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Breckenridge Colorado

Breckenridge Colorado

The miners that flocked to Breckenridge in the 1850’s dreaming of Colorado gold may be long gone but the rich history of the town as a Colorado must-see destination continues to grow. Whether looking for premier packed powder, a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, opulent shopping, gourmet dining or extreme recreation, Breck is the place for you.

Eighty miles from downtown Denver and 104 miles from Denver International Airport, Breckenridge CO offers great activities for day-trippers as well as providing some of the finest lodging in Colorado for those so busy having fun they need to stay a little longer.

Summer Fun at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Mountain Biking Nearby Breckenridge, COThe Breckenridge Ski Resort isn’t all about skiing. Take advantage of the mild summer temperatures and relatively low humidity by heading to the mountain for a day of outdoor fun and excitement. The adventurous can ride the SuperSlideTM, a multiple track slalom alpine slide, fly face first across the peaks on one of six zip lines, practice for your next sheer face climbing expedition using the climbing wall, or test your equilibrium against those of the astronauts by trying out the Spin Cycle.

For the less daring, the Sky Fly Power Trampoline, Bounce House, SuperPuttTM mini golf or the Amaze’n BreckenridgeTM human maze provide just as much fun without the fear factor.

Mountain Stream Nearby Breckenridge ColoradoHikers or sightseers can ride the Colorado Superchair to an elevation of 11,059 feet and step off to numerous nearby trails or viewpoints. Photographers will love the panoramic vistas and changing colors of the scenery as the sun moves across the sky, providing some of the most dramatic photo vantage points in Colorado.

Mountain bikers can also ride the Colorado Superchair to the summit, gaining quick access to the trails. Like the ski runs, bike trails vary in intensity so check for trail maps or rent a helmet at Breckenridge Sports, 970-496-7206.

All this and more can be found by visiting Peak 8 Fun Park at the base of the mountain. Open daily from 9AM to 5 PM weather permitting, Peak 8 operates from mid-June through Labor Day.

Horseback riding can be found at Breckenridge Stables, including the breathtaking “Breckenridge Trail” which offers the outdoor enthusiast views of the Rockies and the Continental Divide seen only from the cowboy perspective. Follow-up your trail ride with a spin around Maggie Pond on a paddle boat for an adventure you will remember always. Especially fun for children, the paddle boats operate daily from the southwest corner of Maggie Pond at the Village at Breckenridge Resort.

Winter Thrills at Breckenridge.

Skiing in Breckenridge ColoradoSnowfall brings new adventure to Breckenridge, including first and foremost world-class skiing. Where four mountains come together to form one giant resort, Breckenridge offers over 2000 acres of interconnected terrain, with runs ranging from beginner to expert. Breckenridge enjoys the reputation of being home to the country’s first double-loading six-passenger chairlift and it also operates the highest-capacity lift in the United States. One of the advantages to skiing Breckenridge is not only how fast you get up the mountain, but how easy it is to move from peak to peak. Visitors can move from Peak 9 to Peak 8 using high speed SuperConnect transports, allowing skiers to enjoy more of the mountain in less time.

Snowboarding in Breckenridge ColoradoNot a skier but love the snow? Breckenridge is still the place to be. Dinner sleigh rides make for the perfect ending to any day, skimming across the valley in a horse drawn sleigh. The stars glisten like diamonds in the Colorado sky, twinkling against snow-capped peaks for a spectacular backdrop to your ride. Arrive at a welcoming fire-warmed lodge for a sumptuous dinner of prime rib and chicken before heading back to town. For information on this unique experience, contact Breckenridge Sleigh Rides at 970-453-4665.

Other winter delights can be found sledding, ski racing or snowmobiling. Breckenridge is home to a 900 foot NASTAR race course and with multiple runs the course provides adventure for everyone. Carter Park, located on High Street next to Breckenridge Elementary School is the perfect spot for sledding. Don’t forget to bring your mittens and the hot chocolate because you are bound to spend the entire day on these great slopes right in town.

Maggie Pond finds new life during the winter as a fabulous outdoor skating rink, providing traditional winter fun for the whole family. The Maggie is open every day until 10 PM and skates are available for rent at the pond. Weather can affect skating conditions so visitors should call ahead if they are coming a long way just for the ice. Information about The Maggie, including prices and weather conditions can be obtained by calling 970-547-5726.

Golf in Breckenridge.

Breckenridge Golf ClubGolf lovers will appreciate the 27-hole Breckenridge Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus-designed course owned by the Town of Breckenridge. Aficionados will appreciate this fact as most Nicklaus courses are found in exclusive, private clubs. Open from late May to early October, the Breckenridge Golf Club can be reached at 970-453-9104.

So pack up the car and head to Breckenridge. Whether for the day or the week, it is an experience you won’t soon forget.

Getting To Breckenridge Colorado From Denver.

Breckenridge is 104 miles (166km) from Denver International Airport and about 80 miles from downtown Denver. Take Interstate 70 west to exit 203. Continue south on HWY 9 to Breckenridge CO. There are numerous daily door-to-door shuttles to and from Denver International Airport and Breckenridge Ski Resort. Special great rates available for parties of three of more traveling together. For more information call (800) 334-7433 or visit

Getting Around Breckenridge Colorado.

The FREE RIDE shuttle travels routes through Breckenridge connecting the resort’s base areas and free parking lots. It also runs the perimeter of town, stops at the Ice Rink, City Market, Recreation Center, Village and Four O’ Clock Roads, Columbine and Broken Lance Drive and Peak 9.

Town Trolleys serve The Village at Breckenridge base area, downtown and most in-town lodging. Breckenridge trolley’s run approximately every 30 minutes during the summer,

Breckenridge Visitor Information.

Breckenridge Ski Resort
Town of Breckenridge
Breckenridge Hotels

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