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About Breckenridge, CO

Located just west of the Continental Divide and at 9,603 feet above sea level is Breckenridge, Colorado. This beautiful mountain town was founded in 1859 as a product of the Gold Rush and is now recognized as the largest historic district in Colorado.

A few places you can still find from over a century ago include the Gold Pan Saloon and Father Dyer Church – sounds like a great way to spend your Sunday! When the Gold Rush ended, the town dwindled to only 51 residents in 1870 but with a new mining strategy, Dredge Mining, the town began many cycles of growth and decline. The many swings of population size caused the townspeople fear of Breckenridge becoming a ghost town on multiple occasions. Then in 1961 the Breckenridge Ski Area opened and saw 17,000 visitors the ?rst season. The resort has grown to be known worldwide as a premier winter destination, seeing an average of 8,000-10,000 visitors each day and is becoming well known for its summer activities as well.

Quick Facts

Populations: Year Round – 4,763 and Peak Season – 37,145

Elevation: 9,603

Town Size: 3,702 Acres or 5.5 Square Miles

Open Space & Parks: 615 Acres

Average Daytime Temps: Summer 70 degress and Winter 28 degrees

Breckenridge and Summit County Government Contacts

Breckenridge Welcome Center: 888-251-2417

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance (Museum): 970-453-9767

Summit Stage: 970-668-0999

Free Ride (Breckenridge Bus): 970-547-3140

Breckenridge Recreation Center: 970-453-1734

Library: 970-453-6098

Police: 970-453-2941

Recycling, Landfill & Compost: 970-468-9263

Assessor’s Office: 970-453-3480

Public Works: 970-453-3170

Summit County Combined Housing Authority: 970-423-7043

Breckenridge Post Office: 970-547-0347

School District

Summit County RE-1

Serves over 3,200 students in 6 elementary schools, 1 middle school and 2 high schools

For the 2013-2014 School Performance Report the district received the highest rating Accredited with

Distinction, meeting or exceeding all rating categories. www.summit.k12.co.us

Town and County Demographics


Breck Today

Summit Daily

The local free paper is distributed throughout Summit County & covers local and national news. The paper is a great resource to stay up to date on what’s happening in Breckenridge, Summit County and the surrounding areas. Available online or pick up one in the blue distribution stands around town.

Parking Information

The Town of Breckenridge has implemented an innovative smart parking system. Patrons can pay for parking with credit cards at the pay station or on their smart phones without ever having to visit a pay station. Pay parking is in effect daily excluding May & October.
Most of Downtown from Park Avenue to Ridge Street is now pay parking. A full list parking rates and hours is listed below. Please note that payment is required each time a vehicle changes location. Fifteen-minute free parking is available in most locations but parkers must still register their license plate on the app or at a meter.

Free Parking is still available at the Satellite Lots north of town, the Ice Rink south of town and during the summer South Gondola lot. These lots are serviced by Breckenridge’s Free Ride bus system. After 3pm F-lot, Wellington, East Sawmill and in the winter Tiger Dredge parking is free. There is also 2 hour free parking on French Street and in the French Street Lot.

Parking is prohibited in all town-operated parking lots between 2a.m.-6 a.m. during the months of November through April, each year. Parking restrictions are strictly enforced. Other restrictions may apply. Always check the posted signs before parking! Overnight parking is offered at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena on Boreas Pass Road and the Satellite Lots for a nominal fee.

NOTE: Due to the unpredictability for snow removal, parking on residential streets is always prohibited in town limits.

Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Mountain College is ranked #17 in the nation by CNN/Money for student success among more than 800 two-year colleges. The college is also rated #1 among Colorado’s two-year colleges for graduation plus transfer rates. CMC offers a full range of learning opportunities in Breckenridge, Dillon and other mountain campuses. Few other colleges match the invigorating blend of hands-on outdoor education, personal attention and rigorous academic preparation.
Colorado Mountain College courses can take you to the wilderness for outdoor studies, have you working at Rocky Mountain ski resorts and four-diamond restaurants, or capturing the natural beauty through visual arts.
Your local campus also has a wide variety of Continuing Education Classes to improve your health, mind and spirit. From learning Adobe Photoshop to Zumba workouts, Colorado Mountain College has over 300 Continuing Education Classes to choose from.

Summit Stage & Breckenridge Free Ride

The public transportation in Summit County and Breckenridge is free for everyone to use. Click the links below for schedules, route maps and more information. Keep in mind some routes change seasonally.

Summit Stage: http://www.co.summit.co.us/index.aspx?NID=586

Breckenridge Free Ride: http://breckfreeride.com/index.aspx?page=1388


The Breckenridge Ski Resort opened for its ?rst season in 1961 with 2 chair lifts for Peak 8 and saw 17,000 skiers. After a successful ?rst season another chair was added in 1962 and a base lodge in 1965. Even though the original lodge is no longer here, the growth of the resort is clear. During the 70’s and 80’s Peak 9 and 10 opened, more lifts were added, snowboarding was welcomed and the resort saw over a million annual visitors. In the last 20 years the resort was purchased by Vail, Peak 7 and 6 opened and the Breck-Connect Gondola was built. Today there is over 2,900 acres on 5 peaks to explore and over 30 lifts to get you there.

Trail Maps

Snow Report - On The Snow

While You are Here

To better serve your needs, we have added the map below with locaters for everything for dining, shopping, lodging and activities around Breckenridge. We want to make sure you fully enjoy everything the Breckenridge has to offer, so if you have a question or need a recommendation, stop by the office or send us a message so we can be of help.


Welcome Center

Located at 203 S. Main Street in what was previously known as the “Bailey Building”. The building includes an interpretive museum highlighting Breckenridge’s history since the mid 1800’s. This is a great location to find out more about our rich history and find guides for learning more about Breckenridge Today.

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