Things To Do in Breckenridge, CO

Things to Know if You Are Visiting Breckenridge, CO

Fun Facts About Breckenridge

Origin of the Town: Breckenridge was founded by a small group of prospectors. The town, founded in 1859, was supposedly named after vice president John C. Breckinridge to improve the chances of receiving a post office. “Breckinridge” was renamed to Breckenridge after vice president Breckinridge voices his support for the Confederates during the Civil War. The area was a popular destination for gold mining during the 1850s and 1860s.

Elevation: The town of Breckenridge sits at 9,600’. The summit of the highest Breckenridge peak has an elevation of 12,998’.

Population: The town is home to approximately 5,000 full-time residents.

Local Insights: Breckenridge is the place to stay if you are looking for vibrant dining, shopping and nightlife. The town has a great Main Street, with tons of quirky shops and restaurants of all types. The Town of Breckenridge puts on awesome events and festivals throughout the year for additional fun. Pair all of this with a world-class ski resort and you have the ultimate Colorado vacation destination!

Nearby Mountain Resorts to Breckenridge

  • Breckenridge to Breckenridge Ski Resort: less than a mile!
  • Breckenridge to Copper Mountain Ski Resort: 16.5 miles
  • Breckenridge to Keystone Resort: 17 miles
  • Breckenridge to Loveland Ski Area: 24.5 miles
  • Breckenridge to Arapahoe Basin Ski Area: 19.5 miles

There is no shortage of great indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy, year round in Breckenridge. Checkout some of the highlights and extra information on activities and attractions not all are related to skiing!