There are plenty of things to do in Breckenridge, CO before the summer comes to an end, and we recommend taking a hike! While many of the Breckenridge hiking options range in difficulty, there are plenty of beginner and intermediate trails that typically satisfy the average hiker. One such hike is the popular Mohawk Lakes, as it is an intermediate level hike that sums up everything magnificent about the beautiful landscape that our mountain town has to offer. A hike to Mohawk Lakes offers the opportunity to experience sweeping vistas, historic ruins and ore cars to waterfalls and close-up views of massive, rugged peaks. Here’s a quick summary of the Mohawk Lakes Trail:
Open: July through September
Elevation: 12,100 feet
Time: 2-3 hours roundtrip
Distance: 1.2 miles or 2.8 miles
Directions: Drive south out of Breckenridge on Highway 9. At about 2.4 miles from the last traffic light as you leave Breckenridge, turn right on Spruce Creek Road and proceed for about 1.2 miles to a well marked parking area and trailhead.
Whenever you are venturing into the great outdoors, please remember to bring snacks, sunscreen and plenty of water. It’s also important to check the Breckenridge weather forecast before you begin your hike as the weather can change quickly. Be sure to let someone know where you are going and most of all, have fun!
If you would like to plan a trip to Breckenridge, call Breckenridge Discount Lodging at toll free1-866-476-2311 or visit www.breckenridgediscountlodging.com.
If you are looking for things to do in Breckenridge, CO, the Breckenridge Peak 8 Fun Park at Breckenridge Ski Resort has even bigger and better attractions this summer with activities for all ages. Take a ride on the Gold Runner Coaster, or the famous Alpine Slide! Park for free in the Gondola Lot in downtown Breckenridge, and take the free shuttle bus up to Peak 8 or enjoy the scenic gondola ride. Other Breckenridge activities at the Peak 8 Fun Park include mountain biking, chairlift rides, gold panning, bungee jumping, pony rides, bounce house, mini-golf and much more! The Peak 8 Fun Park is open every day from 10am – 6pm until September 4th. From September 9th – 18th, the Breckenridge Peak 8 Fun Park will be open on weekends only.
In addition to all of these exciting Breckenridge activities, our friends at the Peak 8 Fun Park have also started offering BreckTreks Guided Hikes this summer. Each hike includes an experienced guide, water, granola bar, use of a day pack, hiking poles, and rain poncho. Hikes are on Breckenridge mountain and you can learn about Breckenridge’s history, wildflowers and wildlife, all while experiencing amazing views! Hike options include Tiger Edge Nature Hike and Horseshoe Bowl Nature Hike.
Another activity in Breckenridge being offered through the Peak 8 Fun Park is the all-new Breck 4x4 Off Road Tours. You can experience the thrill of riding in an open-air 4x4 vehicle that goes up Peaks 7 & 8. Along the way, you will learn about Breckenridge’s history from your driver, who will also point out local wildlife, natural features, and interesting landmarks that are off the beaten track! Your driver will also stop along the way so you can hike around and take photos in the beautiful alpine setting.
For more information about these activities and to start planning your Breckenridge vacation, please call Breckenridge Discount Lodging at toll free1-866-476-2311 or visit www.breckenridgediscountlodging.com.