3 Apr 2015
If you haven’t figured out by now, we love the spring time here in Breckenridge. Beautiful weather, smaller crowds, prime skiing conditions, and a plethora of activities going on around town are just a few of the reasons it’s slowly becoming locals favorite time of the year. Here are 5 must do things while visiting Breckenridge during the Spring!
This may seem like an obvious, but not everyone is hip on how great the spring skiing conditions are here. While many resorts are struggling to stay open, Breckenridge is one of a select number of resorts still with more than 95% of it’s terrain open to date (4/3/15). If you come after Breckenridge Resort closes, have no fear because Arapahoe Basin stays open usually until June! In the earlier hours of the day (8am-10am) the snow is still cold and may be a little hard but mid-morning and afternoon skiing are like gliding down runs of butter, seriously it’s that good!
Breckenridge Historical Tours
Although Breckenridge is home to arguably one of the best ski resorts in the country, it’s history is much more rich than just the powder gold(snow) most people know us for, literally. During the Pikes Peak Gold Rush of 1859, prospectors entered what is now modern day Summit County and settled in a gold rich area along the Blue River which we now know as our beautiful town of Breck. From exploring old mines, browsing through historic museums, or even uncovering some the unexplained events of times past on a haunted tour, the Breckenridge Historical Tours offer something for everyone in the family.
Hang on a patio for Happy Hour
One of the most relaxing yet enjoyable activities to do here in the Spring is to poach a patio and enjoy one of the many great Happy Hours the restaurants and bars offer around here. In the Spring, decks and patios get drenched in sun while providing a spectacular view of the snowy peaks of the ten mile range. I highly recommended doing this activity right after you’ve took a few turns on the mountain!
Breckenridge’s Blue River Bike Path
Stretching 11 miles from Frisco to Breckenridge, the Blue River bike path provides a nicely paved trail along the beautiful Blue River. Whether you like to take short afternoon strolls or prefer to cruise on your bike, this trail provides fantastic views throughout Summit County and it’s free!If you are feeling extra ambitious, the trail extends even further all the way to Vail!
Roughly ten minutes north of Breckenridge is one of the most scenic areas in all of Summit County, Lake Dillon. A large reservoir that holds the majority of Denver’s drinking water, Lake Dillon is surrounded by beauty. But pictures aren’t the only thing to do while around Lake Dillon. Popular activities around and on the lake include hiking, paddle boarding, renting pontoon boats, or even just enjoying a beverage at the tiki bar. No need to worry if you don’t have a vehicle on your trip, the free bus system runs every half hour or on a sunny day take the Blue River bike path as previously mentioned.
There are infinite things to do throughout Breckenridge and Summit County in the Spring, these are just some of the favorites. Check out our activities page for more information on things to do around Breckenridge. So, if you are looking to take a vacation this Spring, don’t forget to think BRECK!
Also, don’t forget to check out our calendar of events to find all the happenings in Breckenridge.