About Breckenridge

 

About Breckenridge

Location

The town of Breckenridge is located in Summit County in north central Colorado, 98 miles west of Denver International Airport (DEN) and the capital City of Denver. The town sits at 9,600 feet (2926 meters) above sea level.

History

Founded in 1859, the town was originally known for it's gold and silver mining.  The opening of the Breckenridge Ski Area on Peak 8 in 1961 began a new era of skiing and recreational tourism which continues today.