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InvitedHome’s Guide to Breckenridge

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InvitedHome’s Guide to Breckenridge

Our Favorite Breweries
We’ll start with the largest brewery in Breck: the aptly named Breckenridge Brewery. This craft beer hub began operations in 1990, making it the third oldest craft beer brewery in the state. In 2015, Breckenridge Brewery grew to be the 5th largest in Colorado, producing 70,000 barrels of their signature beers. The company has seven different lines of beer, resulting in dozens of unique brews ranging from easy session beers to hearty small-batch creations.
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Breckenridge Brewery & Pub
600 South Main Street
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We’ll start with the largest brewery in Breck: the aptly named Breckenridge Brewery. This craft beer hub began operations in 1990, making it the third oldest craft beer brewery in the state. In 2015, Breckenridge Brewery grew to be the 5th largest in Colorado, producing 70,000 barrels of their signature beers. The company has seven different lines of beer, resulting in dozens of unique brews ranging from easy session beers to hearty small-batch creations.
Although it’s located just outside of downtown Breckenridge, don’t let that stop you from experiencing the excitement, creativity, and community of Broken Compass Brewing. With Trivia Night Tuesdays and Acoustic Sundays, drinking with a friend has never sounded better! If you’re staying downtown, you can get a free ride out to the brewery (and a ride back) on the Lost Bus, the brewery-run shuttle service. Just make sure to call (not text, please) the driver at 970-406-2011. Hours for the bus generally begin around 12pm and run until 8pm. Broken Compass has 12 beers on tap with an eclectic and impressive menu, including a ginger pale ale, a coconut porter, and a chili pepper pale ale. Join the brewery on Mondays at 7pm for the Monday Night Potluck, where you can share your best dish with locals and visitors alike. At the end of the night, everyone present gets to vote on their favorite three dishes. On Tuesdays during the fall (October-November), come up with a killer group name, (such as the infamous The Brewsual Suspects), and head to the brewery at 7pm for trivia.
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Broken Compass Brewing
68 Continental Court
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Although it’s located just outside of downtown Breckenridge, don’t let that stop you from experiencing the excitement, creativity, and community of Broken Compass Brewing. With Trivia Night Tuesdays and Acoustic Sundays, drinking with a friend has never sounded better! If you’re staying downtown, you can get a free ride out to the brewery (and a ride back) on the Lost Bus, the brewery-run shuttle service. Just make sure to call (not text, please) the driver at 970-406-2011. Hours for the bus generally begin around 12pm and run until 8pm. Broken Compass has 12 beers on tap with an eclectic and impressive menu, including a ginger pale ale, a coconut porter, and a chili pepper pale ale. Join the brewery on Mondays at 7pm for the Monday Night Potluck, where you can share your best dish with locals and visitors alike. At the end of the night, everyone present gets to vote on their favorite three dishes. On Tuesdays during the fall (October-November), come up with a killer group name, (such as the infamous The Brewsual Suspects), and head to the brewery at 7pm for trivia.
HighSide Brewing is a newcomer to the valley, opening in May 2018, but it’s already attracted a strong following based on its regular live music and weekly run club. Bluegrass, funk, and blues bands regularly fill the taproom on Thursday and Fridays, while you’ll see runners meeting up on Mondays. You can expect to spend your Wednesday nights at HighSide's weekly trivia night. The brewery currently has 10 beers on tap, (and 6 non alcoholic options), and is always thinking up something new. The kitchen also has a fantastic and broad menu, ranging from a variety of flat breads to cheese boards. HighSide is located on the west end of Frisco near the Frisco Bay section of Lake Dillon, at the corner of Main Street and Summit Blvd. Opening hours are from 11am to 11pm daily.
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HighSide Brewing
720 Main St
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HighSide Brewing is a newcomer to the valley, opening in May 2018, but it’s already attracted a strong following based on its regular live music and weekly run club. Bluegrass, funk, and blues bands regularly fill the taproom on Thursday and Fridays, while you’ll see runners meeting up on Mondays. You can expect to spend your Wednesday nights at HighSide's weekly trivia night. The brewery currently has 10 beers on tap, (and 6 non alcoholic options), and is always thinking up something new. The kitchen also has a fantastic and broad menu, ranging from a variety of flat breads to cheese boards. HighSide is located on the west end of Frisco near the Frisco Bay section of Lake Dillon, at the corner of Main Street and Summit Blvd. Opening hours are from 11am to 11pm daily.
