So Many Breckenridge Spring Attractions Besides Skiing!
Very often in spring, Breckenridge still has enough snow to keep ski season open a little longer. But when the snow finally does melt–or even when it hasn’t!–here are some of the best Breckenridge attractions to enjoy in spring that you might not have even known about!
You can enjoy Breck by bike year-round, whether you’re a beginner or experienced. With Breck Bike Guides, you and a group of up to 5 can be taken on the ride of your life with one of the shop’s pros. (Six or more require a second guide.) Plus, they’ll get you outfitted with the right demo bikes for your particular ride.
Ready to hit the trails? You can be sure to experience the best trails with bonus survival education when you book a personal guided tour with Breck Guides. You also get on the mountain and start hiking sooner with the exclusive opportunity to ride the chairlift before the public.
With Breck Guides, you can tailor your experience by choosing the skills you want to learn and the terrain. Possibilities include the basics of avalanche awareness, to the high alpine travel and avalanche rescue, your Breck Guide will train you to enjoy the mountain safely. Each participant will carry his/her own pack with a beacon, shovel, and probe and your private guide will cater to the needs of your group.
The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, a non-profit that’s been around since 2006, keeps the history of our mining town alive and relevant. Whether preserving historic sites or offering guided tours and hikes, the heritage tours are one of the top Breckenridge attractions. You’ll enjoy the town and the mountain that much more once you learn a little about how Breck became what it is.
Just some of your options for guided tours include:
Hikes through History: Preston Ghost Town and Gold Mine Hike: Over 130 years ago Preston was a bustling town of approximately 150 citizens but now only the ghostly remains of buildings reside here. Join a local expert on this guided hike to learn about the history of the town and many of the rich mines that operated in the area. This hike is approximately 3 miles round-trip and lasts for approximately 3 hours.
Brexpedition Tour: Discover the history and mystery of Breckenridge! This enlightening orientation will provide the 411 on where to eat, shop and play in town interspersed with intriguing facts about historic Breck. This is a must-do event if you are new to town, or just want a better handle on where the gondola is, where to grab lunch with the kids, where to get your Breck souvenirs, and of course, where to go learn about the wonderfully rich history of this charming town!
Ski Through History: Join a local expert for an afternoon of skiing or snowboarding and learn about the colorful history of skiing at Breck! This guided tour is a great way to experience the beautiful mountain and the rich heritage of this picturesque town. The tour covers beginner and intermediate trails over several of Breckenridge Ski Resort’s peaks. This tour is tailored to each and guides strive to cover only groomed terrain but, as conditions can change throughout a day, some uneven areas or bumps may be encountered.
Mine Tours and Gold Panning: Once gold and silver were discovered in Summit County, hundreds of underground mines sprang up in Breckenridge and the surrounding region. In the mid-1880s, the Washington was one of the area’s largest gold and silver mines, with five main shafts and over 10,000 feet of underground workings. Today, you can take a journey back in time to Breckenridge’s hard rock mining era with one of our expert guides at our reconstructed interpretive site. Walk 200 feet underground for a first-hand mining experience and learn to pan for gold. What you find is yours to keep!
Like many of the best Breckenridge attractions, the fly fishing guided tours through Breckenridge Outfitters get up close and personal with the landscape. Breckenridge Outfitters has been delivering the best customer service and fly fishing guide service in the rocky mountains since 1994. With some of the best Orvis Endorsed Guides in the mountains, they are pleased to offer year round guided fly fishing trips designed to accommodate all skill levels from very beginners to the most experienced anglers. Through the entire experience it is their goal to provide guests with the best knowledge and skills and to ensure a great time on the water. Prior to leaving the fly shop, they make sure to provide the best fitting equipment, teach about fly selection for your day on the water, and make sure you are caffeinated for your ride to the river.
All trips include full equipment use (rod, reel, waders & boots, terminal tackle), transportation and guide service. Lunch and beverages are provided of full day trips,
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