Retired But Not Tired in Breckenridge
From hiking and outdoor exploration to soaking up cultural gems and enjoying a range of dining options, Breckenridge is the perfect spot for active retirees to experience Colorado.
There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.
This beginner-level, 2.8-mile round-trip hike leads to the old Sallie Barber Mining site, which sits above town and provides wonderful views of Breckenridge and Keystone.
Known locally as the "Rec Path," the 7-mile section of the paved Blue River Recreation path runs through Breckenridge along the Blue River and is open to bikers, runners, walkers and hikers.
Rent a bike at Mountain Wave before heading out.
Metalsmithing, candle making, ceramics, painting and glassblowing are just a few of the topics you can dive into during a workshop at various venues throughout the Breckenridge Creative Arts district.
Access these hikes from Spruce Creek Trail, about 2.4 miles south of town. Don't miss Continental Falls, the largest waterfall in the area; on several switchbacks, smaller side trails lead to the edge of the falls for up-close views of the whitewater.
Located at the base of Peak 9 near Main Street Station, Maggie Pond's calm water makes an ideal place for first-timers to try paddleboarding.
Linking the town of Breckenridge to the Peak 8 base area, the BreckConnect gondola is free during the summer months.
Stroll colorful Main Street, home to Victorian-era buildings and more than 200 stores to choose from — offering jewelry, antiques, books, housewares, art and more.
At the Peak 8 Base Camp, you'll find an abundance of activities that highlight the beautiful and rich environment through the Epic Discovery program, including what may just be the world's most scenic miniature golf course.
Soak in one of Breck's best hot tubs for views of slopes for miles and miles.