12 Things to See and Do in Breckenridge, Colorado

12 Things to See and Do in Breckenridge, Colorado

Breckenridge, Colorado is a charming town of about 5,000 permanent residents. At an elevation of around 9,600 feet (2,926 meters) above sea level, Breckenridge is surrounded on all sides by stunning alpine scenery. This gem of the Rocky Mountains is world-famous for its ski resorts, which are widely considered to be among the finest in the United States.

Yet, for visitors who are willing to dig a little deeper, Breckenridge has a lot more to offer than scenic ski slopes. The town has a rich and interesting history, and a highly varied range of outdoor activities for vacationers to discover.

12. Hit the Slopes

Of course, no visit to Breckenridge is complete without hitting the slopes, and the town is primarily known as a skiing destination. There are plenty of hills and ski resorts to choose from, and it’s also worth remembering that there are many other outdoor winter recreation opportunities to enjoy in and around the town. You can go snowboarding, take a snowshoeing adventure, and go cross-country skiing, just to name a few. If you’re interested in the history of skiing, the Summit Ski Museum is also well worth a visit.

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11. Tour a Gold Mine

While Colorado isn’t as steeped in gold rush lore as California or Alaska, prospectors did flock to the state in droves during the late years of the 19th century in hopes of striking it rich. If you’re in Breckenridge during the summertime, you can take guided group tours of the area’s gold mines, where fortunes were made and legends were born. It’s a great way to stay cool on a warm day, all while enjoying a uniquely local experience.

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