Local Area Guide: Summit County Adventures

There are endless possibilities for adventures during your voyage in Summit County.  Here are some of our favorite things to do.

Skiing & Snowboarding

Skiing & Snowboarding

Within minutes of five major ski resorts, Summit County is the perfect destination for all skiing and riding enthusiasts. From never-evers to experts there is something for everyone here. Breckenridge, Keystone, A-Basin, and Copper Mountain are within Summit County and minutes away from where ever you choose to stay. Loveland Ski are is a few miles east. Vail Ski Resort is about 35 minutes west along I-70.
Hiking

Hiking

During the summer months,Summit County offers a variety of scenic hikes for all levels. Whether you are trying to stroll through the nearby forest or crush one of Colorado`s many fourteeners, there is definitely something for you. The trailhead for Quandary Peak (14,265') is just 5 miles south of the town of Breckenridge, making all of our properties an ideal base camp for a pre-dawn departure.

For a more intermediate hike, we recommend Mohawk Lakes Trail, which originates a mere 2 miles from The Bivvi Hostel in Breckenridge. This 6-mile round trip adventure has incredible views of the mountain range, waterfalls, and numerous high alpine lakes to explore.

For a more relaxing walk, there are trails throughout the county begin from your front door and stroll gently through the forest or follow one f the paved paths winding along the Blue River. This is easily navigable and perfect for a quick dose of Colorado nature. Feel free to ask out staff members for directions to these special spots or make a quick stop at the Dillon Ranger District in Silverthorne.
Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

Colorado hosts some of the best rock climbing in North America. When the lower elevations get too hot to climb during the summer months, the mountains provide the perfect climate. The areas surrounding Breckenridge have fun Bouldering and sport climbing for all levels. With grades ranging from 5.7 to 5.13+ the single pitch sport climbing areas around Montezuma are the most popular in Summit County. This area provides a fun scene during a bluebird summer day with friendly dogs and their owners hanging out around the crag.

For those die-hard climbers, we suggest a short trip to Independence Pass for a day full of glorious sport and trad routes on heavily featured granite and metamorphosed gneiss. With over 500 routes to choose from, secluded surroundings, and easy access, Independence Pass gets our vote as one of the top places to climb during a hot Colorado summer.

To pick up a current version of the Summit Climbing Guidebook or purchase rock climbing gear check out Mountain Outfitters in Breck 970-453-2201 or Wilderness Sports in Dillon 970-468-5687.
Kayaking

Kayaking

The Bivvi is an excellent jumping off point for White Water enthusiast. Kayakers enjoy easy access to the Arkansas River, sections of the Blue River north of Silverthorne, and the Ten Mile Creek play park in Frisco. White water Rafting in Colorado on the Arkansas River, North America`s most popular river, is nothing short of spectacular. The Ark is the ultimate destination and one of the best in the world!

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Biking

Biking

Whether you want to enjoy mountainous views by coasting 12 miles downhill from the top of Vail Pass, or cut up the endless single track around Ten mile Mountain Range, there are levels of biking for everyone in Summit County. Additionally, three of the Adventure Cycling routes travel through Breckenridge. For mountain bike rentals and tours contact Breck Bike Guides at 970.846.0921 or go to cyclebreck.com.

For an up-to-date map of the bike trails around Breckenridge, Click Here!
Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing

The Gold Medal Waters of the Blue River run directly through the town of Breckenridge acting as home to some of the largest trout in Colorado. Great fishing can be had during all seasons, but the summer and fall months are most popular. Within a short drive, you can access the infamous "Dream Stream" section of the South Platte, the Arkansas River, or the Colorado River. For some still water action, the waters of Lake Dillon can show promise, while high alpine lakes are home to many native Cutthroats. No matter what time of year, there are always monster trout lurking in one of the many nearby waters.

