Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A Breckenridge Getaway

Last week, we spent a few days up in Breckenridge, Colorado (aka Breck), a ski community less than three hours away from my house. The town got its start when prospectors came for the Pikes Peak Gold Rush in 1859 and discovered placer gold deposits along the Blue River. These days, Breck has a population of about 4,500 at an elevation of 9,600 feet. In my humble opinion, the Colorado ski towns are more fun and more beautiful in the summer--not to mention less crowded and with better weather. And, in Breck's case, free gondola and parking.

Some of the many things we enjoyed:

The picturesque town

Friendly dogs

Historic cemetery
Summer sled dog ride

Alpine coaster



Renting a boat on Lake Dillon


Lots of good food


The wildlife

And of course the spectacular views

6 comments:

Susan Kane said...

You live in one of the most amazing places on earth. That is a lovely town to visit. Thanks for the visual tour.

Tracy said...

The dog on the chair is super cute. Of course the scenic views are amazing.

Jenny said...

Thanks for stopping by for a quick look at a great Colorado getaway spot!

Jan Newman said...

We've never been to Breckenridge, but your photos made me miss Crested Butte. Love the dog waiting for Mommy or Daddy to come back.

Jenny said...

Crested Butte is so beautiful too! I don't get there often enough.

Jane Fader said...

Hi Jenny,
My name is Jane and I'm with Dwellable.
I was looking for blogs about the historic district of Breckenridge to share on our site and I came across your post...If you're open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
Hope to hear from you soon!
Jane