Things to Do in Colorado
- Skiing –
Boasting itself as the number one ski destination in all of North America, Colorado and its many ski towns have over 25 major ski areas and resorts. Our properties in Winter Park, Frisco and Breckenridge are all very close to a number of trails for you to ski, snowboard or even snowtube! Breckenridge Ski Resort, Winter Park Resort and Copper Mountain are just a few of the amazing ski slopes near our accommodations in the Centennial State. You can always find the latest news and events with @TravelSundance on Twitter.
- Mountain Biking –
The Winter Park/Fraser Valley area is considered to be the Mountain Bike Capital of the United States with over 600 miles of trails. There are also a number of trails in nearby Vail and for those travelers who don’t like a bumpy ride, there are a number of on-road courses and routes for cycling enthusiasts.
- Brewery Tours –
Colorado ranks third among the 50 states in terms of craft breweries, and according to a 2014 study, there are six breweries for every 100,000 adults over the age of 21 in the state! Check out the Breckenridge Brewery in Breckenridge and the Backcountry Brewery in Frisco.
- Spas –
The ski towns of Colorado have become quite the place for recreation and relaxation. With a number of spas in the area, travelers can get pampered and reinvigorate themselves in the marvelous Rockies. The Spa at Breckenridge and the Blue Sage Spa are both highly rated by TripAdvisor and would be great places to kick back.
- Frisco Adventure Park –
This attraction offers things to do in both the winter and summer months, so no matter when you go, you will find a host of activities. During the winter, travelers will be able to snowtube, take sleigh rides and even get skiing lessons. When it’s warmer out, there is a bike park, disc golf course, ball field and more. Check out the Frisco Adventure Park online.
- Hot Air Balloon Ride-
As one of the top ten things to do in Breckenridge, Co., the Colorado Hot Air Balloon Company can help you experience the majestic Rocky Mountains in a way that few get to see. With multiple options, travelers can experience some amazing views and even control the balloon! Check out their website for more details.
- Canoeing, Kayaking and Boating –
The Frisco Bay Marina, located on the Dillon Reservoir, has a number of adventures for travelers to take part in. There are rentals and lessons for most every water vessel imaginable including: kayaks, canoes, sailboats and stand-up paddle boards. This man-made lake also offers fishing, hiking and biking trails and picnic areas too.
- Hearthstone Restaurant (Breckenridge)
- Ember (Breckenridge)
- Briar Rose Chophouse & Saloon (Breckenridge)
- Relish (Breckenridge)
- Butterhorn Bakery and Cafe (Frisco)
- The Lost Cajun (Frisco)
- Vinny’s Euro America Restaurant (Frisco)
- Hacienda Real (Frisco)
- Fraser Valley Hot Dog (Winter Park)
- Randi’s Irish Grill & Pub (Winter Park)
- Da Vinci Restaurant (Winter Park)
- Fontenot’s Seafood and Grill (Winter Park)
What To Pack
Packing for this destination in the winter time is fairly easy. Bring lots of warm things, like, so many warm things. If you are skiing, it’s a good idea to bring things to layer, so you can remove items if it gets warmer. Obviously, don’t forget the skis, snowboards and other gear related to shredding snow. In the summertime, travelers should make sure they bring comfortable clothes that can help them relax! If you will be hiking, make sure that you bring boots and bug spray! Even in the hottest summer months the temperature can get down into the 30s at night, so it’s a good idea to bring long pants and sweatshirts/coats to make sure you are comfortable. Other than that, travelers may want to bring along some clothes for a night out on the town as some of the restaurants are quite nice. For more great packing tips, check out our Sundance Vacations Packing Tips video on YouTube!
Getting around Colorado will be difficult without a vehicle. Most attractions, like ski resorts, restaurants and shopping are all spread out, requiring some mode of transportation. (Tip: It’s a good idea to have a vehicle that will handle snow well if you are heading here during the ski season!) These small towns do have shuttle and taxi services available, but the easiest way would be to either bring your own car or rent one for your travels. For tips on how to save money, should you decide to rent a car, check out this article over on the Sundance Vacations Travel Blog: “10 Tips for Saving Money on Rental Cars”
- January – Snow Block Stomping Week
- April – Breck Spring Fever
- June – Kingdom Days celebration
- July – Breckenridge Wine Festival, Main Street Art Festival
- August – Breck Summer Beer Fest, Art on Main Street, Copper’s Genuine Jazz & Wine Festival
- September – Gathering at the Great Divide Art Festival, Breckenridge Festival of Film
- October – Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival, Rocky Mountain Oktoberfest
- November – Ski Season begins! Denver Film Festival
- December – Wassail Days, Fraser River Valley Lions Club Festival of Trees
|Transportation to Destination||Amount of Time|
|Distance between Breckenridge and Frisco||10 Miles or 18 Minutes|
|Drive from Winter Park to Rocky Mountain National Park||50 Minutes|
|Drive from Frisco to Denver||1 Hour 20 Minutes|
|Drive from Winter Park to Denver||1 Hour 20 Minutes|
|Drive from Breckenridge to Denver||1 Hour 35 Minutes|
|Drive from Breckenridge to Boulder||2 Hours|
|Drive to Cheyenne WY||3 Hours|
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- When the town was originally founded, it was spelled BreckINridge in honor of the Vice President at the time. Two years later that Vice President took sides with the Confederate Army when the Civil War broke out. The townspeople didn’t like this so they changed the spelling to BreckENridge.
- Breckenridge was inadvertently left off a US map in the mid-1800s and became known as “Colorado’s Kingdom”. The mistake was not discovered or corrected until 50 years later. Every summer the town celebrates this unique part of its past with the Kingdom Days celebration.
- Breckenridge became Colorado’s first major resort to allow snowboarding in 1984, followed by Steamboat Springs and Vail in 1987.
- Want to taste a little of Breck’s past? Grab a drink at the Gold Pan Saloon, a popular “drinking hole” from back in 1859, which is still pouring today. The Gold Pan Saloon is one of the oldest running pubs in the country.
- Winter Park/Fraser Valley is the Mountain Bike Capital of the United States with over 600 miles of trails.
- There are 3,060 total skiable acreage, includes 143 designated trails and 1,212 acres of off-piste terrain, including Vasquez Cirque and glade skiing. Making Winter Park Resort one of the largest ski areas in Colorado.
- The World’s First Rodeo was held on July 4th, 1869 in Deer Trail, Co.