Cool Off in Breckenridge, Colorado

Where the Rocky Mountains meet Main Street

People by the pool with a blue sky, trees and mountains in the background. Photo courtesy of Beaver Run Resort.

Beat the heat in Breckenridge, Colorado, this summer. When the temperatures start to rise, head up to the “coolest” mountain town in the Colorado Rockies. Known for its world-class skiing in the winter and its hiking and biking adventures in the summer, Breckenridge also offers mountainside dining, whitewater rafting, stand-up paddleboarding, fly-fishing, and even a beach day at nearby Lake Dillon. For a refreshing visit, stay at the best location in Breck — at Beaver Run Resort, located between the mountain and historic Main Street Breckenridge. 

Here are our top 5 favorite ways to cool down in town:

SWIM: Take the plunge at Beaver Run

With two outdoor pools, Beaver Run offers kids of all ages the chance to take a refreshing dip and cool off. The pools are available only for Beaver Run lodging guests and owners, so make sure to book a room and get access to mountainside pools, along with an on-site spa, arcade, dining, and even minigolf.

RAFT: Splash through the rapids

Breckenridge is located near some of the country’s most exhilarating whitewater rafting. Performance Tours Rafting, based in Breckenridge, can arrange a whitewater rafting trip from the mellow to the extreme (class III-IV), with transportation to and from the river included. This is a must-do adventure for any adrenaline junkies in your group. 

LAKE DILLON: Hit the beach in the mountains

Life’s a beach … at the Frisco Bay Marina with a sandy beach on the shores of Lake Dillon. With views of the Colorado Rockies and plenty of activities, such as sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and powerboating, you can have the best of both worlds — the mountains and a beach, plus a tiki bar. 

BLUE RIVER: Picnic on the shores of the Blue River

The Blue River flows right through the heart of downtown historic Breckenridge. Take a break and relax at the Blue River Plaza in the center of Main Street with a play area for the kids, benches, artwork, and a wide-open lawn by the Riverwalk Center, perfect for picnicking. 

WATERFALLS: Hike to a lake or waterfalls

Looking to get your heart pumping? Take a hike. For a shady trek, start at Beaver Run on the Burro Trail, which follows a creek through the forest. Beginners and families can do an easy out-and-back hike. More adventurous hikers can continue until the Burro Trail connects to Spruce Creek Trail, which will take you up past the spectacular Continental Falls and eventually to Mohawk Lakes. 

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