Trivia Nights in Summit County

Trivia, great beer and great food, what more could you want? Almost every night of the week you can find a great spot to challenge your friends to some trivia and have some weeknight fun. From Breckenridge to Dillon, we’ve got you covered with all the trivia nights in Summit County. 

Mondays

Rocky Mountain Underground | Breckenridge | 6–8 p.m. 

Cozy up and test your knowledge with local beers and handcrafted cocktails. Prizes for first, second and third place will bring out your competitive side.  

Tuesdays 

Broken Compass Brewing OG Taproom | Breckenridge | 7–9 p.m.  

Broken Compass is a local favorite for trivia all year long. Bring your own food and your four-legged friends for a howling good time. Prizes include free beer tabs for the top three teams every week! 

Outer Range Brewing | Frisco | 7–9 p.m. 

If you’re an IPA lover, Outer Range is the perfect spot for a hoppy pint and a trivia night. First prize earns each team member an Outer Range four pack. 

Blue Bird Market | Silverthorne | 6–8 p.m.  

Join Quizmaster Katie from the Summit County Library for seven rounds of team trivia at Mighty Bar inside Blue Bird Market. Choose from empanadas, burgers, wood-fired pizzas and more to fuel your trivia game in this modern food hall. 

Saved by the Wine | Dillon | 7 p.m. 

A night of wine and wisdom is a recipe for fun. Grab some friends, a wine flight and a charcuterie board and take in breathtaking mountain views from this welcoming wine bar. 

Wednesdays 

Highside Brewing | Frisco | 7–9 p.m. 

Can you tell we love beer here in the high country? Highside offers a unique and diverse line up of beers along with trivia prizes for the top three teams every week. 

Broken Compass Brewing Main Street Taproom | Breckenridge | 7–9 p.m. 

If you love Broken Compass and their trivia, why only go once a week? Join in on some trivia fun at their convenient Main Street location.  

A-BAR at The Pad | Silverthorne | 7–9 p.m. 

Study up for six rounds of trivia—four themes, one music, one general knowledge—at A-BAR at The Pad, a boutique hostel and hotel. This unique bar features 26 taps in order to reduce the waste from packaging, shipping and disposal that traditional establishments face.  

Thursdays 

Angry James Brewing | Silverthorne | 7–9 p.m. 

We might consider Angry James a hidden gem in Summit County as it’s off the beaten path. This is another great brewery to grab a beer at while you play four rounds of trivia with a chance to win beer and Angry James gift cards. 

Motherloaded Tavern | Breckenridge | 9–10 p.m. 

Motherloaded Tavern truly lives up to its name with a warm atmosphere and comfort food. On trivia nights, be sure to try a mason jar cocktail and order the Fried Mac ‘N Cheese Bites from the late-night menu.  

Rita’s | Breckenridge | 8–10:30 p.m. 

This local’s basement is so much more than just a basement. Head downstairs to Rita’s for fresh squeezed margaritas and delicious tacos while you test your skills and knowledge. Prizes are awarded to the top three teams every week. Good luck! 

 

Best Things To Do in Breckenridge in October

While October is considered our “off season” here in Breckenridge, the town has a lot of exciting festivities to offer during the fall months. This is your final chance to appreciate all of those snow-free activities before the powder hits!

Breckenridge Main Street shops

The Ultimate Breckenridge Shopping Guide

When you think of Breckenridge, mountain sports are usually the first thing that come to mind. There are all types of activities here in the heart of the Rockies, such as skiing, riding, biking, snowshoeing, hiking, dogsledding, rock climbing, snowmobiling, camping, tubing, skating and….shopping. Yes, shopping!

Since mountain towns are often associated with rugged landscapes and harsh conditions, the world-class retail therapy opportunities here are often overlooked. But, today’s your lucky day. We have compiled the ultimate Breckenridge shopping guide to satisfy every consumer’s palate. With over 200 stores in town, you’ll be sure to find something to write home about.

