Labor Day has come and gone in Breckenridge and as if on cue the golden colors of fall have started to peek out all around Breckenridge and Summit County. Fall in Breckenridge is the perfect time for a short visit to escape the lingering heat and crowds in the city and enjoy some peace in quiet in a cool environment. Of course there is Oktoberfest weekend which is the largest street party in Summit County all year. But overall Breckenridge is pretty quiet this time of year.
Although the fall colors continue to be a draw for sightseers to Summit County, autumn in Breckenridge is generally considered off season and there are deals to be had all over town. Always make sure to check the Summit Daily News (the free newspaper in the blue boxes) for the best and most current deals on food and shopping. Many restaurants are offering 2 for 1’s and other awesome deals especially on weekdays. Shops and boutiques are slashing prices in an effort to clear out the summer’s stocks in order to make way for winter inventory so don’t miss out on the opportunity to save a little in Breckenridge.
Another wonderful aspect about Breckenridge in the autumn is the weather. A little known fact is that October is actually the driest month in Summit County. Of course by October many people are thinking of snow. Although Arapaho Basin and Loveland Ski Area perennially battle in the fall to be the first to open their slopes, they do it on the back of man-made snow. Hiking and biking as well as leaf peeping are the main activities in Breckenridge and Summit County. I you are coming up to Breckenridge to do some hiking stop by City Market or one of many shops on Main Street and pick up a Summit Hiker. The Summit Hiker is best resource on local hikes with 52 local trails described and hikes from easy to difficult.
There are many awesome trails to hike and bike in Breckenridge and Summit County that really display the fall colors. One of our favorites is the Baker’s Tank Loop which offers the perfect conditions for an autumn hike for the whole family. Baker’s Tank is one of the hikes featured in The Summit Hiker. The Trail is easy to get to and just a few miles from Main Street near the top of Boreas Pass Road. There are 2 options, a single track trail or just staying on Boreas pass road which is great for a family with a stroller. Both trails meander through beautiful golden aspen glades and offer stunning views of the entire Breckenridge Ski Area and Ten Mile Range. Baker’s Tank is classified as easy and although at a high elevation is good for all ages and abilities.
If you are looking for a break from your routine Breckenridge is the perfect location to get away to for a couple of days. Fall in Breckenridge offers warm days and cool nights, offseason deals and good times.
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