While in the area, you will notice that there are many different things to do in Breckenridge, Colorado. The town is a great place for the people in your group that love outdoor activities. As one of the best skiing areas in Colorado, you are sure to have a good experience on the mountain slopes.
10. Barney Ford Victorian House
For a free experience in a beautiful Victorian-style home, go to Barney Ford Victorian House. The house honors escaped slave Barney Ford by showing how he lived his life in his home. Each room in the home has been restored, so guests have a great insight into what life what like many, many years ago. Before you go, you will want to check the house’s website, because the hours change with the season. Hours are the best from the end of December through the end of April, so that may be the time you wish to visit.
9. Spruce Creek Trail
The Spruce Creek Trail is a longer trail that is best described as moderate. The trail is only open from June to October, so keep that in mind if this is one of the things you really want to do while you are in the area. While hiking this trail, you will see some incredible views of the mountains and you are sure to end up with stunning photographs of your trek. The trail is around five miles away from town, so be prepared to either drive a bit or get transportation to the trail’s head.
8. Tumble Bubbles
For a cool activity that everyone in your group will love, take out some of Tumble Bubbles’ bubbles and explore the frozen landscape. You may consider playing Tumble Bubble soccer and have enough orbs for you and all your friends to enjoy a fun game. There are a few different ways you can enjoy your rental orbs, so you may wish to check out the company’s website for more details about your options. For soccer, you will get six bubbles for three hours and be charged $300. If you would rather have an aqua bubble experience, those are an option, as well.
7. Breckenridge Distillery
Adults will love touring Breckenridge Distillery, where they will see how the bourbon is made. Free tours are available daily from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The complimentary tours end with tastings. If you would rather have an after-hours tour, you should make a reservation today on the company’s website. With the after-hours tour, you will learn more about the history of bourbon and exclusive tastings of unreleased products. These tours do cost $100, however. The distillery makes vodka, rum, whiskey, and other spirits. If cocktails are more your thing, the bar has a number of special cocktails available, as well.
6. Good Times Adventures
At Good Times Adventures, you will have a couple different options for what to do with your group. Snowmobiles are available for tours, so you can go explore the mountain in a fast-paced, fun way. Prices vary depending on the length of the tour and whether or not people will be drivers or passengers. If you want an even more unique experience, take a trip out with the dogs. The company has sled dog teams that will pull you around during a tour. The dog sled tours cost $75 per adult and $40 per child aged four to eight. Kids under four and pregnant women are not allowed on these tours. If you want more information, visit the company’s website, where you should make a reservation for the tour you want.
5. Breckenridge Stables
With Breckenridge Stables, you have the option of going for a trail ride, sleigh ride or carriage ride with the stables’ beautiful horses. If you would like to take a trail ride, you may choose from an hour and a half ride and the dinner ride. Tours are offered via carriage ride for 10, 20 or 30 minute. Sleigh rides will take you through beautiful mountain areas that are beautiful. You will need to make reservations in advance for the trail rides and carriage rides. Sleigh rides don’t require reservations, but they are recommended. Check out the website for more details on the company’s services.
4. Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides
For a romantic trip in the clouds, take a hot air balloon ride with Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides. The rides are designed as some of the highest-altitude balloon rides in the country and they take you through the central mountains of Colorado. The company offers two different flight options. The basic package will run you $235 per person. The platinum package costs $275 per person. All reservations should be made in advance to make sure that there is room for you on one of the trips. All trips are shared basket flights. If you want more information, you should go to the company’s website.
3. McCullough Gulch
Take a hike on the McCullough Gulch Trail for a trek that will take you along the Blue River where you will see a number of different lakes and waterfalls on the 2.8 mile journey. The pass is only available from June through October, so keep that in mind if you are interested in visiting the trail. The trail is used for both hiking and snowshoeing, and dogs are able to take the path, as well. The trail starts about 10 miles away from Breckenridge, so you will need to find transportation out to the trail.
2. Snow Caps Sled Dogs
If you only have a weekend in the area, you should try to squeeze in time for a trip with Snow Caps Sled Dogs. Depending on the season, you have a few different options. In the winter, the company only does tours for Good Times Adventures, so you won’t be able to book a tour. In the summer, you can tour the facility and meet the dogs and see how dog sledding works without taking a ride. If you want to take a ride, you can go on a more traditional run with a cart full of group member, or you may opt for a scooter ride with your own pair of dogs as your guide. Check the company’s website for pricing, availability and more information.
1. Breckenridge Ski Resort
At Breckenridge Ski Resort, you and your family will have the opportunity to learn how to ski, or refresh your existing skiing skills. Of all the places to visit in Breckenridge, this is one of the most popular, as the town is a known skiing destination. If skiing doesn’t excite you, maybe you should consider learning how to snowboard, which is also an option here. Take a ride on the ski lift to get to the top of the slopes, and then go on a thrilling ride down the side of a mountain on either skis or a snowboard. If you are seriously considering visiting the resort, book your times online for the best prices.
Since there are a number of tourist attractions in Breckenridge, it may be difficult to plan your vacation to the town. This list is designed to help you find many different activities that will appeal to everyone in your traveling party. If you love the snow and the great outdoors, this town is a great place for you to visit.