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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

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

  • Face Masks/Coverings are REQUIRED in Breckenridge.  While this may not be the case where you are from, we ask that you PLEASE respect our rules while in town.  All Breckenridge businesses have the right to refuse service to anyone not wearing a mask or facial covering.
    Find out which stores are selling masks.
  • Restaurants are currently operating at reduced occupancy in all dining establishments.  ADVANCED RESERVATIONS are highly recommended. Starting mid-June outdoor seating will be expanded through the transformation of Main Street into Walkable Main, a pedestrian-friendly reinvention of space.
  • 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.
  • Part of Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic and is now a pedestrian-friendly walkway to promote social distancing (starting mid-June).
  • Events and festivals are continuously being postponed and re-imagined 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

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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.

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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.

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  • As of June 1, all short-term lodging facilities are allowed to accept reservations. Per Summit County Public Health, that includes all transient lodging facilities (hotels, motels etc.) including timeshare style properties and short-term vacation-style rentals, and privately owned residences.
  • Summit County Public Health recommends that lodges provide at least 72 hours between rentals. Please inquire directly with your lodging before arrival.
  • Guests, employees, vendors, suppliers, will be 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 to encourage physical distancing. It is best to check directly with the lodging property or amenity.

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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.
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Festivals & Events

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

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  • 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.

What has been canceled this summer?

Most festivals & events, Breck Music concerts and NRO performances have been postponed until 2021.  Many tours, workshops, art & culture classes, and performances are currently on hold.  Visit BreckCreate for updates on Breckenridge’s arts & culture scene.

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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.
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Restaurants & Shops

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Starting mid-June Breckenridge with debut Walkable Main, a pedestrian-friendly Main Street

Top Things You Should Know

  • Restaurants are open for dining with reduced occupancy. Reservations are highly encouraged. Curbside & dining-to-to options are widely available. Diners must wear masks to enter the restaurant, anytime servers come to the table, and anytime diners get up from the table.
  • Retail locations are open with reduced capacity. To enter you must have a facial covering.
  • Personal Services (beauty salons, massage studios, spas, etc.,) are available by appointment.
  •  Diners must wear masks to enter the restaurant, anytime servers come to the table, and anytime diners get up from the table.
  • Walkable Main – Iconic Main Street has closed to vehicles and become a temporary, open-air pedestrian walking mall. The pedestrian-friendly reinvention of space expands Breckenridge’s historic narrow sidewalks and allow for more physical distancing opportunities while walking around town. Walkable Main, which opened June 12th, will last for about eight weeks and will include additional outdoor seating for local restaurants as well as art installations.  Diners will have to stay in the appropriate restaurant areas with their drinks and can’t walk up and down Main Street with an open beer or a cocktail. No sipping and strolling.

What restaurants and retail locations are open?

Nearly all of Breckenridge’s 100+ bars & restaurants are open for curbside pick-up / carry-out as well as limited indoor & outdoor dining.  Most of Breckenridge’s 200+ retail and small business locations are open as well.

Learn More About Walkable Main

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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.
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Summer Activities

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Before you head outdoors, educate yourself about best practices to keep yourself and other outdoorist safe.

Top Things You Should Know

  • Maintain Physical Distancing of at least 6 ft – Face coverings are not a replacement for physical distancing. It is critical to remember that maintaining at least 6 feet of physical distancing continues to be the most important strategy for limiting the spread of COVID-19.
  • Wear Your Mask When You Can’t Maintain 6 ft of Separation – Individuals are required to wear non-medial cloth face coverings over both mouth and nose whenever indoors in public spaces, and outdoors whenever 6 ft. of separation cannot be maintained.
  • Reduced Capacity & Operational Changes – Many activities have adjusted their operations to comply with Summit County’s public health order. Prior to booking and reserving your spot, we recommend inquiring directly with the activity provider to get the most updated information on their safety procedures.
  • Activities Outside Of Summit County – Some of our favorite 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 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 the activity provider prior to booking and prior to arrival to reserve your spot and get the most updated information on their safety procedures. View available activities.

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?

While 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.

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance will open museums starting June 5th with tours planned for later this summer.

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.
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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?

Where can I buy a mask?

Face Masks/Coverings are REQUIRED in Breckenridge and we ask that you wear them to go into any business as well as in any public setting where you can not maintain 6 feet of physical distance.

Many retailers around town are selling masks as well as facial coverings and buffs.

Where do I need to wear a facial covering?

Face Masks/Coverings are REQUIRED in Breckenridge in public settings where you can not maintain 6 ft of physical distancing.  In restaurants, diners must wear masks to enter the restaurant, anytime servers come to the table, and anytime diners get up from the table.

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 will resume service on June 1 with appropriate facial coverings required, new practices and procedures, reduced occupancies and enhanced cleaning standards.

Where can I park?

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

Is the gondola open in Breckenridge?

Breckenridge Ski Resort has announced that is plans to reopen on July 4th.   Planned operations include the BreckConnect Gondola; scenic chairlift rides; hiking; alpine slide and alpine coaster; Ski Hill Grill to offer grab ‘n go food.

You can find more information from Breckenridge Ski Resort.

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