From sampling local craft beers to hiking heart-pounding trails, we've partnered with Breckenridge Brewery to give you a first-hand look at everything Breckenridge, Colorado has to offer.
I've got the travel bug 365 days a year, but the urge to get out of town and explore a new place becomes especially strong during the warm summer months. You might be thinking to yourself: Rome! Paris! London! Those are certainly on my list, but there's a closer adventure I have in mind, and it's one that doesn't require a passport. I'm talking about Colorado. My parents and I used to take ski trips to the state almost every spring break growing up, but I never realized there's just as much to do—if not more—outside of the winter season.
Earlier this summer, contributor Morgan Carter shared with us her favorite spots to hike, climb, swim, and eat throughout the state. Now, she's got me planning a road trip from picture-perfect Breckenridge to scenic Littleton, with plenty of stops along the way for hiking, checking out the local music scene, taking in the scenery, and of course—snacks.
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The best part about this trek? It's book-ended with visits to Breckenridge Brewery's two locations, so you can sample local brews you won't be able to find anywhere else. Whether you're thinking about planning a trip, or just living vicariously through the Internet, you're going to want to check out this lineup of our favorite local spots. Check out this one-of-a-kind experience in the 360-degree video above.
What are your favorite road trip stops in Colorado? Let us know in the comments!
In partnership with Breckenridge Brewery, makers of quality craft beers, we're thrilled to share exciting destinations throughout Colorado. Whether you're picnicking, camping, cooling off after a bike ride or hike, or relaxing in one of the state's many great restaurants or bars, a Breckenridge beer is the perfect pairing. Want more great pairings? See our guide to summer eats and brews around the country!
Erin Alexander is the Assistant Editor of Partner Content at Food52, covering pop culture, travel, foods of the internet, and all things #sponsored. Formerly at Men’s Journal, Men’s Fitness, Us Weekly, and Hearst, she currently lives in New York City.