Breckenridge. aka “Breck”. Known for fresh powder and challenging slopes of limitless ski and boarding adventure. This Colorado mountain town is known for a lot more than snow-covered trails, and no matter the season, Breckenridge is best experienced outdoors. Here is our list of the top 10 sites to see in Breckenridge.
The galleries, shops, bars, and restaurants along Main Street have entertained visitors for more than a century. You can certainly spend a day wandering up and down this charming downtown. Tip: Utilize the free underground parking provided for Main Street customers.
Don’t forget to check out the Arts District – a one-acre campus of studios, galleries, public art, and performing spaces all housed in renovated historic structures. Through Breckenridge Creative Arts – aka Breck Create – you can take painting classes, pottery workshops, see unique performances, and participate in cultural events.
For the best sledding hill in town, head over to Carter Park, popular for the young or young at heart. When the snow melts, Carter Park boasts a handful of beautiful hiking trails, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, and a sand volleyball court. There’s even a dog park!
Open June through September, Epic Discovery is a must to see the mountain’s green side. Whether you have an hour or a full day, Epic Discovery offers so much adventure to discover. Journey through the forest on the Gold Runner Coaster and Alpine Slide. Then head up the Colorado Super Chair for a bird’s eye view of three of Colorado’s famous 14ers. At the top of the mountain you’ll reach Alpine Camp, home to interpretive hiking trails and the environmentally-inspired Alpineer Challenge Course. And not to be missed is the new Expedition Zipline Tour, featuring adventure high above the forest floor along ziplines and a bridge walk.
Bike the Vail Pass Path
The Vail Pass Path runs from Breckenridge to the nearby town of Frisco, following a 14-mile route through the mountains. It’s all downhill, making it an easy and accessible activity for people of all fitness and experience levels. Don’t forget your camera to take in the stunning views you’ll encounter during your ride.
Country Boy Mine
The Country Boy Mine is one of the largest and most famous gold mines in Breckenridge. Sign up for a mine tour into a real gold mine at this historic restored mining site. Aside from the tour, visitors can also pan for gold, pet the burros, and slide down the 55-foot ore chute!
Join a Walking Tour
Breckenridge was founded in 1859, and many traces of its early history are here to be seen if you are interested in looking for them. The best way to discover Breck’s heritage is to join a walking tour, which you can do by purchasing tickets from the Visitor’s Center on Main Street. During your tour, you’ll stroll through Breckenridge’s nationally registered historic district, visiting sights and hearing stories about the fascinating characters who shaped the town’s identity. Tours last 90 minutes, and offer an inexpensive and enjoyable way to diversify your holiday!
Snow Sculpture Championships
Just like the World Championships of Sand Sculpting, people come from around the world to compete at making snow sculptures. These sculptures are truly incredible, so if you would like to see these works of art in person, plan your trip to Breckenridge in January. This is one of the best things to see during the winter months!
Hike Mohawk Lakes
Mohawk Lakes are situated in the mountains south of Breckenridge. This moderately demanding hike leads through pine and aspen forest, along a mountain stream, to a beautiful waterfall spilling over granite slabs.
Sunset Sail on Lake Dillon
Enjoy a glass of wine and a stunning Colorado sunset on Lake Dillon. Charter a private sailboat or join a group for a two-hour tour of breathtaking Dillon. Along its shores you can also enjoy weekly dance nights, free weekend concerts, and one of the best Farmers Markets in Colorado.
Fat Bike Tour
A Ridden fat bike tour is a perfect way to see town while sipping Breck’s best beverages. Ridden offers three winter fat bike tours to the Broken Compass Brewery, Breckenridge Distillery, and a food tour visiting some of the harder to find, “must taste” specialty food purveyors in town. Choose between a relaxed casual or an advanced route to each tour destination with tours launching three times a day.
What began as a gold-rush base camp in the 1850s is now a modern-day hot spot for summer and winter vacation adventures! There are so many sites to see outside in Breckenridge!