Weekend Events 9.2.16

The Rubber Duck Race in BreckenridgeLabor day in Breckenridge is here! Don’t miss your chance to enjoy the warm weather before fall arrives with cooling temps and snow high on the mountain tops!

Friday, September 2nd

  • Horseback trail Rides | Call for Reservation | 620 Village Rd Breckenridge, CO 80424 | $35-$70 | 970-453-4438
  • Live music – Roots & Rhythm | *call for times 970-453-0084 | The Historic Brown | 206 N Ridge St. Breckenridge, CO 80424
  • Historic Tours | 10 am – 7:30 pm | Breckenridge Heritage Alliance | 309 N. Main Street, Breckenridge CO | *call in advance for times and prices of tours
  • Canvas Painting Night | 7-10 pm | Ready Paint Fire! | 323 N Main street Breckenridge CO |

Saturday, September 3rd

  • Great Rubber Duck Race | 10 am – 4 pm | Maggie Pond to the Riverwalk Center | 150 W Adams Ave, Breckenridge CO 80424
  • The Great Divide Art Festival | 10 am – 4 pm | Wellington Lot | N. Main St, Breckenridge CO 80424
  • Historic Tours | 9 am – 7:30 pm | Breckenridge Heritage Alliance | 309 N. Main Street, Breckenridge Colorado
  • Live – Transfer Station & Tesfa | *call for times 970-453-0084 | The Historic Brown | 206 N Ridge St. Breckenridge, CO 80424
  • Horseback trail Rides | Call for Reservation | 620 Village Rd Breckenridge, CO 80424 | $35-$70 | 970-453-4438
  • Canvas Painting Night | 7-10 pm | Ready Paint Fire! | 323 N Main street Breckenridge CO |

Sunday, September 4th

  • The Great Divide Art Festival | 10 am – 4 pm | Wellington Lot | N. Main St, Breckenridge CO 80424
  • Historic Tours | 11 am – 5:30 pm | Breckenridge Heritage Alliance | 309 N. Main Street, Breckenridge CO
  • Horseback trail Rides | Call for Reservation | 620 Village Rd Breckenridge, CO 80424 | $35-$70 | 970-453-4438

Come meet us in Breckenridge for the last of summer in the mountains! For more information on Labor day happening click here!

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The Breckenridge Film Festival

Weekend Events 8.26.16

There is a bunch of events and activities going on this weekend in Breckenridge including the Spartan Race & Breckenridge Hogfest! Check it out:

Friday, August 26th:

  • Ghostly Tales | 2 or 7 pm | Breckenridge Welcome Center | 203 S Main St
  • Late Night, Date Night, Create Night! | 7-10 pm | Ready, Paint, Fire! | 323 N Main St
  • Fantastic Family Friday | 3 – 7 pm | Breckenridge Recreation Center | $6.25
  • Hairspray |August 26-Sept 4 | All Day | Riverwalk Center | 150 W Adams Ave

Saturday, August 27th:

  • Breckenridge Spartan Race | Aug 27-28 | All Day | Beaver Run Resort | $79 and up
  • Breckenridge Hogfest | 3 – 6 pm | Main Street Station | 505 S Main St

Sunday, August 28th:

  • Breckenridge Summer Fun Park | All Day | Base of Peak 8 | Price Varies
  • Lelija Roy Exhibition | All Day | Art on a Whim Gallery | 100 N Main St

It’s back to School and back to Ski season! Click on the banner below for our latest lodging deals!

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4 Amazing Wildflower Hikes Near Breckenridge

IMG_5229Colorado is known for many things including the Rocky Mountains, skiing, amazing scenery, the Broncos and so much more but did you know that summer in Colorado brings an explosion of color all around the state. It might come as a surprise if you are new to Colorado that there are literally hundreds of different types of wildflowers that pop up in the summer and they can be found everywhere from the lowest valley to the top of the highest peaks. In fact, one of the most wonderful sights are the littlest, tiniest perfect flowers that can found at the top of high peaks surrounding Breckenridge. Some of these flowers are perfect replicas of larger flowers, sometimes no larger than the size of a fingernail. Of course there are plenty of larger flowers all over Breckenridge and the trails that crisscross the area.  Here are four of our favorite wildflower hikes around Breckenridge.

Baldy Mountain

Directions: Drive to the south end of Main Street. Turn left at Boreas Pass Road. Turn left on Baldy Mountain Road. Trailhead is near the top on the left.

