Breckenridge is a spectacular ski resort located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. It lies at about 9,600 feet in a valley between a long ridgeline containing Bald Mountain and the Tenmile Range.
The Pikes Peak Gold Rush of 1859 brought prospectors into Summit County, and rich placer deposits along the Blue River brought miners into the area that became Breckenridge.
For many years Terry and I have been fortunate to spend lazy weekends in this town of 4,540 residents. This Saturday we took a favorite walk near the base of Peak 10.
13,684 ft / 4,171m