Family-Friendly Activities
Want to experience Summit County the way the original settlers did? Head over to the Breckenridge Stables, located at the loop where Village Road and Kings Crown Road meet near the base of the mountain. Breckenridge Stables has an incredible track record of safety, making it perfect for everyone in the family. They have more than 100 horses available, and always take the time to make sure the horse you’re on matches your skills and comfort level with these amazing animals.
Breckenridge Stables
Want to experience Summit County the way the original settlers did? Head over to the Breckenridge Stables, located at the loop where Village Road and Kings Crown Road meet near the base of the mountain. Breckenridge Stables has an incredible track record of safety, making it perfect for everyone in the family. They have more than 100 horses available, and always take the time to make sure the horse you’re on matches your skills and comfort level with these amazing animals.
A great Breckenridge activity for the family is the Highline Railroad Park and Playground. Train enthusiasts will be enchanted by the Engine No. 9 train stationed at the park, which serves as a reminder of the days when locomotives made the perilous journey through the mountain passes of Colorado. Several more historic train cars are on display, and there’s even a train-themed playground where kids can spend hours exploring. Although the exhibit is free, the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, which operates the park, does suggest a $5 donation. To get there, head south on Main Street until you hit Boreas Pass Road. Turn left, and travel until you reach the park. Keep in mind this park is closed in the winter.
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High Line Railroad Park
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A great Breckenridge activity for the family is the Highline Railroad Park and Playground. Train enthusiasts will be enchanted by the Engine No. 9 train stationed at the park, which serves as a reminder of the days when locomotives made the perilous journey through the mountain passes of Colorado. Several more historic train cars are on display, and there’s even a train-themed playground where kids can spend hours exploring. Although the exhibit is free, the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, which operates the park, does suggest a $5 donation. To get there, head south on Main Street until you hit Boreas Pass Road. Turn left, and travel until you reach the park. Keep in mind this park is closed in the winter.
We didn’t include snowmobiling on this list, as it’s not necessarily the best family activity. But dog sledding certainly is. Good Times Adventures runs dog sledding tours through Breckenridge following the gorgeous scenery that lines the Swan River. For six miles, you and your family can be in charge, mushing the energetic sled dogs. Kids will love learning more about the traditional transportation and meeting the dogs, and parents will adore the sights and sounds of the valley that rushes by. Let us know upon booking for reservations.
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Good Times Adventure Tours
6061 Tiger Road
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We didn’t include snowmobiling on this list, as it’s not necessarily the best family activity. But dog sledding certainly is. Good Times Adventures runs dog sledding tours through Breckenridge following the gorgeous scenery that lines the Swan River. For six miles, you and your family can be in charge, mushing the energetic sled dogs. Kids will love learning more about the traditional transportation and meeting the dogs, and parents will adore the sights and sounds of the valley that rushes by. Let us know upon booking for reservations.
One of the best family winter activities in Breckenridge is sledding at Carter Park. There are typical sled hills, and then there’s Carter Park: a wide, gradually sloping hill with views of Tenmile Range, bathrooms, and picnic tables. You’ll have to walk up, but considering it’s completely free to use the hill, the walk really isn’t so bad. Parents and kids alike will love whooshing down the hill on a sled or tube, and once you’re gassed from all the fun, Main Street is only four blocks away for food and drinks.
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Carter Park and Pavilion
South High Street
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One of the best family winter activities in Breckenridge is sledding at Carter Park. There are typical sled hills, and then there’s Carter Park: a wide, gradually sloping hill with views of Tenmile Range, bathrooms, and picnic tables. You’ll have to walk up, but considering it’s completely free to use the hill, the walk really isn’t so bad. Parents and kids alike will love whooshing down the hill on a sled or tube, and once you’re gassed from all the fun, Main Street is only four blocks away for food and drinks.
Perhaps one of the most alluring aspects of the Mountain Top Children’s Museum is that parents can drop their kids off for the evening without worrying a bit. Every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday night, the museum runs “Kids Night Out,” when parents can leave their kids to explore every nook and cranny of the museum “parent-free” Of course, meanwhile, parents can have their own night out, too. Besides that, the museum has all kinds of exhibits that teach them about the geology of the surrounding Rocky Mountains, exciting engineering-for-kids programs, and several other activities that make learning fun.
