Posted on July 20, 2022

The Breck Breakdown: But Make it Summer

Breck is a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed mountain destination, which is a huge part of what makes it such an exciting and fun place to visit. We always say: you don’t come to Breck to get away from it all, you come here to be a part of it all.

If this is your first summer trip up in Breck, or you’re just looking to level up your usual visit, we got you covered with the most important insider info to make the most out of your time in our energetic town.

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The Five Peaks, Without the Snow (Mostly)

  

We know our Five Peaks may look pretty different in the summer months, but you’ll find our mountain is still very alive with activity. Peak 8 is the hub of the resort’s Epic Discovery activities. Hop on the free BreckConnect Gondola to start your day at Base Camp, featuring bungee trampolines, the Alpine Slides, GoldRunner Coaster and more. Then take a ride up the Colorado SuperChair to Alpine Camp and check out beautiful hiking trails, mountain biking, our Gold Summit Climbing Wall and Alpineer Challenge Course. Or, you can just simply take in in the fresh mountain air and views! Epic Discovery activities are open daily from 10am-5pm. Tickets and more information available here.

  

Check out some of your favorite terrain in a whole new way. The Horseshoe Bowl Loop on Peak 8 lets you experience a high alpine hike without major elevation gain and offers a summer perspective of the same ground you love to ski and ride. Looking for some more solitude? Peak 10 is one of the best 13ers around and a great way to get big mountain views with fewer crowds than a popular 14er. For access the Peak 10 trail and more information click here.

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Main Street

 

Our charming and historic Main Street, with the electric green Five Peaks as its backdrop, runs directly through the center of town. The candy-colored Victorian buildings and more than 200 shops and restaurants lining the street offer the perfect opportunity to eat, drink and be merry all summer long. From quick burgers and tacos, to local breweries and distilleries, to no fuss fine-dining, Breck’s culinary scene is one that should not be missed. And, if you’re not too tired from your day’s adventures, Breck’s vibrant nightlife can take you well into the midnight hour with bars, dancing and live music.

Gondola From One Ski Hill Place Hotel In Breckenridge, CO.

Ditch the Car

 

With a variety of transportation options, including many that are free, and a pedestrian-friendly downtown, there is no need for a car when you visit Breck. Shuttles like the Epic Mountain Express can take you from the airport directly to the door of wherever you’re staying in town. Many places are located within easy walking distance of Main Street, but if you’re a little further away or just want to give your legs a rest, the Breck FreeRide (note the FREE part!) bus system is a great and convenient way to get around during your stay. In addition, with the BreckConnect Gondola, the connection between mountain and town is seamless, providing additional free transportation between the Peak 8 base area and downtown. The BreckConnect Gondola runs daily from 9:30am-5:30pm. If you’re driving to visit us though, then we recommend checking GoI70.com for the latest driving tips, road conditions and carpool options.

 

Lastly, and maybe one of the most important things to remember before your visit to Breck, is to book in advance - everything from lodging, tickets and activities, and restaurant reservations. BONUS! Advanced reservations almost always give you the edge when it comes to your wallet, as well as peace of mind that can allow you to enjoy your time on the ground even more.

 

The Five Peaks are calling, and we will see you very soon!