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Breckenridge


Colorado

Breckenridge, Colorado, USA, in a nutshell

In the 1800s, travelers flooded into Breckenridge with the hopes of earning their riches in gold. Today, travelers experience a vacation rich in activities as well as history.

Breckenridge, Colorado is a 150-year-old quaint Victorian town in the heart of the Colorado Rockies. As one of the nation’s premier year-round resorts, Breckenridge offers an incredible selection of activities and world-class events. Whether the appetite is for fresh air and sunshine, playing hard and breaking a sweat, or the pursuit of fine art, music and a delicious meal, this historic mining town is alive with variety.

Summer offers 27 holes of unforgettable golf at the Breckenridge Golf Club, the only Jack Nicklaus-designed municipal golf course on the planet! Seeking a new adventure? Breckenridge is continually improving and expanding its recreational territory and trail network connecting the mountain town with seemingly endless Rocky Mountain wilderness. Breckenridge and the surrounding area have been praised as an up-and-coming fat-tire destination that offers trails and experiences for all abilities.

Summer also welcomes musical majesty to the Riverwalk Center from June through August as the National Repertory Orchestra and the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra provide classical concerts and ensemble performances.

Other summer activities to complete a stay in Breckenridge include fly-fishing, rafting, horseback riding, historical walking/mining/museum tours, gallery visits, diverse cuisine and shopping in more than 200 stores on historic Main Street.

As the leaves change from green to vibrant gold, and snow approaches, Breckenridge offers a vast array of unique winter activities. The Breckenridge Ski Resort continues to be one of the most popular winter destinations for visitors from all over the United States and the world. More than 2,300 acres and 152 trails are covered annually with 300 inches of white gold. In addition to the downhill skiing and snowboarding on four mountain peaks, Breckenridge boasts miles of snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails. No matter the season, a trip to this Victorian mountain town delivers a memorable experience.

Breckenridge’s skiing and snowboarding spans across four huge peaks with more than 2,300 acres, five terrain parks, four half-pipes, two high-speed six passenger SuperChairs, the highest chairlift in North America, the Imperial Express SuperChair, a top-notch Ski & Ride School, unparalleled grooming and exciting on-mountain events. In December 2006 Breckenridge added its first gondola. Setting the stage for the Peaks at Breckenridge development at Peaks 7 and 8, the 8-passenger gondola takes passengers on a scenic ride from historic Main Street to the base of Peak 8.

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Breckenridge Main Street: Breckenridge's Historic Main Street features more than 80 restaurants and over 180 shops and boutiques, many reflecting the true Wild West with false front buildings and saloon entrances. In the background, Peaks 7, 8, 9 and 10 blanket the town in a Rocky Mountain glow.
Breckenridge Main Street: Breckenridge's Historic Main Street features more than 80 restaurants and over 180 shops and boutiques, many reflecting the true Wild West with false front buildings and saloon entrances. In the background, Peaks 7, 8, 9 and 10 blanket the town in a Rocky Mountain glow.

   
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GPS Coordinates

1 -- Welcome Center, Breckenridge, Colorado, USA
Decimal Lat: 39.480324 / Lon: -106.046471
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2 -- Denver International Airport, Colorado, USA
Decimal Lat: 39.851578 / Lon: -104.6737
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Source: Breckenridge Resort Chamber / Breckenridge Central Reservations (goBreck.com); magazineUSA.com
Last modified: 20090807
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