Breckenridge, Colorado, has transitioned from a mountain mining town to a mecca of activities and attractions to suit virtually any traveler. Additionally, the city's renovation of its river area has added even more options for vacationers who are not interested in skiing. The following are a few of the most popular attractions for Breckenridge visitors:
Breckenridge-Vail Bicycle Trail
Summit County is home to an impressive system of paved bicycle paths that eventually lead to Frisco, Colorado, which is about ten miles north of Breckenridge when cyclists follow the Blue River Trail. After biking from Breckenridge to Frisco, vacationers can enjoy a spectacular view of the celebrated Ten Mile Canyon Trail. Motorized vehicles are not allowed on the trail, making it perfect for those who want to commune with nature without having to worry about traffic. At the bottom of the mountain are the villages of Vail and Lionshead, where a stage is available for those who wish to ride back to Breckenridge.
Red Rocks Amphitheater
Vacationers looking for interesting entertainment should visit the Red Rocks Amphitheater. Located approximately 15 miles southwest of Breckenridge and nestled among red, sandstone rocks that stand over 400 feet high, the theater has featured a variety of music venues for over 30 years. This 9000 seat theater offers stunning views of the rocks, which provide a perfect backdrop for the stage.
Ten Mile Flyer Zip Line
Those who enjoy a surge of adrenaline while on vacation should not miss a ride on the Breckenridge Ski Resort's famous Ten Mile Flyer Zip Line. This attraction features a zip line ride that spans approximately 400 feet in two stages. Participants can enjoy soaring 50 feet in the air over various ski runs at speeds of almost 45 miles an hour.
The region where Cherry Creek and South Platte River meet–a recreational area called
Confluence Park–is considered the perfect place for outdoor lovers. It is ideal for kayakers, white-water rafters, birdwatchers, hikers, or those who simply want to enjoy an afternoon picnic outdoors. South of Cherry Creek is a nature path leading to a large shopping center near the Chatfield Reservoir. Those seeking a relaxing, casual day should consider a walk through the Reservoir or a picnic at Cherry Creek.
Travelers can make reservations online or contact a travel agency for assistance. However, regardless of which venue one chooses, it is important to book as far in advance as possible, as Breckenridge is popular among skiers and non-skiers alike. No matter what type of attractions and activities a vacationer has in mind, most people agree that a trip to Breckenridge, Colorado, is an unforgettable and captivating experience.
About the Author: Tina is a guest contributor from Book Breck, a company that provides luxurious Breckenridge vacation rentals.