How to Spend 48 Hours in Breckenridge, CO
Play in the Mountains
With easy access to hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails in Breckenridge, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to hit the trails. Breckenridge offers a variety of hiking levels, from dirt road paths to strenuous summits.
Hiking - Sawmill Trail This gentle winding 1.5-mile hike is ideal for families, winding through peaceful streams and culminating at scenic Sawmill Reservoir. Located at the Snowflake Lift, near the intersection of Four O-Clock Road and Kings Crown Road.
The Mountain Troll Isak Heartstone is a 15-foot-tall wooden troll sculpture made with recycled materials, located on the Trollstigen Trail. You can find the trailhead in the southeast corner of the Stephen C. West Ice arena parking lot. Excellent photo opportunity to pose with a 15-foot troll.
Watersports - Float Freely There are tons of opportunities to enjoy the water in Breckenridge this summer and rental locations throughout town. Located at the base of Peak 9 near Main Street Station, Maggie Pond is the perfect place for families and first-timers to try paddleboarding. Charter Sports at Main Street Station offers walk-up paddle board rentals by the hour.
Another popular paddle boarding and kayaking location is Lake Dillon, offering beach access points from Frisco and Dillon Marinas. You can rent a paddleboard, kayak or canoe at both marinas.
Dine and Shop Along Historic Main Street
Downtown Breckenridge offers something for everyone. With more than 200 stores, Main Street is home to chic boutiques, bookstores, jewelry shops, art galleries, sporting goods, and clothing. Don’t forget to Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB)!
Shop Local – Colorful Main Street offers a variety of unique, artisan shops offering one-of-a-kind items. For example, Wandering Daisy is a whimsical gift shop and clothing store with a unique focus on local artists, handcrafted items, and recycled/upcycled goods. Highly recommend!
Eat Local - You won’t find a subpar restaurant in Breckenridge. Restaurant highlights include:
Cuppa Joe Café – Grab your delicious morning joe by Breckenridge Coffee Roasters, along with a delicious Bagel Sammy. We recommend the delicious bagel sandwich to provide ample energy to shop Main Street.
Breckenridge Brewery and Pub – Offering delicious dishes and breathtaking views, Breckenridge Brewery and Pub boasts an eclectic menu and a wide selection of beer styles ranging from traditional ales and lagers to sours, saisions, and barrel-aged beer.
Quandary Grille– The Quandary Grille is a local’s favorite, serving up a wide variety of family-friendly dishes. Voted one of the best après ski bars with 12 beers on tap, Quandary Grille is located on the south side of town.
The Crown – Loved by the locals, The Crown is legendary for their lattes and tasty bites. Located on Main Street, The Crown is a comfy, wood-accented hangout serving coffee, baked goods, sandwiches and cocktails.
Embrace Art & Creativity
Breckenridge is an epicenter for creativity, offering tremendous opportunities to explore and create. The vibrant Arts Districts brings together studios, galleries, performance spaces, public art, and historic landmarks. At the center of the district is a campus of renovated historic structures that operate as studio spaces for classes, workshops, and visiting artist-in-residence programs.
BreckCreate –Adults and children with a passion for art can sign up for art classes at BreckCreate. Explore your inner artist through classes like printmaking, watercolor painting, mixed media for kids, glass-beaded jewelry making, and more! Can’t find what you’re looking for? BreckCreate offers custom classes for small groups.
Where to Stay
Peak 8 Escape
This gorgeous, pet-friendly home with private hot tub and unparalleled views offers 6 bedrooms and spacious accommodations for 16. Easy access to the Nordic Center hiking and cross-country trails.
Gold King Retreat
A stunning mountain estate with a private hot tub and home theater, Gold King Retreat sleeps 20 and is ideal for a group, wedding party or multiple families. Exposed wood beams accentuate the great room’s high, vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling French provincial windows.
Hoppre Haus combines the atmosphere of a Western lodge with modern décor, featuring rough-sawn beams and cast-iron design accents. Highlights include a fire pit with Peak 10 views, hot tub, and air conditioning. Great for groups up to 15, with 5 full bedrooms and a kid-friendly bunk room.
This stunning 5-bedroom modern mountain home has it all, from the indoor pool to the entertainment room and two hot tubs. Every detail in this home has been thoughtfully designed, including the carefully selected artwork, artwork, stylish accents, and custom furnishings. Ideal for a larger group – sleeps 13.
Pines at Peak 8
Pet-friendly, luxurious alpine chalet with hot tub near Peak 8. Nestled among evergreens and lodgepole pines, this bright and spacious private 5-bedroom retreat offers all the comforts of home.
Check Out Charming Downtown Frisco – 15 minutes from Breckenridge
If you haven’t been to Frisco, we recommend you make a stop there. From sunset watching at the Riverfront to the quaint downtown area, Frisco is a must-see. A few highlights:
5th Ave. Grill – A tasty neighborhood eatery crafting elevated food, 5th Ave. Grille believes in using wholesome ingredients prepared with care and imagination. Best of all, the hospitality is unparalleled.
Butterhorn Bakery & Café – With a 40-year history in Frisco, Butterhorn Bakery & Cafe is a local's favorite spot for breakfast, lunch and baked goods. Bread and goodies are baked from scratch daily. Delicious drinks include cappuccino, lattes, and handmade cocktails including bloody Mary’s, and bubbly mimosas.
Frisco Bay Marina – Located on the shores of Dillon Reservoir at the eastern end of Main Street, the Frisco Bay Marina is the access point for pristine alpine waters.
Best of all, you don’t have to own a boat to get out on the water. With boat and gear rentals, lessons, and tours, there are plenty of ways to explore this idyllic 3,000-acre lake.
Where to Stay in Frisco:
Situated between Breckenridge and Copper Mountain in charming Frisco, Royal Rays is a tranquil escape with easy access to year-round recreation, from world-class skiing to paddle boarding on Frisco Bay. This adorable 2-bedroom condo is perfect for a small family.