Get Outside for the July Sunshine in Summit County

By Samantha Blair | Monday, July 17, 2017

Summer is over in the blink of an eye here in the high country. Take advantage of the peak warm season and get outside to enjoy all of the amazing events and activities happening around Summit County. 

Photo: Dillon Colorado Facebook

Yoga Fridays

Every Friday from now through August 18, enjoy a one-hour yoga session taught by local instructors from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on The Perch at A-Basin. Pre-register beforehand to reserve your spot. Classes cost $12, and participants will receive 15% off lunch at 6th Alley Bar and Grill. Bring your own water bottle and mat.

Photo: Arapahoe Basin Facebook

Mountain Bike with the Mayor

This Friday, July 21, Meet Breckenridge Mayor Eric Mamula, Town Manager Rick Holman and other members of the Breckenridge Town Council before touring some of Breck’s beautiful mountain bike trails. Meet at the Breck Ice Rink at 8 a.m. to informally discuss town issues and happenings before rolling out.

Skate Date 

Sk8 Strong is back with the second annual Battle on the Blue Skateboard Competition at the Breckenridge Rec Center on July 21 and 22 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Skaters of all abilities ages 6 and older are welcome to compete in both street and bowl competitions. Prizes and awards will be given to the top finishers in each division. Entry is $15 for one competition and $25 for both street and bowl. On Friday, July 21, there will be a free PROgression session from 4-6 p.m. in which professional skaters will provide instructional mini camps for the public. The pros will be back on Saturday to give competitors pointers and tips.

Photo: Sk8-Strong Facebook

Colorado IQ

Elevate your Colorado IQ every Saturday and Sunday at Copper Mountain with informative nature talks about the plants and animals in the area. Meet at 10:30 a.m. at the base of the American Eagle chairlift to learn about the fauna and flora in our favorite outdoor spaces.

Photo: Everything Summit

Courage Classic

This weekend support Children’s Hospital Colorado at the Courage Classic at Copper Mountain. Volunteer, sponsor, donate or join the 2,300 riders for a two-day bike tour through Colorado high country over beautiful Rocky Mountain passes. The race begins and finishes at Copper Mountain. Visit the site for more participation and registration details.

Photo: Copper Mountain Facebook

Brewery Yoga

Get bendy with some beer at Brewery Yoga every Saturday at 10 a.m. at Pug Ryan’s Tiki Bar. Leslie Lutsch leads a fun outdoor class for $15. Participants' registration includes a beer or drink of their choice at the tiki bar following the practice.

Photo: LutschYoga Facebook

Summer Concert

Sway and swing with the popular Nashville band Cordovas this Saturday, July 22, at A-Basin for the Summer Concert. Hop on a free chairlift ride on the Black Mountain Express from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Catch the live music in Mountain Goat Plaza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In between songs, play yard games, enjoy the kids' zone and grab some grub from the new Taco Truck or 6th Alley Bar and Grill.

Photo: Arapahoe Basin Facebook

Fox Proframe World Tour

Mountain bike enthusiasts can test ride the new Fox Proframe and ride with some of Fox’s top athletes this Saturday, July 22. The Fox Proframe World Tour stops on six continents and in 13 countries, and of all the places in the world, they're coming to Keystone. Head to the Hunky-dory Lot near River Run Gondola to try the latest and greatest from Fox. 

Family Camp-Out

Join Volunteers of Outdoor Colorado (VOC) during their annual Summit County event. This year VOC is hosting the Claimjumper Trail Construction and Family Camping on July 22 and 23. Children ages 6 to 11 can participate in supervised activities hosted by the Keystone Science School, including nature hikes, outdoor games and more. Participants ages 12 and older will help in constructing a single track mountain bike and hiking path to connect Breck with the top of the Pence Miller Trail. After a day of hard work and outside fun, adults and kids can meet at the trailhead for a campfire, dinner, s'mores and a camp-out beneath the stars. Breakfast and lunch will be provided throughout the weekend.

Photo: Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado Facebook

Trivia Night 

Head to Bakers' Brewery every Wednesday at 8 p.m. for Trivia Night. The free event is a good way to get the gang together during the week. Prizes are awarded to the first and second place teams, and a consolation cookie is given to the team in last place. 

These are just a few of the fun events happening around Summit County this week. Visit our Daytime and Nightlife sections to find many more things to do.

About the Author Samantha Blair
Born and raised in Breckenridge, Samantha Blair has returned to live in Summit County as a writer and ski instructor. She has written for publications, companies and organizations from Santiago, Chile, to Rhode Island. When she is not traveling abroad or visiting family on the East Coast, Samantha is enjoying all of the skiing, hiking and adventures in Summit County and around Colorado.