Breckenridge Girls Getaway

Let’s go girls! Whether you’re planning a bachelorette party or a girl’s getaway, Breckenridge is the perfect all-season destination. Think scenic mountain views, small town charm and endless adventure. There’s so much to do, we guarantee your BFF weekend will be jam-packed with fun.  

Summer Outdoor Activities

Take a Group Hike 

Breckenridge offers hundreds of miles of hiking trails for all skill levels. If your group is adventurous, hit one of the most scenic trails in Breckenridge to discover high alpine lakes, waterfalls and more. There are plenty of easy to moderate trails as well for a more casual stroll.  

Try SUP Yoga on Maggie Pond with Bhava Yoga 

Spend the Day on Lake Dillon 

Lake Dillon is a freshwater reservoir with expansive mountain views just a short drive from Breckenridge. There are endless options from boat rentals to kayaking to simply spending the day on the shores at one of the tiki bars.  

Ride Horses on the Slopes of Breckenridge Ski Resort 

E-Bike to Frisco on the Blue River Recreation Path 

There’s no need to break a sweat at 9,600’ thanks to electric bicycles. E-bike rentals are plentiful in town and a great way to explore the paved 55-mile Summit County Recreational Pathway System.  

Winter Outdoor Activities

Twirl & Loop at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 Ice Rink 

Ice skating is the quintessential winter activity. This charming outdoor ice rink is located right at the base of the ski resort and Ullr Café. Warm up with a spiked hot chocolate between laps and gather around one of the fire pits. 

Take Ski or Snowboard Lessons at Breckenridge Ski Resort 

Feel Like a Kid Again on a Sledding Hill 

Nothing will make you more giddy than flying down a snow-covered hill in a plastic sled, take our word for it. Check out Breckenridge’s free sledding hills in town or head to the Frisco Adventure Park for some bigger hills. 

Let a Team of Siberian Huskies Guide You Through the Rockies with Good Times Adventures 

Snowshoe or Cross-Country Ski at a Wildlife Preserve 

The Breckenridge Nordic Center is the perfect spot for a relaxed and scenic group adventure. Rent cross country skis or snowshoes and enjoy a tour through Cucumber Gulch Wildlife Preserve with stunning mountain views.  

Indoor Activities

Have a Private In-Home Crafting Night with Frosted Flamingo 

Explore the Many Boutique Stores on Main Street 

Unwind with a Spa Day at Infinity Spa 

Discover ultimate relaxation with a girl’s spa day at Infinity Spa at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8. Body and skin therapies, massage treatments, nail treatments and more are available to book. As a bonus, Infinity Spa has a relaxation room, adult-only grotto with sauna, steam room, hot tub and cold plunge to relax in for as long as you need. 

Test Your Axe Throwing Skills with MTN AXE Breckenridge 

Sip Your Way Through Breckenridge 

Even at 9,600’ there is still wine to try! Take your girl gang on a self-guided wine tasting tour of Breckenridge. For a more spirited experience, book a private tasting tour at Breckenridge Distillery, the highest distillery in the world! 

Dining

Brunch It Up 

What is a girl’s trip without brunch? From diner-style meals to upscale bubbles, Breckenridge is full of great brunch options to fuel your crew for the day ahead. 

Dinner Spots 

There are over 80 bars and restaurants in Breckenridge to suit even the pickiest eaters in the group. Tacos, pizza, fine dining…your options are endless!  

Nightlife

We all know a night of dancing with your best friends is good for the soul. There are so many bars where you can catch live music or enjoy an elegant cocktail. These are a few spots that we recommend: 

A Day at The Marina

Looking to spend some time on the water or bask in the mountain sun during your mountain getaway? From boat rentals to stand-up paddleboard (SUP) rentals, there are an abundance of activities that will keep the entire family entertained.

Electric Biking in Breckenridge

If you’d like to get around Breckenridge and Summit County on two wheels but need a little assistance, give electric biking a try. This mode of transportation has quickly gained popularity and is an eco-friendly way to sightsee in the high country. Come take a ride with us and see what it’s all about!

