September 11-19, 2016
It's no surprise that Breckenridge has been referred to as the perfect mountain town. Full of history and character, Breck shares an incredibly laid-back charm that makes you feel like a local – no matter the season.
Base - 9,603 feet to it's highest peak at 14,271 feet (Quandary Peak).
We stayed at the Tiger Run Resort. A 5 star RV resort just north of the town of Breckenridge off of CO-9. There are a mix of RV spaces and cabins(called chalets) giving a neighborhood feel to the park. Lots of trees separate the sites. There is an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, and gym; making it an all-season resort. It's the only RV park in the area and pricey. Book early if you want to grab a site here, the chalets are taking over a lot of the RV spaces so there isn't as many RV sites as in the past.
|Community fire pit area|
|Creek on the property|
|Newer built Chalet|
|Our site(Club site)|
|Our site #263|
Breckenridge Flume Loop-Mountain Biking. We enjoyed this ride so much we did it 4 times while we were here. The perfect distance (total 12 miles) and level of workout plus we could bike to it from our RV park.
|Lower Flume trail-Breckenridge|
|Follow the yellow brick road-Lower Flume trail|
Friday we went to Vail. They run the gondolas from Vail Village and Lionshead village up to mid-mountain.
|Trail to Mid-vail (Berry Picker)|
|Great views- Vail|
|Almost to the end.......|
|Open for lunch|
|Our ride down-Gondola One|
|Rio Grande Restaurant- Frisco, CO|
Also met with friends of mine from pharmacy school who were in Breckenridge over the weekend. We had a great time at Broken Compass Brewery catching up; we had excellent craft biers and unexpected live music that evening. Two members of the local ski patrol band Blue Monkey 22 performed 2 hours of acoustic music.
|My dear friends: Rick and Becky at Broken Compass Brewery|
An end to a memorable week in Breckenridge....... I expect we will return to this area again in our future RV travels.