Maybe you are planning your first trip to the beautiful Rocky Mountain town of Breckenridge, or maybe you’ve visited a thousand times and are just looking for some suggestions for fall. Either way, those of us at Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting are here to help! We have scheduled out our perfect fall day in Breckenridge, so feel free to make this your itinerary.
9:00am – After enjoying a late morning on your porch or in the living room enjoying a nice cuppa joe, head over to Blue Moose restaurant for an incredible breakfast in one of Breckenridge’s favorite morning restaurants. Having trouble picking your favorite item from the menu? We suggest the Biscuits and Gravy, the Chorizo Huevos or the Alaskan Pipline Omelet. Top it off with a Spice Bomb Bloody Mary or another hot cup of coffee for the perfect morning.
10:00am – Head to the B&B Mines Trailhead, then head downhill to Gold Run Road to access Gold Run Gulch for an incredible fall hike. This fairly easy hike comes in at just over 2 miles. Explore the fall foliage of Summit County, with the beautiful changing aspens lining this double-track mining road. This out-and-back trail is popular among runners, horseback riders, mountain bikers and more, so stay alert on the trail! Don’t forget your camera and furry friends!
12:30pm – Is that your belly rumbling? No better place to fix that problem than at Breckenridge’s resident soup shop – Soupz On. This mom and pop soup shop is found on the north end of town on Park Avenue, in the same area as City Market. Choose from a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches, breads and more. As a favorite among locals, expect to see a bit of a line. Take it to-go and head over by the Riverwalk Center to enjoy your lunch with a spectacular view.
1:30pm – One of the best ways to explore Breckenridge is by the riverside bike path. Coast along the beautiful Blue River towards Frisco for more incredible scenery. Keep your eye on the river for fly fisherman making a catch! If you need to rent a bike, head to Alpine Sports, with 2 locations adjacent to Soupz On.
3:30pm – Hit the shops! Treat yourself to a Mary’s Mountain Cookie, double-doozie type treats that will appease your sweet tooth. Explore the local merchants of Breckenridge for outdoor gear, clothing, toys and more. On your way down Main Street, pop into The Crown for a nice, warm beverage. The Breckenridge Coffee will warm you up nicely! Don’t forget to stop in the store next door, Marigold’s, for all sorts of quirky gifts, houseware and clothing. While you’re walking around, pop into the Breckenridge Welcome Center and pick up a Breckenridge Dining Passport for only $10. Trust me; you won’t regret it!
5:00pm – Grab a pre-dinner beverage from Après Handcrafted Libations! Flash your Breckenridge Dining Passport for some great deals. Taste some of the best brews from all around Colorado, or treat yourself to a crafty fall cocktail, such as the Brumpkin. This cocktail is made with Buffalo Trace, honey, lemon juice, pumpkin, Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur and soda water, which comes together as a nutty and sweet bourbon-backed libation, perfect for the fall season.
7:30pm – Is it dinner time already? Breckenridge is home to some incredible restaurants, serving up dishes from around the world. We suggest heading to Briar Rose Chophouse & Saloon, located on Lincoln Avenue right off of Main Street. If you are planning to visit before October 22, enjoy a 3-course seasonal prix fixe meal for $40 with additional wine pairing available with your Dining Passport. Post-October 22, take advantage of 2-for-1 entrées with the purchase of a bottle of wine or an appetizer or a dessert. Reservations are recommended for the dining room.
9:30pm – You’ve enjoyed a pretty full day! Grab 2-for-1 martinis from Blue River Bistro, or head back to your lodging to snuggle up with some cider fireside. For more activity or dining ideas, give our trip specialists a call at 877-RAFTING (877-723-8464).