Breckenridge is a ski town in the truest form, with the ski resort located right in town and a strong apres ski scene. While Breckenridge Ski Resort, as well as the other few nearby ski resorts, is the primary draw for visitors, other winter activities like snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ice skating, and sleigh rides are great for families or when you want a break from the slopes. For something unique and challenging, try a hut to hut backcountry skiing excursion. In the summer months the opportunities for getting outdoors are endless. Explore nearby waters by going stand up paddle boarding on Lake Dillon, whitewater rafting on the Blue River, and fishing on the South Platte River. Hit the trail by mountain biking along the Peaks Trail or Kenosha Pass or hiking along Loveland Pass. Discover local culture and history by taking a ride along the Georgetown Loop Railroad or visiting the historic Country Boy Mine.
Just a two hour drive from Denver via I-70, Breckenridge is easily accessible by flying into DIA and driving the rest of the way or hopping on a ski shuttle. The town is the hub of Summit County, boasting a welcoming and strollable downtown area filled with Victorian era buildings, home to a variety of shops and restaurants. Visitors will find a variety of lodging options, from full scale resorts at the ski area and high end vacation rentals to quaint inns and rustic cabins. The winter ski season, from December through March, is by far the busiest time of year, particularly in January. Summer, from June through September, is also a popular time to visit for outdoor recreation like mountain biking, whitewater rafting, and hiking, as well as for events like the Breckenridge Music Festival.
Things to Do
Georgetown Railroad: Step back in time and take a ride on a historic railroad, connecting the towns of Georgetown and Silver Plume, and a mine tour through the Lebanon Silver Mine.
Bike Boreas Pass: This is a beautiful road ride that climbs to the Continental Divide at Boreas Pass, featuring historic sites and endless vistas.
Country Boy Mine: Authentic mining tours and gold panning right in the heart of Summit County.
Blue River: Paralleling Main Street in downtown Breckenridge, the Blue River is easily accessible for great trout fishing.
Boat, Fish, and Camp at Lake Dillon: With 25 miles of shoreline, Lake Dillon is a hub of activity. Go fishing, boating, or camping in the summer or ice fishing and snowmobiling in the winter.
Barney Ford House and Museum: Explore the 1882 home of Barney Ford, an escaped slave, entrepreneur, and civil rights leader.
Downtown Breckenridge: Stroll through downtown Breckenridge to discover historic Victorian era buildings, a thriving arts district, and great shops and restaurants.
Scenic Gondola Ride: The BreckConnect Gondola offers free access to the Breckenridge Summer Fun Park. Enjoy not only the scenic ride up but a bunch of fun activities at the Fun Park like the Gold Runner Coaster, SuperSlide, SuperPutt, Mountain Bike Park, Colorado SuperChair, Rockpile Climbing Wall, Mineshaft Maze, Pony Rides, and SuperBungee Trampoline.
Breckenridge Ski Resort : The five peaks that make up the terrain of Breckenridge Ski Resort each have their own unique characteristics. The mountain offers almost 4,000 feet of vertical rise and in addition to skiing and boarding, visitors can enjoy a variety of other on mountain activities like a mountain coaster!