15 Mar 2022
Late spring and early summer are great times to visit Breckenridge, CO! This transition season may be the perfect time to enjoy peace and quiet on your next vacation. We have great suggestions to help you make the most of a mountain getaway when the crowds are small, and the weather warms up.
Hit the paved Recpath trails for biking fun to avoid softer terrain as the weather changes. There are over fifty miles of paths to explore, connecting Summit County to surrounding counties and towns. Choose your level of difficulty to make this the perfect family activity.
Breckenridge temperatures are perfect for outdoor activities in late spring and early summer. There are many early spring hiking opportunities around the Breckenridge area, and you can determine the best trails to hit by watching the weather and checking trail status. Stick to drier hiking trails or try snowshoeing and cross-country skiing where the snow is packed.
White water rafting on the Blue River is even more exciting after the spring thaw when the water is higher. Views of the Gore Range are worth the effort! River flow and weather in Breckenridge will vary (sometimes day-to-day), so be prepared with quick-dry layers, just in case.
Fly fishing is a popular way to spend a warm day (or two) in the Colorado mountains. The Mountain Angler and Breckenridge Outfitters are excellent resources to help plan a half or whole-day fishing trip.
Shop, Dine, and Explore History in Breckenridge
There is always something to do in Downtown Breckenridge. Our guests love shopping in unique stores on gorgeous Victorian-style Main Street. Some restaurants and stores close briefly during May to give their staff a break, but that doesn't have to hamper the fun on your vacation.
Spring is a wonderful time to learn more about the rich mining history of this quaint town. Country Boy Mine is another family-friendly attraction to see (and a major hit with kids). Some favorite activities include petting a burro, touring the gold mine, hunting for treasure, and snowshoeing on a self-guided tour of the property to reach the old miner’s cabin.
Breckenridge offers stunning vistas year-round, and every trip around town feels like a scenic tour. Higher elevation vantage points such as Boreas Pass Road will open to vehicle traffic in June, if not earlier. Breckenridge Overlook on Ski Hill Road is always a great spot to stop for pictures.
On Sunday, May 29th, you can head over to the Arapahoe Basin (A-Basin as locals call it) at Mountain Goat Plaza and sample the best local brews at the Festival of the Brewpubs. Details about ticket sales should be published soon. Nearby Frisco will host its 27th annual BBQ Challenge on June 17th and 18th. This event boasts the best BBQ in Colorado, with fun activities taking place, all surrounded by beautiful scenery. Later in June, the Keystone Bacon and Bourbon Festival is back, and within easy driving distance from Breckenridge.
Release some tension at Breckenridge Mountain Massage for a quick way to decompress during your stay. For a full-service spa experience, you can book treatments at The Spa at Breckenridge. After a massage, well-being treatment, or body wrap, you will feel rejuvenated and ready to go on the next adventure!
Don’t forget to plan some downtime to enjoy the hot tub or pool on your property (especially with the kids!). Choose your vacation rental with amenities you’ll want to help wind down after a busy day full of activity.
Need Help Planning Your Breckenridge Spring or Summer Vacation?
Take advantage of the long Memorial Day weekend and school breaks to plan your trip! We are proud to offer a superior selection of exclusive Breckenridge lodging in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. From luxury vacation rentals to smaller properties – we would be delighted to help make your warmer-weather experience a great one. Browse our selection of homes here.