09/03/2014 | By Summit Vactions
You should already know that Breckenridge offers world-class skiing and snowboarding once the snow begins to fall. What you may not know is that Breckenridge remains a premier vacation destination throughout the year. With that in mind, we’ve provided a list of 5 activities in Breckenridge you should take advantage of before the mountains get covered in white powder.
- Flyfishing - The town of Breckenridge is situated along the Blue River before it runs into Dillon Reservoir. The section of the river is a prime location to take a few hours and get your hands on some trout. In addition, the river below Dillon Reservoir is only a short drive away, where you could end up catching the fish of a lifetime. So make sure to get out on the river before its too cold to stand in the water.
- Golf - There are several places in Breckenridge to hone your golf game before the greens freeze over. However, the Breckenridge Golf Club is a must see (or must golf?). The Club features 27-holes designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus. You may pick any combination of the three 9-hole courses. Oh, and don’t forget your golf balls will travel farther at 9,324 feet.
- Mountain Biking - Fall is the perfect time, in the cooler weather, but before the ground hardens, to enjoy a mountain bike ride. Breckenridge offers over a dozen mountain biking trails that are sure to take your breath away. Biking at altitude isn't easy, but the scenic views are certainly worth the price. The Breckenridge trails range in difficulty and length so that all bikers, from novice to expert, will be sure to enjoy the trip.
- Hiking - You may have noticed a theme here: GET OUTSIDE! If you don’t have some of the specialized equipment required for the previous activities, you can rent them. But if renting equipment is out of your budget, you can still get outside and enjoy a nice scenic hike. (If you don’t own shoes to go on a hike, you've got a real problem.) Just like the biking trails, the hiking trails in Breckenridge vary in length and difficulty, so there’s something for everyone. Nothing will get you to appreciate the majestic beauty of Breckenridge quite like a hike.
- Taste the Local Cuisine - If you've tried any of the above-mentioned activities for a day, you’ll be ready to relax. You should do so by enjoying the food and beverages at one of the many local restaurants. There are numerous locally-owned restaurants, offering a variety of cuisines that are sure to satisfy any palate. Many also feature locally brewed beer from the Breckenridge Brewery and bourbon from the Breckenridge Distillery.
Now that you have a list of things to do, what are you waiting for? Get out and visit Breckenridge before the snow and the crowds.