Best Things To Do in Breckenridge Colorado

1. Carter Park and Pavilion

Love the sledding hill and dog park here! The hill used to be longer, but they decided to shorten it a little for some reason. It's still fun, but it's not quite as fast as before. The dog park is great for keeping the pups occupied while speeding down the hill. Gotta love being able to walk right into town from here. I'd definitely recommend this for a good, convenient sledding hill!

We went to Carter park for a rehearsal dinner. There is a great dog park there and plenty of room for fun activities like frisbee and corn hole. There is a facility with a fireplace and tables and chairs inside and picnic tables under a roof outside. Bathrooms are relatively nice too.

Awesome park in Breckenridge. They have something for everyone. Mountain hiking trail grassy park nice covered picnic pavilion play ground basketball court 4 square ball field and dog park Summertime concerts... amazing

We visited Carter Park while in Breckenridge for Spring Break. This is a great place for sledding! The hill is steep enough to provide a good run, but not so steep it's tiring to climb. Our kids (ages 7&9) played non stop for about an hour and then made a snowman. The park is free, however, sleds are not provided. There is also a nice little dog park next to the hill. Main Street is a short walk from Carter Park which is nice if after sledding you have energy to burn!

Very cool fieldhouse and park. We had a graduation party there. The covered patio was nice and accommodated a large group of friends and family. Lots of outdoor activity area for volleyball, ultimate frisbee, softball...and a dog park to boot. It was a beautiful spring day. Everyone seemed to have a great time.

2. Breckenridge Welcome Center

This place is a must stop at the beginning of your Breckenridge trip. There is a pay to park behind it, for which the pricing is reasonable. It is right in the middle of main street. There are bathrooms downstairs which are easily accessible and have a water bottle fill up station outside. Upstairs there is a small gift shop with a help desk. The staff was friendly and helpful. There is lots of information about things to do in Breckenridge, including a map with historical landmarks on the back. Very glad we stopped here.

Had a great experience at the Welcome Center! I come out to Breckenridge every year, this year wanted to try some activities besides just the usual skiing. They were so helpful and offered me some great tips. Alyse was gracious enough to walk me around Main St and point out some shops & restaurants I should try that I hadn’t been in the past! Had my best trip yet. Thank you Alyse & all welcome center staff!

Helpful and friendly. Public restrooms. Great play area for children outside

Very friendly staff. My family and I stopped in as first time visitors on our way to visit family a few hours away. We enjoyed visiting with the staff. They were very outgoing and also very helpful and informative! Thanks ladies!

Had a wonderful time in Breckenridge this week, and found the Welcome Center employee (Alyse) very knowledgable and sweet. Thank you for all the advice my husband and I loved all your recommendations!

3. High Line Railroad Park

Fun little stop to learn about Breckenridge's history as a rail town. Life sized trains and lots of plaques to learn about the exhibits there. It's mostly out in the open so you can definitely still go if they're not technically open.

Great park for kids and adults. Plenty to do for the kids, and great history lesson for the adults.

Nice park with a small train museum. Free.

Very cool. Was very cold when we went but my kiddo played on the playground anyway.

Up close and personal look at the trains. There are often guides available. There is also a nice playground with a railroad theme.

4. Escape Room Breckenridge

Excellent experience! Customer service went above and beyond my expectations. The woman running the shop and her dog engaged us in pleasant conversation, answered all of our questions via phone and in person, and helped us feel comfortable diving into the shop's escape experience. The game we played (Hollywood murder) was well thought through and challenging for any skill level. It was also very creative in appearance and the theme was cohesive throughout the room making it feel like we were immersed in the time period of the story. They were also very affordable and had a promotion going on at the time making it even more affordable. 10/10 we would go here again for another escape experience!

We had a family gathering in Breckenridge and decided to do something a little less typical considering where we were. Good choice. Nicolette, the owner, was very pleasant and helpful. For most of us it was our first time. We escaped the room with 47 seconds left. Exhilarating!!! We plan on doing a different room on our next rip back to see if we can break our record.

We tried for first time ever while vacationing in Breckenridge. 7 people including 2 in 70's, 3 in 60's, one 47 and a 17 yr old. Had a great time. Would highly recommend it if you're looking for a fun way to spend an hour or so.

The staff was very nice and helpful! We did the secret agent room and it was very well worth the time! It was complex but very entertaining

The Breckenridge Escape Room is an Amazing place! It is as great as a team building experience for groups of co-workers as it is to enjoy with your family. The puzzles are challenging enough to really make you think, but not so much as to be frustrating. The staff is incredible, from first walking in the door to the clues they will pass you if you need help solving a puzzle. Really loved the group photo at the end, such a nice touch. If you are looking for a great Apres or rest day activity, don't miss out on this awesome experience!