Apparel & Accessories:

Arabella

Bhava Boutique 

Beloved

Big City Blues

Breckenridge Hat Company

Burton Breckenridge

Columbia Breckenridge

Folcland

Fun Vs. Awesome

Goods

Limber Grove

Mountain Goat Clothing Co

Patagonia at Breckenridge

Shirt & Ernie’s/Shirt Off My Back

Sunlogic

Teton Gravity Research

Valley Girl Boutique

Art, Galleries & Jewelry:

Collier Gallery

Gary Soles Gallery

JK Studio

Portfolio Gallery

Raitman Art Galleries

Boutiques & Specialty:

Chocolate & Cashmere

Magical Scraps

Marigolds Farmhouse Funk and Junk

Nature’s Own

Overland Sheepskin

Timeless Collections

Woodland

Vintage Sweet & Chic

Children’s Accessories & Toys:

Breck Kidz

Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory

Peak-A-Boo Toys

Rocket Fizz

Yoyo Loco

Equipment & Rentals:

A Racer’s Edge

Alpine Sports

Avalanche Sports

Base Mountain Sports

Blue River Spots

Breck Sports

Carver’s Breckenridge Ski Shop

Christy Sports (at Grand Timber Lodge)

Craniologie

Main Street Sports

Food & Spirits:

Bjorn’s Colorado Honey

Breckenridge Market & Liquor

Breck Wine & Cheese

City Market Food and Pharmacy

Local Market and Liquor Shed

Olive Fusion

Rocky Mountain Cannery

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Spice & Tea Merchants

The Cheese Shop of Breckenridge

Novelty & Gift Shops:

The Christmas Store

Creatures Great & Small

Fresh Soap Company

Global Candle Gallery

Joy of Sox

Wandering Daisy

Sporting Goods & Services:

Breckenridge Outfitters

Mountain Angler

Mountain Outfitters

Pup’s Glide Shop

Ridden

Rocky Mountain Underground

Slope Style

SureFoot

Underground Snowboards

Shopping Tips & Tricks

Now that you know what your options are, you should know when is best to buy. If you’re not a skier or rider, we recommend shopping while others are skiing. The shops will be less crowded and you’ll be able to visit more stores quicker between the hours of 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Otherwise, happy hour is always a good time to get the stores to yourself and enjoy some libations in between transactions.

If you’re shopping for winter gear, the biggest sales happen at the end of the season, so plan to purchase in April, May or June to get the biggest bang for your buck. The same goes for off-season gear and apparel—shop at the end of the summer season and you will find great deals on spring and summer clothing and equipment. Regardless of when you come, the shopping options and fun to be had while browsing are endless.

Book your stay now and take advantage of huge deals and promotional rates. Find the best Breck lodging deals at The Grand Colorado on Peak 8, The Grand Lodge on Peak 7 or Grand Timber Lodge.

5 Day Trips from Breckenridge

We may be biased, but Breckenridge is hands down the best town in Colorado. If you happen to find yourself here and have extra time on your hands, there might be a few other amazing Colorado towns you’d like to check out. Lucky for you, Breckenridge is centrally located and provides accessibility to towns chock full of Colorado history and adventure. Take a mini road trip with us to the best five day trips from Breckenridge.  

Aerial view of the town of Firsco, Colorado

Frisco Main Street

Frisco 

Drive time: 15 minutes  

You’ll likely drive right through Frisco on your way to Breckenridge if you are taking I-70, but don’t just breeze by. Frisco has all the small-town charm of Breckenridge with some unique features. Main Street is a great place to shop, enjoy a bite to eat and even learn about local history. In addition, Frisco sits on Lake Dillon and offers a marina with a beach, paddleboard and kayak rentals and even a tiki bar.  

If you’re looking to make the most out of your day, try renting e-bikes and taking the scenic route from Breckenridge to Frisco via the Blue River Recreation Path. In the summer explore hiking trails right from Main Street and in the winter enjoy snow tubing and sledding at Frisco Adventure Park.   

Fairplay 

Drive time: 30 minutes 

Located in South Park sits the historic mining settlement of Fairplay. This isn’t the South Park that you might imagine from the popular cartoon “South Park,” instead you’ll find remnants of one of the earliest settlements of the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush. For history buffs, the main attraction is South Park City, a 19th century mining town with over 60,000 artifacts listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Before you leave, check out the local watering holes like South Park Brewing and Snitching Lady Distillery 

Georgetown 

Drive time: 45 minutes 

Colorado towns are full of history and Georgetown is no exception. This is a great spot to stop on your way to or from Breckenridge if you are arriving in Denver. You can explore Georgetown’s rich mining history through museums and mine tours or via the Georgetown Loop Railroad, one of the most popular attractions. On the Georgetown Loop Railroad, you’ll take a step back in time as you board a historic steam engine. Be sure to check their calendar of events as the trains are transformed during special times of the year like the holiday season.  

