Things to Do In Summit County During Mud Season

There’s no question that many of the best things to do in Summit County, Colorado have to do with being outside. But if you really want to make the most of your time here, consider visiting us during mud season! Doesn’t sound too appealing?

We’re here to let you know why mud season is the perfect time to stay in one of our Colorado vacation rentals!


Most people choose to visit our vacation rentals in Colorado in either the summer or the winter. In summer, you know it’ll be dry and warm for hiking or fishing. In the winter, you can hit the slopes for skiing and snowboarding. However, in the springtime, there’s a bit of overlap between the seasons, which can result in somewhat unpredictable weather with slushy trails and slopes. In general, when most people talk about mud season in Colorado, they’re referring to April and May. Mud season is a wonderful time to try out our lakeview rentals as well.


We know what you’re thinking: if the towns are quiet and the slopes and trails aren’t great during mud season, why should I come? There are plenty of reasons!

First, it’s much less crowded. The skiers and snowboarders have all packed up and gone home, while the summer tourists haven’t yet made their way to Summit County. That’s all great news for you! You’ll be able to easily reach any attraction you please without any wait time or fighting the crowds.

Since there are fewer people in town during mud season, businesses often do everything they can to bring people in the door. Summit County has some amazing restaurants, and many of them offer local discounts to those people who are still in the area during mud season.

Finally, since you’ll essentially have the town to yourself, you can get incredible rentals in Colorado at outstanding prices. This early season is often heavily discounted, so you can stay in some of the most luxurious Summit County vacation rentals even on a tight budget! You can also have easier access to some local favorite restaurants.


But what can you do during mud season if it’s not the best conditions for skiing or biking trails in Breckenridge? There are plenty of Summit County outdoor activities to discover.

One of the most popular mud season activities is guided rafting. Go for a half-day or full-day trip, and you’ll be able to experience the most exhilarating and beautiful waters that Colorado has to offer, all with a knowledgeable guide to show you the ropes. We’d recommend checking out the Colorado Adventure Center if you want to go rafting!

Speaking of the water, fishing is another great activity that the whole family can enjoy. Fish come out in droves once that snow starts to melt, so you can cast your line right off the shore and get some amazing catches. Head to Lake Granby or the Dillon Reservoir for some truly awesome fishing opportunities.

You can also use this season to experience some of Colorado’s best waterfall hikes. All throughout Summit County, you’ll find about 45 miles of natural surface trail along with 40 miles of dirt roads, so there’s a hiking trail to suit every age or skill level. Plus, the trails are much less crowded in mud season! Check with the local park rangers to see exactly which trails are open during your stay.

Finally, if you like to camp, mud season is for you. Many drive-up campsites are open all year long, and you won’t have to fight for a good spot during this time of year. Particularly in May, you’ll have great temperatures and access to awesome natural sites and outdoor activities. It all makes for the perfect formula for a successful camping trip!

Between all these amazing Summit County outdoor activities, why haven’t you booked your stay with us during mud season yet? Contact us today to book your Summit County vacation home rental!

Published on Monday, July 12, 2021