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Rafting

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.

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Distillery Tastings

img_2124Need a break from the cold? A perfect way to warm up is with a Breckenridge Distillery tasting or tour! With two locations for tastings and one for tours, you can make an afternoon of exploring and enjoying some top-notch spirits in the high country.

Downtown Tasting Room:

The Distillery is happy to offer complimentary tastings of their award-winning products in the heart of downtown Breckenridge. The tasting bar and gift shop are located across from the Breckenridge Visitor’s Center.

  • Location: 137 South Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424
  • Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week

The Distillery:

The Distillery offers complimentary drop-in tours and a retail shop six days per week. Watch them mash, ferment, and distill their internationally renowned products. For a more VIP experience, you can schedule an after-hours tour. On this tour, you will be provided ample time explore the distillery, get a more comprehensive explanation of the products, history, and science of distilling, and, pending availability, you just may get an exclusive sample of unique products not available to the public. For more information on prices and to register for an after-hours tour, go here.

  • Location: 1925 Airport Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424
  • Hours:
    • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week
    • Tours on the hour and half hour (last tour at 5:30 p.m.)

Products:

With a constantly expanding product line, there is a little something for everyone in the tasting rooms. Try one of the Distillery’s many award-winning products:

  • Breckenridge Bourbon
  • Breckenridge Gin
  • Breckenridge Vodka
  • Breckenridge Spiced Rum
  • Breckenridge Bitter
  • Breckenridge Chili Vodka
  • Breckenridge Distilled from Malt Mash
  • Breckenridge Pear Vodka
  • Breckenridge Espresso Vodka

The Breckenridge Distillery and Breckenridge Grand Vacations are both proponents of responsible tastings. Please do not taste and drive. The resort shuttles will take you to the Downtown Tasting location, and you can take the Yellow line or Red line on the Free Ride to access the Airport Road location. If you have additional questions about tastings or how to get to the tasting locations, ask an Activities Coordinator to assist you with your plans!

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Chuck Wagon Dinner and Wild West Show

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Families vacationing in Breckenridge love the old-fashioned atmosphere of the Two Below Chuck Wagon Dinner and Wild West Show! Take a buckboard wagon to the summer camp above the stunning Lake Dillon for an evening of county games, barbecue dinner, and a fun-filled Wild West Show that will keep the whole family entertained.

The adventure starts by taking the draft mule team-drawn wagons through the gorgeous Rocky Mountain scenery to the campsite. Gather the family for cowboy golf, cornhole toss, horseshoes, and ropin’, while eating homemade biscuits and honey. Once the final touches are put on the barbecue, everyone will join in for a delicious meal of smoked BBQ beef brisket and BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, muffins, beans and apple cobbler for dessert.

The highlight of many visitors’ vacations is the Wild West Show by the Jackman Brothers. As “the Sheriff” and “Dirty Dog”, Bryce and JC Jackman delight the audience with their comedic antics and stunts. The whole family will have a rip-roaring good time – especially if you are pulled on stage!

The Chuck Wagon Dinner takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 5 p.m. Trust us, it’s something you don’t want to miss! Contact your Activities department to reserve a spot today!

For more information on the Chuck Wagon Dinner and Wild West Show go here.

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Trail Highlight: Black Powder Pass

Located at the top of Boreas Pass this is a trail with views for days. While not the best marked, this is a perfect trail for those seeking a little adventure. With wildflowers and tree stumps covering the hillsides, this is a stunning trail. We hiked this later in the night, but would recommend it at an afternoon hike to really take in all the surrounding beauty. If you follow the trail (there won’t be any signs) you will reach the saddle between Baldy and Boreas and enjoy fantastic views of the French Creek Valley.

To get there: From Main Street head towards Blue River on Highway 9 and take a left on Boreas Pass Road. Keep taking this road up, up and up! You will eventually reach the continental divide and see a parking lot on the left. Park there and walk toward the shed/barn on the left. You will see if sign for Black Powder Pass trail sign on the left.