Towns Near Breckenridge Worth a Visit
February 18th, 2017
If you’re travelling to Breckenridge for vacation, then you obviously know that you will not have a a shortage of things to do. However, Breckenridge is not the only town that has a plethora of adventures and activities! Check out these other towns near Breck to maximize your vacation entertainment.
Your first stop should be Frisco. It’s just a 15 minute drive down CO-9. The first attraction you’ll see coming into Frisco is a pretty good sized snow park where people of all ages go snow tubing. Then, coming on down to Main Street on your left, you are greeted with very tall pine trees wrapped up in Christmas lights. Main Street, of course, is the best part. Walking down Main Street feels like a surreal, Christmas village. There are beautiful snow and tree covered paths to walk around that would be the perfect setting for a cute date with your significant other!
Driving just about anywhere in the Rockies is a breathtaking view for out-of-towners, but if you hop on the Dillon Dam Road from Frisco to Dillon, you’ll get a gnarly birds-eye view of the town of Silverthorne on one side of the dam and then a close-up view of the frozen lake on the other side of the dam. Once you get off the bridge, why not head on over to Tenderfoot hiking trail for another spectacular view of the Dillon Reservoir? Maybe afterwards, assuming that you’ll be a little hungry, head to the Dillon Dam Brewery for some “dam good food” and a taste of Colorado’s award-winning craft brews.
Keystone! It’s not really a town; it’s more of a village with a ski resort and great nightlife. Keystone has bars frequently with live music native to Colorado’s music scene. But before you hit up the bars and unwind with a cold brew, you should bundle up and hit the slopes for a couple hours. Keystone is one of the few resorts in Colorado that has night skiing available.
Those are just a few of the many towns around Breckenridge that are worth using some vacation time for. The good part about enjoying all of Summit County is that the drive around to other towns around Breckenridge that are worth a visit are less than a half hour drive away. Make plans to explore Breckenridge and around Summit County this summer!