Summer brings warm daytime temperatures, cool comfortable nights, beautiful mountain views, wildflowers, and calm flowing streams. In addition to the ideal climate and setting in the summer, Breckenridge offers fun activities for the whole family. Check out these five family-friendly activities that will keep everyone entertained.
1) Epic Discovery
Epic Discovery offers high adventure for older family members including climbing walls, a high ropes course, and a zip line. Younger kids will enjoy the bounce house, mini zip line, and tubing. The whole family can enjoy mini-golf, the Mineshaft Maze, and the alpine coaster. Be sure to call ahead to make sure the weather conditions are right for the activities you want to do.
You can rent road bikes or mountain bikes from a variety of outfitters in town. There are many paved and single-track trails throughout Breckenridge and Summit County. You can find a trail for any skill level. You can also rent a bike trailer or a tag-along, so even the littlest family members can join in.
You don’t want to miss the wildflowers in Breckenridge during the summer. You can find them on almost any trail. There are several easy trails with access from right in town. Lengths of the trails range from less than one mile to 10+. Check a map to see how much distance your hike covers, and how much elevation gain the hike includes. This will help you plan how much time it will take. Don’t forget to bring extra water and rain gear, as afternoon showers are normal.
4) Mine Tours
There are several mines in the immediate Breckenridge area that offer tours and activities. Mining is a big part of Breckenridge’s history. With these tours you can learn about this incredible history in a way that will fascinate everyone. Family members of all ages will love sliding down the ore shoot, gold panning, and petting the burros at the Country Boy Mine.
The streams, rivers, and high alpine lakes surrounding Breckenridge are well known for their amazing trout. Fishing is an activity that everyone can do together. You can stop at an outfitter and rent equipment to go out on your own. You can also schedule a guided fishing tour or take a class to learn the ins and outs of fly fishing.
These are just a few ideas for family friendly activities in Breckenridge, there are many more. Take time out from your everyday life and enjoy a vacation. With these activities, your family can have quality time all together, no matter the age range. Get out and make memories this summer with an adventurous vacation in Breckenridge.