Not ready to say goodbye to summer? Here are 5 summer activities you can continue into fall.

 

Hiking

During the summer, trails open up endless possibilities for hiking around Breckenridge.  Those same hikes are available throughout the fall but will offer a golden view as aspens change color mid-September.  The key to fall hiking? Layer-up to ensure you’re ready for changing conditions.  Wondering where to hike? Here are our favorite easymoderate and difficult hiking trails throughout Breckenridge

 

Biking

In our opinion biking improves in the fall.  The cooler weather means you won’t heat up going uphill, the number of people on the trails decrease and you’re surrounded by golden aspen leaves.  Until snow covers the ground – keep riding!  And when the ground is covered – just switch to a Fat Bike!

 

 

Festivals

Festivals Fall in Breckenridge is (rightfully) recognized for tunnels of golden aspens and one of the largest Oktoberfest celebrations in the Rocky Mountains. But Oktoberfest isn’t the only festival or event that shines this fall.  Check out Breckenridge’s top fall festivals below. Or, see highlights from Breckenridge’s best winter festivals and summer events.

 

Fishing

Fall can be one of our favorite times to fish. Spring runoff is unpredictable, and summer monsoons can drop heavy rains leaving fresh water rivers looking more like chocolate milk overnight. In the fall, the weather and water conditions can often be more stable, leading to a nice stretch of amazing dry fly fishing. We like fishing grass hopper patterns on various sections of the South Platte River above Spinney Reservoir.  Another fall favorite is the Colorado River near its confluence with the Williams Fork River near Parshall. This section holds large rainbows and lots of brown trout. Watch for blue wing olive hatches.

 

Fall in Breckenridge / photo by Liam Doran

Tours

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about Breckenridge sign-up for one of our historic tours.  Tours are offered year-round but the Breckenridge Haunted Tour and Tombstone Tales Twilight Tour just seem a little more fun in the fall. Tour the historic district, a few hauntings and learn about some of the mining characters who helped to make this down great.

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