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Breckenridge in the summer

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Breckenridge in the summer

Hello, we'll be flying into Denver and going to Breckenridge area for 2 days. Has anyone been there at the end of August with ideas of what to do in the general area. We don't care to see for example museums, walking tours. looking for a bit of excitement !

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1. Re: Breckenridge in the summer

I'm sure one of the experts will reply, but in the meantime look to the upper right of this page for "Top questions about Breckenridge" and read the list of things to do and some of the trip reports.

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2. Re: Breckenridge in the summer

What is your definition of a "bit of excitement"?


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Peak 8 Fun Park: You take the free gondola ride to the base of peak 8. Here you will buy your tickets for the different rides. The Gold Run Coaster and the Alpine Slide are both fun options.

Zip Line: Top of the Rockies has a great Zip Line trip. They are located outside Leadville.

Vail Pass Shuttle and Bike: They take you and your comfort bike up to the top of vail pass and then you ride downhill for 13 miles. It is a gorgeous and easy bike ride! You can stop in Frisco, drop your bike off and take the bus back to Breckenridge OR ride the 9 miles back to Breckenridge. When in Frisco you can go for lunch and/or rent a kayak on the lake.

You can rent a bike and ride over to Dillon around the lake and have lunch at the Tikki Bar. This is a fun spot to go on a nice day.

Hike a 14er: Quandary is the most popular in the area. Make sure you start early (6am) to be up and back before the afternoon showers hit.

These are few of the fun options in and around Breckenridge. There are tons of things to do!

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Thank you for the ideas...all of them were new to me and just the type of events we would like to do.. Great to have such thought out tips and clear information. Any raft trip ideas - Class II or Class III - something fun but not IV's or V's. Thanks, Gretchen

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5. Re: Breckenridge in the summer

Browns Canyon on the Arkansas River is a great trip. They usually run through labor day weekend, but it does depend on water level. There are several rafting companies who run the trip out of Buena Vista. It is a beautiful 1h or so drive from Breckenridge. Companies: AVA, Performance Tours, Kodi Rafting

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