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Your Adventurous Summer in Breckenridge

Your Adventurous Summer in Breckenridge
5 days

Trail rides through the majestic Ten Mountain Range, summer dog-sledding excursions, whitewater rafting on the mighty Arkansas River — bucket-list-worthy outdoor pursuits abound in Breckenridge. Experience the greatest hits of summer in Colorado on this action-packed five-day itinerary, which also features opportunities to take in the mountain town's laid-back ambiance and fascinating history.

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How to Give Back to These Special Places:

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.

Day 1
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Mountain Biking on Gold Run Road

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Gold Run Road is a well maintained jeep road traveling through Gold Run Gulch past the Preston town site offering views of well-preserved mining ruins. The 10.5-mile loop trail has an elevation gain of 960 feet.
Lunch

Duggan's Deli

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The best sandwich in the High Country. We use only the freshest meats, cheeses, veggies and bread. Come see why the locals can't get enough! Read More
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Explore Main Street

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Main Street Breckenridge is known for its incredible shopping and dining scene but it also serves as the central hub of everything Breckenridge with fun events, festivals, music and an abundance of activities for all ages and interests happening all year long.
Dinner

Kenosha Steakhouse

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Casual steakhouse that also specializes in house-smoked BBQ, with craft beers & a spacious patio. Read More
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Watch the Sunset

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Nothing is more captivating than witnessing brushstrokes of color overwhelm the skies above the Rocky Mountains. The moment a sunset happens can be as fleeting as it is jaw dropping, so we’ve identified some signs to help your chances of catching one!

Insider's Tip

Get Your Camera Ready: Dillon Reservoir near Breckenridge is a spectacular spot to catch a sunset.
Lodging

Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center

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Ski-in/ski-out on the Beaver Run SuperChair & Quicksilver Six SuperChair while being just three blocks from Historic Main Street Breckenridge. Over 500 guestrooms ranging from Hotel Rooms,... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

Sunshine Cafe

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Petite, casual eatery offering burgers & other American lunch classics, plus all-day breakfast. Read More
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Hike to White Falls on McCullough Gulch Trail

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There are two trailheads you can use to access McCullough Gulch. The newer, lower access parking lot is located about 7 miles south of Breckenridge, on the right side of highway 9 opposite the Lodge by the Blue (formerly Skier’s Edge). From here you can access a beautiful woods trail, turning into the old road that leads up into McCullough Gulch following the rock-strewn stream.
Lunch

CB & Potts Breckenridge

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Seasonal beers on tap and American eats, including burgers, steaks, salads and seafood. Read More
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Historic Ghost Tour with the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance

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This is the original ghost tour of Breckenridge (since 2010), with new sites and updated tour route. Explore the darker side of our wild west past with our chilling tales of the ghosts who remain here. Ghost hunting equipment provided!
Dinner

Aurum Breckenridge

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Seasonal, elevated American dishes, plus cocktails and wine in Breckenridge. Read More
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Kayaking on Lake Dillon

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Enjoy a scenic kayak paddle around the nearby Lake Dillon — it’s the perfect trip for any paddler to get their paddles wet. This tour explores the protected Frisco Bay, teeming with wildlife, small islands and untouched shoreline.
Lodging

Residence Inn by Marriott Breckenridge

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Enjoy the thoughtful amenities offered at Residence Inn Breckenridge such as complimentary breakfast, a fitness center, outdoor pool and spacious suites. Read More
Day 3
Breakfast

The Crown

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The Crown is a well known establishment of 14 years on Main St. Breckenridge. Its comfy atmoshpere and delicous coffee have always been sought after by locals and visitors. Read More
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Whitewater Rafting on the Arkansas River

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A trip through Browns Canyon National Monument on the Arkansas River is a fun and thrilling rafting adventure. This is a moderate level whitewater trip with spectacular mountain views. This trip is great for beginners, families and experienced rafters alike.

