Breckenridge, Colorado from 7 3-Day Weekend Destinations to Help You Beat the Heat (Slideshow)

7 3-Day Weekend Destinations to Help You Beat the Heat (Slideshow)

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Breckenridge, Colorado

You’re probably familiar with Breckinridge, Colorado, as a skier’s paradise, but it’s also a great place to cool off in the summer — likely only feasible if you can easily fly into DenverUpon landing you’ll have to rent a car or take a shuttle for the two-hour drive to the town at the base of the Rocky Mountains’ Tenmile Range. With the time change, if you catch an early morning flight from the east, you can still get a full first day to explore the great outdoors and hike, bike, four-wheel, horseback ride, and rock climb to your heart’s content. There are five rivers nearby, so fly fishing, whitewater rafting, and other aquatic activities are popular as well. Thoughts of crippling summer heat may have you wanting to stay indoors, but in Breckenridge the highest average highs are only about 75 degrees. If you’re looking to spoil yourself as much as possible in a limited amount of time, consider staying at the upscale Grand Lodge on Peak 7.