Get Your Pride On!

Breck Pride

It’s time for the second Annual Breck Pride Week March 7-11! Come join in the party as our little mountain town celebrates our LGBTQ community. It all kicks off with a party to celebrate our High-Country LGBTQ locals at the Dredge Bar where you can get late night happy hour, play pool or shoot some darts.

Thursday evening come join in Gay Trivia at Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub at 7 pm, then make your way down main street to one of best steakhouses in the area, Kenosha, for Drag Bingo and other special performances, hosted by Dixie Krystals and Shirley Delta Blow. If that doesn’t interest you, head to Rocky Mountain Underground (RMU) and learn to press a ski while drinking beer or wine with other Pride-goers.

Kick off Friday morning with Breck Pride First Tracks and get exclusive access to the resort for a few runs before the public gains access. When you’ve finished skiing, head to the bottom of Beaver Run to enjoy a cocktail or two before starting Karaoke where you can sing your heart out or check out one of the many other events that day.

Saturday will be another full day of Pride events including a color run that starts at the top of Peak 9 and ends at the Maggie. Throughout the afternoon, stop in at the Pride Festival at the Village Plaza for live music, colorful vendors, games and the ultimate dance party. Don’t forget your drink at the Bud Light Beer Garden! End the night with Breck Pride’s Closing Party at the Riverwalk Center featuring DJ Rockstar Aaron.

End the weekend with Regg-Gay Sunday Brunch at the Blue River Bistro with $15 Bottomless Mimosas. Who doesn’t love mimosas?!
For more information and a complete schedule of events for Breck Pride click here.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

VISITOR’S GUIDE: WHY VISIT BRECK IN MARCH

Why Visit Breck in March?

Weather

March brings enough snippets of warmer weather to make the trek to Breckenridge worth it. Averaging a high of 40 degrees and averaging about 2 feet of fresh snow, you’re bound to catch your spring skiing or your well-deserved powder day; probably both!

Events

Typically deemed the month for Spring Fever, Breck has put a different twist on what that means this year. With no big end of season concert, the town will still be buzzing with activities and things-to-do. Great dining deals, dog sledding tours, wine blending and the “Totally Awesome Ski Town 80’s USA – A Party Musical” playing at the Backstage Theatre. Plus, don’t forget to check out what’s happening at Breck Create.

Great lodging deals

Ah, the part you have been waiting for. Where should you stay in Breck while you are here? We recommend checking out the new Grand Colorado on Peak 8 (Tip: Sign up for a 2hr preview tour and you can get an even BETTER deal).

Also – keep your eye out for great deals happening at Grand Timber Lodge. Offering ski-in/ski-out lodging, great amenities package and typically up to 50% off rooms!

Tips

Weekends get busy. A lot of places in town around this time will offer deals for coming during the weekday. Surprise a loved one with a mid-week trip to Breck (couples massage at Inifinty Spa, anyone?) If you can take the time off during the week, we say do it!

Breckenridge is now paid parking! Download the Passport app to make sure you don’t get a ticket. You can add time right from your mobile device.

No car? No problem. Take a bus or shuttle. This option is totally free to you (even better, right?).

We look forward to seeing you in March!