Discover the enchanting side of Breckenridge beyond its famed ski slopes. This winter, explore a wealth of non-skiing activities that promise adventure, culture, and scenic beauty. Escape the bindings and poles, as Breckenridge unveils a winter wonderland for everyone to enjoy.
1. Dog Sledding with Good Times Adventures:
Experience the thrill of dog sledding on a scenic 6-mile loop with winding trails. Good Times Adventures offers a relay-style tour where participants take turns driving the team and enjoying the ride in a snowmobile-pulled sleigh.
2. Take a Snowshoe Hike:
Explore the Trollstigen Trail, a .25-mile easy trail leading to the large-scale wood sculpture, Isak Heartstone, created by Danish artist Thomas Dambo. For a longer hike, try the Sallie Barber Trail, a 3-mile out-and-back trail with views of the historic Sallie Barber mine and the Breckenridge Ski Area.
3. Fat Biking with Ridden:
Don't let the snow stop you from biking! Rent a fat bike and explore mountain bike trails, the rec path, or join a tour with local bike shop Ridden. If you want more groomed trails, you can also ride at the Gold Run Nordic Center.
4. Sledding at Carter Park and Runaway Hill:
Embrace the nostalgia of sledding down the hills at designated locations like Carter Park, just 4 blocks from Main Street, or the new Runaway Hill on Fraction Drive. To get to Runaway Hill, hop on the free bus to Airport Road. For a more adventurous experience, try Extreme Sledding at Country Boy Mine.
5. Cross Country Skiing at Nordic Centers:
Visit the Breckenridge Nordic Center or Gold Run Nordic Center for miles of groomed classic cross-country ski trails, skate ski trails and snowshoeing trails. If you're at the Breckenridge Nordic Center, warm up at the Oh Be Joyful Lodge or book a snowcat tour. Enjoy the amenities at Gold Run Nordic Center or try out a Fat Biking.
6. Enjoy a Movie at the Eclipse Theater:
Experience Breck's only movie theater, the Eclipse, operated by the local non-profit Breckenridge Film. Watch a variety of films and indulge in movie-inspired specialty cocktails, beer, wine, and classic theater snacks.
7. Take an Art Class at the Breckenridge Arts District:
Explore the Breckenridge Arts District, featuring historic buildings transformed into top-notch art studios. Participate in various art classes and events, immersing yourself in the vibrant local arts scene.
8. Catch a Show at Breckenridge Backstage Theater:
Attend a performance at the historic Breckenridge Backstage Theater, one of the oldest operating theaters in western Colorado. Enjoy a diverse range of shows that have earned the theater numerous awards.
9. Explore Historic Main Street:
Immerse yourself in the charm of Breckenridge's Historic Main Street. Originally a basecamp during the Gold Rush, it now offers unique shops, delicious restaurants, and a picturesque setting by the river with views of the ski area.
10. Take a Historical Tour with Breckenridge History:
Delve into Breckenridge's rich history with a guided tour. Learn about the town's historical sites, mining history, or explore its spooky past. Contact Breckenridge History to book a tour and gain insights into Breckenridge's fascinating past.