A Local’s Guide to Breckenridge

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Whenever someone thinks about Breckenridge, Colorado the first thing that comes to mind is almost always skiing; after all, Breck is a world class ski resort.  But, we are here to tell you that our bustling mountain town offers so much more than just spectacular snow and breathtaking scenery. Here is Continue Reading

Hiking in Breckenridge: Huron Peak

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Ski season may be right around the corner, but climbing season is not over and hiking in Breckenridge is still at its prime! Located in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area of the San Isabel National Forest, Huron Peak predominately sits in the western corner of the Sawatch Range. Huron Peak Continue Reading

Hiking in Breckenridge: Mount Elbert

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Mount Elbert has a lot to be proud of.  This peak reaches to the highest of heights – literally. Elbert is the tallest 14er, the highest summit in all of the Rockies, and is the second-highest mountain in the contiguous United States. Located just outside of Aspen, this Colorado gem Continue Reading

Why Locals Love October in Breckenridge

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It is October in the Rocky Mountains once again. The leaves have changed, mornings are fresh yet chilly, and all of Breckenridge is quiet. But, just because we are in the off-season does not mean that the mountains are off-limits until ski season. In fact, locals worship the month of October Continue Reading

Hiking in Breckenridge: Mount of the Holy Cross

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A secluded part of the Sawatch Range, Class 2 and 14,009’ Mount of the Holy Cross is not visible from I70 and does not come into view until you are well within the wilderness. Named for the distinct cross shaped snowfield on its northeast face, Holy Cross was once named Continue Reading

Hiking in Breckenridge: GNT

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Highly visible from I70 and reaching well above the Denver skyline, the GNT peaks dominate much of the Front Range. The popular mountains, Grays and Torreys, hold the distinction of being the only two 14ers on the Continental Divide. Highly accessible and situated close to the interstate, the two peaks Continue Reading

Great Rubber Duck Race

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Thousands of spectators are gathering in Breckenridge this Labor Day Weekend to cheer on almost 10,000 yellow rubber ducks that will be racing down the Blue River. On Saturday, September 5th the annual event will transform Breck’s most famous river into a rushing sea of yellow. Each year, adults and Continue Reading

Hiking in Breckenridge: Mount Bierstadt

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14,060’ Class 2 Mount Bierstadt is a muddy yet beautiful gem. Unlike most other 14er’s in Colorado, from the trailhead, hikers are able to see their entire route up Mount Bierstadt’s west slopes. Arguably the easiest of Colorado’s 58 14er’s, Mount Bierstadt is one of the highest peaks in the Continue Reading

Hiking in Breckenridge: Quandary Peak

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On August 10, 2015, almost a month after my Sherman trip, I was finally able to make the journey back to the Mosquito Mountain Range; this time, my destination was the 14, 265’ summit of Quandary Peak. The mountain is considered to be a Class 1 climb with no major Continue Reading