Best time to go: July – September

Flowers you can see: Red Indian Paintbrush, White Yarrow, Purple Asters, Yellow Sunflowers, Goldenrod, Dark Blue Monkshood

Baldy Mountain is a wonderful, moderate, above tree line trail that is a perfect spot to see high alpine, tundra flowers. It is about three miles to the top and if you make it you will also be rewarded with unparalleled sweeping views of Colorado for miles around.

Breckenridge Ski Area – Lifts and Hiking

Directions: Take the gondola from town to the base of Peak 8. There are a variety of trails to hike or take the lift and hike down.

Best time to go: June – September

Flowers you can see: Yellow Stonecrop, Mouse-Ear Chickweed, Wild Rose, Heartleaf Arnica, Columbine

Breckenridge Ski Area is the perfect place for families to go and enjoy wildflower viewing. The ski area offers a mix of alpine forests and above tree line tundra and therefore a wide a varied selection of flowers. Another nice feature is that there is access to some of the lifts so there is the option to take a lift up and walk down. Of course hiking from, the bottom is always an option as well.

Lily Pad Lake From Frisco

Directions: Drive north on highway 9 from Breckenridge 9 miles to just past the Interstate 70 interchange. The trailhead is a short drive down the 3rd right turn off the traffic circle (if you pass the I-70 west ramp you went too far).

Best time to go: late May – early October

Flowers you can see: Gaillardia Blanketflower, Mouse-Ear Chickweed, Columbine, Heartleaf Arnica, Silvery Lupine

Lily Pad Lake is the perfect hike for seeing forest and meadow flowers below tree line and Lily Pad lake is a wonderful site itself. The relatively easy 2-mile hike winds through forest meadows and patches of trees with a mountain stream running through it. It is a great location to see larger forest flowers.

Cataract Lake

Directions: Drive north on Highway 9 and take I-70 east 2 miles to Silverthorne. Turn left off the exit and drive north on Highway 9 approximately 15 miles and turn left on Heeney Road. Continue on Heeney Road for 8.5 miles and turn left on Forest Road 1725 (Cataract Road). Follow the road to its end where the trailhead is.

Best Time to Go: late May – early October

Flowers you can see: Wild Iris, Columbine, Prickly rose, Heartleaf Arnica, Paintbrush, Lanceleaf Chiming Bells

Cataract Lake is lower down in elevation than the hiking near Breckenridge. The trail offers a 2-mile loop that winds around a gentle slope on its west side and moves into a wetland where a mountain stream drains into the lake. The flowers in this area are large and beautiful. If you look up from the west side of the lake you can’t miss the large Cataract Falls in the forest above the lake.websp-bannerblog-call-

Weekend Events 8.19.16

Photo courtesy of Breck Create

Photo courtesy of Breck Create

The Breckenridge International Festival of Arts is here! If you haven’t been to this event, this one you won’t want to miss! Check out all the happenings in Breckenridge below!

Friday, August 19th

  • Breckenridge International Festival of Arts | All day Event | 150 W Adams Ave. Breckenridge, CO 80424 | *tickets are based on individual events
  • Horseback trail Rides | Call for Reservation | 620 Village Rd Breckenridge, CO 80424 | $35-$70 | 970-453-4438
  • Live music – Jazz Night Fundraiser | Quandary Grille | 505 S Main St. C1 Breckenridge, CO 80424
  • Historic Tours | 10 am – 7:30 pm | Breckenridge Heritage Alliance | 309 N. Main Street, Breckenridge CO | *call in advance for times and prices of tours
  • Canvas Painting Night | 7-10 pm | Ready Paint Fire! | 323 N Main street Breckenridge CO |

Saturday, August 20th

  • Breckenridge International Festival of Arts | All day Event | 150 W Adams Ave. Breckenridge, CO 80424 | *tickets are based on individual events
  • Historic Tours | 9 am – 7:30 pm | Breckenridge Heritage Alliance | 309 N. Main Street,
  • Horseback trail Rides | Call for Reservation | 620 Village Rd Breckenridge, CO 80424 | $35-$70 | 970-453-4438
  • Canvas Painting Night | 7-10 pm | Ready Paint Fire! | 323 N Main street Breckenridge CO |

Sunday, August 21th

  • Breckenridge International Festival of Arts | All day Event | 150 W Adams Ave. Breckenridge, CO 80424 | *tickets are based on individual events
  • Historic Tours | 11 am – 5:30 pm | Breckenridge Heritage Alliance | 309 N. Main Street, Breckenridge CO
  • Horseback trail Rides | Call for Reservation | 620 Village Rd Breckenridge, CO 80424 | $35-$70 | 970-453-4438

For more information and specific events and times for the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts click here!

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