Breckenridge

The Southern Jewel of Summit County

breck_street.jpgThough Breckenridge is home to world-class skiing, the town has so much more to offer!

Breckenridge was originally established in the mid-1800s as a gold mining town; the buildings and layout are still very reminiscent of this simpler time. As a matter-of-fact, many of the buildings located here are original – particularly in the largest historic district in Colorado. Breckenridge is a history buffs dream with historic architecture and museums dotting town. However, these buildings now house five-star restaurants, phenomenal après ski bars, and boutique shops that are sure to please everyone in the family!

In the winter, relax in front of a fire or in the summer take in the views from many of the decks overlooking the mountain. Located at the base of Breckenridge Ski Resort, it is very easy to access five different peaks to ski! With a gondola leading up to the mountain from downtown, you never have to choose between exploring town or spending a day on the mountain.

In the summertime, the ski resort turns into a mountain biking mecca both on the trails and throughout town. Hiking is, also, abundant with Breckenridge having its own trail system and its proximity to popular fourteeners. Whether it is Ullr Fest in the winter, Fourth of July in the summer, or Oktoberfest in the fall, there is never a shortage of activities.