5. Mountain Top Children's Museum

The good thing about this place: the entrance fee is cheap. The bad things: no dedicated parking, no reciprocity membership with other children's museum in the country. That being said, it's still worth to go because the fee is very affordabale. Just don't expect a full fledged children's museum like in some other places. It's still fully capable of making your kids engaged for several hours.

Our kids love this little museum. There's a ton to do packed into this small space. Our older child lives the dress up area, doctors office, and science lab. Our toddler is drawn to the toddler play area and art station. Check it out if staying with kids!

Thoughtful loving place for kids. Dark room with prism, hospital play with different body parts of x-ray, magnets and many more. We stayed good 2 hours and did not want to leave. You can come back after lunch.

Small but well-equipped indoor play area with educational toys, dress-up clothes, kinetic sand and arts stuff. It kept my 9, 6 and 3 year olds equally entertained for an hour and a half.

My 20m toddler loves this place. Can easily spend 2-3 hours there. Great place for us to hang out while the rest of the family ski.

6. Breckenridge Ski Resort

Huge ski hill with a great terrain park and lots of variety of runs. Extremely busy on weekends and holidays but if you go on a weekday and stay toward the top of the mountain it’s not quite so crowded. Be ready to spend a lot of money on food and drinks but very worth it with all the selections of drinks. Food is typical ski hill food. Lots of fun, will definitely recommend to friends and family visiting from out of town.

Terrific experience. We rode the Breck connect gondola all the way up to the top of peak 8. It is a free ride, very scenic and goes over a natural wetland/wildlife observatory. There is tons of activities up on the peak of you are feeling adventurous. Few bars and restaurants that will have something good for everyone. Overall had a great time.

Beautiful ski resort with plenty of trails for all levels. The black diamonds aren't the worst! which is good news for amateurs like myself. Staff are very friendly and make the trip so much more enjoyable. The resort itself has plenty of bars and restaurants to keep everyone fed and watered as well as ski stores with all the latest tech and gear. Love coming to this place every year.

Amazing room. Very helpful front desk, and the fitness center/pool was great. There are 4 hot tubs and 2 stream rooms along with a pool that's half indoor and half outside. Would definitely recommend!

Always been great! Good time for all skier types. Usually stay at Grand Timber, which is a great ski in/out option...It is pricey though. Trails are always groomed well and you don't need much snow at night to get some decent powder at the top as it blow over. Peak 7 is up there with challenging runs, but lots of easier stuff as well. It is really all good...you can't go wrong!

7. Spruce Creek Trail (Dillon Ranger District)

Beautiful trail with scenic views the whole way up. We hiked to Lower Mohawk Lake, and while it's not a very long trail, it gets very steep, so it will probably take longer than you think. I was here in early June and though it hadn't rained, the trail was very muddy and wet due to melting snow. Therefore I recommend waterproof, sturdy shoes.

Love this hike. Great for families and dogs. Gorgeous views, tough but very doable hike. Great Colorado day hike.

We went snowshoeing here and it was so beautiful. 360° views of the beautiful mountains Breckenridge has to offer. Dogs are welcome on the trail. We saw many other people snowshoeing, cross country skiing and skinning their way up the trail. Very close to downtown Breckenridge but you almost feel disconnected from the town when out there. It was very peaceful and beautiful.

This seems like a pretty popular hiking place which makes sense being so close to Breckenridge. The trail itself was really nice. I recommend snowshoes for this time of year (late December). The first part of the trail was decently packed and you can manage fine without, but higher up, especially beyond the first lake, it gets a little more difficult without snowshoes or after a fresh snowfall. Aside from that, it's your standard out and back with the incline almost totally on the front half of the trip. Definitely recommend.

We hiked this trail the first week of June and it was wonderful. Still some snow higher up the trail and soggy where the snow was melting but it was a very scenic hike with varying difficulty.

8. Breckenridge Backstage Theatre

Very nice, small theater. Chairs aren't the usual theater chairs. These were much better with thicker padding. Theater location is very convenient. It's next to a couple restaurants and a parking lot; and just about a block around the corner from Main St. We saw Spam-a-Lot and it was great- very funny.

Great little company! Wasn't sure what to expect, we had never gone before. But we went to see Spamalot and they knocked it out of the park. What a fun show with lots of great actors. Do yourself a favor and come check them out. Their main stage has very comfortable seating. Wish all theaters had these kinds of seats. The place is small and the stage design looks like it was done by a high school, but for this play it added to the humor. Their lighting and effects are great. You can tell they use what they have to the best of their abilities. But the acting is stellar. We'll definitely be back!

