Breckenridge Fall Guide

Seasons: Fall

Fall means cooler temperatures and gorgeous colors on the mountains, making it the perfect time to escape the city and visit Breckenridge. The mountains showcase a shift from green to gold as the aspens don their beautiful but brief finery. During a Breckenridge Fall, autumn brings a crispness to the air and the opportunity to cozy up in the evening. Though the days are shorter, there’s still plenty to fill your days in our mountain town.

Leaf Peeping During Breckenridge Fall

Fall trees and mountains in Breckenridge.
Breckenridge is one of the best places to get your fall foliage fix in Colorado!

The amazingly colorful foliage in Colorado is brief, but beloved. You’ll find both locals and visitors making the pilgrimage to see the leaves; as a result, some of the most popular spots can be a bit crowded, but that shouldn’t be a deterrent. Though there are plenty of hiking trails in town that take you through the aspens, the most beloved is Boreas Pass. This road is car-accessible, but the best way to enjoy it is to park at the trailhead and walk or bike. The aspens form a tunnel of gold that gilds everything it touches, creating a magical experience.

Autumn Outdoor Adventures

A man fly fishing at sunset.
Fall is a beautiful time to hit the water, and offers some of the years best fishing!

There’s nothing like the crisp fall temperatures to tempt you into spending (even more) time outdoors. The promise of snow makes fitting in one more bike ride or hike or day on the river even more precious. Luckily there’s plenty of activities to pursue in Breckenridge. The mountain bike trails are stellar in the fall with the addition of the changing leaves (see above) and the hiking trails are just waiting to be explored. As school is in session, it often means fewer folks, too. Fly fishing, which is enjoyed year-round in Breckenridge, is also fantastic this time of year: the cooling temperatures make the trout a bit more chill, too.

Breckenridge Fall Special Events

A group drinking from steins during Oktoberfest in Breckenridge
Breckenridge’s Oktoberfest is great way to kick-start the fall season, enjoy the fresh mountain air, and get a taste of delicious local flavor!

There’s always something special going on in Breckenridge and the fall is no exception. Mark your calendar to attend the largest street party in the Rockies during Oktoberfest – lederhosen and dirndls aren’t required, but are always appreciated. The Breckenridge Film Festival has been entertaining and educating since its inception in 1981, bringing filmmakers and actors to audiences in an unforgettable setting. And for those who like to sip their experiences, the Breckenridge Wine Classic and Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival are the place to be.

From the changing leaves to the variety of special events and outdoor adventures that are available, there’s no better place to celebrate fall than in Breckenridge.

By Breck Editorial

The Breckenridge Tourism Office works to enhance and promote the unique character and experience of Breckenridge as a world-renowned destination resort and to represent, serve and perpetuate the common interest and character of its membership and community.

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