Things to do in Breckenridge: Summer
August 4th, 2017
Rent a bike from one of the many shops in town, or bring your own custom shredder and ride the trails in a whole different way. A great method to get a workout and adrenaline rush all in one activity, making tight turns around built up berms and jumping dirt piles. Earn your turns and burn those thighs and bike uphill, or buy a pass and take the lift and get as much vertical gain as possible throughout the day. Check out some cross country trails outside of town, over by tiger road or next to the Blue River, a great way to explore the area and get in touch with nature. Some recommended bike shops to rent from are Alpine sports, located in town, and the rental shop located at the base of Peak 8, the most convenient if you plan on buying a lift ticket. Don’t forget your helmet, the consequence of a fall is significantly more serious than on a pair of skis or snowboard.
Hike up to the peaks of the Breckenridge mountains, using the Peaks trails accessible through peak 7. Ask a local or employee at your current lodging for advice on trailheads, it is difficult to go wrong in a place as pristine and beautiful as our home here in the mountains. Bring your water bottles, some snacks, and hiking boots. The high alpine environment will test your endurance, particularly above tree line where the air gets particularly thin and the mountains get especially steep. However, do not give up! The peak will offer breathtaking views, and the work it took to get there will make it all the better. Maybe a flatter, easier hike is more your speed. Try the path to Frisco and spend some time next to the lake, an easy 8 mile walk on a paved path (also great for bicycles!).
Breckenridge is a town that is always alive, and offers something for everyone at every hour. First and foremost, comes family of course. Some great family restaurants include Flipside, a great burger joint on main street, and Eric’s, a pizza restaurant with an arcade. Shop around the many gift and retail shops scattered along main street and pick up some souvenirs to show off to the neighbors back home. Staying out late? Coming to town with a Bachelorette or Bachelor party? Cecilia’s and Liquid lounge are always poppin, come ready to party and dance your butts off. More of a bar person? Ollies, Napper Tandy’s, and the Gold Pan are all great options and often feature live music (and are all open late). Come to Napper’s for ladies night (ladies drink free!), and head over to the Gold Pan and dance on the tables, reliving the days of the old west. Looking for fine dining options? Check out Hearthstone, on Ridge St. (one block from main street), located in one of the oldest buildings in the entire town. The food and drinks here are some of the finest in town, featuring classic cuisine and an extensive cocktail and spirit menu.