Summer Activities in Breckenridge, Colorado

Summer Activities in Breckenridge, Colorado

Hiking Mayflower Gulch - Stacy Sanchez Image
Hiking Mayflower Gulch

This post is about Summer Activities in Breckenridge, Colorado. And, this is a website and blog about homes for sale and properties in Summit County. What we do is help families buy and sell, and live their dreams. If you’ve visited once, or a few times, you’ll find something new in the following list.

This list comes from a dialogue from a friend who reached out with some questions about where to go and what to do. Her family owns a home locally and wanted to get some fresh ideas on how to explore the Rocky Mountains. I was happy to share what I’ve experienced over the years

This post comes a bit late, but that’s because we’ve had a busy summer, so bookmark it for later. We’ve been working with clients, remodeling details, and a nights of interior design homework that now I am happy to share that Dina is now certified through the Interior Design Institute. What that means for our clients is that we can now add value to our relationship regarding the upkeep and interior aspects of the property. More about that later, for now let’s check out the list of things to do!

Family-friendly Summer Bucket List

Our conversation started out like this:

Stacy…hope you are doing well. I am going to be out there for 3 weeks from June 30-July 23rd. I would love to meet up. Also…do you mind sending me a list of some of your favorite things to do…especially if they are some of your insider secrets;). We have done quite a few things…but I am always looking for new ideas of things to do either in Breckenridge or in summit county.

What have you done that you really liked or didn’t like? Age / ability recommendations? My kids are aged 13,9 and 6:)

I wrote back : “What have you done that you’d recommend for others? I might write a blog with a list of basic stuff as a starting point and we can go from there.” Her response blew me away. Her list is a classic list of things that every family should have as their own Summer Bucket List for Breckenridge. This is how she sent her reply. A numbered list. Perfect for a blog, so I just had to share. 

  1. Feed the chipmunks at Sapphire Point
  2. Bike downhill from Vail pass and stop for lunch in Copper
  3. Hike the Fairy Forest and then walk around the lake / play in the teepee / then finish the hike down under the snowflake lift
  4. Tuesdays we go to Keystone for the Kid’s Discovery Days. One day in July they have a big event with ponies / bubble tub / face painters. We bring our lunch and have a picnic near the stream
  5. Peak 8 fun park
  6. Iowa Hill hike
  7. Mohawk lake hike
  8. Every event at the July 4th downtown in Breckenridge
  9. Free Gondola Rides
  10. Pizza and Video Games at Erics
  11. When my kids were younger if the weather was bad we would go the the Children’s Museum
  12. Rainbow Park [in Frisco] with a picnic. We bring a picnic. On certain days they have this big tarp the kids can go slip and sliding down.
  13. Vail, to either the farmers market or the outdoor amphitheater. Last year we saw ET.
  14. We send our kids to camp on Wednesdays at the Breck Rec Center as they do the excursions with the kids on Wednesdays. The moms and I usually do an adult activity(go to the spa at the Grand Lodge-I think that is what is called…up near peak 7. We have also gone white water rafting and zip-lining.
  15. I have also done I think it is called the McGullough Gulch hike (I think your wife had it on a blog), as well as some hike called maybe Blue River?
  16. We have gone to the Breckenridge theater after eating happy hour at Hearthstone.
  17. We have crepes from the crepe stand…which is always a must do.

Summit County Summer Bucket List

When I responded, I made a bullet point list of activities for her to research and look up. There are so many blogs, articles and photos of these places online, so be sure to check out classics like the Town of Breckenridge websiteTrip Advisor, Mountain Project and MTB project.

  • Hike around Hoosier Pass
  • Hike the Peaks Trail 
  • Hike Mayflower Gulch to the cabins
  • Take a drive up Boreas Pass Road
  • Hike Little Mountain near the ice rink
  • Hike Peaks Trail from Breck to Frisco
  • Hike around Loveland Pass
  • Drive up to Montezuma and explore
  • Ride the bike path around Keystone
  • Hike to Rainbow Lake in Frisco
  • Lily Pad Lake hike from Frisco
  • Hike to Willow Falls in Silverthorne
  • Hike Mt. Royal in Frisco
  • Hike Shrine Pass on Vail Pass
  • Glenwood Springs road trip
  • Iron Mountain Hot Springs
  • Salida road trip: Mt Princeton hot springs (has slides and stuff for kids)
  • Georgetown Railroad Trip
  • Ponds by Officer Gulch exit between Frisco and Copper
  • Beau Jo’s pizza in Idaho Springs
  • French Gulch trails
  • South Park City in FairPlay
  • Take a drive up Blue Lakes road to the end, usually mtn goats
  • Disc Golf in Frisco
  • Sweete’s Foote shop in Frisco for ice cream
  • Dillon Marina Park and concerts on weekends are awesome
  • Ten Mile Creek hike in Frisco

And, to bring this mega post full circle, I received a message from my friend. It said, “Stacy…thanks so much for the suggestions. We did part of the peaks trail this morning which was fun.” For me, that makes it all worth it. I know she’ll be back to work on this list, and I hope you will too. Thanks for reading!

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The area of Summit County is very diverse and the different mountain towns each have their own feel. Some properties for sale are downtown and close to all the action, but if remote and quiet is more your style, we can customize a search just for you. There are many neighborhoods near the Town of Breckenridge, so let’s talk soon and we can find your dream home or property. Sometimes you just want to build and get everything you want. It’s absolutely possible. Contact us to learn more. No pressure, we’re here to help you dream and wonder, and to ask yourself, what if you did buy that home in the mountains? What would your life be like then?