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Mountain Top Children's Museum
605 South Park Avenue
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Perhaps one of the most alluring aspects of the Mountain Top Children’s Museum is that parents can drop their kids off for the evening without worrying a bit. Every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday night, the museum runs “Kids Night Out,” when parents can leave their kids to explore every nook and cranny of the museum “parent-free” Of course, meanwhile, parents can have their own night out, too. Besides that, the museum has all kinds of exhibits that teach them about the geology of the surrounding Rocky Mountains, exciting engineering-for-kids programs, and several other activities that make learning fun.
Watch your kids’ faces light up when they see flecks of gold in their pans, just like the earliest settlers of Summit County. Country Boy Mine offers gold panning in Eureka Creek, and includes basic lessons on how to pan for gold as well as the pan itself. What’s so exciting about Country Boy Mine is that you and your family will be panning in the same gulch where settlers once found the state’s biggest gold mass ever. Panning sessions can go for an hour or more, depending on how long you’re willing to try your luck. Best of all, any gold you come across is yours to keep.
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Country Boy Mine
0542 French Gulch Road
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Watch your kids’ faces light up when they see flecks of gold in their pans, just like the earliest settlers of Summit County. Country Boy Mine offers gold panning in Eureka Creek, and includes basic lessons on how to pan for gold as well as the pan itself. What’s so exciting about Country Boy Mine is that you and your family will be panning in the same gulch where settlers once found the state’s biggest gold mass ever. Panning sessions can go for an hour or more, depending on how long you’re willing to try your luck. Best of all, any gold you come across is yours to keep.
When the skiing dies down for the season, that’s when Epic Discovery kicks into high gear. Kids and parents alike will enjoy seeing Breck from new vantage points, including zip lines, high ropes courses, and 4x4 off-road tours. There are several passes and packages available depending on exactly which activities you’d like to do. The previously mentioned mountain coaster is actually a part of Epic Discovery, so if you’re interested in bundling this with other activities, like rock climbing and bungee trampolining, there are plenty of options for this.
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Epic Discovery at Breckenridge
1599 County Rd 3
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When the skiing dies down for the season, that’s when Epic Discovery kicks into high gear. Kids and parents alike will enjoy seeing Breck from new vantage points, including zip lines, high ropes courses, and 4x4 off-road tours. There are several passes and packages available depending on exactly which activities you’d like to do. The previously mentioned mountain coaster is actually a part of Epic Discovery, so if you’re interested in bundling this with other activities, like rock climbing and bungee trampolining, there are plenty of options for this.
There are several horse-drawn sleigh ride tour companies available, with different options depending on what your family is in the mood for. We recommend the Golden Horseshoe Tour Co., which offers traditional sleigh rides and so much more. Dinner theater packages, romantic sleigh rides, campfire cookout sleigh rides, and more will delight your entire family. The sleigh ride itself was awarded the “Best in Summit County,” and the included dinner theater show is suitable for all ages.
Golden Horseshoe Sleigh Rides
6061 Tiger Road
There are several horse-drawn sleigh ride tour companies available, with different options depending on what your family is in the mood for. We recommend the Golden Horseshoe Tour Co., which offers traditional sleigh rides and so much more. Dinner theater packages, romantic sleigh rides, campfire cookout sleigh rides, and more will delight your entire family. The sleigh ride itself was awarded the “Best in Summit County,” and the included dinner theater show is suitable for all ages.
A Few Of Our Favorite Hikes
This three mile loop is great for all ages, and is the easiest way to get great views of the mountain landscape…without having to trek all the way above the tree line to see it.
Hoosier pass
This three mile loop is great for all ages, and is the easiest way to get great views of the mountain landscape…without having to trek all the way above the tree line to see it.
Free gondola to the top; It’s all downhill from here. And we mean that in a good way. Simply stroll to the base of the free gondola, then ride it to the top. The hike takes approximately three to five hours, but for the most part, it’s just a leisurely descent. This is a beautiful hike that truly gets you out there amongst the trees. We always tend to recommend mornings, when it’s less congested and generally a more serene jaunt.
