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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 indoors in Breckenridge.  While this may not be the case where you are from, we ask that you PLEASE respect our public health rules while in town. Facial coverings are required in any public indoor space; all Breckenridge businesses have the right to refuse service to anyone not wearing a mask or facial covering. Masks must be worn outdoors when 6 ft. of physical distance from others outside their household for 15 minutes or longer can not be maintained.
  • Vaccinated travelers are still required to wear a mask and keep their distance as the experts are still learning how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions.
  • Restaurant capacity restrictions – Most restaurants in town are 5 Star certified and open to 100% capacity for indoor dining with last call at 11:00pm.  However, capacity is still reduced due to increased safety requirements. Non-5 Star restaurants are open at 50% capacity with last call at 10:00p.m. Diners must wear masks to enter the restaurant, anytime servers come to the table, and anytime diners get up from the table. Many restaurants are also offering limited outdoor dining.  Indoor and outdoor dining is limited and diners are encouraged to make reservations if possible and expect wait times prior to dining.  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

  • Wear Your Mask When You Can’t Maintain 6 ft of Separation -Masks must be worn outdoors when 6 ft. of physical distance from others outside their household for 15 minutes or longer can not be maintained.
  • 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 regulations.
  • 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 have been postponed, our community is committed to celebrating our rich cultural experience. 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 as  capacity is limited. Visitors do not need to make a reservation to visit our museums.

Local's Tip

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Due to reduced capacity, there is limited availability for many of Breckenridge's most popular activities and dining experiences. We highly recommend making reservations in advance.
What you need to know about visiting Breckenridge

Restaurants & Shops

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Restaurants open to indoor dining at reduced capacity. Curbside & dining-to-to options are widely available. Please show kindness as we all navigate the new normal.

Top Things You Should Know

  • Indoor and outdoor dining is limited.  Indoor dining is open at at 50% capacity with last call at 10:00p.m., additional protocols are in place to keep guests and staff safe. 5 Star certified restaurants are open to 100%  with last call at 11:00pm, but are experiencing reduced capacity due to enhanced safety restrictions.  Many restaurants are also offering limited outdoor dining.  Curbside & dining-to-go options are widely available.  Find the best outdoor dining locations in Breckenridge.
  • Diners must wear masks to enter the restaurant, anytime servers come to the table, and anytime diners get up from the table. View Colorado’s Current Restaurant and & Food Service Guidelines
  • Reduced Hours – Alcohol must be consumed and off the table in restaurants by 11:00pm. Food service hours are up to every individual restaurant. 5 Star certified restaurants must cease all alcohol beverage sales, service, possession, and consumption to end consumers (including employees) for on-premises consumption at 12:00am.
  • 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.
  • Retail is reduced to 50-percent capacity. To enter you must have a facial covering. Summit County must comply with all requirements of Level Red in CDPHE PHO 20-36 and all applicable State guidance, including 25-percent capacity restrictions indoors in restaurants, retail, offices and all non-critical businesses.
  • Personal Services  (beauty salons, massage studios, spas, etc.,) are limited to 50% occupancy.

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 limited indoor & outdoor dining. Find restaurants approved for indoor 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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Due to reduced capacity, there is limited availability for many of Breckenridge's most popular activities and dining experiences. 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

  • 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.
  • Guests, employees, vendors and suppliers are required to wear masks or facial coverings in common areas indoors and anywhere that 6 feet of physical distancing can’t be maintained.
  • Hot tubs, pools, saunas and many common areas may be closed or require a reservation 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

  • Many festivals, events and concerts have been canceled or postponed this summer due to safety concerns.  You can see an updated list on our events calendar.
  • 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.

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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?

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

Where do I need to wear a facial covering?

  • Face masks are required when individuals are indoors in public places, except when seated at a restaurant.
  • Face masks are not required outdoors, except when individuals are within 6 ft. physical distance from others outside their household for 15 minutes or longer.5 Star businesses are no longer required to collect customer contact information. The Contact Tracing Team will continue to reach out to individuals directly that potentially have been exposed to the virus.

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 resumed service on June 1 with appropriate facial coverings required, new practices and procedures, reduced occupancies 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.