Best Things To Do in Breckenridge Colorado

1. Carter Park and Pavillion

I love this dog park! We drove to Breck and brought our dogs. I can't fully express how happy this dog park has made me and my pups. First, the atmosphere is incredible. Second, the people and pups were super friendly. I couldn't ask for much more. My only complaint/concern/improvement would be double gates as keeping pups inside can be challenging and please add a sign directing non-dog park attendees to walk around to get to sledding hill. There were sledders walking through dug park and getting irritated by dogs. Either way, thank you for having this fabulous park!!

Great hill for sledding. There is also a large dog park. Restrooms are also available. We brought a couple of sleds, thermos of hot water, instant coffee, and hot chocolate packets. It was a great free time for the kids. We will be coming back a few more times while we are in town.

Fantastic fun for people and our pups. Clean, beautiful, nice people and the dogs all love the interaction as a group as they run after the ball and each other. A good dog is a tired dog and this is the best, I drive from Silverthorne a couple times per week. Definately go and enjoy!

This is a great sledding hill for both kids & adults! My 3 & 5 year olds loved it! We saw groups of adults only sledding as well. There are 2 fenced in areas for dogs - one for small dogs & the other for large dogs. There is a pavilion - not open to the public but you can use the restrooms. The park backs up to an elementary school that has a playground. There is free public parking but finding a spot mid day can be hard. Follow the signs for Carter Park to access the parking. You don't have to go around the dog park to get to the sledding hill - follow the Carter Park Trailhead to the left of the dog park & tennis courts.

The park is great, the only thing I notice here are the owners who don't pay attention to their dog while pooping. Or they just ignore it after and don't pick it up! Unfortunately this means a lot of poop to avoid.

2. Breckenridge Welcome Center

The staff at the visitor center was friendly and helpful. The museum, mainly focused on mining, was very interesting. An informative video run continually which focuses on Breckenridge's past. A great place to use the restroom and stretch your legs.

Very helpful! They helped me find fun drives to take while my husband was in a conference.

The people here are lovely! It"s a small but informative and well-done Museum that talks about the history of Breckenridge and skiing. Take a bit of time to check out all of the museums in Breckenridge.

Great place to learn the history of Breckenridge. Views from the 2nd floor patio are fantastic.

I was surprised at the generous size of this visitor center along the Riverwalk. Lots of information about the surrounding area, including a cute interactive map (press a button and your item of interest lights up), information about transit options, and much more. Restrooms are in the basement (with elevator access) and the person staffing the information desk was friendly.

3. High Line Railroad Park

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.

Nice little park for the kids to run around and play on a train-themed playground. A nice set of vintage engines and cars with the ability to walk through a caboose and look into a box car. Very well done and all free.

Fun little park. The trains were fun and the sinage was a cool read. They were brief but super informative.

Kids had a lot of fun here.

4. Spruce Creek Trail (Dillon Ranger District)

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.

Great hike to a crystal clear mountain lake with plenty if visible trout. On the way to the final lake there are two other small mountain lakes with good views all around. And this trail is also dog friendly.

This hike was worth it! The views and sites were amazing! We packed plenty of water and lunch. The picnic at the lake was wonderful! The walk up is hard in places, we just took brakes along the way!

This is a beautiful hike. We went when there was still snow on the ground so the lake was not as prominent but it was still gorgeous and fun! The upper trail is easier when there is snow on the ground but the lower trail has more views.

5. Breckenridge Ski Resort

We love skiing here. We've been coming for 15+ years. The town is very quaint with tons of restaurants and shops. Summer is just as fun. Parking is convenient for day skiers as well as those staying at one of many resorts. Mountain is huge with trail levels for everyone - from beginners to expert.

This resort is my favorite place in the world. The views are spectacular, the food is amazing, the rooms are nice, we always stay in room 22210. It is such a wonderful place. There is a great game room for the kids, mini golf, a wonderful pool and hot tubs, and a ski lift feet from the doors. There is no better place to stay if you want easy access to ski runs and to the town of Breckenridge.

Breckenridge is a great ski mountain. There is no doubt about it. We had a blast from 830 until about 11 when the crowds became completely out of hand. There were probably 300 people in the lift line at the base of peak eight. Easily 20 to 30 minute wait. We simply had to leave. But otherwise Breckenridge is a great mountain. Probably did not help it it was a gorgeous Saturday. Parking is easy and getting on the gondola from the north gondola lot is simple.$12 to park. My recommendation is to go on a weekday!

This is one of my favorite ski resorts. The skiing is weather dependent (though Breckenridge has invested heavily in snow blowing). The workers are polite, the lifts are fast, and the runs are fantastic. I'm giving this a for star because of price. Vail resorts have dramatically increased the price of lift tickets over the years. It is pretty ridiculous, but if you can afford it, it is a truly magnificent place to ski.

Breckenridge is an amazing place. There is no doubt about it. You couldn't ride every run if you had a full week of riding. My only complaint is the cost. It's $169 for an adult day pass. I understand the need to balance the crowd with the higher price but I just wish the alternative passes could be cheaper. Or we could come up with an innovative way to do lift tickets. I usually won't go without a buddy pass. If you can get there on your epic pass from another resort it is well worth it!!

6. McCullough Gulch Trailhead

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!

Beautiful day-hiking in a mountain valley with close access to and great views of 14er Quandary Peak. The trail is well marked and easy to follow, leading you to some great rock waterfalls. Deeper in the trail, the valley climbs a bit and opens up as you pass around mountain lakes. No tree cover after the first mile-ish so be mindful of thunderstorms!

