Flat-landers Altitude Tips
Helpful hints for adjusting to the altitude for flat-landers. Prep by hydrating with water before coming to the mountains. The elevation in Breckenridge is 9,602ft! Which means there’s not as much air up here as you are use to. Continue to stay well hydrated with water or Gatorade while you enjoy the mountains.
Dillion Marina: 970.468-5100 or book online. *book early
Rentals are available for pontoon boat, speedboats, and sailboats
Frisco Marina: 800.424-1554 or book online.
Rentals available for canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards. Book before you arrive and go early in the day. It’s beautiful and calmer on the water in the morning.
K.C.... Fishing boats and equipment are also available to rent on Lake Dillion
There are a number of outfitters and guide companies that offer 2hour, half-day, full day outing for all levels of fly fishing. We want to hear just how BIG that cutthroat trout you caught was at the reception!
Colorado Adventure Center in Idaho Springs. They offer rafting, zip lines, and sky trek.
Whitewater rafting at Glenwood Springs for a trip on the Colorado River is about 2 hours away.
The paved recreation path offers a 55 mile long network that connects Breck to towns throughout Summit County. Breck to Frisco is a 19 mile trip out and back with a gentle downhill grade and little more pumping on the way back. From Frisco you can continue onto Copper and if you have lots and lots of energy continue on to Vail Pass. OR... for those who want to save their energy for the dance floor...Rent a bike and a shuttle ride up to Vail Pass and enjoy a beautiful downhill ride back. ITS AN ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL RIDE.
Rebel sports in Frisco: 970.668-2759
Mountain Wave in Breck: 970.453-8305
Mountain bikes are also available to rent. The shops can offer ideas for trail rides. We are going to stick to skis to ride down the mountainside.
Breckenridge Golf Club: 970.453-9104
Copper Creek Golf Course: 866.677-1663
The River and Ranch Courses at Keystone: 970.496-4250
The Raven Golf Cub at 3 Peaks: 970.262-3636. **this is the course where we got engaged*** said “YES”@#8
Here are a few of our recommendations.
MAYFLOWER GULCH: An easy hike located between Copper and Leadville. The trail cuts cuts through a beautiful pine forest with a gentle incline. Wonderful mountain scenery with dozens of different wild flowers covering the valley. Explore the log cabin ruins of the old Boston Mine along the way.
LILLY PAD LAKES: An extremely popular 3.3 mile trail by Frisco. It’s an easy to moderate hike with a spectacular view of Lake Dillion on the way to 2 small lakes filled with vibrant yellow Lilly pads. Perfect hike to bring a picnic.
SHRINE PASS: One of our favorites for spectacular mountain range views and beautiful wild flowers. Rated easy to moderate.
LOVELAND PASS: A short and rewarding hike. It is strenuous for the first 20 minutes then
flattens out as you walk on a wonderful ridge line up to the Continental Divide.
MOHAWK LAKES: Popular 7 mile round trip hike. Park above Spruce Creek Trail. There is a picturesque waterfall and several mining structures dating back to the late 19th Century on your way to the lower lake. If you want more sweeping views of the valley continue on to Upper Mohawk Lakes
MCCULLOUGH GULCH: A steeper climb 2.7 mile climb but the scenery makes it worth the effort. The hike takes you through a beautiful pine forest to an alpine lake. Along the way is the raging White Falls waterfall.
Sit & Enjoy the Scenery
Take the free gondola up to Peak 7. Ride the Alpine slide or just sit, have a beer, and enjoy the scenery.
DILLION OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATER: Free concert starting at 7pm
July 27th - Devothka
July 28th - George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic
July 29th - You are busy having fun @ our wedding!
BRECKENRIDGE FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL: Main Street Friday 5:00pm - Sunday 11am. Tickets at the gate.