Our Adventures RV'ing

Our Adventures RV'ing

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


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.

Nice landscaping

Premium site

Community fire pit area

Typical site

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

We expected weather in Breckenridge for the 1st part of the week. We didn't expect to wake up to a dusting of snow on the peaks. It didn't last all day but it was nice to see while we were here. Reminded us that ski season will be here before we know it.

Friday we went to Vail. They run the gondolas from Vail Village and Lionshead village up to mid-mountain.

Vail village

We hiked the Berry Picker trail from Lionshead base up to lower fireweed trail then across the mountain over to the Mid-vail lodge. A strenuous 4 mile hike that took us a little over 2.5 hours and a 2200 foot elevation gain. Mid-vail lodge was open for lunch; we had a sandwich and a beer then took Gondola One, a free ride, down to Vail village.

Trail to Mid-vail (Berry Picker)

Great views- Vail

Almost to the end.......

Open for lunch

Our ride down-Gondola One

Vail village had their Oktoberfest that weekend. We walked through it but didn't partake in the bier festivities.

Vail village-Oktoberfest
We walked through the village back to our car parked at Lionshead village. A great day at Vail. I liked Vail better then Aspen, maybe because on Friday it wasn't all that busy. It had the Swiss look and feel to it and the pedestrian friendly streets were nicer.

Lionshead village-Vail

Pedestrian streets-Vail

We were able to meet up with our former neighbors (Ira and Loretta) who would winter in Scottsdale and spend the summer in Denver. We met them in Frisco for a happy hour dinner at Rio Grande.  

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

Blue Monkey 22

An end to a memorable week in Breckenridge....... I expect we will return to this area again in our future RV travels.

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