Kid on alpine slide

Summer Funner!

Friday, May 17, 2013 by Kelly Hepburn_2The beautiful, bright blue Breckenridge summer skies are back,

The river is flowing more powerfully than the early spring melt trickle, and flowers are budding and blooming. The summers are what make locals, well, locals. Most of us wanted to come and live in this quaint mountain town for a winter season, but claimed Breckenridge as home because of its amazing summers.

Plenty to see and plenty to do. With Kingdom Days, Fourth of July celebrations, Sunday Farmers Markets, free concerts, the PRCA Rodeo, art festivals, beer festivals, movie festivals, the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, and more, Breckenridge certainly does not fall asleep when the ski season is over. The town is alive, vibrant and bustling with people from near and far.  Aside from the variety of events, there are plenty of activities including biking, hiking, rafting, kayaking, exploring and more. There is something to do for everyone.

The gondola and the Peak 8 Fun Park will be up and running on June 14th. Take the gondola up to Peak 8 from town and enjoy a fun-filled day for the entire family. Race through the trees on the Gold Runner Coaster, or for a little bit longer of a rush, make your way to the alpine slide and zoom down any of the three 2,600 foot long tracks. Prove your putting skills at quite possibly the most scenic mini golf course. The Peak 8 Fun Park also features a rock climbing wall, Mineshaft Maze, SuperBungee Trampoline, a bouncy castle and scenic chairlift rides that will take you to some awesome hiking trails. New to the park are 4×4 off-road and Segway tours! For more information, visit: http://www.breckenridge.com/info/summer.aspx#activities#Top

For thrill seekers, bring your mountain bike or rent one at the Peak 8 Base Area, and load it on the Colorado SuperChair. There are 11 blue and black mountain-bike trails to choose from and range from single track and mountain roads with banked corners, berms and bridges to challenge any rider. Chair hauls are not included in the Fun Park Pass, and are $15 for single rides or $30 for unlimited rides for the day. For the novice, Breck is now offering beginner and intermediate/advanced mountain bike lessons for ages six and up. Guides are available to take your riding to the next level, but are also available to take your family down the hill as well.

Have older kids that want to experience the park, but also have wee ones that aren’t quite big enough to participate? No problem. There is a children’s center onsite that provides childcare for $20 per hour for kiddos ages 2 months to 5 years old and are open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Ticket  Prices: You can purchase a full day pass, or pay for individual activities. If it’s your first time, I would recommend purchasing the pass to get a taste of everything. Guided tours are not included in the day pass, but are definitely worth checking out!

Adult Fun Park tickets are $68 and children’s tickets (ages 3-7) are $34.

For more detailed information, visit: http://www.breckenridge.com/info/summer.aspx#summerpricing

Summer Hours of Operation:

June 14 – September 2 from 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

September 6 – 15: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only

Dates & times are weather permitting

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