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Best Things To Do in Breckenridge

No matter the season, Breckenridge is best experienced outdoors. Whether it's skiing or snowboarding at Breckenridge Ski Resort, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at the Nordic Ski Center or hiking along Boreas Pass Road and cycling the Vail Pass, getting some exercise while enjoying the gorgeous surroundings is the main draw here. 

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#1

#1 in Breckenridge

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The galleries, shops, bars and dining establishments along Breckenridge's Main Street have lined the street for more than a century, and are a great place to stop for a meal, a drink or some souvenirs. Local favorites include Park & Main, which specializes in breakfast, sandwiches, espresso and wine, and Empire Burger, one of the best burger spots in town. To see a play, visitors can head to Main Street's Backstage Theatre
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Shopping Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Main Street
The galleries, shops, bars and dining establishments along Breckenridge's Main Street have lined the street for more than a century, and are a great place to stop for a meal, a drink or some souvenirs. Local favorites include Park & Main, which specializes in breakfast, sandwiches, espresso and wine, and Empire Burger, one of the best burger spots in town. To see a play, visitors can head to Main Street's Backstage Theatre
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#2

#2 in Breckenridge

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The best sledding hill in town is found at Carter Park, and it's a popular spot for the young or young at heart. When the snow melts, the park boasts a handful of hiking trails, four tennis courts, baseball diamonds and a sand volleyball court, as well as a playground and lots of green space. There's even a dog park.
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Parks and Gardens Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Carter Park
The best sledding hill in town is found at Carter Park, and it's a popular spot for the young or young at heart. When the snow melts, the park boasts a handful of hiking trails, four tennis courts, baseball diamonds and a sand volleyball court, as well as a playground and lots of green space. There's even a dog park.
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#3

#3 in Breckenridge

The 2,908-acre Breckenridge Ski Resort contain five sections or "peaks" that comprise the southern half of the Tenmile Range. Peak 6 showcases intermediate to advanced trails paired with panoramic views of the valley; Peak 7 is characterized by blue runs; Peak 8 offers a variety of green, blue and black trails, making it a popular area for skiers of all levels; Peak 9 is the best for beginners with predominantly blue and green runs; and Peak 10 is for the experts with a range of black and double-black trails. There are also several upper alpine areas on Peaks 6, 7 and 8, called bowls. Some of these areas can be reached by lift; others can only be reached by hiking to the top. Characterized by deep powder and steep terrain, bowls should only be attempted by advanced skiers and snowboarders. When the snow melts, Breckenridge Ski Resort offers hiking trails, zip lines, alpine slides and coasters, and rock climbing walls. 
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Hiking Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
Breckenridge Ski Resort
The 2,908-acre Breckenridge Ski Resort contain five sections or "peaks" that comprise the southern half of the Tenmile Range. Peak 6 showcases intermediate to advanced trails paired with panoramic views of the valley; Peak 7 is characterized by blue runs; Peak 8 offers a variety of green, blue and black trails, making it a popular area for skiers of all levels; Peak 9 is the best for beginners with predominantly blue and green runs; and Peak 10 is for the experts with a range of black and double-black trails. There are also several upper alpine areas on Peaks 6, 7 and 8, called bowls. Some of these areas can be reached by lift; others can only be reached by hiking to the top. Characterized by deep powder and steep terrain, bowls should only be attempted by advanced skiers and snowboarders. When the snow melts, Breckenridge Ski Resort offers hiking trails, zip lines, alpine slides and coasters, and rock climbing walls. 
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#4

#4 in Breckenridge

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Boreas Pass Road is a nearly 20-mile stretch that traces the path of the Pacific Railroad and rises to a summit at the Continental Divide. Along the way, Boreas Pass offers unbeatable views of the Blue River Valley and Tenmile Range. In the fall, visitors will also enjoy seeing golden yellow aspens light their way. Boreas Pass also gets high marks for the number of ways that visitors can experience it: Travelers can hike, bike or drive it.
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Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Boreas Pass Road
Boreas Pass Road is a nearly 20-mile stretch that traces the path of the Pacific Railroad and rises to a summit at the Continental Divide. Along the way, Boreas Pass offers unbeatable views of the Blue River Valley and Tenmile Range. In the fall, visitors will also enjoy seeing golden yellow aspens light their way. Boreas Pass also gets high marks for the number of ways that visitors can experience it: Travelers can hike, bike or drive it.
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#5

#5 in Breckenridge

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If you want to take a scenic tour of Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Frisco, cycling the 14 miles from Breckenridge to Frisco, Colorado, on the Vail Pass Path is a good way to do it. And because it's a downhill ride, cyclists of all levels can enjoy this ride. 
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Recreation Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
Vail Pass Path
If you want to take a scenic tour of Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Frisco, cycling the 14 miles from Breckenridge to Frisco, Colorado, on the Vail Pass Path is a good way to do it. And because it's a downhill ride, cyclists of all levels can enjoy this ride. 
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#6 in Breckenridge

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While Breckenridge is best-known for its ski slopes, its hiking trails are equally delightful. The area boasts hikes for all levels, but keep in mind that it might be wise to give yourself a few days to adjust to the altitude in Breckenridge before attempting a more challenging hike. 
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Hiking Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Hiking
While Breckenridge is best-known for its ski slopes, its hiking trails are equally delightful. The area boasts hikes for all levels, but keep in mind that it might be wise to give yourself a few days to adjust to the altitude in Breckenridge before attempting a more challenging hike. 
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#7

#7 in Breckenridge

It's not all about downhill skiing here. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing get some serious love at places like the Breckenridge Nordic Center, which offers 1,400 acres of groomed terrain and soaring mountain views. Along with the woodland trails, the center offers lessons for first-timers (for both adults and kids). You'll also find a lodge here, perfect for grabbing food and drinks or simply warming up by the massive stone fireplace. 
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Recreation Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
Breckenridge Nordic Center
It's not all about downhill skiing here. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing get some serious love at places like the Breckenridge Nordic Center, which offers 1,400 acres of groomed terrain and soaring mountain views. Along with the woodland trails, the center offers lessons for first-timers (for both adults and kids). You'll also find a lodge here, perfect for grabbing food and drinks or simply warming up by the massive stone fireplace. 
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