Breckenridge Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 73%Family Travelers
- 63%Green Travelers
- 51%Luxury Travelers
Member Reviews (38)
- BreckenridgeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Oct 28, 2013
Breckenridge is a beautiful old mining town that has exchanged its head lamp and pick ax for a pair of skis. It is pretty, well maintained and the people have that wonderful friendly charm that should come with a mountain town.
As some one who spent a singifcant portion of my childhood weekends in the mountains with various relatives I found it resembling Disneyland instead of representing the true grit and history of many of the other mountain towns. Putting that aside, nothing beats an late afternoon drink at one of the restaurants watching the snow fall and the skiers finishing their last runs of the day.
- BreckenridgeMar 13, 2013
90 minutes from Denver, this city has a small town feel with big time slopes. I took some skiing lessons last Spring in Breck and loved the Colorado snow. The last time I had been skied was in Northern California, and I discovered I prefer Colorado snow. You can also go dog sledding just outside of Breckenridge, and I loved mushing!
- BreckenridgeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Jan 16, 2013
Compared with Vail, Breckenridge feels more like an all-American ski town and less like an Austrian village. There are clothing boutiques, sports bars, souvenirs shops and the like nestled up with fine dining restaurants. I've always been a fan of the small jerky stands set up in the summer time.
Breckenridge is an easy ride from Denver and Boulder, located only ten miles or so from interstate 70.
- BreckenridgeMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersJan 09, 2013
Colorado’s largest historic district is in Breckenridge, which was settled during the 1859 Gold Rush. But it wasn’t until the 1960s that western-movie-set-like “Breck” got its first ski runs. Some properties have two entrances (one faces the lift and the other faces Main Street), and the free Summit Stage bus service to Copper Mountain and Keystone makes it easy to mountain-hop. To get going on snowshoe and cross-country ski trails, turn to the Breckenridge Nordic Center. Breck, like many great ski towns, has a namesake brewery and distillery, plus the Gold Pan Saloon (the oldest liquor license west of the Mississippi) and escargot and buffalo short ribs served at Briar Rose Chophouse and Saloon. When tired legs get the best of them, visitors can take a pottery, creative writing, or ceramics workshop in the Breckenridge Arts District.
- BreckenridgeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14Dec 18, 2012
This is a great mountain for riders of all abilities. The lines move pretty effeciently and the staff are very friendly and helpful if you're up at the top of the mountain trying to decide the best way to work your way down without DYING at the end of a loooooooooong day!
Also, be sure that you're always smiling because you could have your picture taken and look it up with your pass # once you're home. Pics are free if you want to post them to facebook which is great because it means you don't have to risk taking out a camera or phone to snap a shot and dropping it in the snow/slush!
- BreckenridgeAug 10, 2012
Vail and Aspen get a lot of the credit for being amazing ski resort towns in Colorado, but Breckenridge has got a lot to offer. Once you get up the mountains via ski lift you have some views of the surrounding area that will make you remember how great and wonderful Colorado really is!
- BreckenridgeJul 05, 2012
Breckenridge started out as a sleepy little mining town, then became a boom town, then a sleepy little ghost town, then a boomtown again, then sleepy again, then finally, with the "white gold" never ending, Breck is truly a world class four-season destination resort. Breck is the anti-uptight Colorado resort. Folks are laid back, a lot of it's roots are remembered, and poodle-hair boots, if ever seen, are in a store window as opposed to walking around town.
- BreckenridgeAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Jul 05, 2012
Breckenridge is a cute town with a lot to offer from great food to fun boutiques. It's got a great location in the middle of a good selection of ski mountains from Vail to A Basin and more!
- BreckenridgeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Jul 04, 2012
We were just passing through on our way to Wyoming and were so awe struck by the views and impressed at the vegetarian options in the area, we decided to get a cabin here for 6 months. We look forward to a long snowy winter in this cozy mountain town!
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