The leaves are changing. Stunning shades of gold, red, yellow and orange take over hillside in an explosion of color. Autumn days provide time for long hikes and bike rides through the glowing aspen tunnels and invite the perfect setting for fall festivals and celebrations downtown.
Things to do in Breckenridge in the fall….
Get out and Adventure
Although temperatures are steadily dropping, fall is still prime time for many staple outdoor activities that Breckenridge is known for. Drive, hike or bike the countless trails in and around town. If you’re feeling adventurous, grab a mountain bike and speed things up a bit. Breck is home to a thriving mountain biking community so there is an abundance of trails surrounding the area. These are just a few of the unique outdoor experiences to check out this autumn in Breckenridge. Check out our guide to Breckenridge’s best beginner trails with stunning views.
experience our local film fest
Join us for the 39th annual Breckenridge film festival, one of the oldest in the country! This celebration of art and independent film is for the community, visitors and filmmakers. It includes a variety of independent films, educational programs, premieres and more. Get a single block ticket, a pass to all films ore a VIP pass to films, parties and the VIP lounge here.
gET YOUR SPIRITS UP
What could get better than wine in the mountains? Raise your glasses and enjoy over 100 wine & food pairings, educational seminars and outdoor activities from September 12-15 at the Breckenridge Wine Classic! The festival goes all weekend with a variety of events. Stroll Main Street on a walk-about tasting, experience a blind tasting, rise and shine with yoga and breakfast cocktails and, of course, don’t miss the grand tasting! For tickets, to learn more, and get a great VisitBreck lodging deal, click here.
Live music, handcrafted ciders and sours? Yes please! September 27-29 check out the Breckenridge Strings, Ciders & Sours event! Join us for a weekend full of American bluegrass, food pairings, a sours garden and Breck’s beautiful mountain views. Get your tickets to the Cider and Food Pairing Dinner on Friday, the Grand Tasting Saturday or the Sunday Brunch here!
From October 18-20 check out the Craft Spirits Festival which includes restaurant specials, mixology workshops, a downtown pub crawl, historic saloon tours and some of the best liquor in the state! And that’s not all! Try the spirited cooking class, a haunted tombstone tour, “Bloody Sunday” hangover brunch specials and more! For the full schedule and list of events click here.
Find Your Seasonal Creativity
Click over to the Breckenridge Creative Arts October schedule and find a day to get crafty in this state-of-the-art facility. This month’s offerings are top-notch and perfect for anyone looking to learn something new. Highlighting the fall schedule is the Halloween Costume Design event on Friday, October 26th. Participants will design and craft their own Halloween costumes from scratch. Bring your date and prepare for all your Halloween festivities in style.
Similarly, Ready Paint Fire has plenty to offer for those looking to get creative this month. Stop by their art & wine happy hour, running daily from 6 – 9 pm. Don’t miss their unique Paint Your Own Skull events on the 27th and 28th.
Leaf peepers rejoice! The months of September and October are the perfect time to explore the golden hills of Breckenridge. Breck is surrounded by hundreds of miles of easy-access trails and hikes surrounded in autumn gold. No matter where you end up, you will surely find the picturesque aspen groves you are looking for. For added enchantment, it is not uncommon for the first snowfall of the year to come in October. Golden hills and snowy peaks are a breathtaking combo. Come see for yourself at our favorite areas in Breckenridge to enjoy the fall colors.
Get in the Halloween spirit this October with the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance. They offer many interactive, historically-rich tours and ghost tours throughout town and the surrounding area. The Breckenridge Haunted Tour is a local favorite during this time of year and is a great family-friendly activity. Experience the spooky side of Breck on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm all month long. All tours begin at the Breckenridge Welcome Center.
Explore the stunning full colors of the Ten Mile Range by horseback. Breckenridge Stables is dedicated to offering safe horseback riding for the entire family. With over 100 horses to choose from, we’re sure to have one for your ability.
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