Breckenridge is officially closed for the summer season and is beginning to gear up for winter. The leaves have made their change and the temps are starting to fall. The beauty of being in the mountains is that even when the resorts close, the fun doesn’t stop.
Take this quieter time to get out and explore all the areas you have yet to see.
Take a Horseback Ride
Enjoy a scenic horseback riding experience with American Safari Ranch. One of the few ranches open year-round, American Safari Ranch is located a short scenic drive from Breckenridge surrounded by mountains. Rides are available in 1.5 and 2 hours blocks with the possibility to add more time if you are loving it.
This is the perfect way to explore the rugged mountains of Colorado, relaxing and letting the horse do all the work.
Enjoy an Exciting Fly Fishing Trip
New to the sport or already a seasoned expert? Either way, fall is a great time to get out on the river in the high country. The cool morning weather gets the fish more active and ready to bite. From Breckenridge, anglers have access to multiple river sections with a Gold Medal status. Breckenridge Outfitters offers multiple trips to accommodate anyone from a two-hour walk/wade to an overnight float trip down the Colorado River.
Relax and Recharge
Not all activities need to be outdoors and active, enjoy a day off at one of Breckenridge’s wonderful spas. Treat yourself to a signature massage or a relaxing skin care treatment. There are more than enough spa’s to choose from, chances are there will be one near your rental home; try Soothe or the Infinity Spa.
Dine and Drink
The offseason always signals one thing in the mountains, fewer crowds and restaurant specials. Locals always welcome the off-season and the deals they bring, this is a perfect excuse to get out and try those restaurants you have been dreaming about all summer. Keep an eye out on exploresummit.com to get up to date information on which restaurants are offering specials.
Just go Explore!
Rent a bike, take a drive, go for a hike, whatever it may be. This is a great time to be outdoors and in nature and there is no shortage of trails and roads in the immediate area The trails are less crowded and the mountain peaks should start accumulating some snow. There is no shortage of trails and roads in the immediate area.
Pro Tip: Weather can be tricky during the fall. Temps can swing from the 30’s up to the 70’s daily, make sure to pack appropriate clothing and prepare for anything mother nature can throw at you.