What To Do in Breckenridge, CO

The Best Winter Trails Near Breckenridge for Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing

Looking for an adventure off the slopes this winter? Check out our list of the Top 5 Winter Trails Near Breckenridge!

1. Pennsylvania Creek Trail

Best Winter Trails Near Breckenridge: Pennsylvania Creek Trail

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This 4.5 mile, moderately rated trail leads hikers along a shaded forest road, opening to gorgeous views as the trail reaches Pennsylvania Creek. In the earlier hours of the day, it is possible to enjoy this trail with only micro spikes, if the trail is already packed down, however on days with fresh snowfall or in the later hours, snowshoes or cross-country skis are needed to avoid post holing. Dogs are welcome on this trail and must remain on leash.

Length: 4.5 Miles

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The Best Hikes for Leaf Peeping Near Breckenridge

Every year, as soon as the Pumpkin Spice Latte becomes available to order, the countdown to leaf peeping season begins.  Areas across Colorado peak at different times, depending on local temperatures, altitude, and rainfall that year. Historically, the stunning aspens that draw hikers and leaf peeping enthusiasts to Breckenridge, start turning golden mid-September, reaching their peak by the end of September into early October, just in time for snow to start collecting on the mountains.

The crisp fall air, glowing aspen groves, and sunny autumn days make Breckenridge an ideal place to soak in the magic of fall in Colorado. Planning your next leaf peeping trip or looking for the perfect fall hike…

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5 Beautiful Waterfall Hikes Near Breckenridge

With an average of over 300 inches of snowfall every year in Breckenridge, it only makes sense that the runoff would create some of the most beautiful high alpine waterfalls in Colorado’s backcountry. We’ve compiled a list of the 5 most beautiful waterfall hikes near Breckenridge to add to your summer adventure bucket list!

  1. McCullough Gulch Waterfall Trail

Picture by: Mike Peoples on AllTrails

Located just outside of Breckenridge off Hoosier Pass, McCullough Gulch Waterfall Trail is a popular hike offering quintessential Colorado views of rocky peaks, columbine flowers, and mountain goats. Reservations are required for this trailhead June through September from 5 am to 3 pm, outside…

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8 Must Hike Trails Near Breckenridge

In honor of National Trail Day, we put together a list of must hike trails near Breckenridge. Make sure to tag us on Instagram at @breckenridgeassociates when you post your hike so we can reshare!

  1.        Monte Cristo Gulch

    8 Must Hike Trails Near Breckenridge Colorado: #1 Monte Cristo Gulch
    Picture by: Andy Porter on AllTrails

Enjoy views of Quandary Peak on this short but challenging hike. This out and back trail is rated as challenging due to the level of route-finding skills needed and scrambling. Dogs are welcome on this hike, however we recommend you only bring dogs that are comfortable with climbing scree.

Length: 2.8 Miles

Rating: Challenging

Elevation Gain: 1,131 Feet

Route Type: Out & Back

Trailhead: Blue Lakes Trailhead

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Alpine Touring in Summit County

Skier alpine touring in Summit County, ColoradoIf you’ve ever looked out over snow covered terrain just outside of the groomed and monitored trails of the ski resort and wondered what it would be like to ski but haven’t taken the leap into the backcountry out of concern of terrain and avalanche danger, alpine touring may be for you! Alpine touring is the perfect choice for someone who doesn’t consider themselves to be a hardcore adventure extremist, but still wants to experience the backcountry on skis or a snowboard.

Luckily, Summit County offers plenty of options for those who want a “green run” type of backcountry experience! Something mellow for days when you want skis underfoot, but more peace and solitude than will be found where there are lift lines.

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The Breckenridge Golf Course is a premier mountain course and is one of four Summit County golf resorts. The Jack Nicklaus signature course is a high altitude course at 9,324 feet where golf balls have less resistance and can travel further driving off the tee. This summer golf calendar includes events from social to competitive, designed for all levels of players and those who want to improve their level of play. Fantastic views and wildlife sightings make this course a favorite for golf enthusiasts and spectators alike.

Men’s and Women’s Leagues: The Breckenridge Golf Club Men’s and Women’s Leagues offer competition for resident golfers ages 18-80+ throughout the summer season. Competitions include individual, 2-person and 4-person games. Both…

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Your Guide to Visiting Breckenridge with Your Furry Friend

Living the outdoor lifestyle goes hand in hand with owning a dog. Dogs are the perfect outdoor companions, always ready to go without getting dressed or primped and eager for any adventure you choose regardless of the weather. If you live here, odds are high that you’ve got at least one four-legged friend you share your home with. Likewise, many second homeowners and visitors own pets and like to bring their pets along to enjoy the Breckenridge high country. Our dogs of Breckenridge guide will help you and your dog have his best day while in town.

Dog Activities 

  1.     Dog Park: Let the dogs run wild and leash free in the dog park section of Carter Park. To prevent park closures, always…

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During the winter we celebrate each new dusting or dumping of snow. Most snowfalls are typically followed by bluebird skies.  But for those looking to escape a blustery snow day and still have some fun, Breckenridge offers many wonderful indoor activities. Large groups, families, couples and people of all ages can find the perfect way to spend the day indoors. 

Love to solve riddles, uncover clues or crack codes? Breckenridge is home to two fantastic escape rooms. The Escape Room located on Ridge Street has four rooms each with a different theme and difficulty rating. Private rooms can accommodate 3-11 participants. Mountain Time Escape Room has three locations, two at Main Street Station and one on Main Street. Each location is a private room with a…

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Opening Dates for the 2022-23 Season in Summit County

Summit County’s mountain terrain speaks directly to the heart of every adventure seeker who sets their eyes on the towering peaks of Ten Mile Range. It’s no surprise that skiers and snowboarders flock to Breckenridge and the surrounding areas from all over the world to ski and ride our impressive, powdered slopes. From self-proclaimed ski bums to newbies strapping in for the very first time, Summit’s 6 World Renowned Resorts have plenty to offer every level of skier and snowboarder!

PLAN YOUR TRIP:

Breckenridge

Opening Day: November 11th  (OPENING EARLY ON WEDNESDAY NOV. 9th)

Hours of Operation: 8:30 am – 4 pm for ski lift/mountain

Lift Tickets: Click here for more information on…

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Summit County is home to the highest chairlift in North America as well as the highest deep-water marina in the world. Summit County also has some of the highest rivers in Colorado. Three of the stunning rivers that flow through the high country of Summit County, the Blue River, the Snake River and the Swan River, offer residents and visitors some of the very best recreational opportunities for summer in the high country.

THE BLUE RIVER: The longest river in the county, running a distance of 65 miles, it originates near Quandary Peak in the Ten Mile Range and spills into the Dillon Reservoir just east of Frisco, resuming its northward run through Silverthorne and eventually joining the Colorado River in Kremmling.

Buried under tons of dredge rock…

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