About Breckenridge, Colorado
Few towns can match the picturesque vibrancy of Breckenridge – which is saying a lot in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, where historical, unique and gorgeous towns abound. Early in the town’s history, it was left off the state map, an error the residents responded to by forming their own “Kingdom,” a quirky fact they continue to celebrate with the annual festival, Breckenridge Kingdom Days. With almost 250 historical structures – most still in use – in a downtown area that’s imminently walkable and packed with interesting stores and restaurants, Breckenridge is a great place to pass a sunny day. Or week. Or month.
The town is situated at 9,600 feet above sea level, below Breckenridge Ski Area, which draws visitors from across the globe for both its amazing terrain for beginners through advanced and its average 300 inches of snow each winter.
Between the town and the ski resort, the area is paradise for year-round visitors looking for incredible biking, fishing, skiing, hiking, sightseeing, snowmobiling, sleigh rides and more. The abundance of unique, family-friendly events – like Ullr Fest, the International Snow Sculpture Championships and Oktoberfest – mean there is always something exciting going on. It’s also home to a vibrant arts & culture scene with attractions like Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, Breckenridge Film Festival, National Repertory Orchestra and Breckenridge Music Festival.
Breckenridge Fire Update
Enjoy your vacation in Breckenridge now that Peak 2 fire is over and trails are open again!
July 21, 2017 – The Dillon Ranger District announced the reopening of the recreation trails that were temporarily closed due to the Peak 2 Fire. Last week, fire crews completed the contingency line and conducted extensive hazard tree mitigation on and around the Miners Creek trail. Approximately a ½ mile of the Miners Creek trail, also section 7 of the Colorado trail, is located within the burned area of the Peak 2 Fire. The Peaks trail, Miners Creek Road and Gold Hill trail are also open again for use. More info on trails and fire impact: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5321/. For info on local fire restrictions: http://go.usa.gov/xN6Sw.