Breckenridge is a historic town located in the Colorado Rockies. With its picturesque setting and wide range of activities, Breckenridge is the perfect place to spend a fall vacation, hopefully catching some beautiful aspens displaying their golden fall foliage. Here is a suggested itinerary for a 3 day fall foliage trip to Breckenridge.
Day One | Exploring Main Street and the Blue River
Shopping on Main Street and Relaxing at Riverwalk Plaza
Start your day by exploring the charming Main Street, definitely grab a coffee before exploring the shops at The Crown – don’t forget to check out their heavenly pastries too.
Main Street is where you will find great souvenirs, art from local artisans, as well as restaurants. Plan on taking a break from shopping and enjoy the Riverwalk Plaza, strolling by the Blue River or enjoy a book by the water.
Spend the Evening Enjoying Great Food in Breckenridge
For dinner, enjoy a delicious meal at one of Breckenridge’s many excellent restaurants. I recommend Whiskey Star Smokehouse for a casual meal, they serve Texas Style BBQ. We really liked the brisket chili and mac n cheese.
Or if you want something more upscale, go to Hearthstone, they specialize in farm-to-table Colorado cuisine. The food, service, and ambiance was the highlight of our trip when we went here. You really can’t go wrong with any of the dishes here but we enjoyed the scallops and the English sticky toffee pudding.
Day Two | Hiking in Breckenridge to Find Fall Foliage
Spend the day enjoying the beautiful outdoors with a hike hunting for fall foliage in Breckenridge. Grab some filling breakfast to fuel up for your hike, we like the Blue Moose Restaurant. They have tasty breakfast burritos and cinnamon rolls. There are some great hikes in Breckenridge that can be found here, at all hiking levels, lots of great options for everyone!
We did the B&B to Reiling Drege to Minnie Mine hike, a 2.9 mile loop that takes you by some awe inspiring views as well as some cool old ruins. There were amazing sweeping views of Summit Valley as well as tons of great fall color.
**I do want to warn travelers, Altitude sickness is no joke, PLEASE take some time to acclimate to the higher Altitude and drink tons of water** This is my water bottle of choice because of it’s great insulation and lid that has a cap on it, so if you drop it you still have a way to drink from it without the dirt.
Check Out a Restaurant on the Water and Try to Escape an Escape Room
After freshening up after hiking, go enjoy eating al fresco at Ollie’s Pub & Grub Breck, the views are amazing and don’t miss out on their delicious fries and wings. Take a stroll after dinner or try to make your escape in one of 3 rooms at Mountain Time Escape Rooms.
Day Three | Finding the Troll or Exploring Frisco
Head Over to the Neighbor Town of Frisco
On your last day, take a scenic drive to one of the nearby towns, such as Frisco or Silverthorne. We love to spend our last morning eating at the Butterhorn in Frisco, the eggs benedict is served on a fresh made croissant and their pastry case is mouthwatering.
After a hearty breakfast, take a walk through the Frisco Historic Park & Museum. They have a cool museum on the history of Frisco as well as some historic building you can walk through and see how life used to be in Frisco.
Or Find the Troll and Have Brunch
Alternatively, you can spend some time relaxing at your hotel or rental property and then grabbing some brunch at the Columbine Café – don’t miss out on the pork green chili!
After breakfast, check out the Breckenridge Troll and wander through the golden aspens a little bit before heading home. Whatever you do, make sure to enjoy your time on this fall foliage itinerary in Breckenridge!
If you’re looking for a fall getaway that will leave you feeling refreshed and inspired, Breckenridge is the perfect destination.
With plenty of activities to choose from, breathtaking views, and welcoming locals, it’s no wonder this charming town is a favorite among travelers. Hope you enjoy this 3 day fall foliage itinerary in Breckenridge.
Let me know if I missed any of your favorite activities or want help planning your own fall vacation. We’d love to hear about them in the comments!
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