Fall at Breckenridge can be one of the best times to visit this alpine ski resort town. It is certainly the most colorful! Just take a ride up our winding mountain roads, and let the beautiful warm rainbow of changing autumn leaves take your breath away. If you want to truly experience the wonder and splendor of the shifting seasons, there is no better place to visit than Breckenridge, Colorado.
It may seem a bit strange to claim fall as one of the best times to come stay at Breckenridge, but the truth is that the time nestled between September and November 13th is the perfect time to escape and get the best bang for your buck. The summer season is over, school has started for the kiddies and ski season has yet to begin. The roads may be slick with intermittent rain, but four wheel drive and chains are not quite necessary, making the trip up a fairly simple task. Jack Frost will be making his appearance soon, but the month of October is generally snow free. Since snow bunnies, joeys, and shredders haven’t arrived to take over the mountain, many of Breckenridge’s restaurants, hotels, properties and rental facilities are providing visitors with some of the greatest deals on offer. Summit vacations always offers great prices and accommodations no matter the time of the year!
Harvest time is a superb season to come breath the crisp mountain air at Breckenridge. Some visitors love just wrapping up in a cozy sweater and strolling through our friendly town while sipping on hot apple cider. If you like spiked apple cider, you can’t possibly miss out on October 23rd-25th, which will be dedicated to our yearly Craft Spirits Festival. Saturday, October 24th at 4pm on Riverwalk Center is the main event, titled “Still on the Hill: a Grand Tasting of handcrafted spirits.” Admission provides complimentary tasting glass, delicious craft spirits tasting, craft cocktails, people's choice voting, artisanal snacks and live music! This adult event also features fun activities such as our poker run, historic saloon walking tour, Breckenridge distillery tours, Honey Gitters live show at the historic Gold Pan Saloon and best of all a multitude of hangover brunches and brunch drink specials at various participating locations.
As tradition mandates, if you are in Breckenridge on October 31st, you must dress up in the best costume you can imagine, then proceed to check out pumpkins, scarecrows, and spooky decorations while filling your belly with caramel apples. Trick or treating with the kids becomes a night of fun out on the town when High Street, Harris Street and a good portion of the Wellington neighborhood is closed to motorized traffic and open for pedestrians. We can thank the Breckenridge Police Department for guaranteeing the safety of our little witches and vampires on this frightfully fun All Hallows Eve.
If you are up for a scare, a haunted ghostly walking tour is the way to go! Specialty tours run from now until November, while others occur year round. Explore the haunted history of Breckenridge's past with our many available ghost, vampire and strange happenings tours. These will surely put you in the Halloween spirit, and give you a nice historical, though possibly elaborated, overview of the town and its former residence.
Fall shopping at Breckenridge turns out some incredible deals and amazing fashions. Last year’s ski equipment is offered with rock bottom prices and the best deals available as vendors prepare for the new season. Prime mercantile stores to visit on Main Street include shops such as Breckenridge Sports, Hand and Glove, Shirt Off My Back, Kingdom Sports, Nature’s Own, Breckenridge Outfitters and Breckenridge Hat Co. Feed your sweet tooth and keep your blood sugar up after a day of shopping by stopping at the quaint candy shop, Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory. And don’t forget to step in at one of our favorite gift shops, Serendipity, to pick up a gift for the sad sap’s at home who are missing out on fall at Breckenridge!
Locals will attest that the best reason to visit Breckenridge in the fall is because there just aren’t that many people visiting around that time. The trails are clear so you really get to enjoy the glory of nature on your own sans the maddening crowds, the restaurants are fairly empty so you may never have to wait for a table, and you will more than likely be able to reserve the exact property from Summit Vacations that you have been dreaming of for an unbelievably reasonable price. Summit Vacations and the town of Breckenridge cannot wait to spend this fall with you and your family!