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Escape to Breckenridge This Fall

September 3, 2023

Everyone knows that winter in Breckenridge is wonderful, but did you know that fall has just as much to offer? If you only visit this beautiful mountain town when it is cold outside, then you’re missing out on a lot of fun! Fall is gorgeous in Breckenridge, and many of the town’s best festivals and activities can be enjoyed in fall. With smaller crowds and more affordable travel rates, you can’t go wrong planning a fall Breckenridge vacation. Here are some of the top reasons to visit Breckenridge in the fall.


Smaller Crowds

One of the many advantages of visiting Breckenridge during the fall is the convenience of off-season travel. The crowds are much smaller in Colorado’s top ski towns during the fall just before ski season begins. This means you'll have more space to enjoy the mountains and less traffic on the roads! The prices are also a lot lower, so you’ll likely find great discounts on restaurants, activities, and transportation. The savings are helpful to have when you’re adventuring around this normally expensive town. In the fall, you can take advantage of all that Breckenridge has to offer without waiting in long lines or spending a fortune! 

Fall Foliage 

The fall foliage in Breckenridge is breathtaking. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains’ Tenmile Range, the town is surrounded by endless beauty. As the aspen trees change color, the mountainsides come alive with vibrant shades of yellow, orange, and red. There are many great places to go leaf-peeping while you’re in Breckenridge. Some of the best spots include the French Gulch, Main Street, and Boreas Pass. The fall foliage is all over, though. No matter where you are in town, you’re guaranteed to see colorful leaves! 

Hiking is my favorite way to admire fall foliage, but you can also opt to take in the views on a scenic drive, while horseback riding, or while on a gondola! 


The Great Outdoors

Whether you’re interested in the leaves or not, you should definitely spend some time exploring the Great Outdoors in Breckenridge this fall. The weather is ideal for outdoor activities. The days are warm and sunny, with highs typically sitting in the mid-50s and low 60s. The weather doesn’t get much better for those looking to engage in hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, and other outdoor activities. Breckenridge is surrounded by stunning scenery. It is a shame to miss out on the landscape while you’re in town! Be sure to take some time to explore local nature. 

The fishing in Breckenridge is particularly good in the fall. The fish are more active at this time, and the mild weather means that fishing is more enjoyable. You’ll catch more fish and have a better time doing so! Some of the best fishing spots in the area include the Blue River, Dillon Reservoir, and Williams Fork.

If you’re looking to golf while you’re in Breckenridge, then fall is the perfect time to hit the links. The nice weather and smaller crowds make it easy to enjoy an afternoon on the green. Some of the best golf courses near Breckenridge include Breckenridge Golf Club and Keystone Ranch Course


Fall Festivals 

There are plenty of festivals and events that take place in and near Breckenridge during the fall season. Some of the top events include Breckenridge Oktoberfest (September 15-17, 2023); Breckenridge Film Festivals (September 21-24, 2023); Breckenridge Strings, Ciders & Sours (September 29-October 1, 2023), and Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival (October 6-8, 2023). Events like these are an excellent way to experience local culture! Keep an eye out for other exciting events. 

No matter what you choose to do in Breckenridge this fall, you're sure to have a great time. The beautiful scenery, the mild weather, and the abundance of outdoor activities make Colorado a fantastic destination for a fall getaway. Be sure to come back in the winter, when ski season is in full swing!

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