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Activity that Take 1, 2 and 4 Hours

Explore the best group activities in Breckenridge, Colorado when you are short on time.

1-Hour Summer Group Activities

When you have a quick break, take the time to connect over nature, fitness and mountain heritage.

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Offering 200+ shops & boutiques, Breckenridge retail offers something for everybody.

Shop Main Street

Breckenridge is famous for its beautifully preserved Victorian Main Street. With more than 200 shops, a walk down our buzzing thoroughfare reveals bookstores, jewelry, antiques, home furnishings, art galleries, sporting goods and chic on-trend clothing. Shop wellness treats at these feel-good boutiques and seek out goods and gear made locally with lots of love.

 

Take a Tour

Cherry pick from a full menu of Breckenridge Heritage Alliance Tours and embark on a guided walking tour to learn about Breckenridge’s rich history, haunted spaces and wild west landmarks.

 

Hike Around Carter Park

Breckenridge is a web of simple-to-find hiking and biking trails. Convenient spurs offshoot from town for easy one-hour walks through the woods. Access shaded paths in the White River National Forest via Carter Park in the southeastern corner of Breckenridge.

 

Unwind with Yoga

Take a class and find your zen at one of the many yoga studios in Breckenridge. Professional yogis lead indoor and outdoor classes, stand-up paddleboard yoga and beginner to expert studio mat sessions.

 

Walk the Trollstigen Trail

Social media sensation Isak Heartstone is a 15-foot-tall wooden troll sculpture located on the Trollstigen Trail near the ice rink in Breckenridge. Isak was created by the Danish artist Thomas Dambo, who is known worldwide for bringing awareness to recycling and upcycling by building incredible works of art out of trash. Snap a selfie with the mountain icon and enjoy a serene and mellow forested stroll. Here’s how to find the Breckenridge Troll.

 

Visit a Museum

Check out our free museums as you walk down Main Street and explore Victorian homes, mining sites and relics, ski history and interactive exhibits.

 

2-Hour Summer Group Activities

With a little more time to roam, dive into longer trails and opportunities to create and escape.

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BreckCreate offers workshops, classes, events, and open studio sessions throughout the year.

Take an Art Class

The BreckCreate arts district is a creative playground filled with workshops on everything from oil painting to glass blowing to clay molding.

 

Bike the Rec Path

Rent cruiser bikes, road bikes, fat bikes and more in town and then hit the smooth, paved recreation path connecting Breckenridge to Frisco. Local shops carry a variety of models and offer guided tours.

 

Visit an Escape Room

Work as a team to find clues, solve puzzles and pool efforts and wits to get out on time at one of Breckenridge’s exciting themed escape rooms.

 

Ride Horses

Breckenridge Stables sits conveniently on Peak 9 offering scenic one-and-a-half-hour horseback rides, group lessons and a horses and hors d’oeuvres trail ride along the gorgeous Ten Mile Range.

 

Hike from Main Street

Take advantage of one of Breckenridge’s hikes that start from in-town or near your conference center. A conference favorite is the Sawmill Trail.  It’s an easy-rated 1.5-mile hike is located just off 4 O’Clock Road, an approximate 10-minute walk from the Breckenridge Welcome Center. Begin at the bottom of the Snowflake Lift and follow a stream to a hidden reservoir.

Don’t forget to bring water and wear sunscreen.

 

4-Hour Summer Group Activities

Make a half-day adventure of it and get your group going with bike tours, alpine slides and award-winning golf course action.

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The Summit County Bike Path is a great place to spend the day. Hope on the path in Breckenridge and visit neighboring towns while enjoying mountain, river and lake views from the path.

Bike the Pass

Embark on a thrilling, yet easy, coast down 3,000 vertical feet on the Vail Pass paved bike path west of Frisco. The peaceful path delivers lush mountain splendor, snow-capped peaks, waterfalls and fresh mountain air. The best part? A scheduled shuttle will bring you and your bike home, eliminating the uphill pedal back to Frisco and Breck.

 

Sip and Ride

Ridden Breckenridge runs fat bike tours on the paved rec path to the Broken Compass and the Breckenridge Distillery year round. See how the craft beer and spirits are made, enjoy some samples and take in the scenery as you cruise along the beautiful Blue River.

 

Go Underground

Visit Country Boy Mine for a taste of life in the 1880s. Follow costumed guides 1,000 feet down into a real gold mine, pan for actual gold (keep what you find!), pet the burros, throw axes and explore historic trails.

 

Hit Peak 8

Ride the gondola to the Epic Discovery fun park on Peak 8. Whether you have an hour or a full day, craft your day your way with a pass, add on a zip line tour, or just enjoy a scenic chair lift ride.

 

Play 18 Holes

Play a round at the Breckenridge Golf Course, the world’s only town-owned 27-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed course. Check out twilight or happy hour tee times for the best discounts.

By Lisa Blake
The Breckenridge Tourism Office works to enhance and promote the unique character and experience of Breckenridge as a world-renowned destination resort and to represent, serve and perpetuate the common interest and character of its membership and community. Lisa Blake is a regular contributor. The Breckenridge-based freelance writer, editor and mom enjoys researching and sharing stories on health, wellness, dining and the outdoors. Find her work in Breckenridge Magazine, The Purist, 5280.com, and at lisablakecreative.com.

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