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Breckenridge


Colorado

'must-see', top attractions

Arts

Arts District

The Arts District is located in the heart of Breckenridge. The Arts District is being developed into a pedestrian friendly arts campus featuring several resident artist facilities and indoor and outdoor spaces for workshops and cultural events.

The Tin Shop is the first resident artist facility and features visiting artists from around the world who have open studio hours and offer special workshops, demonstrations, lectures and more.

Ongoing workshops are also offered at the newly rehabilitated Fuqua Livery Stable and the historic Robert Whyte House for children, teens and adults in a variety of mediums including drawing, painting textiles, ceramics and creative writing to name a few, The Quandary Antiques building will he transformed into a small ceramics studio.

Film, Theatre, Entertainment

Backstage Theatre

— Enjoy this 35-year-old, award-winning Breckenridge tradition, with productions such as ‘The Fantastiks” and “Office Space: The Musical.”

Breckenridge Festival of Film

— This festival now takes place in June with premieres, celebrity guests, filmmakers, seminars, special events, parties and over two-dozen independent films.

Music

Genuine Jazz and Wine Festival

— Jazz is in the air in Breckenridge in August. Catch the acts during the clay at The Village by the Maggie Pond. At night, the town lights up with the rhythm and funk of jazz’s best, playing throughout Breckenridge in numerous nightclubs.

Summer Music

— The National Repertory Orchestra and the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra offer nearly 40 classical and non-classical concerts throughout the summer at the Riverwalk Center.

Attractions & Activities

Breckenidge Welcome Center

— History comes to life in the Breckenridge Welcome Center! Located at 203 S. Main St., the Town of Breckenridge purchased the building in 2004 and during demolition, workers found a historic cabin in the center of the structure. The cabin has been renovated and is a major focal point and exhibit of the 4,000 square foot facility. The center also features an information center, public restrooms and other exhibits about Breckenridge, including ecology, climate, geography of the area, plans for the future and information about the ski boom, with a beautiftil view overlooking the heart of town and the mountains. 877.864.0868

Breckenridge Freeride Park

— This entry-level, free ride stunt park is one of the first five parks permitted on public lands in the nation and has become an example to many municipalities in Colorado and across the country. The park consists of approximately ten features, which range from raised ramps and teeter-totters to log rides and a series of jumps for mountain hikers. 970.547.3155

Breckenridge Golf Club

— The only Jack Nicklaus-designed municipal golf course on the planet was rated by Colorado Golfer as the Rest Mountain Course in Colorado. The 27-hole, 72 par course is settled amidst the picturesque Rocky Mountains with streams, beaver ponds, native grasses, sagebrush, wetlands, pine and aspen groves. The Clubhouse oilers a fully stocked pro-shop and full-service restaurant and bar. Golf and lodging packages are available through the Breckenridge Central Reservations by calling 888.697.7824. breckenridgegolfclub.com

Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC)

— The BOEC was established in 1976 to help people of all abilities develop their full potential through outdoor experiences. The center has three programs: Adaptive Skiing and Winter Sports, a therapeutic Wilderness Program and the Professional Challenge Program. The BOEC serves individuals with special needs, youth-at-risk, persons with mental and physical disabilities, corporate groups, adults and students. 970.453.6422, boec.org

Nordic Centers

— Breckenridge boasts two quality Nordic centers. The Gold Run Nordic Center is located at the Breckenridge Golf Course and has over 20 groomed kilometers of skating and classic trails, plus backcountry touring, snowshoe trails and dog-friendly trails. Horse drawn sleigh rides and a full-service restaurant for evening dining are also available. Phone: 970.547.7889

At the Breckenridge Nordic Ski Center near Peak 8, 30 kilometers of groomed skating and classic skiing await, including 20 kilometers of snowshoe trails. Phone: 970.453.6855

Both centers offer rentals, lessons and waxing services.

Kayak Park

— The longest whitewater kayak park in the state of Colorado is located in Breckenridge. This 1,800-foot park includes 15 features such as splash rocks, drop structures, eddie pools, play waves and s-curves. The park is open free of charge, generally from April to August, depending on water flow.

Location: Located on the Blue River, directly east of the Breckenridge Recreation Center at 880 Airport Road, and adjacent to Highway 9 on the north side of Breckenridge.

Hiking & Biking Trails

— The Town of Breckenridge manages a number of trails with varying terrain that explore scenic areas, lead to interesting destinations, connect with neighborhoods and provide alternatives to automobile transportation. Once in town, pick up a trail map at the Breckenridge Welcome Center at 203 S. Main Street. 970.453.6018

Riverwalk Center

— The newly renovated Riverwalk Center houses the National Repertory Orchestra from June to August and the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra from July to August. It also provides a summer home for events such as the Kidz Calliope series and private gatherings such as weddings. 970.547.3100

Stephen C. West Ice Arena

— The Stephen C. West Ice Arena features an indoor ice arena, an outdoor ice rink, four team locker rooms, two meeting spaces, a full-service pro-shop, skate rentals and a concession stand. The indoor arena is open year-round for hockey, ice skating practice and team training.

Address: 0189 Boreas Pass Road / P.O. Box 168, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Located at the south end of Breckenridge, east of Highway 9.
ph.: 970-547-9974

Breckenridge Recreation Center

— The 69,000 square foot Breckenridge Recreation Center provides a wide variety of indoor recreation options including free weights, weight machines, cardio equipment, various aerobics classes, a racquetball court, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, two climbing walls, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, an indoor track, softball fields, a skateboard park, fitness studios, childcare facilities, sauna, steam room, hot tubs, two indoor swimming pools and a waterslide.

Address: 880 Airport Road, Breckenridge
ph.: 970-453-1734

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White Water Rafting: Whitewater rafting on one of the many rivers near Breckenridge, Colo. is a family favorite, and can accommodate adventurers of any level. Photo Caption: www.jeffscroggins.com
White Water Rafting: Whitewater rafting on one of the many rivers near Breckenridge, Colo. is a family favorite, and can accommodate adventurers of any level. Photo Caption: www.jeffscroggins.com

Breckenridge Ski Resort is consistently ranked the top in Colorado and one of the top ten in North America. Skiers and  Snowboarders love riding in the 2,208 acres of terrain especially on those powder days.
Breckenridge Ski Resort is consistently ranked the top in Colorado and one of the top ten in North America. Skiers and Snowboarders love riding in the 2,208 acres of terrain especially on those powder days.

The Blue River runs right through the heart of Breckenridge, just off Main Street. Activities are boundless, festivals ongoing and family time priceless.
The Blue River runs right through the heart of Breckenridge, just off Main Street. Activities are boundless, festivals ongoing and family time priceless.

   
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