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Summer sunset over downtown Breckenridge

While many of the things are the same; the mountains, views, wildlife and abundant activities; many things have CHANGED.  Here are some things you should be aware of when planning your next trip to Breckenridge.

What you need to know about visiting Breckenridge

Public Health Orders

Top Things You Should Know

Public health orders are continuously evolving. We ask that you read through our local public health orders prior to arriving to know what to expect during your trip.

  • Face Masks/Coverings are REQUIRED in many privately owned businesses. Under Colorado’s executive order, owners, operators, and managers of any business or service may continue to require individuals entering or within their locations to wear face coverings or show proof of full vaccination. While this may not be the case where you are from, we ask that you PLEASE respect our public health rules while in town. All Breckenridge businesses have the right to refuse service to anyone not wearing a mask or facial covering. Locals tip – Just keep a mask in your back pocket, in case you need to rock it.
  • Restaurants – Restaurants are open to full capacity with many restaurants are offering outdoor dining options.  Curbside & dining-to-to options are widely available.  FREE 10-minute pick-up parking spots have been added around town to make picking up your food/online purchase easy and convenient.
  • Lodging safety regulations have been amplified. We strongly encourage you to check in with your lodging provider regularly and frequently for the most up to date information before arriving.
  • Events and festivals are continuously being re-imagined or postponed as we are navigating this pandemic.
  • Activity and tours availability are continuously changing, we suggest reaching out to your activity provider for their most up to date availability and safety regulations.

Additional travel info and Public Health Guidelines can be found at:

What you need to know about visiting Breckenridge

Activities & Things To Do

Top Things You Should Know

  • Most of Breckenridge’s summer activities will be open with adjustments to their operations to provide the safest experience possible. We recommend inquiring directly with the activity provider prior to booking and prior to arrival to reserve your spot and get the most updated information on their safety procedures.
  • Reduced Capacity & Operational Changes – Activity and tours availability are continuously changing, we suggest reaching out to your activity provider for their most up to date availability and safety protocols.
  • Activities Outside Of Summit County – Some activities take place in surrounding counties that may have different public health orders than Breckenridge and Summit County. We recommend checking the county’s website for health and safety guidelines or calling your activity provider for safety regulations prior to entering that county.

Leave No Trace Principles are more important than ever when heading outdoors. Be sure to pack it in, pack it out and be respectful of others while on the trail.

What Activities Are Open?

Most of Breckenridge’s summer and fall activities are open. Guests should expect that many activities will have adjustments to their operations in order to comply with public health ordinances and provide the safest experience possible.  We recommend inquiring directly with activity providers prior to booking and prior to arrival to reserve your spot and get the most updated information on their safety procedures.
Top 100 things to do this summer

Where can I go hiking and biking?

With hundreds of miles of area trails, it is easy to find wide-open spaces.  Use our guide to find the perfect hiking trail for your group or explore local trails on COTREX, AllTrails or MTB Project. Some of our trails are still snowy or muddy and not ready to be visited. Check the Muddy Meter for trail conditions prior to heading out.

What art, cultural and historic activities are available?

Many concerts, performances, tours, and workshops are scheduled for this summer. Visit BreckCreate for updates on Breckenridge’s arts & culture scene.

The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance is offering their regular museum hours (free to visit) and guided tour schedules. We highly recommend advance reservations on guided tours. Visitors do not need to make a reservation to visit museums.

Local's Tip

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Breckenridge's most popular activities and dining experiences can fill up quickly. We highly recommend making reservations in advance.
What you need to know about visiting Breckenridge

Restaurants & Shops

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Curbside & dining-to-to options are widely available. Please show kindness as we all navigate the new normal.

Top Things You Should Know

  • Face Masks/Coverings are REQUIRED in many privately owned businesses. Under Colorado’s executive order, owners, operators, and managers of any business or service may continue to require individuals entering or within their locations to wear face coverings or show proof of full vaccination. While this may not be the case where you are from, we ask that you PLEASE respect our public health rules while in town. All Breckenridge businesses have the right to refuse service to anyone not wearing a mask or facial covering. Locals tip – Just keep a mask in your back pocket, in case you need to rock it.
  • Restaurants are open to full capacity with many restaurants are offering outdoor dining options.  Curbside & dining-to-to options are widely available.
  • FREE 10-minute pick-up parking spots have been added around town to make picking up your food/online purchase easy and convenient.  View map of pick-up locations.

What restaurants & retail locations are open?

