Local Highlights for Breckenridge, Colorado: a Skate Park, Riverside Trails and Picnic Tables

This morning on my bike commute to work, I stopped by the skate park for a few minutes to take a few photos.  I am a long boarder myself, so dropping in the bowl isn't necessarily my style, but this blog isn't about me.  It's about you.  It's about the families that are planning weddings and trips to the Colorado Rocky Mountains this summer.  

I know a few of the families visiting will have some skateboarders along for the trip, and so, I'll be sharing some skate spots on the blog throughout the summer and tell you where I think the best spots are.  For starters, the skate park is located next to the Breckenridge Recreation Center on Airport Road.  

Breckenridge, Colorado:  Skate Parks, Riverside Trails and Picnic Tables - Breckenridge activities, skateboarding, hiking, kid-friendly, family hike

Breckenridge, Colorado:  Skate Parks, Riverside Trails and Picnic Tables - Breckenridge activities, skateboarding, hiking, kid-friendly, family hike

Please contact us if you're a skateboarding bride and groom getting married near Breckenridge, Summit County or even the Vail Valley.  We've got lots of ideas for creative adventure engagement or wedding photography sessions that we're planning on creating for our blog, so let us know if you'd like to help and get featured on our blog!

Breckenridge, Colorado:  Skate Parks, Riverside Trails and Picnic Tables - Breckenridge activities, skateboarding, hiking, kid-friendly, family hike

The bike path starts in town and runs next to the Blue River all the way to Frisco.  You can opt for the Peaks Trail, the more strenuous singletrack path to Frisco, but we'll save that for another blog.  The easy riding bike path also has a few dirt paths along the way.  This one is near the recreation center and skate park.  It follows the kayak park near the Kingdom Park fields near the recreation complex.  

Breckenridge, Colorado:  Skate Parks, Riverside Trails and Picnic Tables - Breckenridge activities, skateboarding, hiking, kid-friendly, family hike

These three guys had the bowl all to themselves, but only one had a helmet on.  It is strongly recommended to wear a helmet when skateboarding in this skate park provided by the Town of Breckenridge.  I know it's probably not cool to wear a helmet, but it's probably even more not cool to have a traumatic injury just because you didn't want to wear a helmet.  Unless you're skating like a pro, wear a helmet.  Please.

Breckenridge, Colorado:  Skate Parks, Riverside Trails and Picnic Tables - Breckenridge activities, skateboarding, hiking, kid-friendly, family hike

Breckenridge, Colorado:  Skate Parks, Riverside Trails and Picnic Tables - Breckenridge activities, skateboarding, hiking, kid-friendly, family hike

Skateboarding bride and grooms?  Yes!  Let's do this.  There's also a skatepark in Frisco and another in Silverthorne.   Look for those blogs in the future.  Thanks for reading!

[GROOM-ER] Because it's Not All About Her // Exploring Cucumber Gulch in Breckenridge, Colorado

Here's the deal.  You're in downtown Breckenridge with the boys and want to check out some trails that are close.  Where do you go?  Just look to the west, and you see that big hump where the gondola climbs over?  Well, that's the Shock Hill area, and nestled in those trees you'll find the Pence Miller trail, among others, that are stretched out between the Breckenridge Nordic Center and the Cucumber Gulch, wetlands area.

[GROOM-ER] Because it's Not All About Her // Exploring Cucumber Gulch in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photo[carlscofield.com]

A sweet connector from the downtown area is the Morning Thunder trail, which is found next to the Mountain Thunder Lodge.  A nice bachelor party ride could start in this area and (for the hardcore) extend the ride onto the Peaks trail, or even explore the trails on the mountain itself.  

It's not a huge area, but you could stretch out a ride to an hour or two, especially if you stop to take photos, or smoke a cigar (yes, while mountain biking with the boys, it does happen).  Stop and check out Josie's cabin, which lies next to the wetlands, and "just below to the left" using the photo as a point of reference. 

Moose have been seen in the Cucumber Gulch area, so please use caution here.  The gondola flies overhead as you explore trails you never knew existed where right under you this whole time.  Explore this area, and get to know Breck like you never have before.  

If you like this idea and want to talk to us about setting up this bachelor party with all the details, contact us with your group size, activities sought, and lodging preferences.  We've got some great things planned, and we're just getting started!  

>> Photos courtesy of Carl Scofield, a Breckenridge resident since 1981, freelance photographer since 1985, and currently is the Resident Artist in the Breckenridge Arts District’s Fuqua Livery Stable.  Please visit www.carlscofield.com to learn more.