Breckenridge, Colorado is situated at the base of the Rocky Mountains’ Tenmile Range and is known for its natural beauty and adventure that awaits each visitor. Although Breckenridge is known as an incredible place to ski, the city also offers a number of outdoor activities throughout the year. For those who are visiting the city for the first time, there are a few activities to add to your itinerary before arriving.
Take a Dip in Pacific Tarn
Pacific Tarn is a small lake in the Rocky Mountains and is the highest lake in the U.S. at 13,420 feet. Although there are not many fish in the lake, the location is a great place to take a dip in during the summer season in a remote location that is secluded from the rest of the city. It makes for a great place to hike with trails that are available on the mountain.
Families with small children can enjoy making a visit to Mountain Top Children's Museum where several different exhibits are available. There are plenty of hands-on activities, which includes puzzles, tunnels, and a dress-up area. The museum offers plenty of ways to play and makes it easy to learn through various sets that are built for little ones.
Hike on Boreas Pass
This high mountain pass is a popular place to hike for first-time visitors in Breckenridge and features stunning outdoor views with a trail that isn't too challenging. Located just three miles from the downtown area, it's a beautiful location with the large mountains that surround the pass. Those who are visiting the city in the winter can enjoy exploring a winter wonderland by taking a snowshoe hike.
Golf at Breckenridge Golf Club
Breckenridge Golf Club is an exceptional course with spectacular views in every direction. The municipal course is challenging with different types of terrain and was designed by Jack Nicklaus. Three different nine-course holes are available to play on when the weather permits. The club also features an outdoor deck where visitors can enjoy dining over lunch while taking in the views.
When visiting Breckenridge for the first time, there are a number of different activities to enjoy during your stay for a spectacular location is more than just an incredible skiing destination. Both children and adults can enjoy having a busy itinerary during the visit while taking in the natural beauty of the environment.
About the Author: Jeremy is a guest contributor from Book Breck, a vacation rental agency located in Breckenridge, CO that features a number of luxury Breckenridge cabins.