Breckenridge Indoor Activities for Rainy Days

By: Ashley Vitiello | Last Updated on December 22, 2023

Breckenridge enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, but the weather may not always fall in your favor. For those snowy or rainy days, there’s plenty of Breckenridge indoor activities to enjoy so you can keep the fun going inside. We’ve assembled a list our favorite things to do on a rainy day in Breckenridge, so you can make a decision on how you want to spend your day!

P.S.- for outdoor activities, check out our list of best Breckenridge summer activities and best winter activities. Use your down time to pick our your next hike near Breckenridge!

Taste the Local Drinks

Breckenridge is home to several breweries, wineries, and distilleries, all of which offer flights and tasty food to accompany them. For beer, there’s Breckenridge Brewery or the Broken Compass. For wine, try Continental Divide or Carboy Winery. Après on Main Street has some board games and a very diverse drink menu. For spirits, the Breckenridge Distillery is a favorite for both food and drinks, and it’s the highest distillery in the world! They also offer tours of their distillery outside town, or a tasting room is easily accessible on Main Street.

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Breckenridge Distillery

Escape Rooms

Try your hand at an escape room, which is so much fun for the whole family. There’s Mountain Time Escape Rooms and Escape Room Breckenridge, both of which are great companies! For both, your experience is private, so you know no strangers will be accompanying you. If you haven’t done an escape room before, this would be a fun new thing to try!

Country Boy Mine

Although their facility is outdoors, most of the fun takes place indoors on this tour at Country Boy Mine. We highly recommend it for families and any mineral or mining enthusiasts. The mine tour drops 1000 feet into one of Colorado’s most famous mines and ends with free gold panning where you can keep what you find. This tour is one of the most recommended ones in the area!

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Entrance to Country Boy Mine – photo courtesy of Uncover Colorado.

Go Ice Skating

You can ice skate year-round at the indoor Stephen C. West Ice arena near downtown Breckenridge. Check their website for open skate hours and to make reservations. They also offer ice skating lessons, drop-in curling, and disco skate on select days and evenings. On Saturdays during the winter season, you may be able to attend a game of hockey – the Breckenridge Vipers are a semi-professional hockey teams that plays at the arena here.

Take a Crafting Class

The Breckenridge Creative Arts and Breck Create have partnered to put on various crafting classes through the year, with classes ranging from beginner oil painting and crochet, to wire wrapped jewelry and glass blowing. Check out their schedule and prices here!

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Art from the 2-D mixed media techniques class – photo courtesy of Breck Create.

Take a Cooking Class

The local community college, Colorado Mountain College (or CMC for short) regularly offers cooking classes. There’s no experience or college enrollment required, and you can take culinary trips around the world to places like Brazil, Italy, Morocco, and more! Follow the link to CMC above to see their current schedule of events.

Have a Game Night

Visit the local toy store, Peak A Boo Toys, to pick up some games or puzzles to enjoy at your rental or hotel. Start a new family tradition with a game night, or start a local puzzle of the Breckenridge mountain.

For games outside of the house, stop by Downstairs at Eric’s – they have an awesome arcade for people of all ages.

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Peek a Boo Toys in Breckenridge

Have a Spa Day

Have a relaxing day by getting a massage at Breckenridge Mountain Massage, a facial at Blue Sage Spa, your nails done at Love and Lacquers, and your hair cut at Breckenridge Chopping Block. There’s so many wonderful small businesses in town that are here to help you relax and enjoy your chill day.

Go Swimming

The Breckenridge Recreation Center is an impressive 88,000 square foot facility that offers a great opportunity for families to swim, including two pools and a two-story slide. There’s a small lazy river, a basketball hoop, and a mini vortex pool. If you want to exercise, their gym facility has it all with a running track, climbing wall, racquetball courts, fitness classes, cardio equipment, and a weight room.

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Leisure Pool at the Breckenridge Recreation Center

See a Movie

Newly open and recently renovated in 2015, The Eclipse speakeasy movie theater was originally a historic indoor swimming pool constructed in 1909 in the basement of the red brick schoolhouse that now houses the library. With the recent renovation, the theater went digital and now offers first-run Blockbusters, as well as classic, art house, and independent films. For other shows, there’s also Breckenridge Backstage Theater and Riverwalk Center.

Axe Throwing

If you have already tried it, a fun Breckenridge indoor activity is axe throwing at Mountain Axe on Main Street. They advertise “AXEtreme adventure” and a fun time while safely teaching you how to throw an axe for an exciting and empowering expereince.

History Museums

The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance has several museums for the history-lover in your group. Some examples include the Edwin Carter Museum, Barney Ford Museum, and the Breckenridge Welcome Center Museum. See their website for more information. There’s also the Mountain Top Children’s Museum on Park Ave!

Final Thoughts

Breckenridge is a great place to spend some time, rain or shine. You could also consider visiting the surrounding towns like Copper Mountain, Keystone, Idaho Springs, and more. There’s limitless options for things to do and we hope you’ll make the most of your time indoors!

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About The Author

Ashley is an adventurous soul who loves all things nature, especially warm sunshine, wildflowers, scenic snacking, and mushrooms. She is an avid outdoor enthusiast who has spent years enjoying time outside doing things like hiking, camping, and rock climbing.
Her goal with Know Nothing Nomads is to make these hobbies easily accessible through knowledgeable content and how-to's based on all the stuff she's learned on her journey. If she isn't writing an article, she's probably in a forest looking at big mountain views and tiny pieces of moss on the side of the trail.

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