Hiking & Outdoor Programs

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Guided Wilderness Hikes (Ages 6 & up)

Looking for an expert to teach you about the flora and fauna of our forests? Want to learn about the natural or cultural history of our beautiful mountain paradise? Then join our professional guides on our weekly hikes throughout the Breckenridge backcountry. From easy to difficult, these hikes entice your senses and teach you all you ever wanted to know about our high alpine home. All hikes meet at the Breckenridge Recreation Center, located at 880 Airport Road.


Be sure to dress for the weather and anticipate thunderstorms. Bring water, rain jacket, sunscreen, and hiking boots or shoes. No dogs allowed. Click here to complete a waiver for each person prior to the hike.

Register now Online! Click “Register Now!” to register for dates below.
Day: Wednesday
Time: 9:30-11:30am
     Pre-register - Adults 18+ $15, Ages 6-17 $10
     Same-day - Adults 18+ $20, Ages 6-17 $15

Dates/Hike Locations:

June 13: Sunbeam/Carter Park Loop: Portrait of Breckenridge (Moderate-Difficult)
June 20: Select 10/F&D Placer: A History of Breckenridge (Moderate)
June 27: B&B Trail: Historical Mine Sites (Easy)
July 11: Illinois Creek: Views of Breckenridge (Moderate-Difficult)
July 18: Sawmill Creek: Shadows & Waterfalls (Moderate)
July 25: Wakefield Blue River Trail: Fun for Everyone (Easy-Moderate)
August 1: Lower Flume Trail: Mines of the Times (Easy-Moderate)
August 8: New! Tom's Baby: A Heart of Gold (Easy-Moderate)
August 15: X10U8 Trail: Life of a Miner (Moderate)

Wilderness First Aid (Ages 16 & up)

The American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid is a hands-on two day, 20-hour training course that prepares participants to respond to medical emergencies in remote locations. A large mount of class time will be spent outdoors. A current CPR/AED certification is a pre-requisite and documentation must be brought with you to the first class. Wilderness First Aid is invaluable to you, when you are hours away from available emergency medical services -- you will be thankful that you took this course!

Register now Online! Click “Register Now!” to see the days and times classes are offered.

Afterschool Hiking (Ages 7-12)

Take a walk on the wild side with the Breckenridge Recreation Department, as we spend time hiking and exploring Breckenridge. Being on a trail in the mountains exposes children to wonders they never thought they would experience. Hikes are made to be especially kid-friendly as we will stop for trail-side activities and games. A chance to escape from our busy schedules to experience unstructured time in nature can do wonders for a child's social, physical and emotional development! No class September 28. A completed waiver is required before the start of the program..

Register now Online! Day: Friday 
Time: 4:30-6:00pm 
Dates: August 31-October 5
Fee: $65

Afterschool Mountain Biking (Ages 8-13)

Biking season in Breckenridge isn't over yet! Let's keep those bikes rolling and put the rubber to the dirt. Each Wednesday we head out to a select Summit County trail to ride and refine our skills on the bike while enjoying the beautiful scenery the high country has to offer. All participants must have a way to carry their own water, a helmet, have some prior mountain biking experience, an appropriate and well tuned bike and are strongly encouraged to bring a snack, rain gear and an extra layer. No class on September 26. A completed waiver is required before the start of the program.

Register now Online!Day: Wednesday
Time: 4:30-6:00pm
Dates: August 29-October 3
Fee: $75 

Private Teambuilding Sessions

Whether you want to build morale in the office or to add a memorable element to a family reunion or other event, our professional staff can provide a truly epic experience! We work with your specific requests or create a program for you. Please call the Outdoor Recreation Coordinator at (970) 547-4324 to discuss options and pricing.