This is a small theater, but they put on a great version of Spamalot. The level of the performance was very high. My family and I had a great time. I highly recommend that you visit this theater if you like live stage performances.

Program, GREAT! Facility very nice. Refreshments, lovely. Theater was kind of cold.

Wonderful venue, every seat offers close and perfect views. Spamalot was fantastic, soaring past all expectations!

9. McCullough Gulch Trailhead

Beautiful views along the way. Rocky in some areas. A little steep for the every so often hiker, but short and easy for the every weekend hiker. A lot of people so not a peaceful hike unless you go very early. All in all the views made it well worth dealing with parking and all the people. Would recommend

Beautiful mountain trail following a stream that takes you over & past great rock formations and eventually leads to a magnificent series of waterfalls.

The Gulch is a Short trail (relative term lol) 1.3 miles +815 elevation. Took us 3ish hours with young kids. Beautiful waterfall view, worth the hike!

My favorite hiking trail in summit county. Very beautiful view

This trail is well worth the effort. It leads you through a gorgeous forest to multiple small creeks and waterfalls. You later come up to a very large and beautiful water with a view of the surrounding mountains and valley that is hard to beat. If you keep going you will climb a snowy hill and finally reach a secluded mountain lake with Crystal clear water. I highly recommend this hike!

10. Washington Gold & Silver Mine

Good bit sounded like the larox mine is better. Good facts but not a lot of interaction. Just panning in a fake area.

Beautiful quiet setting just outside of Breckenridge!

Very informational

Great choices of beers

Great tour

11. Stephen C West Ice Arena

They have both an indoor and outdoor Ice Arena. Music playing. Parking lot is huge it's a great place to go walk a dog to back by the creek

The girls had a really great time skating for the first time. The rental skates were in great condition. They have free loaner helmets and skating helpers. We went during the Sunday morning open skate from 9:00am-11:00am. The have an indoor and outdoor rink. They have clean restrooms and a family restroom.

The kids had a wonderful time! Everyone was very friendly and helpful. We had a great time and the rink was perfect! Thank you!

The staff are polite and friendly. The entrance and rink area are clean and well maintained. The bathroom I visited, not the one next to the rink, was very clean.

Great facility which the town and workers have a great passion for and it shows in the quality and upkeep of all the aspects of the rink! During sunset you cannot beat that view either!

12. Edwin Carter Discovery Center

Very clean museum. Located in a nicely renovated historical house. Can learn some about mining and taxidermy.

First museum in Colorado. Kids Friendly

Very nice little museum. Its a quick stop but it doesn't cost anything and it's very clean and well kept. The worker at the desk was very nice as well. Would definitely recommend if you're in the area!

Cool Museum. I liked the interactive experiences.

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13. Country Boy Mine

I can't believe I've been missing out on this gem as a Summit County resident. It was a great afternoon activity for my family visiting from the East Coast. My 7 year old niece says, "It's super fun because you actually get to see the stuff they used and where they used it. And, I got this gold!" The staff was very friendly and accommodating of my one year old. The tour is great for all ages but is especially the perfect mix of adventure and education for children. I will definitely bring other visitors to the Country Boy Mine in the future!

Could be a really cool spot, but insanely overpriced. $36 per person for a short walk in a mine, $20 per person to pan for gold that you will very very rarely get. Seems like they’re trying to take advantage.

Fun, family activities that include a walk into the mine and gold panning. It is also educational.

My boyfriend and I stopped here for a bit on our way to California, Betsy is a very sweet woman. She graciously let me snap a couple of pictures of the inside of the mine (we didn't have time to stay for the tour) and told us a little bit about the history. This is a cool place for photographers who appreciate history and olde time-y shots. When I make it back to Colorado I'll definitely be taking a tour! Heykarnold10 on Instagram to see the photos, they'll all be up November 2017.

Great tour and free panning

14. Breckenridge Recreation Center

I've been a patron of the rec center for close to 20 years. This has always been a fantastic facility but since their renovation it is AMAZING. This is now one of the nicest recreation centers I've ever been a member of and will be a member for the foreseeable future. Even if you can't come and use the facility, you should take a tour.