Peaks Trail
Free gondola to the top; It’s all downhill from here. And we mean that in a good way. Simply stroll to the base of the free gondola, then ride it to the top. The hike takes approximately three to five hours, but for the most part, it’s just a leisurely descent. This is a beautiful hike that truly gets you out there amongst the trees. We always tend to recommend mornings, when it’s less congested and generally a more serene jaunt.
A short yet very scenic trail that is suitable for all ages, this beautiful hike is located at the top of Swan Mountain Road. It’s a gentle loop less than a mile long offering views over Lake Dillon, Breckenridge, the Frisco-Vail Pass and Wildernest-Silverthorne. A favorite with bikers as well, if you prefer a longer experience, it offers many access points in which you can extend your journey (by foot or by pedal).
Sapphire Point Trail
A short yet very scenic trail that is suitable for all ages, this beautiful hike is located at the top of Swan Mountain Road. It’s a gentle loop less than a mile long offering views over Lake Dillon, Breckenridge, the Frisco-Vail Pass and Wildernest-Silverthorne. A favorite with bikers as well, if you prefer a longer experience, it offers many access points in which you can extend your journey (by foot or by pedal).
Home to Breck’s largest waterfall, Continental Falls, this can’t-miss spot is great for other reasons too. Here, you’ll experience a little bit of history as well. From rugged abandoned cabins, rusty mine carts, and piece of old trolleys, this is the area that was once inhabited by the gold prospectors of yore.
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Mohawk Lake
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Home to Breck’s largest waterfall, Continental Falls, this can’t-miss spot is great for other reasons too. Here, you’ll experience a little bit of history as well. From rugged abandoned cabins, rusty mine carts, and piece of old trolleys, this is the area that was once inhabited by the gold prospectors of yore.
Leave Fido at home for this one, because while most of the Breckenridge hiking trails are pet friendly, preserving nature and its inhabitants is the first priority in this area. And maybe you’ll bear witness to exactly why. Beavers, elk, an endangered toad, and 47 different species of birds hang out here. See how many you can spot.
Cucumber Gulch Wildlife Preserve
Leave Fido at home for this one, because while most of the Breckenridge hiking trails are pet friendly, preserving nature and its inhabitants is the first priority in this area. And maybe you’ll bear witness to exactly why. Beavers, elk, an endangered toad, and 47 different species of birds hang out here. See how many you can spot.
Another great place to catch a waterfall or two (or three or four), the two main trails are just a little over a mile long. But miles from the ordinary. If you’re a fan of pristine white water, bubbling its way down the mountain’s streams and brooks, you’ll want to visit this area first.
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McCullough Gulch Trailhead
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Another great place to catch a waterfall or two (or three or four), the two main trails are just a little over a mile long. But miles from the ordinary. If you’re a fan of pristine white water, bubbling its way down the mountain’s streams and brooks, you’ll want to visit this area first.
Here’s where you reach the summit of your hiking adventure. And we mean that quite literally. Quandary is the highest peak of the Tenmile Range, it is a relatively easy hike by 14er standards. But the panoramic views from its apex are quite difficult to believe.
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Quandary Peak
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Here’s where you reach the summit of your hiking adventure. And we mean that quite literally. Quandary is the highest peak of the Tenmile Range, it is a relatively easy hike by 14er standards. But the panoramic views from its apex are quite difficult to believe.
Food scene
Get all jazzed up at this classy, American-themed restaurant.
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Blue River Bistro
305 North Main Street
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Get all jazzed up at this classy, American-themed restaurant.
One of our new favorite high-end restaurants built on some down-home fun.
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Ember
106 Adams Avenue
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One of our new favorite high-end restaurants built on some down-home fun.
Grab a slice from the family-style menu without even taking your gear off.
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Giampietro Pasta & Pizzeria
100 North Main Street
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Grab a slice from the family-style menu without even taking your gear off.
For a true taste of the old west, grab breakfast, a burger or a beer right here
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The Gold Pan Saloon
103 North Main Street
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For a true taste of the old west, grab breakfast, a burger or a beer right here
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Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant and Cantina
600 South Park Avenue
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Mountain Biking
The name says it all. This out and back trail should take you just a little more than hour, and you’ll be following the bubbling Blue River all along the way (as well as a few ponds and creeks, to boot). A generally leisurely and level ride, there is a moderate ascent that lasts a couple hundred feet, but there are plenty of spots where you simply coast and cruise your way to mountain-biking bliss.
