Summer of 2017 we closed up our sign shop, Buzz Graphics and made our way out on a road trip loop through Wyoming and Colorado. In Utah we have found running a small business in July is tricky. Between the 4th of July and the state holiday on the 24th of July, business tends to be slow. Folks are traveling, camping and celebrating Summer. We packed up the camp trailer 3 kids, 5 bikes and made our way up through Wyoming out of Northern Utah. Our goal was to make an 11 day camping trip seeing as much of Colorado as possible and hitting the trails. The Mr.'s put together a pretty cool route bringing us home through Moab, Utah.
Our main pit stop was Breckenridge, Colorado where we had a hotel booked for three nights over the 4th of July. It was a good break from camping and the trailer mid trip. Ski Resort towns know how to party over the 4th of July and we picked a good one. We hit the local paved bike path from our hotel to get into main street to see the parade and festivities the morning of the 4th of July.
Breckenridge, Colorado starts off the morning parade with a send off to hundreds of mountain bikers that are off to conquer 50 miles called the Firecracker 50. They split the race up into several categories based on age and MTB experience. It was quite the sight to see so many take off that morning. Mountain biking is huge in Colorado and these participants would have had to be dead in their beds come time for fireworks that night!
I do love a parade, especially when the weather is amazing and your getting shovels of snow thrown at ya! We sipped our iced coffees from Cabin Coffee Company, while enjoying the parade. We then ventured over to some free outdoor concert and kid activities right in town and then we were ready for a nap and headed back to the hotel for a mid day snooze.
Breckenridge Resort offers so many Summer activities for the outdoor enthusiasts, we rode the gondolla up the mountain for free and were so amazed at the possibilities. We packed a lunch and had a picnic and enjoyed our afternoon on the mountain while the kids wore themselves out. Check out the huge list of options on their website.
The littlest one was dying to fish at some point on our trip so we found a reservoir 15 minutes outside of town, Montgomery Reservoir. Total Success! We had the place to ourselves and caught numerous fish in a span of a couple hours. This place was gorgeous and we set the sun right through the mountain range.
It was the perfect ending to the day. We got back into town just in time for the fireworks, which we watched from the parking lot of Breckenridge Resort.
We grabbed a late night dinner and called it a total success for our 4th of July! We hope to pick another fun ski town this year for America's Birthday! What Resort town do you recommend?