If you have ever been to Breckenridge, CO or heard about it, you probably associate it as a mecca for skiing. It truly is one of the best vacation spots in the entire country when it comes to carving up the powder. However, there is much more you can do in Breckenridge then just skiing.
Golfing in Breckenridge
The Breckenridge Golf Course – designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus – is actually a 27 hole course and it is awesome! It also includes a practice facility with a grass tee driving range, two practice greens for putting and chipping, and an area for practicing sand bunker shots. A full service restaurant and bar, plus an on course snack cart will satisfy your food and beverage needs.
The Breckenridge Golf Course has been awarded many national and regional honors. Best Mountain Course, Toughest Mountain Course, and Best Value for a Mountain Course were awarded by Colorado Golfer. The Golf Course also received a 4-Star Award rating from Golf Digest “Places to Play” and was listed as one of their top “Upscale Places To Play” in the nation. For its efforts at preserving and protecting the natural habitat of the area’s native species, the Breckenridge Golf Course has been accredited by the National Audubon Society.
Great Outdoor Activities in Breckenridge
Blue River Bikeway is approximately 50 miles of paved bike paths that meander through Summit County. This paved bikeway provides access from Breckenridge to Frisco, Dillon, Silverthrone and Keystone, as well as Copper Mountain through the Ten-Mile Canyon, and to Vail over Bail Pass. This is a great scenic view of the mountains and a great way to get away.
The Whitewater Kayak Park opened in the spring of 2001 near the Town Recreation Center. The facility provides boaters with an opportunity to learn kayaking skills in a convenient and safe location. The park is 1800 square feet, which makes it the longest in the state, and includes 15 water features that challenge all levels of boaters. The Whitewater Kayak Park is generally open from May through August and is free of charge. Lessons are offered in conjunction with the Recreation Center.
Hiking in Breckenridge offers beauty beyond the imagination. In the stunning summer months explore meadows, creeks, lakes, forests, flowers, and views you could only dream of. In the winter the same trails can, most of the time, be used for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.
In I997 the Stephen C. West Ice Arena, a 17,000 square feet outdoor skating facility, was constructed. Then in 2000 a year-round enclosure, locker rooms for teams, families and referees, as well as a lobby, pro shop, meeting rooms, and bleacher seating for approximately 500 spectators was added. Offering a full range of programs, lessons, free-style and patch session, drop-in hockey, power skating, youth and adult hockey and broomball leagues, this is a great place to have fun and test out your skills.
The Nature Series presented by the Town of Breckenridge and the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) are a series of nature programs held at the Cucumber Gulch, F & D Placer, the Moonstone Trail, Breckenridge Gold Course and the Blue River Plaza. These programs include sessions on astronomy, wildflowers, hikes, bird migration, wildlife tracking, species of special interest, forest health, and other natural history topics. Groups of all ages will enjoy these trail-based, naturalist-guided programs.
Don’t forget to come prepared and find the perfect place to stay while you take in all Breckenridge has to offer. There are more than enough options for vacation rentals in Breckenridge, so you will have no trouble finding the perfect place for your family or vacation buddies. From ski in / ski out lodges, to five star hotels to quiet and remote lodges, the options are endless!