With your eyes wide open from the natural beauty all around you, it’s clear that Breckenridge attractions start with the great outdoors. Everything about the mountains points to high-altitude fun in every season. Cycling, whether road, mountain or cruising varieties, is a huge Breckenridge attraction with the League of American Bicyclists having designated the town as a Gold Level bike-friendly community. Using the free gondola, people flock to Peak 8 for skiing in winter and the Fun Park in Summer. For the best view of town, you can head upward on Boreas Pass Road, which was once a railroad route for trains traveling between Breckenridge and the town of Como. In summer, hikers and cars share this wide path, and many people stop when they arrive at the Baker’s Tank, the spot where trains would add water to their engines to continue along steep grades and mountain curves. Boreas Pass is among the most popular destinations for leaf peeping in the fall. One section, named Aspen Alley, features a tunnel-like stand of trees that turn shades of yellow and red before shedding for winter. Main Street is also a huge Breckenridge attraction with restaurants and a selection of retailers filled with mountain wear and fashions, novelty souvenirs and jewelry and art, among other stores.
More Breckenridge Attractions by Season
In winter, snow sports remain a primary Breckenridge attraction. Spring comes late to this high-altitude community, and many residents and guests appreciate getting outside on the snow in the afternoon when the air is warmer, sometimes even in shorts! Summer in Breckenridge leads people and their pups to Carter Park, the town’s only fenced spot for dogs to mix and mingle. Goal-oriented hikers (also known as peak baggers) embark on a hike to the top of Quandary, one of 52 peaks in Colorado that exceed 14,000 feet.