Exploring Breckenridge in the Fall

Breckenridge may be thought of as the ultimate ski destination, and it has certainly earned this reputation, however, did you know that this mountain haven comes alive in the fall with numerous festivals, leaf-peeping opportunities, and even a ghost tour? Plan a weekend get-away to this picturesque town and enjoy Colorado’s outdoors in all its autumnal glory. Here’s what you should know:

Breck’s Festival Scene

September and October draw a smattering of exciting festivals to this mountain enclave. Kick off the fall with Brecktoberfest – the city’s very own German-style beer festival. Don your lederhosen, practice your best “prost!”, and head to Breck’s Riverwalk area to enjoy live music, free-flowing beer, and lively energy.

If high-end spirits are more your thing, purchase a ticket to the city’s Craft Spirits Festival. From tastings and workshops to tours and after parties, this event is a great way to learn about the local spirits scene while sipping and sampling tasty offerings.  

Leaf Peeping

Breckenridge’s mountains come alive one last time before the first snow. Aspen trees turn from a subtle silvery-green to a shining gold as September turns into October. Explore the largest organism in the world – the aspen grove – while nabbing some stellar photos of Colorado’s changing seasons. Take a hike straight from town, fly fish in the river, or ride the gondola up to the top of the ski valley for panoramic views. Whatever outdoor excursion your bucket list includes, Breckenridge is the place to finally check it off.

Golf the Breckenridge Golf Course

As the only town in the world to sport a Jack Nicklaus-designed 27-hole course for avid golfers, this activity can’t be missed. The course is open from May through October and resides in the scenic Upper Blue River Valley. Golfers are treated to snow-capped mountain views, perfectly manicured greens, and a little confidence boost. Rumor has it that the golf ball flies further and straighter at this elevation due to less air resistance.

Take a Ghost Tour

Like many Colorado mountain towns, Breckenridge has its own unique mining history. Scores of buildings along the town’s main drag date back at least a century and have hosted everyone from dignitaries to derelicts. Three ghost tour options are available for the avid ghost hunter – an authentic Wild West Ghost Tour, an English Tea Tour, and a Strange but True tour. Each takes its time to walk patrons through various parts of Breckenridge, discussing western frontier history, Victorian-era happenings, or odd events like mysterious disappearances and suspected kidnappings. Don’t miss the chance to see a whole new side of this charming Colorado mountain town.

Breckenridge offers something unique and engaging, regardless of the season. Get outdoors and enjoy the fall or mosey around town to learn about Colorado’s rich history. No matter how you slice it, Breck has a little bit of everything.

The Piedmont Apartments is just a short drive from this treasured mountain town. Take a quick day trip or plan an entire weekend. Living at the Piedmont makes it possible to savor Colorado’s mountain cultures and curate a recreation-based lifestyle. Contact us today for a tour of our luxury apartments in Avon, Colorado. 

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