For guided fly fish tours, contact the folks at Mountain Angler.
800.453.4669
mountainangler.com
Sailing

Sailing

Summit County is home to the picturesque Lake Dillion reservoir. During the warm summer months, the towns of Dillon and Frisco each have marinas in full operation. When the Dillon Marina is open, hundreds of sailboats can be seen docked or sailing the surrounding waters. The high altitude and variable mountain winds create challenging conditions for even the most experienced sailor. Additionally, the Dillon Yacht Club hosts many weekend racing regattas and other sailing events throughout the summer. To rent a sailboat, contact Lake Dillion Marina at 970-468-5100.
Touring

Touring

Breckenridge and the surrounding mountains have endless touring opportunities for the avid mountaineer. Throughout the winter, the east and west sides of the Continental Divide provide easily accessible backcountry terrain. The areas close to Route 6 provide a bit more snowpack security as Colorado Department of Transport will help prevent dangerous avalanche conditions from washing out the roadways. Additionally, the peaks surrounding Breck are littered with fun stashes of untouched snow; however, you should not go exploring into the deep backcountry without proper training and equipment. As the climate warms during the spring, the snowpack becomes more stable and many of Colorado peaks become safely skiable. A great intermediate tour for spring time is at Quandary Peak (14,265'). The trailhead originates just 5 miles south of The Bivvi and climbs 3,450' to the summit. From there, drop the far south into Cristo Couloir for a prime spring touring session. Again, only partake in these adventures if you have proper equipment (beacon, shovel, probe, +) and a degree of training (AIARE 1+ or equivalent). There are endless miles of untouched snow to be had here in Colorado. Stay safe and have fun earning your turns.

Make sure to ALWAYS check CAIC for backcountry forecasts.
https://avalanche.state.co.us
Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Lake Dillion provides adventurers the opportunity to test their balance by stand up paddling the high altitude lake or floating down the Colorado River. Paddleboarding is an increasingly attractive sport because it offers a great form of exercise and is an excellent daytime activity on the water. Few places can beat the views taken in while sup`ing beside the Rocky Mountains at 9,016'.

Contact Colorado SUP for all Stand Up Paddle rentals and tours at 970.453.7873. They offer trips on the Colorado River & Lake Dillon, as well as, rentals from Frisco Marina & Dillon Marina.
Dog Sledding

Dog Sledding

To fully experience high country mountain living, you must hop on a dogsled. Unless your one of the few people that travels with a pack of Alaskan Malamutes, you will have to jump on a tour for this sensation. Good Times Adventures leads beautiful 6 mile tours through winding trails along the Swan River Valley. During this excursion, each guest has the unique opportunity to lead the whole team of Siberian Huskies, as they pull you through Colorado wilderness.

Get in touch with Good Times Adventures at 970.453.4947 to take part in this adventure.
Good Times Adventures
Yoga

Yoga

Yoga is refreshing for the mind & body. We fully endorse making this practice a part of your daily life. There are numerous Yoga Studios throughout Summit County.

Meta Yoga Studios in Breckenridge hosts numerous workshops, as well as, daily classes year-round. Their studio has great views of the mountains and is a short distance from The Bivvi. Nothing will get your day started better than a sunrise yoga session then a cup of coffee from Cuppa Joe (next door). Also, be sure to check out Meta`s Stand Up Paddle Yoga classes during the warmer months. For a complete schedule and list of upcoming workshops, go to metayogastudios.com. Namaste.
Rafting

Rafting

It is hard to beat the thrill and excitement of whitewater rafting in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The Breckenridge area has some of the best whitewater rafting in the country with great options for both families and adrenaline junkies.

With such great rafting in the Breckenridge area, The Bivvi has teamed up with the experts at The Adventure Company to offer you Summit County`s best whitewater rafting with this exclusive offer. Our guests receive a discount plus free use of their sanitized wetsuit gear!

Follow the link below to choose from Breckenridge`s best whitewater rafting options.

The Adventure Company
theadventurecompany.com
800.497.7238
Golf

Golf

Come to Summit County and have the best round of your life, as balls tend to fly 20% farther through the thin mountain air. The Town of Breckenridge can boast the only municipality in the world to own a Jack Nicklaus designed, 27-hole golf course. Nearby in Summit County you will find 36 amazing holes in Keystone, spectacular views of the Gore Range at Eagle Nest Wilderness, and the highest competitive course (9,700`ft) in the nation at Copper Mountain.

Breckenridge: 970-453-9104
Keystone: 970-496-4250
Copper Mountain: 866-677-1663
Silverthorne: 970-262-3636