Summer Activities

Summer activities we love!

Summit County offers a multitude of activities for everyone from age 1 to 100 and at virtually every skill level. These are some of our favorite local activities offered by our favorite local companies, organizations and restaurants. We think you’ll agree, these folks are the best in the business!

 

 

 

 

 


WHITEWATER RAFTING

Professionally guided raft trips for all ages and abilities ranging from family adventure float trips to extreme whitewater excitement trips. Enjoy the amazing mountain and canyon scenery on the Colorado, Arkansas and Blue Rivers.

    Breckenridge, Dillon and Keystone
    Performance Tours is the best in the business. Tell them the Happy Bookers sent you!
    Phone 970 453 0661
    Web:
www.performancetours.com

BOATING ON LAKE DILLON and KAYAKING IN THE BLUE RIVER

Enjoy the tranquility of boating on the Lake or Kayaking the Blue River. The Lake Dillon Marina offers a multiude of activities, including boat rental. The Breckenridge Recreation Center offers kayaking classes with certified instructors for beginners and intermediates, including solid basic skills and rolling classes in the indoor pool. The Breckenridge whitewater park or nearby Arkansas or Colorado rivers to experience whitewater rapids. You can also bring your kayak to Lake Dillon for a more peaceful paddle.

    Breckenridge
    The Town of Breckenridge Recreation Center
    Phone: 970 453 1734
    Web: http://www.townofbreckenridge.com/index.aspx?page=395

    Dillon and Keystone
    Lake Dillon Marina
    Phone: 970 468 5100
    Web: www.dillonmarina.com


HORSEBACK RIDING

A great way to experience Summit County is on horseback. Take a guided trail ride or even a dinner trail ride and enjoy some down home cooking at the Keystone Stables or Breck Stables. You can also relax and take a ride in a horse-drawn wagon. Kids can experience riding around the corral with Pony rides.
   
    Breckenridge
    Breckenridge Ski Area
    Phone: 970 453 5000
    Web: http://breckenridge.snow.com/info/summer/ea.act.out.asp#HORSEBACK%20RIDING

    Dillon and Keystone
    Keystone Ski Area
    Phone: 970 496 4FUN
    Web: http://keystone.snow.com/info/summer.stables.asp


FLY FISHING

Take a day on the river and learn the graceful skills of fly fishing with experienced guides. Clinics are offered to teach the basics of tying a fly and casting. 

    Mountain Angler – the best shop in the Rockies!
    Phone: 970 453 4665
    Web: www.mountainangler.com


HIKING

There are endless hiking opportunities in Summit County ranging from shorter easier hikes on town trails and various local hiking trails offering a variety of terrain to more strenuous hikes that reach the summit of Colorado’s 14,000ft peaks. Get the book “The New Summit Hiker” for all the best trails in the area, including explicit directions, level of difficulty as well as tips and tricks to high altitude hiking.

    Get the book: "The New Summit Hiker"
    Web: www.alpenrosepress.com

GOLFING

For some of the greatest golfing in one of the most spectacular settings you can imagine. Set up tee times at any of these amazing golf courses and if you need a little work on your game, set up a lesson with the local PGA Professionals.

    KEYSTONE RANCH COURSE
    Phone: 970 496 4386
    Web: http://keystone.snow.com/info/courses.ranch.asp

    RIVER COURSE AT KEYSTONE
    Phone: 970 496 4386

     Web:  http://keystone.snow.com/info/courses.river.asp
   
    THE BRECKENRIDGE GOLF CLUB

     Phone: 970 453 9104
     Web:  http://www.townofbreckenridge.com/index.aspx?page=44

   
THE RAVEN GOLF CLUB - Silverthorne (just minutes from Carolina in the Pines) 
    Phone: 970 262 3636
    Web: http://www.intrawestgolf.com/raven_threepeaks/

    THE COPPER CREEK GOLF CLUB
    Phone: 970 968 3333
    Web: http://www.coppercolorado.com/golf/index.htm

BIKING

Colorado is home to hundreds of miles of world-class single track, amazing downhill and cross-country trails, as well as several Mountain Bike Parks. If road biking is more of your thing, Summit County offers an incredible local Bike Path System, in addition to the miles of local alpine roads that wind through the mountains and over passes. Families will love riding around town or check out our county-wide bike path that connects Breck, Frisco and Dillon!

    Breckenridge
    Mountain Wave – full service rental shop, as well as tons of local advice
    Phone: 970 453 8305
    Web: www.mtnwavesnowboards.com

    Dillon and Keystone
    Wilderness Sports – full service rental shop, as well as tons of local advice
    Phone: 970 468 5687
    Web: www.wildernesssportsonline.com

ROCK CLIMBING

Summit County is fortunate to have innumerable rocks, faces, cliffs, and other features that make it a prime alpine rock climbing and bouldering area. There are also indoor rock climbing walls at the recreation centers if the weather is not cooperating or you want to hone your skills before heading outdoors.

