Breckenridge, Colorado: a guide for outdoorsy types

Colorado, in the southwest of the US, is best known for its high-quality skiing opps and the spectacular views afforded to it by its mountainous landscapes.

So no wonder it attracts outdoorsy types who love skiing and climbing. And encouraged by its vistas, it’s the perfect place to expand one’s horizons.

Breckenridge, for example, is part of the Rockies but is also known for its watersports. So with the help of Breckenridge Tourism Office, we’ve found a few less obvious ideas for outdoor enthusiasts to try.

Experience White Water Rafting By Moonlight

Take rafting one exciting step further with a full moon white water rafting experience. The trip begins at 7pm with a fajita feast as the sun sets, and just as the moon begins to appear over the Arkansas River Valley, rafters will begin their journey down Browns Canyon. The white water is exciting enough for seasoned paddlers, but not too scary for first-timers. Trips depart two nights per month throughout August and include glow sticks, a fajita feast and wetsuit.

Prices start from £76 and for more information, visit The Adventure Company.

Experience The Ultimate Overnight Fly Fishing Trip

Fly fishing pros and newcomers alike, can experience the ultimate fishing experience with an overnight trip, which allows guests to enjoy a full day of fishing and a beautiful boat ride experience. In addition to this, once the day’s fishing comes to a close, a luxury tent will be set up for guests to enjoy a peaceful night under the stars.

Fly fishing by night

The next morning, guests can dine on a hot breakfast before donning their waders and getting out onto the river before anybody else. Prices start from £808 based on two sharing. For more information, visit Breckenridge Outfitters.

Combine Stand Up Paddle Boarding With Yoga
Thanks to the 300 inches of fresh snow that falls in Breckenridge during the winter months, as the weather warms up and the snow begins to melt, stunning crystal-clear water runs off the mountains and feed Breck’s streams, rivers, waterfalls and nearby lakes.

Stand-up-paddle-boarders looking to step it up a gear can put their balance and concentration to the ultimate test with SUP yoga, and by combining the two fitness trends, holidaymakers can try out the ultimate wellness experience. A basic knowledge of yoga is advised but complete new-comers to SUP are welcomed too. The morning lessons are offered at either Maggie Pond or Dillon Marina.

Paddle boarding yoga

Prices start from £23 per person, which includes equipment, yoga and paddle instruction, and for more information, visit MetaYoga Studios.

Conquer Kayaking At Breckenridge Kayak Park

Newcomers to kayaking or those with experience already behind them, can perfect their skills at the 1,800 foot Breckenridge Kayak Park. Visit the water park, which is the longest in the state and includes 15 water features that challenge all levels of boaters from beginners to experts. The park is in the Blue River, just east of the Recreation Centre and is open free of charge but visitors must provide their own equipment, which can be rented from nearby outlets.

For more information, visit the Town of Breckenridge’s site.


For those looking to experience Breckenridge for themselves, packages from the UK include America As You Like It, who are offering a seven night, room-only package to Breckenridge and Colorado, from £1,405 per person. Price includes return flights from London Heathrow to Denver with British Airways, seven days car hire, one night room-only at the Baymont Inn and Suites Denver Airport and six nights room-only at the Doubletree by Hilton in Breckenridge. Price is based on selected departure dates in September and is based on two adults sharing.

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