When the snow melts in Breckenridge, Colo., ski trails give way to biking and hiking trails. And adventure is in full bloom. Here are our top 9 choices for the best Breck summer adventures and activities. Did we miss any? Share your favorite activities on social at #BreckBecause.

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Some of the country’s best whitewater rafting is available just a short drive from Breckenridge on the Arkansas River. Here are our tips to help you plan a fun adventure on the river.

8. Summer dog sledding

Contrary to popular belief, dog sledding isn’t just for winter. Summer dog sledding is a unique adventure for thrill seekers to test their mettle and their mushing skills without snow. Hop into a cart or a bike scooter and let the sled dogs do the work on the trails near Breck.

7. Fly fishing

When the ice melts, it’s time to get your reel and wade into the rivers and lakes in and around Breckenridge. While you can fly fish year-round in Breckenridge, one of our favorite spots to fly fish in the summer is at Lower Mohawk Lake where you can catch Colorado’s state fish, the native cutthroat trout.

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Breck is a mecca for bikers of all kinds. From road bikers to mountain bikers and from bike park riders to cruiser bikers, Breck has it all. Check out our perfect two-day biking itinerary for Breck and get in the saddle.

5. Golfing

Take a swing at Breck’s 27-hole golf course. It’s one of the few Jack Nicklaus designed municipal golf courses in the world. Try to focus on the turf and not the views of the Ten Mile Range

4. Hiking

It’s no surprise that hiking is one of the most popular summer activities in Breck. The only challenge is picking the best trail for you. Here are our recommendations for the top three hiking trails in and around Breckenridge.

3. Paddle boarding

Standup paddle boarding is becoming one of the hottest summer activities. Check out paddle boarding on one of the local lakes or sign up for a SUP (standup paddle) yoga class in town.

2. Arts & Culture Activities

This is Breck so it makes sense that the arts and cultural activities would be more than just activities. In addition to performances and art galleries, Breck offers adventures and hands-on, immersive experiences in the arts. Sign up for a class, participate in a festival and make your souvenir vs. buying one.

1. Skateboarding

Breck’s recently rebuilt its skate park in 2015 and now can boast having one of the best skate parks in the state of Colorado … with some of the best views, to boot. Drop in and check it out.

 

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