    Breckenridge
    Mountain Outfitters  – full service rental shop, as well as tons of local advice
    Phone: 970 453 2201
    Web: www.mtnoutfitters.com

    Dillon and Keystone
    Wilderness Sports – full service rental shop, as well as tons of local advice
    Phone: 970 468 5687
    Web: www.wildernesssportsonline.com



RECREATION CENTERS

There are two state of the art Recreation facilities in Summit County to entertain all of your fitness and recreation needs. One in Breckenridge and one in Silverthorne. Both facilities have extensive weight rooms and fitness equipment, indoor pools with slides, gymnasiums, tennis and racquetball courts, rock climbing walls, indoor tracks, fitness classrooms and mens/womens and family locker rooms. Classes are offered ranging from, aerobics, cycling, weight training and yoga to swimming, tennis, kayaking, rock climbing and much more. Daycare options and day camps offer children a wide of variety of activities as well.

    Breckenridge
    The Town of Breckenridge Recreation Center
    Phone: 970 453 1734
    Web: http://townofbreckenridge.com/index.aspx?page=349

    Dillon and Keystone
    The Town of Silverthorne Recreation Center
    Phone: 970 262 7370
    Web: http://www.silverthorne.org/recreation/facility.html

 

SKATE PARKS

There are three skateboard parks located in Summit County: Breckenridge, Frisco and Silverthorne. Each park has unique features from ramps, bowls, rails and more. Skateboarding lessons are offered as well, for those starting out or looking to improve his or her skills.

    Breckenridge
    The Town of Breckenridge Recreation Center
    Phone: 970 453 1734
    Web: http://townofbreckenridge.com/index.aspx?page=396

    Dillon and Keystone
    The Town of Silverthorne Recreation Center
    Phone: 970 262 7370
    Web: www.silverthorne.org


BOATING AND FISHING ON LAKE DILLON

The Lake Dillon Marina is a full service marina that grants access to the beautiful Dillon Reservoir. Take sailing lessons or rent a boat and spend the day on the lake. Take advantage of the Charter boat fishing and scenic boat cruises available for the whole family. When you are done stop by the Tiki Bar and Restaurant and catch the sunset over the lake.

    Breckenridge, Dillon and Keystone
    Lake Dillon Marina
    Phone: 970 468 5100
    Web: www.dillonmarina.com


ATV/JEEP TOURS

Tour the High Country on the unbeaten path, cross the Continental Divide and tour the old mining access roads on an ATV or Jeep. This promises to be exciting. Be sure to tell them The Happy Bookers sent you!

    Vail
    Nova Guides
    Phone: 888 979 6682
    Web: www.novaguides.com


HISTORIC TOURS AND MUSEUMS

Take a guided walking tour of Breckenridge and learn the rich history of the old western mining town that grew into a year round destination. Stop by the town museums and information centers to see a glimpse of what life was like back in the mining days.  You can even venture into the Country Boy Mine, an authentic underground gold mine and take a guided tour to learn more about Colorado’s mining history. When your tour is completed your guide will teach you how to pan for gold, and you can take your riches home with you.

    Breckenridge
    Welcome Center
    Phone: 877-864-0868 or 970-453-5579
    Web: http://townofbreckenridge.com/index.aspx?page=199

 
INDOOR ICE SKATING

Check out the two NHL-sized rinks at the Steven C. West Ice Arena in Breckenridge. The indoor rink is open year-round and boasts bleacher seating, locker rooms, skate rentals and a proshop. The outdoor rink is open mid-September through mid-April and has an indoor warming facility. The Ice Arena hosts many groups and activities, including daily public skating sessions, public hockey sessions, youth & adult hockey leagues and learn to skate classes.

    Breckenridge
    Steven C West Ice Arena
    Phone: 970 547 9974
    Web: http://townofbreckenridge.com/index.aspx?page=360

 
HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES

Experience the highest altitude hot air balloon ride in the country and marvel in the spectacular panoramic mountain views. At the end of your journey you will enjoy a traditional champagne toast and deluxe sit down breakfast.

    Breckenridge, Dillon or Keystone
    Phone: 970 468 9280


BRECKENRIDGE AND KEYSTONE FUN PARK

You don’t want to miss all of the activities available at the Peak 8 Fun Park! The SuperSlide Alpine Slide, Super Putt, Amaze’n Breckenridge, Climbing Wall, Spin Cycle, Chairlift Rides, Bounce House and Sky Fly Power Trampoline will keep you and the kids entertained for hours. There are also great trails for hiking and mountain biking, and don’t forget the Mountain Bike Park.

