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Old 07-23-2008, 08:13 PM
 
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I'm thinking about going to Breckenridge this weekend. I've only gone there in the winter to go skiing so I don't know what fun things there are to do in the summer. I was thinking about kayaking on Lake Dillon and possibly Mountain Biking but I don't know where to go to Mountain Bike - I'd prefer not to have to pay to go up the lift to mountain bike. Free trails are good! Any advice you can share about anything is welcome. Thanks!
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:06 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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what is there to not do in Breck?
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Canon City, Colorado
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There are bike trails in Breck that are off of the Main Street (west side) that go through the whole town. You can also take them (they follow along I 70 (south side) and go to all the way to Vail!! You can pretty much go as far as you want!! Pretty nice!
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:41 AM
 
Location: New Zealand
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Mtn biking:
  • Ride Boreas Pass Road.
  • Catch the Colorado Trail off Tiger Run Road, or Gold Hill.
  • Ride UP the Breck ski hill.
  • Ride the Peaks Trail (from Breck to Frisco), Wheeler, Burro, and many others.
  • For paved-trail biking, you can ride the paved trail that connects Breck - Frisco - Keystone - Copper - Vail (the ride up to Vail Pass is quite nice).
Hike the many peaks around, especially Mt. Quandary (14,256').

Catch a concert at the pavilion.
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Canon City, Colorado
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Fuzz, he could look you up!!
Wish I could live there!!!
Too bad it's not time for the Octoberfest!! I go to that in Breck every year!
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:13 PM
 
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I wish i lived their too. I hiked Hoosier pass last sunday.

Two questions I have, am I allowed to hike the ski slopes in the summer?

Second, if anyone was in Breck this pas Sunday(July 20) do you know the name of the group playing those Xylophone things in the town center?
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:47 PM
 
Location: New Zealand
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am I allowed to hike the ski slopes in the summer?
Yes. If you don't use the lifts, you can hike or bike for free at any of the Front Range ski areas.
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:24 PM
 
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Thanks so much for the great info! I hope we end up going.
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:16 AM
 
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luckysam asks: What is there to do in Breckenridge?

Obviously, there is something attracting you to Breckenridge. I suggest spending your time doing whatever it is that attracts you to go there.

As for hiking at ski slopes. Just this past weekend, I hiked to the top of Mt Crested Butte. The hike wasn't all that great until I got past the chair lifts. From there to the top it was a fantastic hike. You can probably find a more interesting trail to hike than any trail at a ski slope. If I hike at a ski slope again, I'd do what most of the tourists do...take the lift to the top and hike from there. You can spend more time and energy hiking IN the higher elevations rather than TO the higher elevations. Have fun whatever you do!

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Old 07-25-2008, 11:30 AM
 
Location: New Zealand
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The hike wasn't all that great until I got past the chair lifts. From there to the top it was a fantastic hike. You can probably find a more interesting trail to hike than any trail at a ski slope.
+1.

Hiking or even biking up a ski mountain past lift towers and power lines isn't really my idea of the enjoying the wilderness. However, I can see how many people (especially relative beginners/novices) may like the added comfort of being in a maintained/populated area, with amenities available (restrooms, food, drinks).
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