Free Things to do in Breckenridge

Free Things to do in Breckenridge

As a major ski resort town, it may seem like Breckenridge, Colorado is hardly the place to go if you are on a budget. The surprising thing about this charming mountain town in the amount of activities you can do for free. No matter what your fancy, there something to do for you.

If you like museums or history there are a number of free historical tours of the town, as well as local museums. The Barney Ford House Museum is a great celebration of the life of an incredible man. Right on Main Street in Breckenridge you can learn about a young man who escaped slavery and became a very important figure in the civil rights movement.

Historic Walking Tours Breckenridge

Liam Doran / Breckenridge Tourism Office

Just down the street from the Barney Ford House Museum is the Breckenridge Welcome Center. It is a great resource if you want learn more about the city or if you are looking for local events and ideas of what to do on your night out.

If you’re looking for something a little more active, head over to the Breckenridge Rec Center. There is a skate park for all the kids (as well as any adults looking to relive their youth a bit). There is also a playground that is a great place to go with the family and hang out. Bring along a picnic lunch and stroll through the adjacent park for an even more special day.

Of course there is an abundance of hiking biking, swimming and almost any other activity you can think of. Sapphire Point is a great hike if you’re looking for a short distance. The trail is located right off of Swan Mountain Road and has great views of the pristine waters of Lake Dillon.

Hiking in Breckenridge

Liam Doran / Breckenridge Tourism Office

Carter Park is a great place to mountain bike or hike and a favorite for locals. This is a great place to check out if you have pets because there is a dog park area. Even in cold weather, Carter Park is a good place to visit. The heated and covered picnic area make it easy to hang out and keep warm while being outdoors.

As a mecca for any and all outdoor sports, you really can’t go wrong in Breckenridge. With free activities for the whole family to enjoy it is a great place to spend your vacation even if you are on a budget.