Leadville Colorado

Leadville’s Downtown During the Ski Joring Event

Leadville 

Drive time: 50 minutes 

Leadville is the highest incorporated city in North America sitting at 10,200 feet but that is not its only attraction. As you walk downtown, it’s easy to picture Leadville as the wild west town it once was with its prominent Victorian architecture. Be sure to stop into the legendary Silver Dollar Saloon where figures like Doc Holiday and Molly Brown were frequent patrons.  

The surrounding areas of Leadville offer excellent opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Nearby Turquoise and Twin Lakes make for a great day on the water in the summer. In the winter, don’t miss the Leadville Ski Joring weekend where skiers are pulled by horses and riders over a series of jumps right on Leadville’s snow-packed downtown. 

St. Elmo ghost town

General Store in St. Elmo Ghost Town

Buena Vista 

Drive time: 1 hour and 20 minutes 

Our last stop on this day trip journey is Buena Vista, Spanish for good view, and we can promise the good views! Buena Vista sits in a valley with a backdrop of the stunning Collegiate Peaks rising from the horizon. The town is best known for outdoor adventures including white water rafting in the summers with many guided tours in the area. We recommend taking time to explore the historic St. Elmo ghost town and soaking in the surrounding natural hot springs. 

Relax at the Best Spa in Breckenridge

There’s no better way to relax and unwind than treating yourself to a spa day but we’re not talking just any spa day. At Infinity Spa at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 time slows down. At this full-service day spa, you can allow yourself to be pampered and immersed in tranquil luxury.

Mountain Town Museum Tour

The town of Breckenridge (or Kingdom, as it was first known) was founded in 1859. Starting off as a mining settlement and morphing into the bustling ski town we know today, there is over 150 years of stories, characters and interesting events that have taken place above 9,600 ft. If you are looking to dive deep into the rich history of Breckenridge, here is a list of our top museums and historical sites to uncover!

  1. Breckenridge Welcome Center History Museum & Theater
    Location: 203 S. Main Street

     This free museum is a great way to learn about the history of Breckenridge and get information for planning your activities. Their rotating exhibits focus on the town, businesses and inhabitants that once called Breck home. This museum was once a log cabin that was covered up by newer buildings but was rediscovered and restored for all to enjoy.
  2. High Line Railroad Park & Playground
    Location: 189 Boreas Pass RoadThis is an amazing playground surrounded by historically accurate trains including the narrow gauge engine and the rotary snow plow. Behold the Rotary snow plow and imagine a time when this train would come roaring down the tracks while clearing off the snow to make it up the mountains. Another bonus of this playground and park is that it is located close to the resident troll, Isaak Hearthstone.
  3. Barney Ford House Museum
    Location: 111 East Washington Avenue
     Experience the historic Victorian home of one of Colorado’s most prolific businessmen. Barney Ford came to Colorado after already having lived an exciting life—escaping slavery, traveling to Nicaragua to open a business, and persisting through civil war and natural disasters which shuttered his early endeavors. He opened a hotel and Ford’s Chop House before going on to construct his home which is now a museum. Ford was an activist for equal education and voting rights for African Americans and is remembered for his persistence in the face of adversity.

  4. Iowa Hill Hike 
    Location: Iowa Hill Trail Head, Airport Road

    Learn about the deep mining history here in Breckenridge by exploring Iowa Hill on a short family-friendly hike. On this hike you can see and learn about the hydraulic placer mining that took place on this very site. Take in the sights, see the old boarding house, railcar and some fresh mountain air on this trek through time.
  5. Breckenridge Historic District
    Location: North end of Main Street

    A stroll down the north end of Main Street is all you need to take in the sites of these historic buildings and their new inhabitants. In the spring you will find fox pups frolicking in the grass near by or playing on the old mining equipment.
  6. Gold Pan Saloon
    Location: 103 N. Main Street
    Looking for a stop that parents will especially enjoy? Enjoy a visit to the watering hole which holds the longest continuous liquor license this side of the Mississippi River. The Gold Pan has been serving refreshments to customers for over 140 years and hosts of Breckenridge history and lore. After you’ve ordered a  libation, make sure to check out the safe that allegedly held Tom’s Baby, the largest piece of gold ever found in Colorado. If you are feeling famished, I highly recommend the French onion soup!
  7. Edwin Carter Discovery Center
    Location: 111 N. Ridge Street

    Visit the home of Edwin Carter, a Colorado conservationist who catalogued over 3,300 species of rocky mountain flora and fauna. His collection was so vast and comprehensive, it served as the basis for the collection of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. This is believed to be the second oldest museum in Colorado!

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