All About Breckenridge
Breckenridge, Colorado in Summit County, Colorado, is one of the most popular tourist destinations year round. One might say why… just look around you when you’re there. Glorious mountains are present wherever you stand, and the comfortable feel of Main Street makes you think you’re right at home.
Found in 1859 during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush, “Breckenridge” was a jackpot for all miners searching for gold. There are mine ruins riddled all around the area, and are popular tourist spots for those who want a glimpse into the history of Breckenridge.
Breckenridge’s main attraction is it’s ski resort. Not until 1961 was skiing introduced to the town, and a few trails were cut out at the base of Peak 8. Now every winter, people flock from around the world for their mountain getaway to experience a taste of Colorado lifestyle for a week. The Breckenridge Ski Resort has evolved over it’s 55+ years in action, now spreading across five peaks in the Ten Mile Range. Located in Summit County, over 1.5 million people travel to this mountain town to hit the slopes every year. Nearly 3,000 skiable acres of land lie across these five peaks, serviced by 34 lifts and covered with 184 trails.
The town isn’t just a hit for skiing, but is home to incredible mountain biking trails, hiking, fishing, delectable cuisine and plenty of events. The ski resort turns into an intense downhill mountain biking park during the summer, but Breckenridge contains a surplus of trails all around the area. For those who prefer a smoother ride, there’s a bike path the goes from Breckenridge all the way to Frisco. This out and back trail includes some great views of Summit County and is a perfect day adventure.
Breckenridge’s gondola runs during the summer season and can take guests up to the Peak 8 Fun Park at the base of the resort. Try your hand at gold panning, mini golf, zip lines, canopy tours or the mountain coaster. The Fun Park is a must-do when visiting town with your family.
Whether you’re here for the powdery snow during the winter or outdoor adventures during the summer, Breckenridge is a great destination for any occasion.