    Breckenridge
    Breckenridge Ski Area
    Phone: 970 453 5000
    Web: http://breckenridge.snow.com/info/summer/ea.peak8.asp

    Dillon and Keystone
    Keystone Ski Area
    Phone: 970 496 4386
    Web: http://keystone.snow.com/info/summer.asp


RIVERWALK CENTER, BRECKENRIDGE

The newly renovated Riverwalk Center is a performance venue located in the heart of Breckenridge and is the home of two top-notch orchestras, the National Repertory Orchestra and the Breckenridge Music Institute in the summer. For fun, music, dancing, juggling and magic for the kids check out the Kidz Calliope Concerts, also performed at the Riverwalk Center.

    Breckenridge
    Phone: 970 453 3187 x.2
    Web: http://townofbreckenridge.com/index.aspx?page=188

 

HISTORICAL TOURS and MUSEUMS

Take a guided walking tour of Breckenridge and learn the rich history of the old western mining town that grew into a year round destination. Stop by the town museums and information centers to see a glimpse of what life was like back in the mining days.  You can even venture into the Country Boy Mine, an authentic underground gold mine and take a guided tour to learn more about Colorado’s mining history. When your tour is completed your guide will teach you how to pan for gold, and you can take your riches home with you.

    Breckenridge
    Welcome Center
    Phone: 877-864-0868 or 970-453-5579
    Web: http://townofbreckenridge.com/index.aspx?page=213

 

 
ARTS DISTRICT of BRECKENRIDGE

The Arts District of Breckenridge offers various art workshops and activities year-round.  The Tin Shop Guest Artist Program provides the public the opportunity to watch artists at work and interact with them.

    Breckenridge
    Phone: 970 547 3116
    Web: http://townofbreckenridge.com/index.aspx?page=199

 


MOVIE THEATRES

 

 

Summit County offers two distinct movie theatre choices. Our state of the art theatre, with stadium style seating and newly released films is located in Dillon, directly above City Market. However, for a one of a kind experience you won't want to miss the Speakeasy Theatre in Breckenridge. Go back in time to the Speakeasy, where they show a mix of independent films and newly released movies, complete with red velvet seats. There is also an art gallery in the lobby showcasing local artist’s work.

    Breckenridge
    Speakeasy Movie Theatre - located downstairs at Colorado Mountain College
    Phone: 970 453 7243
    Web: www.speakeasymovies.com

 

 

    Dillon and Keystone
    Skyline CInema
    Phone: 970 468 6315
    Web: http://www.transluxmovies.com/loc_skyline.asp

 

 
LIVE THEATRE COMPANIES

Both Dillon and Breckenridge offer fun year round live entertainment for the whole Family. Before the show don't forget to visit the Breckenridge Theatre gallery located in the atrium of the Theatre.

    Breckenridge
    Phone: 970 453 0199
    Web: www.backstagetheatre.org

 

    Dillon and Keystone
    Lake Dillon Theatre
    Phone: 970 513 9386
    Web: http://www.lakedillonfoundation.org/index.php

 

 
MOUNTAIN TOP CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

The Mountain Top Children's Museum offers children an opportunity to think outside the box and use their imaginations. "Where the Wild Things Are" is an example of interesting exhibits you'll find while playing there. It's a perfect afternoon activity for learning and excitement for younger children.
   
    Breckenridge
    Phone: 970 453 7878
    Web: www.mtntopmuseum.org

 
DAY SPA / MOBILE MASSAGE

Pamper yourself at a relaxing day spa and indulge in a massage, body treatment, facial, manicure or pedicure. Or hire a mobile massage therapist to come right to your lodge to work on you and your guests after a long day of hiking, biking and shopping.

    Bliss Massage Therapy Mobile Massage
    Phone: 970 406 0014
    Website: www.breckenridgeblissmassage.com

 
SHOPPING and GALLERIES

Summit county is a shopper's paradise! Breckenridge, Frisco and Keystone offer quiant shops and wonderful restaurants. Come see for yourself!

On the historic main streets of Breckenridge and Frisco you'll find an array of unique clothing stores, galleries, toy stores and much, much more. And don’t forget the Outlets in Silverthorne, where you will find all of your favorite name brands.


WORLD MARKET and FARMER'S MARKET

Check out the weekly farmer’s markets in Dillon on Friday and in Breckenridge on Sunday. You will find local artisans, farmers, bakers and more.

    Breckenridge – Sunday from 9-12, located at Main Street Station
    Dillon – Friday from 9-12, located in the Town Center


CONCERTS AND FESTIVAL'S

There are plenty of Concerts throughout the summer in Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper, Dillon and Frisco as well as great festivals like the Breckenridge Art Festival, Wine Festival, the Frisco BBQ Challenge to name a few.