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Is it just us, or does Colorado have the best small towns in the country? From farming communities on the plains to towns around Colorado fruit and wine country to quaint mountain communities, there is no shortage of these charming places. When it comes to adventure, however, there is one town in particular that is being called the best in America, which is beautiful Breckenridge:

It’s official: According to USA Today’s 10Best, Breckenridge is one of the country’s Best Small Towns for Adventure!


As per 10Best, “To experience Breckenridge’s stunning beauty, explore the hundreds of hiking trails during the summer and winter,” further noting the town’s “once-in-a-lifetime skiing and snowboarding adventures” and some of the best year-round biking in the state.

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Located a mere hour and a half west of Denver, Breckenridge was originally established as a mining town in 1859 and is now a popular destination for locals and out-of-staters alike.

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In addition to hiking, skiing, and biking, Breckenridge is home to even more can’t-miss adventures, including other recreation (climbing, fishing, or boating, anyone?), unique festivals, and tours.

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As if you needed another to visit and love Breck, the small town is also home to one-of-a-kind shopping and dining, plus ample picture opportunities, scenic roads, and wildlife sightings galore.


In addition to Breckenridge, 10Best also names other communities like Boone, North Carolina; Ellicottville, New York; and Savanna, Illinois (pictured).

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To learn more about all there is to see and do around town, please visit the Breckenridge Tourism Office’s website.

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Do you have a favorite attraction, restaurant, or event that you would like to see featured on Only in Colorado? Remember to nominate it here! For even more to see and do around Breck, check out See The Charming Town Of Breckenridge In Colorado Like Never Before On This Delightful Sleigh Ride.

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