Breckenridge, Colorado

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Breckenridge, Colorado

Breckenridge is a classic born-again boom town of the American West. Many well-tended Victorian structures framed by some of the highest peaks of the Colorado Rockies are now surrounded by verdant parks and colorful gardens. In 1859, gold was discovered in a stream almost 9,600 feet above sea level in this broad valley. The town flourished briefly, then faded. A century later, a ski area opened the way for a second boom, which is still in progress.

Today, an extensive network of bicycle/walking paths connects a delightful system of ponds, pedestrian bridges, and waterfalls to a vibrant downtown business district past a monumental community recreation complex, and well beyond. Chairlifts and gondolas anchor both ends of downtown to serve skiers who enjoy glorious high country scenery from a vast array of ski runs amidst spectacular peaks. The compact heart of town is a bonanza of gourmet restaurants, quality galleries, outdoor sports shops, and charming accommodations.

For more information, check with the local Chamber of Commerce.


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