Established in 1859, the town of Breckenridge is an authentic Colorado mountain town, with the charm that dates back to its pioneer mining days. Modern-day Breckenridge is laid back yet has all the modern amenities of a bustling ‘hot spot’ for visitors from every part of the world. There is a variety of festivities and events available throughout the year. Breckenridge also offers a wide variety of shopping and dining experiences. There are dozens of restaurants, cafés, night spots, and galleries to enjoy. Surrounded by the towering Rocky Mountains, this quaint Victorian town has transformed itself into a social hub of activities for people of all ages.
The Breckenridge Ski Resort is within walking distance to the town. With the recent addition of the Gondola, linkage to the base of Peaks 7 and 8 is easy and offers a glimpse of wildlife, and backcountry beauty not seen from the road. Breckenridge provides an assortment of lodging for vacationers and travel-seekers interested in pursuing all the outdoor adventures the area has to provide. At 9,600 feet above sea level, the climate for Breckenridge is considered High Alpine. Skiing, hiking, rafting, fishing, golfing, and mountain biking are just a few of the numerous activities available to the outdoor enthusiast. Whether you want to immerse yourself in the social scene in town or spend your time in the surrounding mountains, Breckenridge is an ideal four season destination.