Guided hiking: How to get the most out of a Colorado hike
Breckenridge in the summer is about as idyllic as you can get without hopping right into the pages of a fairy tale.
It’s a town completely transformed into an outdoors-person’s paradise, with everything from white-capped mountains to welcoming locals.
The grass and trees are verdant, and the abundance of wildflowers along the mountain trails make you slow down and enjoy the simple beauty of it all.
Hiking in Breckenridge is the best way to take in the sights and sounds of the flora and fauna in the mountains, and many visitors set off on day hikes from all over town.
However, the best way to experience nature in Breckenridge is with a guided tour. Our summer Breck guided hiking tours take you and your group out on a variety of hikes on the trails in Summit County.
There are a number of benefits to having a guided hike. Here are just a few:
Stop and smell the wildflowers (and identify them)
Our local guides are extremely knowledgeable about the wildflowers in the area and can give you insight into identifying them and a little bit of lore surrounding some of the flowers and trees.
Track local wildlife
You aren’t alone on the mountain. There is an abundance of wildlife in Breckenridge and the guides will help you recognize various tracks of wildlife and signs that they’ve been in the area or maybe even spot a friendly fox or two.
Learn more about the history of Breckenridge
Since our guides are locals, they are proud to share the rich history that Breckenridge has from mining town to ski resort and everything in between. You may even discover some mining artifacts along the way.
Discover natural remedies right in our backyard
Some of the best remedies for ailments are found in nature, and, in fact there are natural remedies blanketing the ground during the summer in Breckenridge.
Our guides will clue you in on which plants are helpful and which you should avoid.
Learn to love our high alpine environment
Above all, it’s our guides’ goal to instill you with wonder and respect for the beautiful mountain landscapes you experience during your hike.
This includes several “Leave No Trace” best practices to keep Breck beautiful for years to come.
Once you’ve learned all about Breckenridge and it’s nature and wildlife, you’ll most certainly want to head out on trails on your own to practice your newfound skills.
There are a number of trails to try in and around Breckenridge, but here are some of the favorites listed from easiest to most technical:
- Hoosier Pass
- Spruce Creek Loop
- Carter Park
- Sawmill Trail
- Burro Trail
- Blue Lakes-Monte Cristo Gulch
- McCullough Gulch
- Mohawk Lakes
- Quandary Peak
- Wheeler National Recreation Trail
For maps and other details about these hikes, stop by one of the many outdoor recreation shops in town or at the resort.
For more information or to make a reservation, call 970-453-5000