Peak 8 Fun Park – the Perfect Summer Family Adventure Experience

Peak Eight Fun Park mini golf course Who says Breckenridge Ski Area is only for snow hounds? Did you know that the Peak 8 Fun Park is open with activities for most ages from mid-June through early September?

The Fun Park features adrenaline inducing features such as the Ten Mile Flyer zip line, the Alpine slide as well as less intense activities like Segway tours, gem panning and the Mineshaft maze.

The Goldcoast coaster is a fun ride without being too scary that winds through the pine forest. Great for kids 8-15. For the little ones, there is a bounce house and of course the mini golf is always a hit.

This year the Fun Park will feature a few new items.

The Colorado chair is back open this summer as a six-pack lift with access to hiking and biking trails on Peak 8

The Kids’ Base Area offers three attractions for children weighing between 30 – 100lbs., including a small kids zipline, kids challenge course and a kids summer tubing hill.

To access the fun park I recommend riding the Breck Connect gondola with parking at the transit center off Watson Avenue. The ride takes you over Cucumber Gulch wildlife area where people have recently spotted moose, deer and beavers. The views are amazing so bring a camera!

If you go be sure to wear plenty of sunscreen and bring water. A granola bar is great for a snack but the on mountain dining options are also fantastic.

There are a couple options right on Peak 8 including Ski Hill Grill and the T-Bar for happy hour. Or take the gondola back to Peak 7 on a short ride to Sevens, located in the Grand Lodge on Peak 7. Their wood-fired pizza is fantastic and the deck is a great spot for happy hour or a sunny lunch.

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Take a hike on a High Mountain Trail

Beginning of Trail When coming to Breckenridge there are endless trails to choose from.If you are looking for something different from the usual hike, check out a high mountain lake. These hikes tend to be a little more enduring, difficult and longer distance however, the end result of a secluded lake is worth the hike.

1.) Mohawk Lake

Distance: 6.8 miles round Trip

Distance from Breckenridge: 11.4

What you will find: lakes, waterfalls, old mining cabins, ponds, rivers

Trail: can be rocky in some area, -wear appropriate hiking attire

Mohawk Lake is a great trail to hike. As one of the most famous trail around Breckenridge this is a great option to see all that the area has to offer. This trail is most known for not only its waterfall, but camping and fishing as well.

2.)Lily Pad Lake

Distance: 2.8 Miles round trip

Distance from Breckenridge: 17.9 miles

What you will find: wildflowers, open fields, forestry, lake,

Trail: Easy, mostly flat

If you are looking for a less strenuous hike for the kids or are acclimating  to the altitude, Lily Pad Lake is a great option. This hike is about 2.5 miles long and does not consist of a hard incline. There are tons of wildflowers and trees throughout the hike. At the top of the hike you will see the lake which a nice spot to stop and have lunch, skip rocks or simply take in the scenery. There is also a spectacular bloom of the lilies in the spring.

3.)Crystal Lake

Distance: 8.6 miles round trip

Distance From Breckenridge: 12.8 Miles

What you will find: mountain peaks, lakes, wildflowers, forestry

Trail: Rocky in areas, steep towards the end, able to off road 4×4 on trail

Through the hike you will pass through two lakes- both which are beautiful in the summer. This hike does get considerably steep on the last incline however the view from the top lake makes it all worth the while. Can fish as well as off road on this trail.

Whether you are coming to Colorado for the first time or have lived here for a long time these hike will give you a great appreciation for Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.

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Kingdom Days June 19-21


It’s that time of year again! 
The sun has been shining and warmer temperatures have been gracing us with their presence. Time to grab the family, let loose and have a little fun at one of Breckenridge’s sought after festivals; Kingdom Days.

This weekend event pays homage to Breckenridge, Colorado. Founded in 1859, Breckenridge was inadvertently excluded from some copies of the U.S. maps, becoming known as “Colorado’s Kingdom” until 1936 when it finally became incorporated. For an entire weekend, this real town turns upside down to pay tribute to gold fields and mining, exploration and adventure, brothels and saloons, booms and busts.

Don’t miss the Kingdom Days Signature Event – the hilarious 9th Annual Outhouse Race down Main Street and enjoy free burro rides, train rides, face painting, gold panning, concerts, historical tours and much more over the course of the weekend!

Weekend Activities:

2015 Breckenridge Outhouse Races: Located at the block of 100 South Ridge Street (outside Fatty’s Pizzeria) on Sunday, June 21st from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Kids activities begin at 12:00 p.m. with FREE entertainment including face painting, bounce house and strolling characters.

Colorado Gold Panning Championships: Where: Blue River Plaza (203 S. Main St. Breckenridge), When: June 19th – 21st from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Cost: Free! More info: www.gpoc.com/championships-2015

Museum and Historical Tours of Breckenridge will be taking place throughout the weekend as well. Check out the schedule, here!

Check out this video of the Outhouse Races from GoBreck.com!

Find the FULL schedule of activities for June 19th-21st!

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