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Hikes for the Whole Family in Breckenridge

If you have ever been to Breckenridge, you know just how many outdoor activities are going on all summer long. If your looking to spend time with the family and get outside, try a family friendly hike in town and use this guide to help you plan for every level of hiker in your family!

  • 4 O’clock Run (1-2 1/2 hours round trip)

Known as a popular ski run in the winter, this run turns into a great hike in the summer! This trial can be accessed right off of Main Street in Breckenridge and offers some great views! (go as far or short, as you like). This trail has moments of flats as well as some steep inclines so make sure to bring a pair of tennis shoes or hiking boots! The mid-way point leads you to the Breckenridge maintenance shack . From here, you can see the mountaintops without looking up or enjoy a bird’s eye view of town. It typically takes a round trip of 1 hour for this route. Need more exercise? Continue to take the tail to the top of ogf the ski resort by follow the chair lift.

  • Carter Park (1 – 2 Hours round trip)

Brining your dog for the family adventure? Carter Park is a great place to bring the dogs and kids! This recreational park offers plenty of activity for the whole family. Check out the Dog Park or head up the “Breck Steps” for a great hike. Be cautious! These steps are steep and a high incline- but don’t fret! Though these steps can be steep as soon as you get to the top, take in the mountain views and scenery! From here you can see all of Breckenridge ski resort and the 4 peaks it spans across. Continue on Moonstone trail for a mellow hike to the top.

  • Cucumber Gulch (1 – 3 hours)

Among one of the more popular trails in Breckenridge this hit trail offers some great wildlife and scenery. This trail follows the Gondola to Breckenridge ski resort. This trail has times of incline but is relatively mellow hike fit for the whole family! This trail sits in the valley below Breckenridge Ski Resort and is nestled in trees for great shade coverage as well as true mountain scenery. Before heading to this trail make sure it is open and if your thinking of bringing the furry one, watch out – locals refer to this spot as “Moose Country”!

There is a hiking trail in Breckenridge for everyone. If you are looking to get out spend some time with the family while also enjoying the outdoors try one of these trails in Breckenridge!

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How to Save Money on your Trip to Breckenridge

Ski GooglesBreckenridge’s renowned decorations aren’t the only festivities illuminating Main Street this season. This mountain town’s unparalleled charm is at an all-time high, and winter lovers can’t help but be drawn here. Although the holiday season brings out the #BestofBreck, it can be difficult to swing a trip while budgeting for all the people on your “Nice” list. But, the BOB staff has some good news: you’ve made it onto our “Nice” list, and we’ve got a gift for you. Below, we’ve compiled a list of economical ways to enjoy Breckenridge without burning a hole in your wallet. Now, there’s no need to worry about being called a Grinch because you’d rather spend your savings to ski than shop.

