These Winter Boots are Made for Hiking

Need a break from the ski hill but still want to enjoy the outdoors? Breckenridge has trails for every season! You can expect to find a variety of routes, inclines, traffic and all of the above. So bust out the winter boots and check out our list of go-to trails to hike this winter.


Carter Park

Traffic Rating: Moderate

Incline: High

Carter Park is a hit all year long. The famous tubing hill is located at the park as well as the dog park. However, just beyond the tubing hill is a great hiking trail for you and even your furry ones! Normally known for its downhill biking, this trail transforms into the perfect hiking trail in the winter. Take the ridge back for a more mild incline or brave the steps directly to the top of the hill and continue on the venture to one of these connecting trails!

a.) Moonstone Trail

Traffic Rating: Minimal

Incline: low

This trail has a steady, very mild incline throughout the path and is about 2 miles long. The full hike takes a round trip of about an hour. This trail is very packed out so any warm snow shoe will do!

b.) Hermit Placer Trail

Traffic Rating: Moderate

Incline: low

From the top of Carter Park take Hermit Placer trail for a shorter less intense, second half of a hike. This trail is flat and connects to Jacks Cruel Joke.

c.) Jacks Cruel Joke

Traffic Rating: Moderate

Incline: High

Connect to Jacks Cruel Joke from Hermit Placer for a longer trail. This trail has a harsh grade so make sure you have good traction on your winter boots.


Blue River Bike Way

Traffic Rating: Moderate

Incline: low

This path is most known in the summer for an easy biking trail for the entire family. Nonetheless, in the winter the trail is free of bikers and stands as a great, easy trail to walk in the winter. Go as far as Frisco if you are feeling adventurous or stroll down the path parallel to the Blue River for a tranquil hike. A great place to start this trail is to park on main street and walk along the trail to as far you would like to go.


Illinois Creek Trail

Traffic Rating: minimal

Incline: moderate

This hidden trail starts at the bottom of the Ice skating Rink parking lot (on the far end). This is a great scenic trail through the trees. There are parts of incline however, this trail is ranked as a moderate incline trail. Make sure to dress warm, this trail is hidden in the shade for the most part. Take the trail all the way to Aspen Alley and overlook the mountain scenery from the top!


Boreas Pass

Traffic Rating: High

Incline: low

The trail to the top! Boreas Pass is a great hike to explore in the winter. This trails hikes all the way up the peaks on the other side of town. As stated in the name, Boreas Pass is also a road during the summer which makes a great packed out trail to hike in the winter. The endless valleys and mountains surrounding this hike offer an endless array of scenery.

Whether you are taking a day off the ski hill, looking for a new adventure, or are just aching to get outside, these popular Breckenridge hikes are sure to get your legs moving.

Give the Gift of Breckenridge

Our little mountain town is chock-full with local “mom & pop” shops, creative minds, and some very talented individuals, which makes it easy to find a plethora of unique gifts for your loved ones this holiday season. Treat your family and friends to a one-of-a-kind gift that they won’t be able to find anywhere else! Check out all of these awesome and different gift ideas made right here in Breckenridge by local companies.

Breckenridge Distillery


This is the highest distillery in the WORLD! Pretty sweet, huh? Get your boozy buddies a bottle of their award-winning Bourbon Whiskey, unique bar knick-knacks, glassware, apparel or wooden signs. They have so many gifts to choose from! Plus, while you are shopping for your friends you can treat yourself to a sip (or two) of their award-winning hooch at the bar. Have your cake and eat it too!

Swing by 1925 Airport Road to pick out something special or order it online.

Flask from Breckenridge Distillery

Flask from Breckenridge Distillery

Fresh Soap Company


These guys have it all: cold process soaps, glycerin soaps, soaks & scrubs, lotions & balms, and pre-made gift packs! They hand-craft all of their products from scratch so only the best ingredients are used. All soaps are vegetable-based so they are vegan-friendly!