What is an Electric Bike?

An electric bicycle, commonly known as an e-bike, is a bike that is equipped with an electric motor that gives you a boost while you’re pedaling. You still have traditional bike gears, but you can opt to add a little juice whenever you need some assistance. While climbing hills at 9,600’ we can tell you we appreciated the extra help!  

How Does it Work? 

Before you get going, you’ll turn on a power switch and a display panel. The display panel is conveniently located on the handlebars and shows you your speed, charge level and pedal assist level. On the left handlebar you can control your pedal assist level, while on the right handlebar you have your traditional gears. 

The pedal assist levels of zero to five correlate with how much power you are relying on from the motor compared to your pedaling. At zero, you receive no power; while at level five you receive maximum power and need to do little to no pedaling. The higher level of power you use, the more of the battery charge you will use.  

Fun fact: With pedal assist, bikes can go up to 20 miles per hour and a charged bike can last up to 45 miles per trip on average! 

Where We Rented From

We rented our e-bike cruisers from Craniologie right on Main Street in Breckenridge. Craniologie rents Class 1 e-bikes with pedal assist, which are the only type of e-bike permitted on the Rec Path. We opted for a half-day rental so we would have just enough time for leisurely riding and stopping for lunch at Lake Dillon. The rental included bike locks and helmets and the staff were helpful with explaining features and safety before we were on our way. 

Rental Options & Pricing 

Bix Sol Eclipse: Classic Cruiser Style

  • Half Day: $59 
  • Full Day: $79 
  • 24 Hours: $99 

Blix Packa Genie: Cargo Bike with Bike Rack

  • Half Day: $69 
  • Full Day: $89 
  • 24 Hours: $109 

Optional Child Trailer Add-On: $30 

Tips Before You Go 

E-Bike Etiquette 

The most popular option for e-biking around Breckenridge is taking the Blue River Recreation Path, better known as the Rec Path. This paved path can take you from Breckenridge to Frisco, Dillon, Copper and Keystone! 

The Rec Path is a popular place for walkers, joggers and bikers alike, which means you’ll be passing a lot of people along the way. Always let people know when you are approaching or passing with something as simple as, “On your left,” and make sure to slow it down. If you are e-biking with a group, be sure to ride single file when passing others and be aware of your surroundings so you do not take up too much space.  

What to Bring 

Our e-bike rentals only had a small pouch on the front, so bringing a small backpack was the best option to hold our belongings. In your bag, don’t forget to pack water and sunscreen. The sun is strong in Summit County and even if you aren’t pedaling as hard, you’ll still need to hydrate! 

Our Half-Day Itinerary

11 a.m.: First, we picked up our rentals at Craniologie and hopped onto the Rec Path, conveniently located right behind the shop. We took our time getting used to the bikes and taking in the mountain views while enjoying our ride along the Blue River. Once we passed Summit High School, we stayed to the right and took the underpass so we could enjoy scenic views of Lake Dillon (highly recommended!). From there, it was only a short jaunt to the Frisco Bay Marina.  

12 p.m.: Since we had an hour of hard work (only kidding), we decided to stop for lunch and beverages at Island Grill at Frisco Bay Marina. It was a perfect sunny day and our combination of grilled fish tacos and frozen cocktails really made us feel like we were on island time.  

1:15 p.m.: After our pit stop, we reapplied sunscreen, powered up our bikes and hopped back on the path to Breckenridge. Since we were familiarized with the bikes, we sped up our pedal assist to level five and cruised. The way back to Breckenridge is slightly uphill the whole way so it was a treat to have the help pedaling! 

2 p.m.: As we approached the town limits of Breckenridge, we still had an hour of rental time left so we decided to make a pit stop at Broken Compass Brewing on Airport Road. Broken Compass is a local staple, with a welcoming tap room and a wide selection of beers. We enjoyed our brews outside under sun shade sails before hopping back on the bikes.  

