Why You Should Plan a Spring Vacation to Breckenridge, Colorado in 2018

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The days are getting longer and the warm sunshine continues to show it’s rays… that must mean spring is nearly here!  Head to the town of Breckenridge, Colorado this season to enjoy some great activities and events to kick off warmer weather, as well as watch the trees turn into a beautiful sea of green. Many believe as “mud season” approaches, they should avoid mountain towns until spring comes around.  This couldn’t be further from the truth… you’ll get to enjoy the breathtaking Colorado Rocky mountains without a town packed wall to wall.   Here’s why you should consider taking your Breckenridge getaway in the spring.

Plenty of Activities… Not as Many People

Spring Activities in Breckenridge

There are still plenty of activities to indulge in as the ski season nears it’s end such as hiking, ziplining and rafting in some areas.  The perfect time to venture through the backcountry is April and May.  Though you have to be cautious of the potential for snow storms or spring showers, spring brings many blue bird days as well for adventures.


Since Breckenridge sits in the middle of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, there are a multitude of hikes near and far from the area.  Just south of town is the popular Mohawk Lakes, though it’s a bit of a trek at over 8 miles round trip.  If you just want to get out in the mountains and catch some views, head up to Sapphire Point on Swan Mountain over the Dillon Reservoir.

Mohawk Lakes Hike Breckenridge
Image courtesy of Active Rain

Blue Bird Spring Skiing

Breckenridge often has some solid snow storms towards the end of it’s season, and you can also count on plenty of sunny days to explore the ski resort.  With plenty of après-ski spots on 3 of Breckenridge’s 5 peaks, you’ll find yourself soaking up the sunshine after some great laps.

Some Great Events

St Patrick’s Day

Make your way to Breckenridge this weekend for a few day long St. Patrick’s Day celebration!  Throw on your best green attire and venture around town to some of the greatest Irish bars. Nappy Tandy’s Irish Pub or Burke and Riley’s Irish Pub will surely have some fantastic specialties this weekend.

St Patricks Day
Image courtesy of MLive

Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival

Are you a fan of unique and delicious craft brews?  The Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival is happening on April 7th this year, and will feature multiple breweries concoctions, a jubilee of food, music and sunshine.

Breckenridge Chili Cookoff

Properly hosted the day after Breckenridge’s Spring Beer Festival is the famous Chili Cookoff.  Chefs throughout Breckenridge will bring their A-game and you’ll get to try all varieties of extraordinary chilis.

Breckenridge Chili Cookoff
Image courtesy of Breck Blog

If you’re interested in some more spring events in Breckenridge, read up on them here.  With all these events going on and an abundance of activities to participate in, the spring time in Breckenridge is not to be missed!  Once everything else has been schedule, let Peak 1 Express take care of your transportation.

Book before THIS FRIDAY, March 16th to take advantage of our current Spring Break deal!