Breckenridge Adventure Activities

Beyond the Slopes: Breckenridge’s Uncommon Adventure Activities

The Wild West is alive and well in Breckenridge. Beyond the ski slopes you will discover numerous recreational adventures that reveal the pioneer history of this rich area. Explore the wilderness with activities that let you experience the best of the region’s outdoor features. We’ve picked a few of our favorites, listed below, but there are many other options that you’ll enjoy discovering on your own.

Dog sledding

Picture yourself mushing along the snowy trails of a beautiful spruce forest behind a team of sled dogs whose eager breath leaves vapor in the crisp winter air. Tour guides will give you the history of the sport and guide you through a thrilling experience.

Good Times Adventures

Snow Caps Sled Dogs

Zip Line

Adventure with a view! Fly over the rugged mountain and forest landscape using your own two arms. Summer or winter, you will experience breathtaking views of the dramatic Rocky Mountain landscape. Choose from canopy or canyon tours.

Colorado Adventure Center
(800) 808-0357

High Country Activities
(970) 389-8214

Snow Shoeing

Strike out on your own or hire a guide to show you the best trails. Snow shoeing is an easy way to explore the winter wonderland of this mountain region at your own pace. Well-marked trails and maps let you choose your level of activity. Equipment rentals and basic instruction make it easy for the whole family to participate.

Gold Run Nordic Center
Has over 10km of snowshoe trails
(970) 547-7889
200 Clubhouse Drive, Breckenridge, CO 80424 (at the Breckenridge Golf Course).

Breckenridge Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Adventure Center
Offers evening moonlight treks
(970) 453-6855
1200 Ski Hill Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424


A variety of organized tours gives you the option to get involved at any level. Sit back and relax and let a guide do the driving, or take the wheel yourself for personalized adventure.

Gold Mine tours
Explore Breckenridge’s rich gold mining history.

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance (970) 453-9767
Country Boy Mine (970) 453-4405

Snowmobile tours
Get away from the crowds and see beautiful back-country Breckenridge on a snowmobile tour.

Breckenridge Snowmobiling (970) 455-4040
Good Times Adventures (970) 453-7604

Historical tours
Walking tours of historical Breckenridge and its surroundings.

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance (970) 453-9767
Breckenridge Welcome Center (877) 864-0868

Jeep/ATV tours
Summit County has hundreds of miles of four-wheel-drive tracks waiting for you to explore.

Above and Beyond 4×4 Guides (970) 390-JEEP (5337)
Summit Vacation Concierge (970) 455-4040

Train Rides
Board a replica of an early western train for a delightful ride through the mountains and valleys of Summit County.

High Country Activities (970) 389-8214
Alpenglow Adventures Train Tours (970)468-7777

Hot Air Balloons

What more thrilling way to see the full panorama of the Rocky Mountains than from a hot air balloon. Lift off in the early morning breeze and float up over the forest – you can pick pine cones from the tree tops as you glide gently over the landscape.

Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides
(888) 468-9280

Grand Adventure Balloon Tours
(970) 887-1340