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 the fire is largely contained and most areas are open for outdoor recreation!
The fire will remain at 85% contained. The remaining 15% of the perimeter is on the west side, backing against a steep, rugged area of spruce fir. Firefighters will continue to monitor the fire. Although there could be some fire activity in this area if conditions are right, the likelihood of the fire threatening communities is low.
Closures: Peaks Trail, Gold Hill, Wheeler and Miners Creek trails will remain closed. Parts of the Colorado Trail are closed where overlap occurs with trail closures in the area. Miners Creek Road is
closed. More fire info: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5321/. For info on fire restrictions: http://go.usa.gov/xN6Sw.