Long before white settlers from the east crossed the Continental Divide, Breckenridge, Colorado was part of the summer hunting grounds of the nomadic White River and Middle Park Ute Native Americans. The Town of Breckenridge was born out of America's mid-nineteenth century rush to settle the West during Pike's Peak Gold Rush. Today Breckenridge is about community, sport, art, shopping and more!
Renowned for its amazing snow all season long, being set high in Summit County Colorado, Breckenridge has the highest chairlift in North America, reaching 12,840 ft. In the winter, enjoy activities such as snow mobiling the Continental Divide, the ancient form of Dog Sledding, Dinner Sleigh Rides, Snow Tubing, Night Skiing, Cross Country and Nordic skiing, or even Snow Kiting.
In the summer, Breckenridge turns into the most magnificent place to vacation on the planet. The temperature never reaches above 80 degrees Fahrenheit, the flowers are in bloom, and the sky's the limit. Enjoy activities such as Hiking 14,000ft mountains, white water rafting, cattle drives, horseback riding, fishing, hot air balloons, historic train rides, gold panning, golf, mountain biking and more. Don't forget your year round activities such as visiting the spa after a glorious day of challenging yourself, art galleries, festivals, and the infamous shopping at Breckenridge and the Outlet Malls. You'll end up buying a new suitcase just to get back home.
So what’s your idea of a great vacation here in Breckenridge? Zipping along the alpine slides, challenging yourself to a mountain hike, or enjoying the beer festivals of the summer? Perhaps in the winter it’s enjoying a great art gallery, or sipping hot chocolate warmed by the perfect fireplace, or even competing with your friends along the race course on the mountains. Whether you’re an art collector or ski bum, a nature lover or a music fan – or all of the above – the Breckenridge area has countless ways to indulge you during your vacation.
Written by Shannon Bosgraaf, Owner of Property 94739 in Breckenridge, Colorado