The Wonders of Fall in Breckenridge
Are you ready to discover what wonders await you during fall in Breckenridge?
Sometimes, what you really need is a vacation. When work has been busy, and your nights and weekends have been filled with life’s responsibilities, you can feel incredibly stressed, feeling like you never have any time off.
Fortunately, you can take a vacation, enjoying fall in Breckenridge. It’s magical to spend time in a mountain ski town, even in the time between the shoulder season and the official beginning of ski season.
In this article, we’ll review what to do in Breckenridge in the fall. Finally, you can enjoy your well-deserved vacation by participating in some of the fall activities in Breckenridge. Read on to learn more.
Great Dining Discounts
In Breckenridge in the fall, many restaurants and taverns offer great discounts. And there are plenty to choose from, considering that this town has over 75 bars and restaurants. One of the best ways to save money is with the Breckenridge Dining Passport.
This dining passport, available through the many local restaurants that are collaborating with the Breckenridge Restaurant Association, can get you special happy hour prices, a free appetizer with a meal, and two-for-one entrees.
The cost of this passport is only $10, which means you can quickly get your money back (and more) with all your savings!
When using the pass, make sure you check the fine print and which restaurants are open so you can use it most efficiently.
Fall Foliage Viewing
If you’re a nature lover who can’t help but be moved by the beauty of leaves changing color in the autumn season, then one of the best activities you can do during this time is to see the fall foliage in Breckenridge. This area has been called “the first to fall.”
What does this refer to? In Breckenridge, the aspens (which include the Boxelders and Rocky Mountain Maple) change their colors earlier than in other areas in the U.S. They turn a beautiful, golden shade early on.
This is because of the high altitude where you find these trees in Breckenridge.
Other trees will have colors such as green and orange, so you’ll see a great variety of colors set against the high peaks and the bright blue sky as you complete scenic drives in this area.
So if you want to enjoy the changing of the leaves as early as September, this is one of the best things to do during the fall in Breckenridge.
The best places for fall foliage viewing scenic drives in this area include the French Gulch Pass and the Boreas Pass.
Fall Biking and Hiking
If you love exploring nature by bike or by foot, then fall activities in Breckenridge that might interest you include fall biking and hiking. This area has over sixty trails that are interconnected, many of which are accessible from the downtown area of the town.
Some great trails for both cyclists and hikers include the Hermit Placer Trail and the Sawmill Trail.
As for biking trails, some easier ones include the Lower Flume Trails and the River Trail. If you want a biking trail that’s more challenging, consider going along the Breckenridge “B” Line and the Colorado Trail.
Are you a history lover? Then you should definitely see if you can go on a guided hike available through the Breckenridge History Alliance.
Because you’ll be visiting Breckenridge during the fall shoulder season, the crowds won’t be as large. This means your adventures out in the wild will feel more like adventures than ever.
In Breckenridge in the fall, there are many fall festivals you can enjoy. In September, there’s the Breckenridge Wine Classic. In this festival, winemakers, chefs, and sommeliers will invite you to enjoy wine while dining in the beautiful autumnal environment of Breckenridge.
Another September fall festival is The Breck Film. You can enjoy outdoor viewings, parties, and film screenings.
Many of these screenings occur in theaters in town and have afterparties, so you can use one of these evenings as a reason to feel cultured and glamorous while enjoying everything else the town has to offer during the fall.
Additionally, the Brecktoberfest occurs in September. This event, which is hosted at the Riverwalk Center and lawn, celebrates German beer as well as culture.
Are you more of a local beer lover? No need to worry! In addition to German beers, there will be many fall-themed ones available that come from Colorado as well as the Rockies.
Note that this is a ticketed event, so you’ll have to reserve in advance.
At the same time as this festival, the Fall Family Fair will be going on for free. This is a great option if you’ve got kids!
Finally, in October, there’s the Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival. You can enjoy drinks distilled by the best distilleries in Colorado. You can start off this festival at the first event, The Still on the Hill Grand Tasting.
Want to Learn More About Fall in Breckenridge?
Now that you’ve learned about the wonders of the fall in Breckenridge, you might want to learn more. Maybe you want to find out about specific trails that would interest you or you’d like to learn more about the best bars and restaurants to visit.
Whatever information you need, we can help. At Alpine Edge, we’re experts when it comes to enjoying Breckenridge.
We also provide vacation rentals during the fall shoulder season. So if you’re looking for a place to stay, you should stay with us. To book your vacation rental with us, contact us now.