  1. Lift Tickets: This is probably the biggest expenditure for most visitors. If you plan on skiing or riding while in town, it is heavily recommended that you purchase tickets in advance from Vail Resorts or browse Liftopia, which often has even bigger savings. Check out lift ticket and lodging bundle packages here. This is an excellent way to make sure you’ve got your biggest needs for your getaway covered at an impressive discount.
  2. Free Buses in Breck and Summit County: Don’t waste money on an expensive rental car! Take an affordable shuttle from DIA to Breckenridge, and enjoy any of the free transit systems in the county once you’re here. The Free Ride will take you pretty much anywhere you want to go in Breckenridge. Should you have a desire to venture to Keystone or Arapahoe Basin, the free Swan Mountain Flyer will get you there in no time (don’t worry about how hard you après, because this bus runs until 8:35 pm on evenings that night skiing is available). Want to check out Frisco or Silverthorne? Hop on the free Summit Stage at the Transfer Station! If you have a Copper pass, we didn’t forget about you. Check out this bus route. Please note that most hotels and condos also have their own complementary shuttle services that often provide on demand transportation.
  3. Dining Specials: Visit the Grand Lodge on Peak 7’s site for an overview of the best places to feast in Breckenridge. You can also see the Summit Daily’s list of the latest dining specials in town or explore the Breckenridge Dining Guide to reference the finest cuisine in the area. Eating out on vacation doesn’t have to be expensive with the extensive happy hour and lunch deals abounding in Breck. We recommend the Quandary, Blue River Bistro, Mi Casa and Motherloaded Tavern for happy hour. The Breckenridge Brewery has amazing lunch specials daily that include full meals and complementary brews. Mountain Flying Fish often has half off sushi. Downstairs at Eric’s will always be a family favorite with the best wings, pizza and arcade in town!
  4. Wax Your Own Equipment: Getting your gear waxed is necessary when skiing Breck, but it doesn’t have to cost you half the price of a lift ticket- that’s half of a day of riding right there!! Stop by Mountain Wave to grab waxing supplies, then watch this awesome video with step by step instructions on how to give your skis or board the best waxing they’ll ever have.
  5. Getting your Gear Here: Oversized and/or additional baggage fees will leave your wallet empty quick. Opt to ship your equipment ahead of time for cheaper and easier transport. If that’s not your style, renting is always an option and Christie Sports at the Grand Timber Lodge has great deals (and if you’re a guest or owner, you get 20% off). You can rent all the gear you need, or bring your beloved boots and just grab skis or a board at the shop (but don’t forget a helmet). Feast your eyes on this blog for further details on how to ship and rent equipment, and see the packing list for your trip!
  6. Lodging: Breckenridge is one of the most visited resort towns in North America and lodging prices often reflect that. To avoid overpaying for sub-par accommodations, make sure to book your stay with Breckenridge Discount Lodging and we promise you won’t be disappointed! If you have the option, reserve digs that include a kitchenette or kitchen. Cooking your own breakfast and/or other meals will dramatically decrease your spending. Not sure what you can make in a kitchenette? Read this blog for the yummiest wholesome meals that you can conjure up in a crockpot while you après in the hot tub.

If you incorporate the above tips into your Breck getaway, you’ll save significantly. Can’t argue with that, right? So, get it out of the way and go purchase some holiday gifts with that extra cash (you’re welcome). Then, get yourself and your loved ones to Summit County as soon as possible. After all, Breckenridge is the best gift that keeps on giving…

 

Three Great Places to Take Your Dirt Bike in CO

dirtbike 8_BlackPowderPass_TrippFayFall is a great time to get out on your dirt bike. Both you and your bike will enjoy the cooler weather, and with the aspens slowly starting to change, the scenery will not disappoint. Here we’re going to highlight a few places near Breckenridge that you shouldn’t miss this fall.

Three awesome places for you and your dirt bike:

  1. Tiger Road, Breckenridge, CO – There are about 25 miles of trails back here that are OHV approved. This little nestled network is close for shuttling bikes if you are staying in the area. It can get a little crowded on weekends with side by sides and Razors, but there is plenty of single track to stay on to avoid more congested areas. This is a great place for beginners who are just learning as it offers a wide variety of trail difficulties. Find more information here!
  2. Fourmile Recreation Area, Buena Vista, CO – Buena Vista (BV) really isn’t that far from Summit County and with temperatures usually at least 10 degrees higher, it’s a perfect getaway. BV features almost 200 miles of road and trails plus a ton of variety for all skill levels. This special little spot is only about 45 minutes from Breckenridge, and is typically ready to ride in April while Breckenridge is still melting. It also stays a little warmer in the fall for a weekend getaway. Designated campsites with breathtaking views of the Collegiate Range are spread along most of the routes. Trail #1425 is a 6 mile long single track that is a bit advanced, but a great loop. For more information check out Fourmile Travel Management Area!
  3. Taylor Park, Gunnison, CO – With a plethora of trails, this is one of the most coveted places to take your dirt bike. The beautiful part about Taylor Park is that you can make it a day trip from Breckenridge (2 to 2 ½ hours’ drive). This is also a great place for riders of all skill levels. However, if you are looking for some advanced trails, we would recommend: Star Trail, Timberline and Dr. Park. There is plenty of camping, wildlife viewing and with Taylor Reservoir being right there, you could even get some evening fishing in. With a central location and over 40 trails, you are bound to have to come back for more. If you’re to learn more, click here!

Don’t forget to wear your helmet and boots, and stay on the trail!

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