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The Best Summer Activities in Summit County

Slivers of snow still cling to a few of the ski runs that the blazing sun hasn’t yet melted. The green hills are begging to be hiked and the rocky summits craving to be climbed. The river is cool and clear with colorful rocks protruding through the rushing water and the lake is so calm it looks like a sheet of glass. It’s time to take in all the best parts of summertime in the Rocky Mountains. Strap on your hiking boots, tune up your mountain bike, and tie up your fishing rod, it’s time for fun!

Summit County is chalk full of great summer activities for every ability level and age. One of the local favorites that is great for everyone is hiking. Hiking in Summit County you can find beautiful mountain streams that snake through thick stand of aspens and pine trees, gorgeous wildflower filled meadows, and rocky mountain ridges high above tree line. There are endless trails all over the county and one of the best resources to find the perfect mountain trail is to look on is the Summit County Open Space interactive trail map. This well built map allows you to find the right trail in the right part of the county for you and your family. One of our favorite trails is the Peaks Trail that connects Breckenridge and Frisco. This is a great easy trail with excellent views of the Blue River Valley.

Another excellent and extremely popular activity in Summit County is mountain biking. There are tons of trails that leave right from town! If you’re a mountain biker, be sure to bring your bike along on your visit. If you’ve never biked before, consider renting a mountain bike or going on a guided tour! Just check out our Book Activities Page for more information on how to get rolling. One of the best rides in the county is the river path that goes right through Breckenridge and connects Breckenridge and Frisco. If you’re looking to get you tires a little dirty, give the B&B Trail a try.          

Looking to wet a line? Summit County has a number of places to fish including the Blue River right through Breckenridge! Some of our favorite guides are Breckenridge Outfitters. The guides at Breckenridge Outfitters will get you on the fish whether you’re a seasoned pro or if it’s your first time! Pro-tip: fish the Blue River below the Breckenridge Recreation Center. Summit County has done extensive work to improve the fish habitat in this section of the river and you can catch fish bigger than 20 inches! If you’re staying in Frisco, try fishing Ten Mile Creek that runs right through town. We even have some properties that you can walk out the back door and strait into the river! Check out this awesome Streamside Cross Creek Condo. It’s just a couple of blocks from downtown Frisco too!

Looking for something a little more low key? Take a stroll through the historic main streets of Breckenridge and Frisco! These main streets are teeming with family friendly shopping, activities and restaurants!

Whether you are looking for a fun family friendly activity or you are a die hard outdoor enthusiast, Summit County is the perfect summer destination! Give us a call for help planning your dream vacation today at 970.453.7370 or check out our blog page for tons of great ideas on how to enjoy your Rocky Mountain vacation.