Sleep in and let your muscles recover from your first day in Breckenridge. High altitude can make you dehydrated so don't forget to drink plenty of water. A hearty dose of carbohydrates is also a good prescription for making the most out of a vacation at 9600 feet. Stop by Columbine Cafe, where breakfast is served all day and you can order an over-the-top cinnamon roll or pancake as big as your head! Then, wear a hard hat and hear the drills as you venture 1,000 feet into a century old, authentic gold mine—the Country Boy Mine. Tours are approximately 45 minutes long every hour on the hour. Be sure to meet one of the friendly burros that roam the mine site.
Spend the afternoon checking out the Breckenridge Nordic Center. Venture into 32Km of cross country ski trails through spruce forest and open meadows and 16Km of snowshoeing on scenic nature trails. Breckenridge has a new skier bridge and two nordic skier tunnels for a continuous looped trail system with no road crossings. Or perhaps you'd rather not brave the elements. What's a trip to Breckenridge without a souvenir? Paint a mountain memory on the pottery of your choice atReady, Paint, Fire at the north end of Main Street. You pick your colors and then paint, splash, doogle, dab, stamp, dribble, stencil, or dot your design on your piece!
Dash through a winter wonderland in the majestic Rocky Mountains on a handcrafted red sleigh drawn by powerful Draft horses for your dinner sleigh ride. After hearing the jingle bells and gliding through open meadows beneath towering mountains outlined by a starlit sky, enjoy a delicious and elegant dinner at Briar Rose.