I was a CIT at the mountain camp over the summer and it was a life changing experience. I would very highly recommend it to any teen who loved working with children! I found that I love working with special needs children. Yes, the activities were fun but what really stood out was the relationships I created with the counselors, other CITs, but what stood out the most was my relationships with the kids. I meet lots of amazing kids but one really stood out. Working as a CIT most days I was helping children with special needs (mostly autism) that needed extra help to have the best summer! Some days I was like a counselor just leading the group but mostly I worked with one little boy we will call G. G didn’t talk much and he didn’t talk to me at all at first. He constantly wanted to run away from me at first but by the end of the summer he loved me and would give me a hug every day. It was incredible to help him be happy and have a great summer! I highly recommend joining the CIT program or enrolling your child in this camp!

Great Staff, Great Facility

Great facility in the heart of Breck. Plenty for working out any season, amazing skate park and a really killer indoor pool. Most staff are nice although the instructor at the 10 foot wide climbing area though the was Alex Honnold and copped a bit of attitude. The old folks here obviously haven't discover the cannabis yet because no one even said hi or smiled - they need to cheer up they live in Breck!

A very complete facility at a very reasonable price. Activities for all ages. Rarely crowded.

15. Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center

Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center is one of my favorite places in Breck. The conference and catering staff takes great care of large events and the hotel has lots of hot tubs. The spa is phenomenal--try the pod treatment. The layout can be a bit confusing at first, and the uncovered parking is now a city pay lot (most hotel guests park in the garage). Take the complimentary shuttle downtown for a night on the town, or stay in and dine at Spencer's. If you have a few people in your party, I highly recommend a suite and most rooms have balconies with great views. You can purchase a unit too for less than $1000/mo. Thanks, Beaver Run!

We visited over memorial day weekend. Check in lines were long and the staff was very much so making it clear that they were in a bad mood. After reception told us they were checking to see if our room is clean and ready they sent us to a dirty room. After calling down they make a comment about who we booked through and then made us wait a good 30 minutes before finally getting back to me. The new room was mediocre and the rest of the weekend we spent as much time away from here as possible. It's old and run down and so are the employees attitudes. The only good part was the thrown together arcade and mini golf. And even that you can find elsewhere. Skip over this place and book somewhere else.

Great location, right on the mountain with direct access to a High speed chair that is surrounded by very beginner runs that were perfect for my 13 year old. Another that takes you to more advanced runs. Room needed better updating and cleaning for what we paid. Didn't like that we had to pay 130.00 a week to park AND 5.5% "resort tax" on all food and drink. I never saw this disclosed when we booked, except maybe somewhere deep in the fine print!

Totally awesome place to go. Room and staff were awesome. So much to do. Loved it here

I came up for a 3-day conference in June. After waiting in a long line for 20 minutes to check-in, the room was stifling hot (80 degrees) with the window open and there was no air conditioning. The resort does not have AC. The staff gladly moved me to a different room, but it had no window to let air in at night. The patio door screen was ripped away from the frame at the bottom, so leaving that cracked was not an option. Neither room was very clean. I took a cloth with soap and water to clean off the remote and yellow stuff came off. Gross! It’s a very dated and tired looking facility. I would not recommend it and won’t be returning.

16. Epic Discovery at Breckenridge

The newly named fun park is still just as fun. Due to the new construction they moved all the kids activities to the same area which is much nicer. Still love the alpine coaster and the alpine slide. Worth it just for that. It's still one of the best things to do on the mountain. Only gripe is, it's amusement park prices. Still too high for what you get, but knowing that makes it easier when you buy. Best deal is the family pack. Makes it more feasible.

Went opening day 2018 (June 8) and was our first time there so bought the Pioneer Pass (3 activities) for a family of 5. Spent over an hour in the bungee trampoline line then they closed due to some maintenance issues. Finally opened. Later we're waiting for the coaster (after being scanned) and it closed due to maintenance. Had to go back to ticketing and get new bands with revised count. The lines got longer as the day went, but nothing like amusement park lines. It was a warm day and the sun is intense, would recommend hats and sunscreen. The gondola ride to the top was nice. All in all a little expensive. If get there early and stay for a while guess the unlimited pass would be good. So if ride closes due to maintenance, just go ride something else. But would need to be there for a while. Good choices for things to eat, but can bring your own food and drink. There are some lockers nearby to keep stuff, but we traded off going on rides with the kids so didn't need them. Don't forget to show your parking receipt to get the $10 credited to your adventure purchase.

This was an amazing experience for all ages. We had a large group with ages ranging from 65 to 6 and there was a price point and activities for all ages and activity levels. I wish we lives closer so we could come again soon.

