Breckenridge is the ski capital of Colorado. Here people come to experience the champagne powder while hurtling down slopes at breakneck speeds. For a town whose population dwindled around 400 in the 60s, the place sure has recovered enough to be a major attraction for tourists and adventure seekers and that has made the availability of Breckenridge cabins for rent really frequent.
The beauty of the place is far from expressing in words. Not only one can experience an amazing skiing experience but there are many things to experience here while on your stay.
Here we are sharing some of the things that can one see while staying there apart from just enjoying the mountain slopes and skiing or snowboarding?
- Vail Pass Path: For a scenic tour of Breckenridge, Frisco and Copper Mountain the Vail Pass is a good place to see it from, all the while cycling the 14 miles. The bonus on here is that it is a downhill ride so it’s all enjoyment and minimum exertion. Bring in your camera to capture some scenic shots of the place. If you get tired then you can stop for some refreshing coffee at the Copper Mountain Gas station. If you want a tour for it, then Alpine sports or Charter Sports do set up tours with bikes as well. The overall access to the pass is free.
- Main Street: The ultimate place where you will find civilization in the form of pricey restaurants and shops. Here you can find souvenirs in the book and crannies while enjoying a stroll through the city. Most vacation rentals connect back to this place.
- Boreas Pass: The pass is located on the continental divide and has an elevation of 11,481 ft. The pass was formerly known as Breckenridge Pass in the 1860s when it served as an early route for thousands of prospectors during the Colorado Gold Rush. From here you can see that town of Boreas, now a ghost town was constructed primarily to house workers to clear the line in winter. But the line was abandoned in 1937 by the Colorado & Southern. So not only will you enjoy the scenery but also get to see and experience the rich history of the place.
- Mohawk Trail: Mohawk Lakes Trail is an 8.6 mile, frequently populated or moderately trafficked back trail which features a lake. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best experienced from July until September. Dogs and other animals like horses are also able to use this trail. Most hikers do tell that the trail is hard to make sure to pack in that stamina.
- Hoosier Pass: The 9th highest mountain passes in Colorado. The highway over the pass provides an alternative route from Denver to the ski areas near Breckenridge and Keystone. This pass is the highest point on the TransAmerica Trail, a transcontinental bicycle route that stretches from Yorktown, Virginia to Astoria, Oregon. It is generally open all year round, is traversable by all vehicles in good weather, but is occasionally closed during winter storms.
- Imperial Express chairlift: Riding the highest riding on the highest one in North America at 12,840 feet is a treat for the eyes as the exquisite mountain scenery becomes more breathtaking.
- Gold Pan Saloon: A popular “drinking hole” from back in 1859, is still touring today. The Gold Pan Saloon is one of the oldest running pubs in the country or rather it is the Gold Pan Saloon is the oldest operating (oldest continuous liquor license) saloon west of the Mississippi. So grab a drink and revel in the history of the place.
- Sapphire Point Overlook– this trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Frisco, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is inclusive for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running and more. If you love having fun and are a thrill seeker then this is the place for you.
- Mountain Top Children’s Museum- The museum is mainly for children up to 10 years. The advantage of being a parent is that they can visit the museum with their kids. The museum is made to educate the children about the culture, country and the habitat of the place and is designed in an impressive way. Parents should consider taking their kids to this place as this can be fun and educational for them at the same time.
- Backstage Theatre – This theatre is a place which can be a unique experience for the tourists. The theatre is basically a local company theatre and the motive of the theatre is to educate the audience about the heritage with the classical shows and Broadway musicals.
- Breckenridge Ski Resort – Visiting Breckenridge and not visiting this famous ski resort is like not experiencing the real flavour of the Breckenridge. This is an alpine resort which is located at the west of Continental Divide. This ski resort is something which you surely won’t like to miss on.
A winter wonderland of hidden pleasures, which will only show you its gifts after a bit of exploring, Breckenridge is a traveller’s snow paradise filled with the cool goodness of the mountains and the vibrancy of a town always engaged with celebrating those mountains.