4 Reasons to Visit Breckenridge During Summer

As if my list of places I want to visit wasn’t long enough, we’ve been going through out Lonely Planet book to see if there is anywhere we’ve missed! When choosing our honeymoon there were a few places that came up over and over again, mostly places in Asia, Canada and the United States of America.

That’s not really a surprise, but here’s one place that was in our top 8, Breckenridge.

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Summer dog-sledding

Okay, why did nobody tell me this was a thing?! If you’re ever having a bad day, just Google ‘Summer dog sledding Breckenridge‘, and I promise you you’ll feel better. The dogs at Snow Cap Sled Dogs require year round training, so it doesn’t need to be snowy to go on a sled ride!

Cost ranges from $20 to $75 per person depending on the tour, whether you just want to meet the little pups or whether you’d like to go on a full expedition. Booking is required to avoid disappointment, because I know i’d be REALLY disappointed if I was in the area and didn’t get a chance to do this.

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Gondolas & ski lifts

I’m probably a little bias here, because as most of you already know, my best friend asked me to marry him at the top of a mountain over-looking the Alps after getting a cable car. The views from being tens of thousands of feet in the sky is absolutely incredible, and you don’t go home with sore legs. Most importantly, it’s perfect when you don’t have much time spare but you want to enjoy the beautiful views from the top of a mountain.

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The Breckenridge gondola is 7,592 feet long and takes a quick 10 minutes from town to the base of Peak 8. The best thing about the Breckenridge gondola is that it’s completely free! There’s absolutely no reason not to go up and you can do up more than once. Don’t forget your wallet though because there are restaurants and a pub at the top.

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Photo credit: Ray Ferrone

Hiking trails

Whenever I’m looking to book a holiday, whether it’s a short trip or a long vacation, somewhere we can go on beautiful hikes is usually at the top of the list. Unsurprisingly Colorado offers outstanding hiking trails with stunning views. No matter what your ability there are plenty of routes to choose from.

After browsing TripAdvisor and Instagram the 6.8 mile path around Mohawk Lakes is on my bucket list. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for camping, fishing, fly fishing and hiking. Other popular trails include Quandary Peak, the McCullough Gulch Trail and Tenderfoot Mountain trail.

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Kayaking

I’m crazy lucky that I live by the sea in one of the most stunning parts of the country, Cornwall. Whenever I get the opportunity I go for a paddle in my kayak around the coast and admire the gorgeous scenery. I’ve always wanted to try kayaking somewhere different though, and Colorado has made my list.

Surrounded by gorgeous mountain peaks, Lake Dillon looks like an incredible way to spend the day on the crystal clear water. As if there weren’t enough options located right in the heart of Summit County, the world famous Arkansas River is a short drive away.

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For those looking for a true adventure, you can also take whitewater kayak down one of Summit County’s moving waterways. The 1,800-foot Breckenridge Kayak Park is the longest in the state and includes 15 water features that challenge all levels of boaters. I’ve never tried it before, but I’m willing to give anything a go once!

4 Reasons to Visit Breckenridge During Summer | UK Lifestyle Blog

How to get to Breckenridge from the UK

Denver International Airport is just 1 and a ½ hours from Breckenridge. Once in Denver, you can either opt for an airport transfer to Breckenridge or head on your own mountain road trip. We recommend hiring a car so you can take in the beautiful scenery and wildlife, en route!

Remember, you will need to apply for travel authorisation under ESTA before you travel. UK citizens must also have an electronic passport to be eligible for visa-free travel to the US. You won’t need any vaccinations though!

Author: Sam Charles

Meet Sam, the creator behind UK lifestyle blog, Strawberry Squeeze 🍓 Sam is a newlywed living in Cornwall studying her PgDip in Strategic Direction and Leadership with the Chartered Management Institute 🍕🐰 She's also the Founder + Director of multi-award-winning SEO & PPC agency, Float Digital ✨

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