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There are a ton of outdoor activities and adventures to enjoy in Breckenridge which means there is a good chance you’ll want to try something for the first time while you’re out here.. While there are a lot of benefits and excitement involved in trying something new, it can also be intimidating.  Questions like how will you know where to go, how do you stay safe, and what gear do you need, are sure to pop-up.   Although there are a lot of great resources to help you try a new activity for the first time, nothing can compare to the first-hand knowledge, details, and know-how a guide can offer. Go with a local with these awesome guided adventures.

6 ways to go with a local

1. Snowmobile & Dog Sled Tours

This popular snowmobile tour will take you to Georgia Pass, ending up on top of the Continental Divide at 11,585 feet above sea level!

Explore the backcountry and create unforgettable memories with the amazing team at Good Times Adventures. Each dog sledding tour provides a safe, interactive and experiential with the opportunity to drive the sled and mush your own team of Siberian Huskies. Taking in the mountain views, cruising behind a team of dogs and cheering on others in the group as you each take a turn in the driver seat is a once in a lifetime experience. They even offer mushing in the summer too!

Good Times also offers snowmobile tours on their fleet of 100 brand new, state of the art Ski Doo snowmobiles on scenic well-groomed trails along the Swan River Valley and up to Georgia Pass. The tour begins with a brief introduction to the vehicle, basic skills instruction and practice time to get comfortable with your sled. Once you hit the trail, you will be traveling in a small group with your guide all the way to the top of the Continental Divide at 11,585 feet above sea level. There will be several opportunities to take in the breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains and take pictures along the way. Finish your tour with hot chocolate back by the fireplace at the lodge and head home with lots of stories and unforgettable moments to share.

2. Single Trek Tours

Biking Peaks Trail in Breckenridge
Breckenridge offers hundreds of miles of trails to explore.

Nick and Sydney – the owners of Breck Bike Guides, spent years traveling around the country competing and training and noticed that there was a big discrepancy in the ability to find the right trails, and navigate them without local knowledge and insight when you show up in a new place. They realized they could provide a better experience for anyone who wants to explore their home town trails in Summit County and Breck Bike Guides was born! They love sharing their love of our local singletrack, bikes and Breckenridge and strive to make everyone they ride with a better rider in the process.

In the winter you can find them cruising Fat Bikes, leading rides on the snow-covered trails and in summer you can book both mountain bike and road rides varying customized to your ability and varying in duration. Bring your own bike or ride one of their demos from Rocky Mountain, Scott, BMC, Moots, and Yeti. Check out their brand new location on Airport Road for the latest gear, a custom bike fit, and cycling lab designed to help athletes and bike enthusiasts train smarter and get faster.

3. Guided Fly Fishing Clinics

Explore nearby rivers on a guided fly fishing our

The gorgeous rivers, streams and lakes of Summit County make it an incredible destination for fly-fishing in any season. Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities can discover the best spots, learn to cast, get your license, and find out where the fish are biting with the help of our local outfitters and guides at Breckenridge Outfitters and Mountain Angler. Both outfitters offer half day, full day and float trip packages for you to choose from as well as priceless local knowledge. The wild and open waters of Colorado can be hard to tame and you can greatly enhance your experience and chances of catching a fish and creating lifelong memories with the help of a knowledgeable local guide.

4. Scenic Snowcat Tour

Experience Breckenridge’s scenic trails from the comfort of a heated snowcat!  The Breckenridge Nordic Center’s scenic cat tour offers guided tours through forested trails of the Peak 8 Nordic Center that are surrounded by wildlife and scenic views. Tours stop at a historic mining cabin to fill guests up on smores, hot cocoa and tales of Breckenridge’s mining history. This tour is perfect for families with small children or guests who’d like to explore mountain trails and scenery in comfort.

5. Guided ATV Tours

ATV tours are available any time of year and are a great way for children and grandparents to explore the mountains.

Adventure awaits. Explore the old mining roads, old mining camps, forested trails, meadows, lakes, and the high alpine of Summit County and the surrounding areas with a guided ATV tour.  Enjoy panoramic views and take in the beauty of the Rocky Mountains while riding or driving an all-terrain vehicle designed to climb rugged terrain and hills with ease. Travel in comfort and style with high-quality machines and experienced guides that will keep you safe and provide an opportunity for an exciting way to travel further into the backcountry. Tours are available in the winter, summer and are a great activity to do with small children and grandparents.

6. Guided Backcountry Tours

Stay safe when you head into the backcountry by going with a pro.

If you like to get away from the crowds, off the beaten path and get into the wilderness, Colorado Adventures Guides has your covered in any season.  In the winter, you can link up with their guides for Backcountry skiing, splitboarding, Nordic skiing, Snowshoe and Peak Ascents. The guides will take you to the best trails and locations depending on your skill level, the snow conditions and activity of your choice.  They can customize your experience and will also keep you safe while traveling in the backcountry. For summer adventures, Colorado Adventure Guides offers hiking, biking, climbing and peak ascents to help you get out, stay on trail, learn about and explore all the mountains have to offer.  They offer a great opportunity to climb your first 14er, learn how to mountain bike, or reach new heights rockclimbing at 9,600 feet.

Looking for more ideas on what to do in Breckenridge?  Find more outdoor activities and adventures.

By Breck Editorial
The Breckenridge Tourism Office works to enhance and promote the unique character and experience of Breckenridge as a world-renowned destination resort and to represent, serve and perpetuate the common interest and character of its membership and community.