Insider's Tip

Breckenridge Rafting Ouftitters: Local outfitters and guides in and near Breckenridge offer excursions for all ages and abilities on the Arkansas River and other waterways.
Lunch

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

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Local's favorite since 1981! Read More

Insider's Tip

See Your Ball Fly Farther at High Altitude: Breckenridge Golf Club has three nine hole courses with spectacular mountain views.
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Breckenridge Golf Club

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Breckenridge has three championship nines, the BEAR the BEAVER and the ELK. All three nines are Jack Nicklaus Signature courses. Playing at 9300+ feet in elevation, each nine offers a mountain... Read More

Dinner

Empire Burger

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At Empire Burger, we create honest food that is simply delicious, fresh American fare. This classic approach is what makes Empire Burger a favorite of Breckenridge residents and visitors alike. ... Read More

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Catch Live Music In Town

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You’ll find every genre of live music in Breck, from local singers and songwriters to rock, reggae and funk bands. Bars and restaurants in town like Motherloaded Tavern and Gold Pan Saloon host live bands weekly.
Lodging

BlueSky Breckenridge

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BlueSky Breckenridge is the perfect combination of alpine elegance & location. Situated three blocks off Main Street Breckenridge, adjacent to the Snowflake lift, BlueSky offers the ideal ski-in... Read More
Day 4
Breakfast

Amazing Grace

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Natural Eatery crafts unique, delicious, natural, fresh-made baked goods, breakfasts, and lunches in a delightful old historic space in Breckenridge. Read More
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Trail Ride with Breckenridge Stables

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On a Breckenridge Stables trail ride, you’ll spend approximately an hour and a half exploring the beautiful Breckenridge scenery between Peaks 9 and 10 on the Ten Mile range above Breckenridge. You will experience river crossings, beaver ponds and breathtaking panoramic views of the Continental Divide. With over 100 horses, we’re able to match each rider to a horse based on the rider’s ability and age.
Lunch

Crepes a la Cart

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Sweet or savory? Stop by and find out that it's all good! Read More
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Fly-Fishing Excursion on the Blue River

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Breckenridge Oufitters offers year-round guided fly-fishing adventures and a full-service fly shop. All trips include full equipment use (rod, reel, waders & boots, terminal tackle), transportation and guide service. Lunch and beverages are provided of full day trips; beverages are provided on all guided trips.
Dinner

Hearthstone Restaurant

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Award-winning eclectic cuisine awaits you in our 120-year-old Victorian home. Read More
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Jeep & ATV Tour with American Safari Ranch

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Colorado’s best ATV Tours can be found at the American Safari Ranch. If you would like an true Colorado Adventure, ride ATVs through an authentic guest ranch and mountains. Fun and safe for the entire family and also perfect for those seeking adventure. Bring your friends, group or family, and we’ll show you an unforgettable experience.
Lodging

The Lodge at Breckenridge

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The Lodge at Breckenridge is perched above Breckenridge Ski Resort and located 5 minutes from town. Guests enjoy the luxuries of spectacular mountain views, massage, outdoor hot tubs, restaurant... Read More

Day 5
Breakfast

Clint's Bakery & Coffee House

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We serve coffee and ice cream downstairs and breakfast and bagels downstairs. Come visit and see why we're a local favorite! Read More
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Ride the BreckConnect Gondola

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The Breck Connect can transport 3,000 people per hour, and the quick 10-minute ride will take you to from town to the base of Peak 7.
Lunch

Giampietro Pizzeria & Pasta

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At Giampietros we make everything in house, from our balsamic vinaigrette to our pizza sauce and strive for food full of clear, genuine flavors.

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Breckenridge Epic Discovery

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Breck has a variety of zones and activities that highlight the stunningly beautiful and rich environment through Epic Discovery. Whether you have an hour or a full day, craft your day your way with a pass, add on a zip line tour or just enjoy a scenic chair ride.
Dinner

Modis

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Modis is Colorado contemporary dining in a vibrant and eclectic atmosohere located in the heart of historic downtown Breckenridge where we focus on the art of food, cocktail, art, music, and... Read More

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Summer Dog-Sledding Tour with Snow Caps Sled Dogs

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Our cart tours begin with the yard tour. After we tour the kennel, our experienced mushers invite you to feel the power of the team with a ride on our dog carts. Our guides drive, giving you the opportunity to take pictures of the wonderful scenery and watch our dogs do what they do best!
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Thunder Mountain Lodge

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Perched high atop the Grand Mesa, one of the world's largest and highest plateau, sits Colorado's best kept secret ~ Thunder Mountain Lodge. With an average elevation of 10,000 feet, the Grand... Read More