Traveling to Colorado is incomplete without a stop in Breckinridge. The quintessential western town is the state’s first permanent settlement. It also is one of the world’s most popular ski destinations. Even if you don’t know how to ski, there are lots of great things to do in Breckenridge, Colorado. Breckenridge is about 100 miles west of the Denver International Airport, and a world apart from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Historic Tours and Museums
Colorado’s oldest permanent settlement has great historic tours and museums. Its many great museums and guided historic tours are among the most popular family things to do in Breckenridge Colorado. Some of the more popular tours and historic museums include:
• High Line Railroad Park.
• Summit Ski Museum.
• Gold and silver mines.
You can learn about the settling of the West and how the rugged early days of settling the Rocky Mountains and Continental Divide. You also can learn about the early origins of the U.S. ski industry, which really found its niche in Breckenridge. The Rocky Mountains and settlements, such as Breckenridge, helped make the United States a world-class skiing destination.
It makes sense that one of the world’s best ski destinations also is an outstanding snowmobiling location. You can rent snowmobiles or bring your own for guided tours along groomed trails. You also can have fun exploring virgin powder well away from the ski slopes and crowds of skiers to use them.
Sledding and Tubing
A very popular pastime open to all ages is sledding and tubing the many great hillsides in and around Breckenridge. The town itself has many great sledding hills Groomed alpine slides also offer lots of fun up on the big mountain. Many also enjoy towing their friends and family in tubes behind snowmobiles while exploring the back country.
Tour Wineries and Sample Craft Beers
Breckenridge has lots of great dining with plenty of locally made wines and craft brews. A great way to spend non-ski time is touring the outstanding wineries and craft brewing establishments in and around town. You can enjoy sampling local favorites and take some home to share with friends and family. It’s also a great way to start a romantic evening with your loved one while visiting one of the most romantic locales in the West.
Sleighrides in the Moonlight
There is no better way to spur a romantic winter’s night than a horse-drawn sleighride. You and your loved one get to tour the scenic trails in and around Breckenridge by moonlight. The cozy, comfortable sleigh offers ample opportunities for romance. It also helps keep your carbon footprint low, while enjoying a romantic trip around one of the most scenic locations.
With so many great things to do and the Denver International Airport nearby, Breckenridge is the ideal wintertime vacation destination. You do not have to be an avid skier to have fun in the Rocky Mountains and along the scenic Continental Divide.