Your Adventurous Summer in Breckenridge

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Trail rides through the majestic Ten Mountain Range, summer dog-sledding excursions, whitewater rafting on the mighty Arkansas River — bucket-list-worthy outdoor pursuits abound in Breckenridge. Experience the greatest hits of summer in Colorado on this action-packed five-day itinerary, which also features opportunities to take in the mountain town's laid-back ambiance and fascinating history.

Sustainability Activity
How to Give Back to These Special Places

There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.

Day
1
Activity
Mountain Biking on Gold Run Road

Gold Run Road is a well maintained jeep road traveling through Gold Run Gulch past the Preston town site offering views of well-preserved mining ruins. The 10.5-mile loop trail has an elevation gain of 960 feet.

Duggan's Deli in Breckenridge Photo
Lunch
Duggan's Deli
The best sandwich in the High Country. We use only the freshest meats, cheeses, veggies and bread. Come see why the locals can't get enough!
Activity
Explore Main Street

Main Street Breckenridge is known for its incredible shopping and dining scene but it also serves as the central hub of everything Breckenridge with fun events, festivals, music and an abundance of activities for all ages and interests happening all year long.

Dinner
Kenosha Grill, Smoke & Tap
Casual steakhouse that also specializes in house-smoked BBQ, with craft beers & a spacious patio.
Activity
Watch the Sunset

Nothing is more captivating than witnessing brushstrokes of color overwhelm the skies above the Rocky Mountains. The moment a sunset happens can be as fleeting as it is jaw dropping, so we’ve identified some signs to help your chances of catching one!

Insider's Tip
Get Your Camera Ready

Dillon Reservoir near Breckenridge is a spectacular spot to catch a sunset.

Lodging
Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center

Stay at the best location in Breckenridge between the mountain and Main Street. Beaver Run features 9 hot tubs, 2 pools, an on-site spa and 5…

Day
2
Breakfast
BoLD Restaurant and Bar
We serve an upscale breakfast, followed by our Mediterranean-inspired lunch, happy hour and dinner.
Activity
Hike to White Falls on McCullough Gulch Trail

There are two trailheads you can use to access McCullough Gulch. The newer, lower access parking lot is located about 7 miles south of Breckenridge, on the right side of highway 9 opposite the Lodge by the Blue (formerly Skier’s Edge). From here you can access a beautiful woods trail, turning into the old road that leads up into McCullough Gulch following the rock-strewn stream.

Lunch
Breckenridge Brewery and Pub

Breckenridge Brewery opened its doors in 1990 and is the third-oldest craft brewery in the state. Nestled below the slopes on Main Street, the…

Activity
Historic Ghost Tour with the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance

This is the original ghost tour of Breckenridge (since 2010), with new sites and updated tour route. Explore the darker side of our wild west past with our chilling tales of the ghosts who remain here. Ghost hunting equipment provided!

Dinner
Aurum Breckenridge
Seasonal, elevated American dishes, plus cocktails and wine in Breckenridge.
Activity
Kayaking on Lake Dillon

Enjoy a scenic kayak paddle around the nearby Lake Dillon — it’s the perfect trip for any paddler to get their paddles wet. This tour explores the protected Frisco Bay, teeming with wildlife, small islands and untouched shoreline.

Lodging
Residence Inn by Marriott Breckenridge
Enjoy the thoughtful amenities offered at Residence Inn Breckenridge such as complimentary breakfast, a fitness center, outdoor pool and spacious…
Day
3
Breakfast
The Crown

The Crown is a well-known establishment of 14 years on Main St. Breckenridge. Its comfy atmosphere and delicious coffee have always been sought…

Activity
Whitewater Rafting on the Arkansas River

A trip through Browns Canyon National Monument on the Arkansas River is a fun and thrilling rafting adventure. This is a moderate level whitewater trip with spectacular mountain views. This trip is great for beginners, families and experienced rafters alike.