Fun hike. Nothing that is to strenuous. I actually took my 2 year old son. He had no problems hiking the trail. Gorgeous waterfalls along the way. And a few other hidden gems.

This hike is full of stunning views. Well marked trail

Great trail. Great views all the way up. Waterfalls, mine train tracks, beautiful lake at the top.

7. Breckenridge Recreation Center

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 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.

The "rec center" in Breckenridge is unbelievable, there's no place like it anywhere. If there is a heaven, its at the Breck Rec Center. I never want to leave the place. I can't get enough of it. Its like a sanctuary for the mind as well as the body.

The facility is great except for the basketball courts, which have long been overdue for a rewaxing

8. Escape Room Breckenridge

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!

Highly recommend Escape Room Breckenridge to anyone visiting Breck! We’ve done all three rooms now and every one of them was a blast. The owner is very personable and it’s incredibly apparent that she’s put quite a bit of time into making sure each of the rooms are highly thematic and challenging.

We had a blast solving the Hollywood murder mystery. Owner was very welcoming and a gracious host. Highly reccomend coming here for a fun evening.

This place was so fun! We had all done Escape rooms before, but we have never won. We actually won this time! We had a really great time. We will definitely be back for the other themed rooms.

We had such a great time! We finished with only 46 seconds to spare..who knew it would be math that would mess us up. Should have paid attention in 4th grade.

9. Breckenridge Golf Club

This is a Nordic a ski center in winter. I'm giving it 3 stars because they could have the trails marked better for the price. However, the staff is friendly and helpful. The lodge is clean. They have all levels of ski trails. The weather has not been optimum for skiing. That isn't their fault.

Disappointed doesn't begin to describe my experience!!! -3 stars! We went for the sleigh ride experience. Staff was rude, it was obvious that they partook of the local herb, hot chocolate included for the sleigh ride was mostly water, the guide on our ride ranted the entire time about the new houses and how expensive they were. Was not worth $50+ per person . Breckenridge is a nightmare traffic mess during ski season.

Beautiful course with some challenging holes. Best feature is the views of the Rockies and the occasional visit by deer and elk. Heard coyotes during one early evening round! Reasonable prices

All around great experience. Course is kept in top notch shape. The few who have complained about their "tee times" being past 6:30 pm has no one to blame but themselves. That is the standard for many well-kept courses. You pay for better tee times so you can actually play. If you thought you could golf for cheap here then think again. Anyways, this course is absolutely worth bringing your clubs and hitting the ball 300+yrds at altitude!

An Amazing Course. The elk has highest elevation change so a great course for visitors

10. SAPPHIRE POINT OVERLOOK (recgovnpsdata)

Beautiful views on a beautiful day. Our waitress at a restaurant at keystone recommended we go to sapphire point since it was such a nice day. It was well worth it. It is a short hike, less than an hour, around the peak and all the views are amazing. It's just a short drive from keystone and it is well worth your time.

Absolutely gorgeous. My mom got married here after 3 local people recommended it.

Very pretty. Great spot to run around the circle

Amazing spot for a small venue wedding! Plan ahead and hope the weather is good, reserve the overlook with the US Dept of Forestry.

Beautiful view and nice trails.

11. Mountain Top Children's Museum

Extremely unattractive employees. The lady at the front desk look like Ernest P world. After arrival we were informed that the place was V would be open only 40 more minutes. And they still wanted to charge us full price, and mention to us that it was up to our responsibility to clean up after our own mess. I would not call this place in museum more of like a daycare but you got to supervise your own kids at the same time.

This is place was wonderful. It's on the small side but we were still able to spend 2 hours here and the kids still didn't want to go home. The staff was friendly and helpful and the price point was decent.

My kids look forward to going there every time we are in town! Also night drop off is a major plus for them and us for date night! They Love Kat!

Small and expensive. Took our money ($21 for three adults and ONE child, the grandparent with us was only $1...let that sink in) and THEN we found out their bathroom wasn't working and I had to rush my daughter across the busy street to use a bathroom at a Mexican restaurant. One lady seemed confused as to why I was a little miffed to have to put our shoes back on and rush across the street to use the restroom🙄 it's just common courtesy to inform people of the bathroom situation BEFORE you charge people.

It's a good place to have little kids stop buy it play to fill in the time, staff is friendly and the place is clean and we'll kept

12. Breckenridge Nordic Center

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!

My clients were able to get all their ski equipment rented and they were out the door in under 30 min for 4 people! They were pleased with the quality of the rentals also. Give it a shot!

What a place, great offerings of beginner through advanced terrain, high quality rentals, good service and atmosphere in the lodge. The maps would be improved if they were to scale, included a legend, and had distances. I will be flying in family from out of state to come here.

Elegant and posh. A real treat. Well kept trails with sweet appre ski.

Great trails and lodge. They don't price gouge you like Eldora

13. Edwin Carter Discovery Center

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.

15. Country Boy Mine

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.

Way overpriced for such a short walk down an abandoned mine. Would not do again. Kids enjoyed panning for about an hour and that was it.

Very interesting experience. You actually go into the mine and experience the conditions the "real" minors endured. Wear a jacket...cold in the mine.

Great experience. Betsy and her husband give a lot of really cool info. Would recommend wearing a sweatshirt because it gets cold in the tunnels. Also would recommend the last tour at 4 get to experience it a little longer! Definitely a must see in Breck!