Nearly all of Breckenridge’s 100+ bars & restaurants and 200+ retail and small business locations are open for curbside pick-up / carry-out as well as indoor & outdoor dining. The town is offering limited curbside pick-up parking for restaurant and retail pick-ups.  Explore retail locations in Breckenridge.

Local's Tip

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Breckenridge's most popular activities and dining experiences can fill up quickly. We highly recommend making reservations in advance.
What you need to know about visiting Breckenridge

Lodging & Rentals

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New lodging operations, restrictions, and protocols help ensure the safety of our guests & our community.

Top Things You Should Know

  • Face Masks/Coverings are REQUIRED in many privately owned businesses. As allowed under state law, owners, operators, and managers of any business or service may, at their discretion, continue to require individuals entering or within their locations to wear face coverings or show proof of full vaccination. While this may not be the case where you are from, we ask that you PLEASE respect our public health rules while in town. All Breckenridge businesses have the right to refuse service to anyone not wearing a mask or facial covering.
  • Lodging safety regulations have been amplified. We strongly encourage you to check in with your lodging provider regularly and frequently for the most up to date information before arriving.
  • Hot tubs, pools, saunas and many common areas may be closed or require reservations to encourage physical distancing. It is best to check directly with the lodging property or amenity.

Local's Tip

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Check with your specific lodging company for up-to-date public health regulations, safety protocols and procedures prior to making a reservation and prior to arriving.
What you need to know about visiting Breckenridge

Festivals & Events

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To better protect our residents and guests, we’re reimaging how we celebrate.

Top Things You Need To Know

  • Events and festivals are continuously being re-imagined or postponed due public health officials to recommendations. Be sure to check directly with the event website.
  • Scheduled events are subject to change to comply with state and county public health orders. Guests should check frequently for updates from the event producer.
  • Explore art workshops, yoga classes and daily activities by browsing our local event calendar.

What festivals and events are happening this summer?

Events and festivals are continuously being re-imagined or postponed due public health officials to recommendations. Be sure to check directly with the event website. Get updates on festivals & events or find ongoing activities in town.

Local's Tip

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All events are subject to change to comply with state and county public health orders. Check back frequently for updates or sign-up to receive event-specific email updates.
What you need to know about visiting Breckenridge

FAQs

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While many things have changed, the mountains, views, wildlife and abundant activities are still waiting for you.

Where can I find more travel info & Public Health Guidelines?

What activities are open in Breckenridge?

Most of Breckenridge’s summer activities are open with adjustments to their operations in order to provide the safest experience possible. We recommend inquiring directly with the activity provider prior to booking and prior to arrival to reserve your spot and get the most updated information on their safety procedures.

What bars and restaurants are open in Breckenridge?

Breckenridge bars & restaurants are open.  Diners might be required to wear masks to enter the restaurant, anytime servers come to the table, and anytime diners get up from the table. Curbside & dining-to-go options are widely available.

We highly recommend making reservations or planning ahead to expect a wait time prior to dining.

Where do I need to wear a face covering in Breckenridge?

Face Masks/Coverings are REQUIRED in many privately owned businesses. As allowed under state law, owners, operators, and managers of any business or service may, at their discretion, continue to require individuals entering or within their locations to wear face coverings or show proof of full vaccination. While this may not be the case where you are from, we ask that you PLEASE respect our public health rules while in town. All Breckenridge businesses have the right to refuse service to anyone not wearing a mask or facial covering.

Learn more about our public health orders.

Take 5 steps to care for Coloradans

Our communities love sharing their wealth of natural beauty and outdoor experiences with you.  All we ask is that you have an amazing time while showing our lands and people plenty of love, kindness and respect; we promise to pay it back tenfold.

You can do this by being a responsible traveler and not exposing yourself or others to unnecessary health or safety risks.

Learn How to Care for Colorado

What is open?

Most Breckenridge restaurants, retail businesses and activity vendors are open for business. Please, contact our Welcome Center staff using our chatbot to inquire about specific locations.

Is public transportation available?

Breckenridge Free Ride community transportation is running with appropriate facial coverings required, new practices and procedures and enhanced cleaning standards.

Where can I park?

Holiday Weekends
Guests can find free and convenient parking at the Airport Road Parking Lot.  There will be express shuttles running to town.  View bus schedule

Additional Parking
Paid street parking is available around town as well as parking lots. The Ice Rink Lot (free during the day) and F Lot are conveniently located near town but fill up holiday weekends.
View Parking Lot Availability

Free Park ‘n Ride is available all summer at the Ice Rink and Airport Road lots. Visit www.breckfreeride.com for complete schedules.