When the hussle bussle of Main Street, or the Fun Park, finally wear you out, or if you just want to be outside, sit down and enjoy the mountain views, and the fresh mountain air, the Town of Breckenridge Alpine Garden is not to be missed.
Set by the shores of the Blue River, just a half block west of Main Street and south of Adams Street you will find the gravel trails meandering through the flower beds filled with nearly every species that will actually grow with vigor at an elevation of over 9600 ft. above sea level.
Volunteers from the Summit County Garden Club care diligently for the flowers and regularly wake in a start with overnight temps dipping to 37 or 38 degrees. There are park benches and rock benches placed thoughout the garden specifically for the public to enjoy the sights and sounds, and smells! of the high alpine environment. With the Blue River roaring by and the Breckenridge Ski Resort Peaks in the distant background, a feeling of sensory overload creeps in with the feeling of "wow, how lucky are we to be here, now, in this spot"! Enjoy the Alpine Garden on your next visit to town. I'm there frequently since its so close to the Breckenridge Associates office. Maybe I'll see you there! RS