Chairlift in the Summer

Wet, Cool Weather Slows Progress of Colorado’s Wildfires – State Fire Ban Lifted

IMG_2742Heavy rain and cooler temps across Colorado have helped greatly in slowing the spread of Colorado’s many wildfires. As of July 9th no new wildfires have been reported in Colorado.

Colorado’s Governor John Hickenlooper announced the lifting of the statewide fire ban yesterday. He cautioned that people stay informed as many local counties and cities still have strict fire bans in place. Breckenridge is still under a Level 2 fire ban which bans all outdoor fires of any type barring gas grills on decks. This includes smoking outside anywhere in Breckenridge.

There are still 2 to 3 months in this year’s fire season and even with the recent cool, wet weather people are still advised to take great care with outdoor fires this season. Here is an update on the current Colorado wildfires.

The High Park Fire near Ft Collins has been 100% contained. This fire burned over 87,000 acres and destroyed 259 homes.

The Waldo Canyon Fire near Colorado Springs has been named the most destructive fire in Colorado’s History. It is currently at 18,500 acres. The fire is 98% contained as of this morning and has burned over 700 structures since it started 2 weeks ago. All evacuees have been allowed to return to their homes.

Flagstaff Fire: Located in Boulder County, the fire is 300 acres and 100% contained.

Lightner Fire: Located 3.5 miles west of Durango, the fire is 90 acres and 100% contained. No structures are threatened.

Little Sand Fire: Located 13 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs, the fire is 24,450 acres and 40% contained. No structures are threatened.

Pine Ridge Fire: Located 10 miles northeast of Grand Junction, the fire is 13,920 acres and 90% contained. No structures are threatened.

Weber Fire: Located in Montezuma County about 6 miles from Mancos, the fire is 10,133 acres and 90% contained. More than 100 homes have been evacuated all evacuees have been allowed to return to their homes.

For more information on Colorado’s wildfires, visit http://www.inciweb.org/state/6/.

For more information on events in Summit County this weekend, visit http://www.facebook.com/#!/best.breckenridge/events to see a comprehensive listing of events in Breckenridge and all over Summit County.

Mini Golf at Epic Discovery

Check out Breckenridge’s Peak 8 Fun Park

FunPark4It’s summer in Breckenridge and there are so many activities to choose from. If you are a family looking to have a day of fun activity close to town, check out the Peak 8 Fun Park. The Peak 8 Fun Park is a collection of awesome activities dotting the mountainside above the Peak 8 Base Area. The Peak 8 Fun Park offers activities for all ages. Start with a trip down the Alpine Slide or Gold Runner Coaster. Get lost in the Mineshaft Maze. Take the kids on a pony ride and the bouncy castle. Relax on a scenic chairlift ride and if you are a little adventurous take a mountain bike with you and come back down on the Breckenridge mountain bike trails. Challenge your family and friends to mini golf or reach for the sky in the Super Bungee Trampoline. Even getting there is a ride. Park down in the Gondola Lot and take the Free Breck Connect Gondola up to the Fun Park. Check out these awesome Fun Park attractions and click here for more information on the Peak 8 Fun Park.

Gold Runner Coaster

2,500 feet of track await you as you scream down the Gold Runner Coaster at top speeds. Race through the forest by yourself or with a friend and don’t worry. If it is too fast you get brakes!

Alpine SuperSlide

This is the “old standard” of the Peak 8 Fun Park. Contesting of 3 tracks each 2,600 feet long, cruise down and race your friends as tracks 1 and 2 are side by side and identical.

Breck 4×4 Tours

Take a ride in an open air 4×4 vehicles. Explore Peaks 8 and 7 and take in beautiful views of the Ten Mile Range and the back side of the Front Range.

Pony Rides

Let the kids get a sense of the old west on a pony ride. The special stable is safe environment for young kids. This is the perfect ride for toddlers and small children.

Mountain Biking

It’s not all for the little kids! Get a mountain bike and take a chairlift to the top of Peak 8 for an exhilarating ride down the Breckenridge’s Mountain Bike Trails. From easy to expert there are trails for all ability levels.

SuperPutt Mini Golf

Mini Golf is the perfect family game. Mini Golf! Included in the Fun Park pass., see who has the most skill!

Scenic Chairlift Rides

Take a scenic chairlift ride. The Colorado Super Chair runs up to over 11,000 feet in elevation and offers stunning mountain views. Ride back down or hike through Breckenridge pristine pine forests and aspen glades.

Gemstone Panning

Great for kids, pan for gems and keep what you find!

Mineshaft Maze

Try and beat the clock in Colorado’s largest human maze. Kids win prizes when they are faster than the clock.

Rockpile Climbing Wall

Test you skills on the rock climbing walls at the Peak 8 Fun Park. A great family activity there are walls for all abilities.

SuperBungee Trampoline

Fly high on the SuperBungee Trampoline. Twist and flip as you gain even more altitude bouncing along. This safe and exciting trampoline is great for kids and adults.

Ripperoo’s Bounce House

Kids love bouncy castles! Do we need to say anything more!

Spend a day at the Breckenridge Peak 8 Fun Park. You will not be disappointed.

For the best deals on Breckenridge Lodging visit www.breckenridgediscountlodging.com.

Grandparents with grandkids

The Wagners’

Family poses for picture in BreckenridgeSharing the restaurant (Motherloader) with the Thursday evening biking crew was a “Saturday Nite Live” experience for sure! 🙂

A great place to take the Grandkids for relaxation for the entire group. Nice work Grand Timber Lodge!

Name: Phil and Diane
City: Springfield
State: Nebraska

Firefighter fighting fire

Good Weather and Firefighting Contain and Slow Colorado Wildfires

a forest fireCooler weather and some rain coupled with brave firefighting have helped slow and contain Colorado’s wildfires.

The High Park Fire near Fort Collins has been 100% contained and all evacuees have been allowed to return to their homes.

The Waldo Canyon Fire is 55% contained and most evacuees have been allowed to return to their homes. The weather this week looks hot and dry which could be a concern as firefighters work to contain this fire. The Waldo Canyon fire has been named the most destructive fire in Colorado’s history.

Currently there are no fires burning anywhere in Summit County. The air quality continues to be good.

All public fireworks displays in Summit County scheduled for the 4th of July have been canceled. All other scheduled events in Summit County are taking place.

Other major wildfires in Colorado:

Flagstaff Fire: Located in Boulder County, the fire is 300 acres and 90% contained. Heavy rains over the weekend helped firefighting efforts.

Lightner Fire: Located 3.5 miles west of Durango, the fire is 90 acres and 75% contained. No structures are threatened.

Little Sand Fire: Located 13 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs, the fire is 24,400 acres and 35% contained. No structures are threatened.

Pine Ridge Fire: Located 10 miles northeast of Grand Junction, the fire is 13,360 acres and 35% contained. No structures are threatened.

Weber Fire: Located in Montezuma County about 6 miles from Mancos, the fire is 10,133 acres and 75% contained. More than 100 homes have been evacuated but no structures have burnt.

For more information on Colorado’s wildfires, visit http://www.inciweb.org/state/6/.

For more information on events in Summit County this weekend, visit http://www.facebook.com/#!/best.breckenridge/ events to see a comprehensive listing of events in Breckenridge and all over Summit County.