Top Six Free Family-Friendly In-Town Activities

Breckenridge is known for being a family-friendly destination with ample activity options for everyone. While there are so many activities to choose from—free, fun, and close to town activities are our favorite! Here is our list of free in-town activities that anyone from grandma to your toddler will love.

Prospector Park

Located on Main Street, this park is the perfect place to let the kids run around after lunch or while Mom is off doing some retail therapy. The slide, tunnel, spiderweb net, and bear are complemented by stunning views of the Ten Miles Range. The parking lot located directly across Main Street helps make this park extremely accessible.

Sawmill Trail

This 1.5-mile round-trip hike begins at the bottom of the Snowflake Lift. The trail runs along a stream and ends at a small reservoir. Trees line the hike and provide plenty of shade along the way. There is small gradual incline gain totaling 240 feet but nothing that most kids or older adults can’t handle. Not sure if this hike will be a good fit? Watch a short video recap of this trail here.

Gondola Ride

The BreckConnect Gondola runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is a wonderful way to see the town of Breckenridge, Peak 7, and Peak 8. This is free of charge, and one pod can hold up to eight passengers. This scenic ride runs over Cucumber Gulch and past Peak 7, and ends at the base of Peak 8. At Peak 8 you will find Epic Discovery (this is not free), Robbie’s Tavern, Ullr Café and stunning views. There is a small playground area that is free of charge and a perfect place for the kids to play while you take in the views.

Highline Railroad Park

Located off Boreas Road beside the Stephen C. West Ice Arena is a hidden gem of a park. This railroad-themed playground has a little something for everyone. Engine No. 9, a locomotive that served Breckenridge for over 50 years, is located at this park, along with historical plaques that describe Breckenridge’s railroad history. For the kids, you will find a “mining cave,” a play train car, and some other railroad-themed items for them to play on.

The Blue River

Grab a blanket and some snacks and head on over to the Riverwalk lawn. Here you will find green grass, easy river access and plenty of room for the kids to run. The lawn is next to a rock sitting wall that makes it easy for the kids to dip their feet into the river and splash around (with adult supervision). From playing catch to soaking up the sun, the entertainment options are endless. Pets are not allowed in this area, so if Fido is along for vacation, he will not be able to enjoy it.

Visit Isak Heartsone

Breckenridge is home to Isak Heartstone, a 15-foot-tall friendly troll who lives in the woods. He loves meeting new visitors and is always happy to welcome you to his home. You’ll travel over a river and into the woods to go tell Isak hello. To find Isak, make your way over to the southeast corner of the Stephen C West Ice Arena parking lot. There you will find the entrance to Trollstigen Trail. Continue down Trollstigen Trail to a fun troll-finding adventure.

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