Things to do in Breckenridge

Things to do in  Breckenridge

More than a ski resort

One of Colorado's top ski towns, Breckenridge has an allure that goes beyond epic mountain trails that straddle the Continental Divide. In the summer, this alpine terrain is ripe for hiking and mountain biking, while one of the top things to do in Breckenridge each fall is go leaf-peeping as golden aspens begin to blanket the hillsides. “Breck,” as it’s known to locals, is also famous for its festivals, spanning art and film showcases to celebrations of its world-class craft beer and distillery scene.

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Breckenridge Ski Resort

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No matter the season, there’s always something to do at Breckenridge, one of Colorado’s most popular ski resorts. Five massive peaks and an average annual snowfall of 350 inches (9 meters provide epic terrain for skiers and snowboarders. As the snow melts, visitors keep coming back for summertime fun at this majestic Rocky Mountain playground.More

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Real Gold Mine Tour with, gold panning and more
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Self-Guided Snow Shoe Tours

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Crazy Copper Mountain Scavenger Hunt

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All about Breckenridge

When to visit

When to visit Breckenridge depends on what activities you want to partake in. Skiers and snowboarders will want to stick to winter: Ski season typically runs from November to April, with the best conditions between December and March. Summer also offers a wide range of outdoor activities such as hiking and mountain biking, as well as festivals. Visit in spring for better prices and smaller crowds, and the fall for seeing the golden aspen foliage.

Getting around

Breckenridge offers a free bus system, which makes it easy to get around town without a car, ideal for drivers not comfortable with winter road conditions in the mountains. Some hotels also offer free shuttles, and it’s also possible to visit nearby towns using the free county-wide bus system. Breckenridge’s charming Main Street can easily be walked, though there is also a free Main Street Trolley. Taxis and rideshares also are available. Bicycles are a good option for the summer.

Traveler tips

If you’re planning to ski or snowboard at Breckenridge, it’s best to book your lift tickets in advance. Better yet, get a season pass: Vail Resorts, which owns Breckenridge and nearby resorts like Keystone, Vail, and Beaver Creek, offers several options of the Epic Pass. Passes pay for themselves in just three or four days on the mountain and usually are available until the beginning of the ski season.

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What is Breckenridge, Colorado, known for?

Breckenridge is a charming mountain town in Colorado known for its world-class ski resort with five peaks and varied terrain for all levels. It also has a charming Main Street, one of the largest historic districts in Colorado, an arts district, and plenty of shops, restaurants, craft breweries, and bars.

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Is there a lot to do in Breckenridge?

Yes. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, Breckenridge offers a wealth of adventure sports and outdoor activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, and sledding in the winter, and hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and white-water rafting in the summer. A charming and large historic district and arts district, wineries, and craft breweries offer other great ways to enjoy the town.

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Is Breckenridge cheaper than Aspen?

Yes. Prices in Breckenridge tend to be cheaper than those in Aspen for most everything, including lift tickets, accommodations, transportation, meals, and entertainment. Breckenridge is also easier and cheaper to get to than Aspen. For the money, Aspen does offer more ski resorts, as well as more upscale options for lodging, shopping, and dining.

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What can you do in Breckenridge if you don’t ski?

There’s plenty to do in Breckenridge in the winter, even if you don’t ski, including sleigh rides, ice skating, snowshoeing, sledding, tubing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, and riding fat bikes. You could also go wine and craft beer tasting, enjoy a spa day, go shopping, explore the Arts District, or visit historic sites, mines, and museums.

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Is Breckenridge worth visiting in summer?

Yes. Breckenridge is beautiful and just as fun during the summer. Enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, ziplining, fishing, golfing, and white-water rafting. Visit the Historic District, one of the largest in Colorado, or the Arts District, an epicenter of creative businesses. Visitors can also go shopping, or visit local wineries and craft breweries.

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How do I spend a day in Breckenridge?

In the winter, skiers and snowboarders will want to spend most of the day on the slopes. Afterwards, walk along historic Main Street to enjoy the après-ski scene and grab a bite to eat. Non-skiers can enjoy winter in other ways, such as ice skating or sledding, or spending the day shopping, wine tasting, or at a spa.

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