5 Great Must-Do Fall and Winter Activities in Breckenridge, Colorado

A man traversing a rock face with Idaho Springs, Colorado in the background

Breckenridge, Colorado is a real mountain town with a rich history of fur trading and gold mining. Main Street is exciting to explore year-round. Breckenridge Creative Arts has state-of-the-art workshops and classes. Take your family to view the beautiful fall colors while rafting the Upper Colorado River or zipline over the quaint historical town of Idaho Springs.

Visit the Country Boy Mine and pan for gold. Keep what you find and have a real gold mining experience descending more than 1,000 feet into the mountain. Breckenridge Creative Arts sponsors events, classes, workshops, tours, open studios, and Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) to honor our ancestors and keep memories alive. This event runs from October 5th through November 1st.

The outside of Country Boy Mine in Breckenridge, Colorado with a grey sky

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View the Autumn foliage, through September, while gliding on the water and enjoying the mild fall weather while rafting, kayaking, or paddleboarding. Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting accommodates all rafting group sizes. Create memories with family and friends on the breathtaking Upper Colorado River in Kremmling Colorado, just an hour north of Breckenridge.

The Class II Scenic Float is for ages 2 and up. This carefree tour enables the participants to get out of the raft and swim, jump off cliffs into the water, and take a dip in the Hot Sulphur Springs. Our experienced staff and full-service outpost ensure an outstanding group adventure. Included with this package are a helmet, paddle, gloves, personal floatation device, wetsuit, and splash jacket.

The Cliffside Zipline and Mount Evans Via Ferrata are thrilling ways to experience the mountains in beautiful Idaho Springs. Fly 300 feet over Chicago Creek. Our Cliffside trip includes 7 ziplines and an assortment of bridges. The Via Ferrata is a combination of rock climbing, rappelling and includes 3 ziplines.

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Adventure awaits on our Cliffside Zipline, just 45 minutes southeast of Breckenridge. This tour includes over six ziplines, a 50-foot free fall, surf zip, and jungle swing. We provide all the gear, including seat and chest harness, trolley system, 2 lanyards with clips, gloves, and helmet. All you need is sun protection and secure closed-toed shoes. It is wise to dress in layers due to our spontaneous weather.

Via Ferrata, Italian for “iron road” was created for troops to traverse steep mountains during World War I. Using fixed ladders, cables, bridges, and iron bars(steps) to traverse across and up cliff walls.

The Mount Evans Via Ferrata is an exciting tour with a 70-foot rappel, 50-foot freefall (optional), and 3 fast ziplines. The gear included with this kit includes a helmet, harness, and lanyard with 2 locking carabiners. Closed-toed shoes and a desire for adventure are all that is required.

I hope you will make my five favorite adventures part of your Autumn mountain escape. 1) The Country Boy Mine, Breckenridge, Co. 2) Breckenridge Creative Arts. 3) Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting. 4) The Cliffside Zipline, Idaho Springs, Co. 5) Mount Evans Via Ferrata, Idaho Springs, Co.

Two men traversing a rock face with a mountain in the background