Check out their retail store on 411 S Main St and take a look around or buy something online (they ship every day!).

Fresh Soap Company

“Peppermint Park” Cold Process Soap from Fresh Soap Company

Global Candle Gallery


Every candle in this store is hand-carved and custom made! Their unique designs offer anything from creative geometrical designs to mountains and everything in between.

Swing by 326 S Main St., and pick up one of these exclusive candles to give to friends or family this holiday season or order one online.

The Candle Gallery

The Candle Gallery

The Glass Art Company


These custom etched gifts are perfect for every occasion! They use a sandblasting technique to engrave the glass that results in a permanent satin finish that will never fade or come off. Everything is made-to-order in their studio and they will happily mail their products anywhere in the United States!

Check them out at 411 S Main St, unit #16 or call them at (970) 232-0720 for more details.

The Glass Art Company

The Glass Art Company. Photo courtesy of Travel With Kat

The Wild Balance


This cute little boutique sells “simple lightweight jewelry for a life lived in constant motion.” All jewelry is hand-made and each item is unique. You can even get something custom-made!

Swing by the Fuqua Livery Stable on 110 E. Washington Ave to check out their creations or get something online.

Earrings from the Wild Balance

Tourquoise & Brass Leaf Earrings from The Wild Balance

There are so many more shops in Breckenridge where you can find that perfect gift for that special someone. All you have to do is take a stroll down Historic Main Street and check out all of the boutiques, retail and novelty shops, galleries, and jewelers where you can find something truly special.

Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

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3 Holiday Meals to Cook in your Breckenridge Studio

Watch this video to see what comes in a kitchenette at Grand Lodge on Peak 7!

Wondering how to cook a homemade meal while vacationing this holiday? There are a variety of classic holiday meals you can prepare in a small kitchenette. Although some might call for more creativity than traditional cooking, they are still delicious. We have harvested our favorite meals that can be easily made when you’re lodging with a kitchenette! Here are three tasty traditional recipes to cook in your condo:

Traditional Chili


  • Ground beef (1 lb)
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can chili beans
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 package of shredded cheddar cheese

Directions: Dice the onion. In the skillet provided, brown beef and add onion, salt and pepper. In the saucepan provided, combined all the beans together- Let cook for 10 minutes or until warm. Place the beans in the casserole dish provided in the Kitchenette. Cook diced tomatoes, and diced bell pepper next in the saucepan. Mix sauce in with the ground beef and onion mixture. Let simmer for 20 minutes or until bell pepper and sauce and thoroughly cooked. Pour the tomato sauce in the casserole dish and microwave for 3 minutes. Garnish with cheddar cheese and Serve!

Chicken and Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce


  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1 bundle of asparagus
  • 1 packet of instant hollandaise sauce
  • Butter
  • 2 lemons
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Olive oil

Directions: Add olive oil to skillet and filet chicken breasts over medium heat for 12 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked through. Squeeze lemon juice from lemon over each breast and add salt and pepper to taste. Cover over low heat, flip and repeat until chicken is cooked. In a casserole dish, place asparagus and drizzle with olive oil. Cover the dish and cook in the microwave for 6 minutes. (Time may vary). Follow directions on the hollandaise package and drizzle over asparagus before serving.

Spaghetti and Italian Sausage


  • 1 package of spaghetti
  • 1 jar of your favorite sauce
  • ground Italian sausage (1 lb)
  • Parmesan cheese

Directions: In the pot provided, bring water to a boil. Add spaghetti, and follow instructions on the box. Strain the pasta when cooked and place in the mixing bowl or casserole dish. In the saucepan provided, place Italian sausage over medium heat for 9 minutes or until sausage is cooked thoroughly. Place spaghetti sauce in the sauce pan and cook until the sauce is warm. Place the ground Italian sausage in the spaghetti sauce. Cook together until warm for serving and pour mixture over spaghetti. Mix together and garnish with Parmesan cheese. An easy to prepare salad mixture will also go great with the spaghetti!

