Situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in central Colorado, Breckenridge is ideally located to provide you with an amazing home base for mountain fun. Year-round, you will have an amazing time exploring the area and enjoying the attractions from your Breckenridge condo rental. Some condos are equipped with thoughtful extras, such as a hot tub, a deck with a grill and great views, a covered garage and other features that can make your vacation experience even more enjoyable.
The majority of the outdoor recreation in the area is located at the famous Breckenridge Ski Resort, which is situated close to your Breckenridge condo rental. At the resort, you can enjoy cross country skiing on two Nordic centers, dog sledding, downhill skiing, snowboarding and more. If you are planning to visit the resort in the summer, there is a Summer Fun Park that is equipped with a roller coaster, a zipline, a mountain biking route, Segway tours and other incredible experiences. Away from the resort, there are additional opportunities for you to spend time outdoors. For example, horseback riding, hiking, rafting, tubing and other outdoor activities are available through different nearby tour companies. Copper Mountain ski resort and the Dillon Reservoir are also located nearby, adding to the opportunities for fun.
The town of Breckenridge has a rustic charm and a small town feel to it. In fact, it is the largest historic district in the state, making it a must-see area to explore from the starting point of your vacation condo in Summit County. As you walk around the downtown Breckenridge area, you can venture into lovely shops and quaint boutiques to look for souvenirs for others back home or gifts for yourself. There are also numerous restaurants, candy shops and more to enjoy.
When the sun goes down in Breckenridge, skiing, snowboarding and other outdoor activities may be paused until the next day. However, the fun can continue because of the town's fabulous nightlife. You can work up quite an appetite on the slopes or shopping through the town, and you will be pleased to know that there are many great restaurants to choose from. Some venues have a full bar with live music. When in town, look for restaurants like Angels Hollow, the Base Nine Bar, the Blue River Bistro, the Breckenridge Brewery, Briar Rose and others.
Breckenridge is a true mountain town nestled at the base of one of the most popular ski resorts in the country, and with this in mind, you may expect that the area would have a chilly climate. The town has a high alpine climate with chilly temperatures and low levels of humidity. The average daily high temperatures range from 29 in January to 70 in July and August. While the area receives approximately 20 inches of rain each year, most of the precipitation is in the form of snow. In addition to the rainfall, Breckenridge receives approximately 163 inches of snow per year.
While the travel path to Breckenridge is straightforward, the roads are curvy with steep grades, and this can make it seem more challenging to reach if you're driving there by rental car. You can travel across the state on Interstate 70. Then, take Highway 9 south at the Frisco exit. Breckenridge is located a short distance off of the interstate highway. If you are planning to fly into the area, the nearest major airport is the Denver International Airport where you can rent a car or get other transportation into Breckenridge.