24 Hours in Breckenridge

24 Hours in Breckenridge

The charming, mountain town of Breckenridge, Colorado is home to a world-renown ski resort, incredible outdoor recreation, quirky shops and cozy restaurants. To truly get the authentic Breckenridge experience would take weeks, however, you can get through a lot in a day if you plan accordingly. Only have 24 hours in Breckenridge? Never fear; we have planned out your entire day to save you time and insure you don’t miss a thing!

Start Your Day Off Right

Voted Summit County’s best coffee shop, Cuppa Joe can be found right off Main Street next to the popular Meta Yoga Studios. From an assortment of amazing burritos to some delicious scones, Cuppa Joe is sure to have just what you’re craving to get your day started. Need that extra pick up during the day? They have everything from shots of espresso to that nice warm latte you are looking for.

Quandary Peak TrailheadHit the Trails

While you’re vacationing in Breckenridge, you should definitely take advantage of the easily-accessible hiking trails nearby. If you’re ready to challenge yourself, check out on of Colorado’s famous 14ers – a peak that exceeds 14,000 feet in elevation! Located conveniently near town, Quandary Mountain is considered a class 1 to class 3 trail hike with amazing views of Breckenridge Ski Area and Copper Mountain, which is located on the back side of Breckenridge.

Colorado is well-known in the summertime for its afternoon storms. Make sure you are hitting the trails early so you aren’t summiting as the thunder and lightning clouds roll in, as it can prove to be pretty dangerous to be caught on a peak above the treeline in a storm. Keep your eyes peeled for Alpine Mountain Goats as you approach the summit!

Rest & Refuel

After reaching the peak of Quandary Mountain it’s time to treat yourself. Take advantage of our amazing porch views and moderate summer temperatures and post up on one of Breckenridge’s restaurant patios. Our favorite spot to grab a bite and take in the views is Fatty’s. Situated behind Main Street on Ridge Street, Fatty’s offers spectacular views of the 10-mile range. Owner Johnny Daisy’s porch flowers don’t hurt the view either!

It will only get better when the food arrives. Whether you decide to share a pie, grab a couple sandwiches or take advantage of the creative specials, the food at Fatty’s does not disappoint! Between the views and the food, Fatty’s is a dining experience that you won’t regret.

Time for a Little Pedaling

Mountain Biking
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After curbing your hunger at Fatty’s, it’s time to grab a bike and hit the trails! Feeling adventurous? Load your mountain bike up on the Gondola and head to the base of Peak 8. From there, grab a lift ticket from the office and head to the chairlift for a ride up peak 8. Take advantage of well-maintained mountain biking trails. Talk about an adrenaline rush!

Not ready for the downhill adventure? Breckenridge has an incredible bike trail that runs along the Blue River and runs all the way to Vail! Make sure to pack your camera, because the views just keep getting better.

Need a bike rental? No problem! Head over to Alpine Sports to get set up with the perfect bike and all the gear you could ever need!

Supper Time!

Starved after a long day of adventure? Stop in to Angel’s Hollow for out of this world margaritas with 5 different types of tequila in just 1 drink! Remember to take it slow; drinks will affect you more quickly when you are at 9,600 feet elevation. Appease the grumble in your stomach with some incredible food as well. My personal favorite is the Tejas Burger with avocado!

Round out your evening with a walk down historic Main Street. Make sure to stop in the Mountain Top Cookie Shop, formerly Mary’s Mountain Cookies, for an incredible treat. I strongly suggest grabbing 1 or 6 of the cookie sandwiches with a creamy layer of frosting. They also have day-old cookies at a cheap price with an assortment of cookies to choose from!

Fireside Inn Breckenridge
Fireside Inn Breckenridge

Everyone Needs A Little Rest & Relaxation

Want that nice Bed & Breakfast? Fireside Inn has you covered! This charming B&B is located 2 blocks off of Main Street on French and is owned and operated by a charming English couple who have been part of the Breckenridge community for years. Room types range from dorm-style bunks, single person rooms or family rooms that sleep 7 with private bathrooms. Take advantage of mid-afternoon sweet treats homemade by the matriarch, and kick off day 2 with the delicious home-cooked breakfast!


Now that you know how to make the most of your 24 hours in Breckenridge, plan your getaway to our charming town! If you have a little bit more time, head out for a rafting trip on the Blue River with Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting. Offering spectacular views of the Gore Range, our Blue River Express trip is sure to keep you coming back for more! Happy travels!