Now best known for its
world-class ski resort, Breckenridge Colorado, the oldest and
largest Colorado town in high-altitude Summit County, also affords
a rich mining and frontier history that's been diligently
protected by Breckenridge locals.
Two interesting spots
include the 1875 Carter Museum and Barn, which is said to be the
oldest museum in Colorado, and the abandoned Country Boy hard-rock
mine, where visitors can pan for gold near the Blue River - the
place where gold was first panned in Colorado in 1859.
Other area attractions
include the Stephen C. West Indoor Ice Arena and Outdoor Rink,
Riverwalk Center, Kayak Park, the Gold Run Nordic Center, and the
Breckenridge Nordic Ski Center.
Breckenridge is the
second most visited resort in the U.S. and has been ranked the #6
resort for 2004 by SKI magazine.
Central Colorado ...