Blue River
The name says it all. This out and back trail should take you just a little more than hour, and you’ll be following the bubbling Blue River all along the way (as well as a few ponds and creeks, to boot). A generally leisurely and level ride, there is a moderate ascent that lasts a couple hundred feet, but there are plenty of spots where you simply coast and cruise your way to mountain-biking bliss.
This short little biking trail is no short on fun! Just under a mile, Slalom is a great place for families of all ages to begin their mountain-biking experience. Recently renovated by the town of Breckenridge itself, you’ll enjoy wide-banking turns and gorgeous panoramic views. But do keep your eye out for any quick descenders on their way down!
Slalom Drive
Slalom Slalom Drive
This short little biking trail is no short on fun! Just under a mile, Slalom is a great place for families of all ages to begin their mountain-biking experience. Recently renovated by the town of Breckenridge itself, you’ll enjoy wide-banking turns and gorgeous panoramic views. But do keep your eye out for any quick descenders on their way down!
Mountain bikers can take a little tour of Breckenridge history on this winding trail, as this is where you’ll cross many old mining roads and historic railroad areas along the way. Be on the lookout for the biking loop’s namesake, as Baker’s Tank was first constructed way back in 1884, and then beautifully restored in 1958 as popular Breck landmark.
Bankers Tank
Mountain bikers can take a little tour of Breckenridge history on this winding trail, as this is where you’ll cross many old mining roads and historic railroad areas along the way. Be on the lookout for the biking loop’s namesake, as Baker’s Tank was first constructed way back in 1884, and then beautifully restored in 1958 as popular Breck landmark.
One of the most well-known biking trails in Summit County, Peaks Trail is 15.6 miles long. Popular due to its widely diverse terrain, it really has something for everyone. And because of that, it can be extremely busy at times (for hikers as well). So please be courteous to your fellow mountain enthusiasts as you make your way from Frisco to Breckenridge.
Peaks Trail
One of the most well-known biking trails in Summit County, Peaks Trail is 15.6 miles long. Popular due to its widely diverse terrain, it really has something for everyone. And because of that, it can be extremely busy at times (for hikers as well). So please be courteous to your fellow mountain enthusiasts as you make your way from Frisco to Breckenridge.
This difficult biking trail winds from Copper Mountain to Searle Pass is runs just under 19 miles. There are plenty of fun bridges to cross in the beginning of your journey, and as you cross the Copper Mountain Ski Resort itself. However, it will be a continuous climb that takes you past the treeline, and you can expect snow fields, rapidly changing weather conditions, and often muddy terrain the further you climb. Prepare accordingly, but the views make it worth every pedal.
Colorado Trail
This difficult biking trail winds from Copper Mountain to Searle Pass is runs just under 19 miles. There are plenty of fun bridges to cross in the beginning of your journey, and as you cross the Copper Mountain Ski Resort itself. However, it will be a continuous climb that takes you past the treeline, and you can expect snow fields, rapidly changing weather conditions, and often muddy terrain the further you climb. Prepare accordingly, but the views make it worth every pedal.

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Hiking in Breckenridge
Nature is full of surprises when hiking in Breckenridge. And that of course includes the weather. No matter what season you’re hiking in Breck, you’ll need to prepare accordingly. Think layers, sunscreen, and plenty of snacks and water to keep your energy levels high and your risk of dehydration low. If you’re headed to the Breckenridge hiking trails in the summertime, we recommend you plan an early start, as thunderstorms are common in the afternoon. A good pair of socks and hiking shoes never hurts either.
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Bringing a Car?
Make sure your rent a 4WD vehicle if you’re visiting in winter.
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Weather and Traffic Updates
Be sure to download the CDOT (Colorado Department of Transportation) app on your smartphone before you make the journey. It provides key updates on weather and traffic.
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Shuttles
Once you’re in Breck, there are plenty of free shuttles available to get around town and the resort. Just make sure to check with your vacation consultant to make sure it’s accessible from your lodging (Uber is usually available if it is not).
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High Altitudes
Breck is almost 10,000 feet above sea level. Drink a lot of water before and after, apply sunscreen often, and use caution with your alcohol consumption. Be careful with edible forms of marijuana. Effects are felt long after consumption, typically 1-2 hours later, and it might creep up on you later than you think. If you visit a local dispensary, just ask the staff for guidance on proper use.