Welcome to Breckenridge

It's no surprise that Breckenridge is often referred to as the perfect mountain town. It is perfectly situated at the base of Breckenridge Ski Resort -  ensuring that you never have to choose between visiting the mountain or visiting the Town of Breckenridge.  It's all right here.  While the mountain offers 5 peaks 2908 skiable acres to explore, it's the town that sets Breckenridge apart. Full of history and character, the Town of Breckenridge shares an incredibly laid-back charm that makes you feel like a local – no matter the season.  Take a stroll down historic Main Street and feel the vibrant spirit of eclectic boutiques and après-ski cheer, relax fireside in a cozy café or enjoy summer afternoons on one of our many decks. Whatever you crave, you can find it here.

The Town

It’s no surprise that Breckenridge is often referred to as the perfect mountain town. It is perfectly situated at the base of Breckenridge Ski Resort –  ensuring that you never have to choose between visiting the mountain or visiting the Town of Breckenridge.  It’s all right here.  While the mountain offers 5 peaks 2908 skiable acres to explore, it’s the town that sets Breckenridge apart. Full of history and character, the Town of Breckenridge shares an incredibly laid-back charm that makes you feel like a local – no matter the season.  Take a stroll down historic Main Street and feel the vibrant spirit of eclectic boutiques and après-ski cheer, relax fireside in a cozy café or enjoy summer afternoons on one of our many decks. Whatever you crave, you can find it here.

Welcome to Breckenridge, an authentic Colorado mountain town that greets you with its laid-back vibe and modern amenities. After all, Breckenridge was a town long before it was a ski resort.

The town is alive, as we’re pulling out all the stops with vibrant festivities, stellar events and commemorations. Throughout these 151 years, one thing has stayed true – our quaint historic town has remained rich in its character and reputation of being the perfect mountain town. An undeniable charm and casual mountain spirit spreads from the grounded community to 13,000 feet high in the sky at the ski resort summit, making you feel like a local – no matter the season.

This bustling Victorian town prides itself with an inviting nature that extends from amped town events to hundreds of restaurants, galleries, cafes and beyond. From shopping to Breckenridge nightlife and dining to culture, you can kick-it-up or kick back, whatever your mood. The moment you arrive, it feeds your soul. It’s the stuff real ski towns are made of. This historic, yet hip persona is one that brings people back over and over again. Breckenridge will transform you, but will never transform itself. We’ve always been Breckenridge.

A Real Town

Town of Breckenridge History

Historic Breckenridge Colorado
The Town’s Historic District is one of the largest in the State of Colorado and is a defining element of Breckenridge’s identity.

Home to the largest historic district in Colorado, Breckenridge’s rich and colorful history is full of gold finds and mining, exploration and adventure, brothels, saloons, booms and busts. Founded in 1859 by a small group of prospectors, the town’s Gold Rush brought droves of settlers seeking their fortunes.  Learn more about Breckenridge’s early days by visiting one of the town’s museums or joining a historic tour.

Getting Around

Couple Walking Dogs in Downtown Breckenridge in Winter
Breckenridge is known for it’s walkability – something your four-legged friends will appreciate!

Staying in Breckenridge is easy, as the majority of Breckenridge lodging properties are within walking distance of Main Street, spanning eight blocks. And with the BreckConnect Gondola, you can go from skiing and riding euphoria to après-ski bliss in a matter of minutes. The Town of Breckenridge is easy to explore on foot and bike so once you are here it’s easy to go carless.  Breckenridge also boasts a free bus service which serves most of town. For those looking to venture outside of town, the free Summit Stage transit system serves nearly all of the county, including service to Copper Mountain, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin during peak times of the year.  Other transportation options include taxi service, Uber, Lift and Zipcar.

Sustainability

flowers with historic buildings and mountains
Summer views in Breckenridge are hard to beat.

Breckenridge is committed to sustainability and we hope you are too. We invite you to bring your refillable bottle and use our water filling stations around town.  Shop like a local with your reusable bags, or buy one of our limited edition reusable bags at local merchants.  You’ll save 10 cents on the disposable bag fee at checkout. Together, we’ll reduce the number of disposable bags and plastic water bottles going to the landfill or littering our pristine local rivers and trails.  Come prepared and leave Breckenridge better than ever. For more information on sustainability, initiatives visit SustainableBreck.com. Breckenridge also stands behind the Colorado Tourism Office’s Leave No Trace – Care for Colorado Principles to help maintain the natural beauty of our trails and forests.

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