Breckenridge is First to Fall With Some of North America’s Earliest Fall Colors. For those who are already craving cooler temps, pumpkin lattes, evening sweaters and fall colors, Breckenridge is the place to book a September or early October vacation. Located at 9,600 ft. above sea level, the charming and historic town is one of the first in Colorado to say hello to fall. The area's splendid groves of aspen trees begin their annual transformation to brilliant gold, red and orange earlier given the town’s high elevation. Fall colors can peak throughout the month of September, with mid September usually being prime viewing, and can go into early October.
Fall for Adventurous History Buffs: Miners came to Breckenridge in search of gold, and today’s visitors come in search of adventure coupled with the gold that fall provides. Much of the town’s mining history can be experienced on the town’s 60+ miles of interconnected trails perfect for fall hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. History buffs can opt for a guided historic hike with the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance.
The 2nd Annual Oktober-FEAST will take place Friday – Sunday, September 24-26 and will showcase Breckenridge’s culinary community choreographing memorable Bavarian-style mountain dining experiences with imaginative multi-course meal and craft libation pairings. Reservations are required and expected to go fast. More information at GoBreck.com
Learn to Mountain Bike Amongst the Fall Colors: The Town of Breckenridge and Summit County Open Space recently constructed the new River Park on the north-end of Breckenridge with a strider skill park perfect for children ages 5-12 to learn valuable bike skills and play. Colorado Adventure Guides can teach visitors of all ages new mountain bike skills through a variety of mountain bike clinics for various skill levels from beginners to those looking to take their dirt riding to the next level.
Cast in Colors: Fall is one of the best times of the year to learn (and enjoy) how to fly fish. This sport soared in popularity during the pandemic and fall welcomes a fly fishing sensory experience with golden scenery, the sounds of the river, the feel of the cast and perfect cool temperatures. Holding gold medal status, the Blue River runs right through the town of Breckenridge and is full of trout! Breckenridge Outfitters offers a variety of fly fishing classes from 101 and fly tying to intermediate and women’s clinics as well as guided excursions.
Photo Credits: Liam Doran, Julia Ordog/Breckenridge Tourism