3 p.m.: It was only a 10-minute pedal from Broken Compass back to Craniologie were we returned our bikes and headed on our merry way.  

In total, the ride was about 20 miles (10 miles each way), and we had a great time! Admittedly, it’s been hard going back to regular old biking, and we think we’ll be adding e-bikes to our wish lists.  

Breckenridge 4th of July Event Guide

Join our mountain town celebrations this Independence Day! Breckenridge is a town that knows how to celebrate every occasion. This year, enjoy live music, a patriotic parade, family activities, athletic events and so much more.

The Ultimate Guide to Mountain Biking Breckenridge

With over 100 miles of hiking and biking trails, first time riders and seasoned experts alike can enjoy the high alpine on two wheels.

Summer Music in the Mountains

The high country will be jamming this summer! In recent years there has been lots of growth and expansion in both the talent performing in the mountains and the venues in and around Breckenridge. Let me take you on a tour of the spaces and places you can catch some tunes this summer and some of the high notes that will be hitting with big performances.

Breckenridge

The Breckenridge Music AirStage

The newest addition to the music venues in Breckenridge is a reborn classic. Breck Create has taken a classic Airstream trailer and modified it with a pop-out stage that is perfect for mid summer jam sessions in the Breckenridge Arts District, Carter Park, Blue River Plaza and anywhere it can be parked! You can find a calendar of events, locations and performances here.

RMU

Rocky Mountain Underground (RMU for short) is a local favorite ski shop/bar/beer garden/music venue. RMU is located smack in the middle of Main Street and their beer garden offers tons of sunshine and a great place to kick back while taking in local bands.

 

Motherloaded Tavern

If the late-night scene is more your style, find yourself at Motherloaded on a Friday or Saturday night. Rocking music rages from the front of the bar for dancing and singing along. Motherloaded has a historic back bar that is situated away from the tunes and offers a dark speak-easy style atmosphere where they serve up their signature mason jar cocktails (try the Grey Earl!). Motherloaded has Happy Hour Music from 5-8 p.m. every Friday through Sunday and you’ll find rotating local talent like Joe Teichman or the amazing 90’s – early 2000’s cover band, El Paso Lasso. Check their website for more information.

The Riverwalk Center

The largest venue in Breck sits along the flow of the Blue River, has large retractable bay doors to let in the cool summer breeze and a huge lawn outdoors where the music travels outside in full view of the mountains. This is a great venue for families visiting town in search of a sonically pleasing activity. Summer home of National Repertory Orchestra, you can find them or other big names here every Saturday night in the Summer. For summer 2022, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Drive-By Truckers and the Steeldrivers bring their sounds to the stage! Click here for a full concert lineup.

Other notable Breckenridge music hot spots include:

  • The Gold Pan Saloon – take in some music in one of the oldest and most historic watering holes in west.
  • Whiskey Star Smokehouse – A newer addition to Breckenridge, enjoy BBQ dinner downstairs and a large selection of whiskey and music upstairs.

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Amazing venues outside of Breckenridge:

Dillon Amphitheater

After a recent renovation just a few years ago, the Dillon Amphitheater is drawing the biggest names to Summit County. This venue has a dance floor, bowl and lawn seating and an unbeatable view of both Lake Dillon and the Ten mile Range. They have music every Friday night and some nights during the week. For summer 2022 they’ve drawn in legendary artists such as Bob Dylan, The Dirty Heads, Trampled By Turtles, My Morning Jacket, CAAMP and more! Click here for their full calendar.

10 Mile Music Hall

10 Mile Music Hall top floor view

Snapshot shared by friend of Best Of Breck, Hannah Schneider aka “Hschneids”

Frisco’s Main Street music mecca. This updated indoor venue is the perfect place to pop into when you are out of Breck for the night. After a stroll down Frisco’s historic downtown you can take in a show from this two-story venue with a huge dance floor and large 2nd floor balcony. Ten Mile attracts talent from far and wide like summer 2022’s visit from Jeremy Garett’s Bluegrass Band. For most up-to-date upcoming shows check out their Facebook Page.