There are endless possibilities of recipes to cook in your studio equipped with a kitchenette. Let the staff at #BestofBreck help you find hassle free dinners to prepare while you enjoy time with your friends and loved ones. Do you already have a kitchenette-friendly meal that you enjoy cooking? Share your recipes with us in the comments below!



2017 Thanksgiving Day Dinners in Breckenridge!

There is nothing better than the sweet smell of fresh turkey, savory gravy, and homemade pie. Tack on a couple days of skiing, fresh snow and nights huddled by the fire and you’ve got yourself a true Breckenridge Thanksgiving! Here at Best of Breck, we have complied a list of all the Thanksgiving dinner options to enjoy on your Thanksgiving getaway!Family skiing in Breckenridge

Spencer’s: If you’re looking for a Thanksgiving spread that is sure to have every traditional dish and more, Spencer’s is the place to be. Start off with a display of soups, then load up your plate with turkey, ham, prime rib and an array of sides. Make sure to save room for the cheesecake, pies, and chocolate cake!
$49.00 adult / $29.00 kid
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Call 970-453-8712

Hearthstone: Fine dining meets a 4-course harvest at the Hearthstone. Known for their incredible dishes, the Hearthstone is sure to make your tummy full and Thanksgiving cravings filled. Menu is TBD check here for updates!
$52.00 adults / $22.00 kid
Time: 9 p.m.
Call 970-453-1148 for reservations

Blue River Bistro: A local’s favorite in Breck, Blue River is a great option with a 3-course meal. Start with a truffle pea soup, then a hearty Thanksgiving plate, topped off with pumpkin cheesecake.
$32 adults / $15 kid
Time: 4 p.m.

BoLD: serving a traditional 3 course Thanksgiving dinner. Starting with a warming bowl of our soup du jour, it will continue with a classic Thanksgiving lineup of turkey with all of the trimmings, and apple or pumpkin pie for dessert – if you’ve still got room. Don’t fancy turkey? They will also be serving their usual menus as well.
$30 adults / $15 kid
Time: 1 p.m.

Sevens Restaurant: Located at the base of Peak 7, this restaurant is offering a 3-course meal with outstanding views. Ski right on in to Sevens for a delicious Thanksgiving meal. Menu is still TBD. Call (970) 496-8910 for details.
*Price is still to be determinded
Time: 2 p.m.

Other Thanksgiving Day specials

Robbie’s Tavern – 212 Grandview Dr, Breckenridge, CO 80424 |970-547-8785

Quandary Grill – 505 S Main St C1, Breckenridge, CO 80424 | (970) 547-5969

Eric’s – 111 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424 | (970) 453-1401

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Weekend Events 9.15.17

The Breckenridge Wine Classic hits Breckenridge this weekend! Click here for the inside scoop on the Breck Wine Classic and how to get 20% off tickets. Check out everything else happening around town.

Friday, September 15

  • The Breckenridge Wine Classic | All Day | Various Locations |Click here for more information
  • Craft Beer Tasting Flights | All Day | Broken Compass Brewing | Info

Saturday, September 16

  • The Breckenridge Wine Classic | All Day | Various Locations |Click here for more information
  • Breck Wine Classic After Party with Breckenridge Distillery | 8:30 – 11:30 p.m. | The Gold Pan Saloon | Free
  • Free spirit tastings | 11 am – 9 pm | Breckenridge Distillery | Info

Sunday, September 17

  • Breckenridge Sunday Market | 9 am – 2 pm | Featuring a selection of handcrafted and homegrown items. live music, and artist creations | The Village at Breckenridge | Info
  • Make your own bloody mary bar OR Sunday Mimosa special (an entire bottle of champagne and juice for $12) | All Day | BoLD Restaraunt | Info
  • Craft Beer Tasting Flights | All Day | Broken Compass Brewing | Info
  • Fat Bike Brewery Tour | All Day | Fat bike around town and end the ride at Broken Compass for a brew! | Ridden. | Info

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