Breckenridge is made for adventurers. Endless mountains peaks, lakes, and streams provide a beautiful backdrop for a multitude of year-round outdoor activities. Although Breck is famous for top-notch skiing and snowboarding, there are so many other things to do in our town as well! Each season offers a one-of-a-kind experience, and in our opinion, there’s nothing quite like our quaint little town in the summertime.
Summit County is filled with great spots to help you suit up for all of your outdoor adventures. Whether you’re planning on camping under the stars, taking a hiking trip up the mountains, or heading to the Colorado river to secure your own fresh catch of the day, you’re never too far from the quality gear you need to start exploring. Enjoy our local’s guide to the best outdoor stores in Summit County: summer edition!
101 N. Main Street Suite B, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Dive on in! Orvis is one of our go-to place in Summit County for anything water related. This store stocks fly-fishing rods, clothing, reels, gear…even find small gift items and luggage! During the summer, Breckenridge is a world-class destination for fly-fishing. Both the Colorado River and the Blue River are excellent destinations for catching rainbow trout while basking in the late summer sunshine. Whether you’re headed to our lakes or rivers, if you’re looking to spend a day on the water while in Breck, stopping by Orvis is a must.
311 S. Main Street, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Located in Main Street Mall, Mountain Angler is an outdoor clothing store that also happens to be Summit County’s oldest provider of fly fishing guide services! If you’re looking to book a guided fly fishing adventure on the Blue River, Colorado River, Eagle River or beyond, then Mountain Angler should be the first phone call you make after arriving in town. This Breckenridge staple is open seven days a week to help you suit up for the water. In addition to fishing apparel and gear, Mountain Angler also offers high-quality outdoor gear for all four seasons.
112 S. Ridge Street, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Camping, climbing, and clothing! Mountain Outfitters in Breck has everything you could possibly need for an exciting outdoor excursion. Hiking and mountaineering requires preparation in a variety of ways. In addition to being mentally prepared for the daunting trek ahead, you have to physically ready yourself by stocking up on the right gear and safety/survival essentials. Whether you’re interested in really challenging yourself or just looking to enjoy the scenery on a tamer wildflower hike, Breckenridge is full of amazing spots for hiking. Mountain Outfitters is the perfect place to get the proper gear and clothing for your next Summit County adventure!
133 S. Main Street, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Patagonia has a well-known reputation for profferring environmentally-conscious clothing and outdoor goods to adventurers across the nation. From jackets to sleeping bags, the Patagonia store in Breckenridge is a great spot for scoring soft goods of all sorts. If the urge to get away for a weekend of s’mores and camping strikes, you’ll find all the essentials you need at Patagonia.
Local Tip: Breck is a really casual town—the kind where going out to dinner usually only requires changing into your “nice jeans.” Athleisure isn’t going out anytime soon around our town, so if you want to look like a local, don’t be afraid to rock your Patagonia duds on the campgrounds and while shopping around Main Street!
306 Dillon Ridge Road, Dillon, CO 80435
If you’re not an outdoorsy person, but would like to learn how to be one, the REI in Dillon is a fun spot to check out educational classes on hiking, knot tying, and survival skills! This summer, embrace your inner adventurer and take a chance on trying something new. Cool off indoors while learning how to expertly embrace the outdoors! The list of events at REI is always changing, so be sure to click here for the most current schedule.
505 S. Main Street Suite A2, Breckenridge, Colorado
For a limited time, shop athletic wear (or athleisure) at the Lululemon pop-up on Main Street! This store carries apparel for yoga, running, CrossFit, hiking, and biking. You can even find comfy-cute clothing for the office or your plane ride back home! We’re loving having this brand around town and crossing our fingers for a more extended stay. It’s definitely worth a stop (and a photo op) while walking around downtown!
725 10 Mile Drive, Frisco, CO, 80443
If you’ve decided that the Breck lifestyle is for you and are looking to find a long-term lease or home in this great town of ours, our team of experts can help you find the perfect place! After relocating, you’ll quickly discover that most locals share the common goal of spending as much time outdoors as possible. With that in mind, you’re going to want to cozy up that new patio space of yours with the help of iFurnish—Summit County’s leading local source for fashionable, affordable, and durable furniture. iFurnish has an excellent selection of outdoor furnishings that are durable enough to handle our extreme season changes. With a 20-year life span, these pieces are sure to be a great investment!
The outdoor fun never stops in Summit County! While you’re in town this summer, grab a bite to eat at some of our favorite spots and start planning a return trip for the winter, fall, or spring time. Breckenridge is a not only a vacation town—it’s the perfect place to settle down. To turn your Breck summer lovin’ into a longtime relationship, contact our team today. We’d love to help you buy a home in Breckenridge that’s perfect for your lifestyle.
All photos: Rachel Bock for Dwell Summit Real Estate