1. Independence Day
Fourth of July in Breckenridge is not your typical Fourth of July. Each year Breckenridge enjoys a huge celebration like no other. On this holiday weekend, there are tons of activities, entertainment and delicious treats on Main Street for the whole family. The town hosts special Fourth of July events like a parade, bike race, art festival, a patriotic orchestra performance, and an amazing Rockies firework display. You have to come check it out for yourself!
Grab your backpack, bottled water, and your camera! Breckenridge offers the most stunning hikes in Colorado. You’ll witness amazing views of wildflowers, aspen groves, waterfalls and alpine trees.
Carter Park is a beginner’s hike. From the top, you can see the entire Breckenridge Ski resort. For a moderate hike, check out Blue Lakes-Monte Cristo Gulch. For a real challenge, take on Quandary Peak a 3.305 feet climb that takes anywhere from 3 to 9 hours to complete!
No matter which hike you to decide to take on, make sure to drink plenty of water to avoid altitude sickness. Also be sure to start early in the morning before the thunderstorms roll in.
Cycle through an endless number of exciting biking trails in Breckenridge. Expert or beginner- there’s a trail for everyone.Here are the top rides in Breckenridge:
Breckenridge to Como
Cross the Continental Divide between Breckenridge and Como
Breckenridge to Baker’s Tank and Back
A loop ride from town to the historic Baker’s tank
Rock Island to Galena Ditch
Expert loop from Breckenridge through Golden Horseshoe to Galena Ditch Trail
Classic Breckenridge Route
A looped ride from town utilizing some of the finest area trails
Ski with the Pros at the Breckenridge Ski Resort. With first-class access for your skiing adventure, you can improve your skiing and snowboarding skills at the resort’s ski school through group classes or private lessons. They’ve got something for every skill level.
Just across the street is Charter Ski Rentals, located in the Marriot Hotel, if you need to rent equipment. This is as easy as it gets. From there, you walk a hundred yards to Quicksilver Super 6 Lift on Peak 9 and you’re off to explore the huge Breckenridge ski mountain, which has 5 peaks that are interconnected by 34 lifts.
But don’t forget everything else the ski resort has to offer. Ride their mountain roller coaster on Peak 8, enjoy a meal at multiple locations on the ski mountain, or take a break and relax at The Maggie and have a hot drink overlooking Maggie Pond while listening to live music. If you really want to pamper yourself, you can have a massage or spa treatment in the nearby Breckenridge Village.