of five riders. You will be shown a great time with this company. Bike rentals are not included in this price, so either bring your own or rent from them. Call 970-393-9000 to set up your tour.

Either option will provide great memories and a new adventure!

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Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is a wonderful activity for the family and a great way to see the beautiful Colorado countryside! We partner with three vendors for horseback riding. Each of these options is a very different experience.

  • The first and most convenient option is Breckenridge Stables. They are located right on Peak 9, which is just a short 10-minute drive from the Grand Timber Lodge. They will take all ages and they can get you in last minute at just about anytime throughout the day. The 90-minute ride will take you right up the ski area and cover some fun facts about the Breckenridge area. This is a walking ride only, which means the horses stay pretty close together and there is little to no deviation from the trail. This is a great option for beginners, families, or anyone who may be feeling a little nervous. These horses are bomb-proof and the wranglers really know what they are doing!
  • The second option is Platte Ranch, out in Fairplay. This one is probably my favorite option because if you catch it on a clear day, you can see seven different mountain ranges and it is spectacular. On this adventure, you can pick any path you would like to ride your horse on (within reason). You are not in single file, so you can have a fun time riding right alongside your friend or family member. The guide will take you up to a large open area and, if you want, you have the option to test out your cowboy skills and let your horse run. This is certainly the most exhilarating part of the ride and really makes you feel like you are part of the ranch!
  • The third option we provide our guests is a four-hour cattle drive at the Rusty Spurr Ranch. This is going to be the most physical ride of the three, as you are on the horse for a long period of time. They will accept riders of all ability levels, from beginners to advanced. This is truly a western tradition and being a part of it is a memorable experience. One of the best parts about it is you will have a homemade meal waiting for you upon your return!

Any option that you choose will be sure to be a wonderful time. Horses are beautiful, gentle, kind animals that really enjoy giving people a ride around the countryside. So, if you are up for a western adventure on your next trip to Summit County, be sure to get in touch with one of our Activity departments today to book this trip for you!