Just south of the Eisenhower Tunnel, Breckenridge is a historic town with deep roots and has become a hot tourist destination during all seasons. From hiking and biking and fishing in the summer to skiing in the winter, visitors can enjoy all this resort area offers. Down Main Street, restaurants and shops invite shoppers and folks hungry from a day of adventure.
In 1859, Breckenridge derived its name after John Breckinridge, the 14th Vice President of the United States, in order to gain favor with the government and obtain a post office. The ploy worked, Breckenridge was granted the first post office between Salt Lake City and the Continental Divide. However, Mr. Breckinridge sided with the Confederate south during the civil way, so the town opted to change the spelling of the name in 1861, changing the "i" to an "e" and it has been Breckenridge ever since.
This mountain resort town lies at the base of the Ten-Mile Range, and the surrounding areas such as Frisco, Dillon and Lake Dillon to the north and a 14er, Quandry Peak at 14,265', to the south provide other avenues for adventure.
I hope you enjoy this gallery of Breckenridge and the surrounding area. This gallery will be under construction throughout 2017.