Most people think of snow and ski slopes when they think of Summit County, but summer and Summit County really go hand-in-hand! With activities for everyone and plenty of sunshine, Summit County is the perfect place for everyone to enjoy that Rocky Mountain air without the snow!
Looking for a little adventure? Catch Class I, II, or III level rapids on the nearby Blue and Colorado rivers. Or take the short drive to Buena Vista and take on the challenging Arkansas river! Either way, it’ll be an experience you won’t soon forget. Check out Kodi Rafting for multiple river trip options and at different skill levels. Visit our blog to read more about white-water rafting in Summit County!
Get out and enjoy the fresh Colorado air on a bike! Rent one to travel through the towns of Breckenridge, Frisco and Dillon, or take on the popular Vail Pass. Several bike outfitters offer a Vail Pass shuttle service to get you from Breckenridge or Frisco to the trail. Then just enjoy the ride back to town!
Is speeding down a mountain more your thing? Catch the Goldrunner coaster running down the mountain at the Breckenridge Ski Resort. The elevated track twists and turns through the mountain terrain and is sure to be a hit with the speed enthusiasts in your group.
Don’t forget your golf clubs. Summit County has five courses that will challenge you. Check out Breckenridge Golf Club, Copper Creek Golf Club, Keystone Ranch and River Courses, Mount Massive Golf Course and Raven Golf Club for more information on rates and to schedule your tee time! Also, visit our blog to find out more about each course and golfing in Summit County!
The Breckenridge Recreation Center can help you keep your workout routine intact and give the kids something to do. The rec center offers exciting classes like cycling, yoga, pilates and water aerobics to name a few. There is a fitness center with both free and machine weights for those wanting to get in a work out while on your mountain getaway. Keep the kids busy with a trip to the pool and the rock climbing wall. Other activities available include tennis, racquetball, basketball and a skateboard park.
Get out and stretch your legs on one of the many trails and trailheads in Summit County. Use this guide to make sure your hike is as safe as it is enjoyable. See what your fellow hikers have had to say about their hikes!
The rec center also offers guided wilderness hikes every Wednesday from June 13 to August 15. The hikes vary from easy to difficult and take you on a number of Summit County’s backcountry trails. Learn more about the facilities and programs offered at the rec center!
Summit County offers the fisherman in your group the chance to try fly fishing in the rivers and streams that flow through the county. Spend a relaxing day fishing for Brown, Rainbow, Cutthroat and Brook trout. Check out our blog for more information about area fishing!
This mountain playground has something for kids of all ages! Thrill-seekers will love the Gold Runner Coaster – a 2,500-foot roller coaster that allows the rider to control their own speed - and the TenMile Flyer Zipline. Be sure to Slower-paced activities include Colorado’s largest human maze, mini golf, a bounce house, and gemstone panning. Visit Epic Discovery online.
Take a scenic tour of the mountains on a train with Alpenglow Adventure Tours! Enjoy a breath-taking trip and learn more about the mountains and the mines that make up Summit County. This is one day trip worth taking!
Horseback Riding and ATV
Explore the mountains by horseback or ATV with guided tours out of Leadville and Fairplay. Test your off-roading skills on your very own ATV or take a leisurely trip on horseback as you take in the sights and sounds of the Colorado Mountains.