Much like Aspen and Vail, Breckenridge is a town that is known for its luxe ski resort, stunning mountain scenery, and endless recreation. The former mining town is lined with hundreds of restaurants, shops and saloons.
Breck attracts visitors from around the world. It probably has the most places to eat out of any mountain town.
It’s an old mining town that was established in 1859 at 9,600 feet above sea level. The town was named after the U.S. Vice President at the time, in hopes of charming the government go get a post office, which was a success.
It’s a national historic district, which is clearly visible in the beautiful Victorian buildings around town. There are numerous museums to learn about Breck’s interesting past.
Things to do in Breckenridge
During the summer, the resort turns into Breckenridge Fun Park. Filled with rides and activities that every age can enjoy, this park is a great place to spend your summer holiday. One of the biggest perks to Breck is that it stays comfortably cool during the summer months.
In the winter, Breckenridge is ideally, close to I-70, Denver, and other big ski resorts. There is no shortage of recreation around town. Snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and dog sledding are just a few of the things to do.
Breckenridge Ski Resort – In the winter there is world class skiing and snowboarding at Breck. In the summer the resort has a Fun Park, with activities like an alpine slide and mountain biking.
- The closest campgrounds are north at Lake Dillon.
- South on US 9 leads you over the Hoosier Pass toward Fairplay. Kite Lake CG is located in the woods northwest of Alma. Take Buckskin St/Co Rd 8 from town 5 miles back to lake.
- Blue River is a blue ribbon river, which flows through town into Maggie Pond around Peak 8. It’s excellent trout fishing in the most convenient location.
- Dillon Reservoir to the north offers a variety of fishing, including bass, crappie, catfish and trout.
Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines – three days of big beer tastings, food pairings, beer yoga and homebrew competitions in early Jan.
Cheers to Breck’s God of Winter at Ullr Fest – four days centered around the mythical God of winter, Ullr, mid January.
Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival: A Celebration Of Flavor – three days of distillery filled events over mid October.
- Arapahoe Basin (19mi)
- Copper Mountain (17mi)
- Keystone (14mi)
- Loveland (25mi)
- Vail (38mi)
- Frisco Adventure Park (10mi)