Insider's Tip
Breckenridge Rafting Ouftitters

Local outfitters and guides in and near Breckenridge offer excursions for all ages and abilities on the Arkansas River and other waterways.

Lunch
Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

A locals' favorite for lunch, dinner and happy hour since 1981, Mi Casa prepares all of their dishes with the freshest ingredients and utmost care…

Insider's Tip
See Your Ball Fly Farther at High Altitude

Breckenridge Golf Club has three nine hole courses with spectacular mountain views.

Activity
Breckenridge Golf Club

Breckenridge has three championship nines, the BEAR the BEAVER and the ELK. All three nines are Jack Nicklaus Signature courses. Playing at 9300+…

Dinner
Empire Burger

At Empire Burger, we create honest food that is simply delicious, fresh American fare. This classic approach is what makes Empire Burger a…

Activity
Broken Compass Brewing

Great beer with friends in Colorado's premier mountain town! 

Lodging
BlueSky Breckenridge

BlueSky Breckenridge is the perfect combination of alpine elegance & location. Situated three blocks off Main Street Breckenridge, adjacent to the…

Day
4
Breakfast
Amazing Grace
Natural Eatery crafts unique, delicious, natural, fresh-made baked goods, breakfasts, and lunches in a delightful old historic space in Breckenridge.
Activity
Trail Ride with Breckenridge Stables

On a Breckenridge Stables trail ride, you’ll spend approximately an hour and a half exploring the beautiful Breckenridge scenery between Peaks 9 and 10 on the Ten Mile range above Breckenridge. You will experience river crossings, beaver ponds and breathtaking panoramic views of the Continental Divide. With over 100 horses, we’re able to match each rider to a horse based on the rider’s ability and age.

Activity
Fly-Fishing Excursion on the Blue River

Breckenridge Oufitters offers year-round guided fly-fishing adventures and a full-service fly shop. All trips include full equipment use (rod, reel, waders & boots, terminal tackle), transportation and guide service. Lunch and beverages are provided of full day trips; beverages are provided on all guided trips.

Dinner
Hearthstone Restaurant
Award-winning eclectic cuisine awaits you in our 120-year-old Victorian home.
Activity
Jeep & ATV Tour with American Safari Ranch

Colorado’s best ATV Tours can be found at the American Safari Ranch. If you would like an true Colorado Adventure, ride ATVs through an authentic guest ranch and mountains. Fun and safe for the entire family and also perfect for those seeking adventure. Bring your friends, group or family, and we’ll show you an unforgettable experience.

Lodging
The Lodge at Breckenridge

The Lodge at Breckenridge is perched above Breckenridge Ski Resort and located 5 minutes from town. Guests will enjoy the luxuries of spectacular…

Day
5
Breakfast
Clint's Bakery & Coffee House
We serve coffee and ice cream downstairs and breakfast and bagels downstairs. Come visit and see why we're a local favorite!
Activity
Ride the BreckConnect Gondola

The Breck Connect can transport 3,000 people per hour, and the quick 10-minute ride will take you to from town to the base of Peak 7.

Lunch
Giampietro Pizzeria & Pasta

At Giampietros we make everything in house, from our balsamic vinaigrette to our pizza sauce and strive for food full of clear, genuine flavors.<…

Activity
Breckenridge Epic Discovery

Breck has a variety of zones and activities that highlight the stunningly beautiful and rich environment through Epic Discovery. Whether you have an hour or a full day, craft your day your way with a pass, add on a zip line tour or just enjoy a scenic chair ride.

Dinner
Modis

Modis is Colorado contemporary dining in a vibrant and eclectic atmosphere located in the heart of historic downtown Breckenridge where we focus…

Activity
Mountain Time Escape Rooms

Escape Room made especially for Breckenridge, using visuals and sound effects to really put you in the game! Our Adventure is for Families,…

Lodging
Thunder Mountain Lodge

Perched high atop the Grand Mesa, one of the world's largest and highest plateau, sits Colorado's best kept secret ~ Thunder Mountain Lodge. With…