Wow, Breckenridge is beautiful, but you can go up the mountain for free! Our family bought the 4 Epic package and added the Zipline for $10 more. I give the Zipline an A for safety and a D for the experience. We waited for an hour to zip. They obviously can't handle the number of tickets they sell! Alpine slide was really long (fun) and YES we saw one person get hurt and another two slides go flying off the tracks. We we're there all day and had to wait until almost 5 for the lines to go down. Golf was fun as a family, but holes are flat and we all ended up with the same score. Ropes course was surprisingly difficult and fun. If I went again I would pay for each thing separately. Kids working there were very nice.

First time for alpine slice there. I liked it. I need to go there again if have a chance. Nice place for family.

17. Frisco Adventure Park

Not much to do, except ice tubing. Still had a lot of fun. Very safe, great staff. Ramp accessible to the top (you don't have to climb). Ice skating available. Visited in March. Time to spend: 2 hours tops. Book your appointment on phone (at least 3 hours in advance). Preferable to eat elsewhere and go. Walmart is very near if you need to buy gloves as such (you need them).

Great place. Hit it up right before season ended. They knew it was probably the last weekend and were just having fun - the customer is always right style. “I don’t know if I want 1 or 2 hours”. “Tell you what, pay for 1 and go have fun so you come back next year. That is what is important you and to us”.

Thrilling and Big fun! You buy access to the uphill moving walkway by the hour and have a choice of 6 lanes to slide down. It's organized and quite safe, but very exciting. There's day lodge where you can warm up and get food/alcohol. I went there for a 5 year old's birthday party. It was fun that the whole family could participate together.

Waste of Money from beginning to end. Too regimented and you get treated like an idiot the whole time. For an hour of time paid to tube, I may have gone down the slow and boring hill 4 times. They make you wait for far too long after the other riders clear the track for you to go down. It's infuriating how slow and useless both the track and the help are (I'm, sure it's not their fault, they are just obeying stupid orders). This place acts as if you're doing downhill at 90mph and could hurt someone, not true. You spend far too much time waiting around then you do enjoying yourself. Skip this place entirely, it's absolutely not worth your time. Go to any hill anywhere else (Carter Park) with your own tube and have a ton more fun for less money. I will never recommend this place to anyone, ever.

Enjoyed a wonderful sunset mule ride and dinner. It was cold, but they keep large blankets on the ride to keep you warm. Food was great, the driver shared knowledge of the area as we rode.

18. Breckenridge Tourism Office

The BRC is such a fabulous resource for their members and also for visitors to Breckenridge! Everyone we have worked with there (including Jen Goldstein and Jessie Burley) is amazing. The monthly mixers are a great way to connect with so many people in the town and county. Thanks for your support!

Called about a winter vacation and they were very friendly and very helpful

I love the weather in the summer

19. Breckenridge Golf Club

This was our first time playing here and was well worth it. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and holes that each had a personality and unique challenge. The course is not very forgiving of a solid hook or slice but the greens are well kept and beautiful to play. The carts are equipped with GPS and information about the course. Plenty of rest stops, water and refreshment cart opportunities. Driving range is from grass which another plus. Oh and the lack of air really makes those ball fly far.

A few greens were spotty. Staff were great. If you don't like forced carries on almost every hole, skip this and other Nickalus designs.

Was terrific and the staff was outstanding. Courses were fantastico! Played all 3 - 9s.

Took the evening sleigh ride with dinner. Beautiful 40 min ride in full snow and buffet dinner was also nice. Friendly service and live music for dining.

Greens were a little rough (I was there during a drought) club rental available, easy wide open course.

20. Breckenridge Nordic Center

I loved this place! I'm from Houston Texas so I hadn't even experienced snow or snow sports before. This place seems like what most people would think of when they want to do activities they offer. On top of being reasonably priced, the staff was very nice and helpful. The location was cozy and beautiful. Our instructor Gary was beyond nice and patient! I would return and recommend

Excellent cross country skiing, and the center staff are fantastic. Rentals are easily arranged (although there can be a bit of a line at really popular times). The trails are great for a range of abilities and a variety of scenery, and the lodge is great for hanging out a bit apres ski. They also carry a small but good selection of cross country equipment and clothing available for purchase.

This place was amazing just when you walking, they treat you very very well. Staff is on point and makes sure you have everything you need. I’d definitely go back again.

Therese and her staff are incredible! We selected BNC for our wedding venue, and we couldn’t be happier with the result. Therese went well above and beyond to accommodate, and made our special day more than we could have asked for. Thank you!!!

Teach a man how to fish... This place is fantastic and the staff is amazing. Anything from getting you signed in to fitting the equipment and even teaching you the basics so you can get started and enjoy the sport. The older gentleman even got outside and gave me tips on the stance and the motion. Best workout ever. All the locals were super nice. If you are in Breck must check this place out!