The town of Blue River is a residential community which is part of the larger whole of Breckenridge, Colorado. Just south of Main Street Breckenridge, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles, of which 2.2 square miles is land and .1 square miles is water. To the west of Blue River lies Mohawk Lake, a beautiful alpine lake surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains. The source of the Blue River is located near the town. The Blue River runs through the town of Breckenridge and joins the mighty Colorado River. Approximately 700 residents of this small town enjoy the luxuries provided by nearby Breckenridge but appreciate a more alpine environment.