A few things you should know about Breckenridge, Colorado

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I’ve lost my heart to Colorado! Breckenridge, and all of Summit County, to be exact.

After spending nearly 2 weeks in this beautiful state, my loyalty to remaining a city girl is wavering.  If you have never been to this Rocky Mountain State for a visit, run.  You will not be disappointed.  There is an over-abundance of things to do.  It has earned its Pikes Peak or Bust” slogan for good reason.  It’s one of the few destinations I’ve traveled to that is a fantastic place to visit regardless of season.  Whether it’s Summer, Winter, Spring or Fall – you’ll not be able to claim boredom in this phenomenal outdoor recreational haven.

A few things I love about Breckenridge

Here Comes the Sun – Breckenridge brings glorious sunshine, breathtaking blue skies, beautiful greenery in the summer and lots of soft fluffy powder for skiing & Snowboarding in the winter.  Breck  (as the town is affectionately referred to by locals) enjoys 300 inches of snowfall and 300 days of sunshine per year, creating the perfect playground for people of all ages.  So leave your S.A.D at home, pack your sunglasses & sunscreen and enjoy some time in this phenomenal outdoor recreational haven.

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The Great Divide – Breckenridge is divided into the North and South side. On the north side of the mountain you can find a more laid back crowd. This is where you’ll find more of the locals.  The South side of the mountain is made up of a more rowdy younger crowd.  The tourists flock here.  Between the North and South side of the mountain is where you can find the best shopping.

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Mustang Sally – Parking is free!!  Transportation between the small neighboring towns in the area is provided for free, also.  Whaaat??  It’s true!  If you want to get from point A to Point B in Breckenridge, don’t bring your wallet because the ride’s on them.  And if you are headed into town, it won’t cost you and arm and a leg to parallel park on the street or to leave your car in the nearest lot.  Again, Free!

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Rocky Mountain High – We all know that Denver is nicknamed the “Mile High City.” What you may not know is that Colorado is home to a total of 54 14ers! – (A mountain peaks exceeding 14,000 feet!!)  Folks from all walks of life travel to the beautiful, rocky mountain to challenge themselves physically by climbing to the top of those steep peaks. The elevation is high.  The air is thin and the weather can change quickly up there.  So if the idea of being on top of the world sounds good to you, plan ahead & be prepared to bag one of the Colorado 14ers.

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Sports and The City – Denver, which is a quick trip 81 miles East of Breck, is just one of a handful of U.S. cities that enjoys a representation of four major sports leagues of North America: Broncos (NFL), Nuggets (NBA), Rockies (MLB) and Avalanche (NHL) within the city limits.  Denver fans are fiercely loyal to their beloved teams!  So while in Denver,  grab a brew and a stool at one of the favorite local sports bars while visiting this diverse city and enjoy a day of cheering on one of these FAB teams!!

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If none of those facts grab you as good reasons to visit this Rocky Mountain state, then maybe a few of the reasons listed below will influence a visit  to this heavenly playground.

 

The Spa’s

The Altitude

The best jumps in the World

White Water Rafting

Biking

Skiing

Running

The Hiking

The Bars

The People

Hot-tubs

Shopping on Main Street

Historic District

Year Round Ice Skating

Golfing

Summer Music Scene

The Art District

The Wildlife

Fishing

Snowboarding

The Sheer Beauty and Majestic Scenery.


Our Trip

19 thoughts on “A few things you should know about Breckenridge, Colorado

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  2. Good and glad you enjoyed our fair state. If anything, I’d say the fishing is the best whether you fish reservoirs/lakes or rivers. The next time you come, take the drive on SH 67 north of Woodland Park to Deckers. The fishing is catch and release, but you’ll love the scenery (rather crowded during the summer months).

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