What To Pack For Your Summer Trip To Breckenridge

By Tyler Buscemi | Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Traveling in Breckenridge during the summer months can be tricky. You’ll most likely experience the warmth and sunshine one minute, and the next minute you'll feel a cold breeze or even snow. Depending on which type of activities you're planning, you’ll want to come prepared so can stay comfortable.

Below are some suggested items to bring with you while visiting Breckenridge this summer. Don’t worry if you forgot to pack some of these items; we’ve also included some great places to shop.

If you need some vacation activity ideas, head over to EverythingSummit.com. We can suggest events, happy hours, restaurants and much more.

We hope to see you in Breckenridge this summer!

Boots & Extra Layers

No matter the season, it can get cold in the high country, especially if it rains. Pack some extra layers, including thermal under-layers, a rain jacket, spare socks and a hat. Remember: You can always take layers off, but can't add what you don't have.

You’ll most likely want to go on a hike or get off the beaten path to explore our wonderful scenery. Your sandals might not be the best option to get you where you want to go, however. Bring hiking boots in your suitcase to keep your feet in shape.

If you need to pick something up: Mountain Tees, located in Breckenridge, carries a great selection of fleeces, socks, and under-layers to keep you warm and dry. 

External Cell Phone Charger & Travel Backpack

A day exploring Breckenridge is often spent outside without a power source; and you don’t want to miss any gorgeous photo opportunities. Pack an external cell-phone charger so you can stay powered up.

With a travel backpack, you can store all your belongings in a place that is easily accessible wherever you are. If you’re shopping around, you’ll have a place to keep your new items.

Arctic Attitude, located in Breckenridge, is the perfect place to find all these travel necessities to keep you connected and organized.


Use a blanket to sit on the grass while attending an outdoor concert or for your family picnic; or, in case of an emergency, a blanket can be used for warmth or to clean up a spill.

You can find stylish, multi-functional blankets to use over and over again at Cabin Fever located in Breckenridge. (They're nice, so you probably won't want to use them for spills, however.)

Sunscreen, Body Lotion & Water Bottle

The sun in Breckenridge is more intense than at lower elevations. We recommend bringing a bottle of full-spectrum sunscreen and body lotion for extra protection against harmful UV rays. 

Staying hydrated will prevent against altitude sickness and keep your body fueled up for anything you wish to accomplish. You’ll need a water bottle to carry wherever your journey takes you.

Find sunscreen and water bottles at many shops and markets around town. When in doubt, head over to City Market in the Dillon Ridge Shopping Center in Dillon.


Eat extra mini-meals in between your breakfast, lunch and dinner. Packing on the extra protein will help you stay fueled up and energized.

BreckFAST, located in Breckenridge, has a great selection of snacks and sandwiches you can take with you on your journey.


Shades are a must while driving or participating in any outdoor activity in the mountains, especially during those sunrise and sunset hours. Don't forget them!

Need new sunglasses? Mountain Tees, in Breckenridge, carries a wide variety of shades for whatever adventure lies ahead.

Stay safe and have a great trip this summer!

About the Author Tyler Buscemi
Tyler is a Content Manager at Everything Summit.