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Posted: 12/11/2014 12:12:17 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2014 12:13:32 AM EST by dogesco93]
This is more or less look to confirm my research. Im visiting Breckenridge for New Years. I'm going with my girlfriend for 6 nights/7 days including two days of air travel. We will be staying with her brother and his fiance. They have been around for about 6 months, so I'm sure they have some stuff planned. Any must sees/must dos/must eats? I would love to have something for us all to do that they haven't done. We are for sure renting snowmobiles for a day and doing some hiking/skiing. This is my first real trip to snow so it's going to be a great time.

I'm also going to bring my CCW. I have a GA permit which is honored in Colorado. 15+1 as far as capacity. Am i good to go, or do I need to bring 10 round mags/a smaller gun?

Any CCW laws I should be aware of? Do 'no weapons' signs hold legal weight? Do I have a duty to inform LEOs of carrying upon interaction? I have checked USACarry but see nothing in regards to these two things.

http://www.usacarry.com/colorado_concealed_carry_permit_information.html
Link Posted: 12/11/2014 12:58:35 AM EST
http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_8_20/570745_HIGH_CAP_MAG_QUESTION.html

One of the many times the question was asked . Bring them but don't sell them.
Link Posted: 12/11/2014 11:14:21 AM EST
If you owned the magazine prior to 7-1-2013, then it's fine. If bought after that date, then technically it's now a bad bad BAD metal box with spring inside.

After a year and a half, nobody has been charged under that law in spite of some pretty blatant violations. It's not what I'd lose sleep over.

No-guns signs only have legal weight on government buildings with metal detectors at all of the doors (and on Federal property where 18USC930 applies).

No duty to volunteer that you're armed if contacted by police. The statute does require a truthful answer if you're asked, but you get to wait until the officer asks.

Carry in bars is legal. Armed while under the influence is not, and "under the influence" is defined pretty broadly for purposes of that statute.

I really like the Dillon Dam Brewery over in Dillon. From Breck, go north on Highway Nine to Swan Mountain Road, over Swan Mountain Road (a nice scenic drive but take it a little slowly) to where it dead-ends at a traffic light/T-intersection, hang a left, and watch for the brewery on the left in one of the strip malls. It's a brewpub that, unusually for a brewpub (or any restaurant anymore) will leave a burger rare if you ask nicely.

If you don't have experience with altitude, drink a lot of water and take a day or so to get used to it once you get here and before you go nuts. The entire county is above 9000' and the air is a bit thin.

Link Posted: 12/22/2014 10:52:58 PM EST
when my wife and I went to Breckenridge we went dogsledding.

you get to drive the dogsled... well in my case I got to wreck the dogsled. I dumped us into some of the softest snow I have ever been in. I was face down in the snow and tried to do a pushup to get up and my hands just went straight down and I remained face down in the snow. In my defense of the situation I am from New Mexico and I had never seen sown that deep.

anyway, I highly recommend doing a search for dogsledding in Breckenridge.
Link Posted: 12/23/2014 12:36:09 AM EST
Dredge Restaurant Haven't been in a few years, but it was pretty cool and good
Link Posted: 12/23/2014 11:41:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/23/2014 11:45:06 AM EST by djkest]
We go to Breckenridge all the time- it's one of my favorite places on earth. Breckenridge has a TON of dining options and there are other cities nearby with even more choices.

I like Ember for a nice low-key dinner. ($$$) I like Breckenridge Brewery as well- even though it's popular- it can be one of the cheapest places to eat, depending on what you order.
While overpriced, Seven's Restaurant on Peak 7 has great pizzas and a great view- and a good bar area.

Do you like Beer? Dylan Dam brewery is pretty good- very good. Backcountry Brewing in Frisco is good. Whisky? Visit Breckenridge distillery.

There is a place on main street that makes really good Crepes. There is a neat spice shop on main street (now located in a basement) on the East Side of the street.
Mary's Mountain cookies are exceptional- even a day old.

Forget hiking. Too much snow. Snowshoeing, now that is a possibility. Breckenridge is a world-class ski resort as you probably know. And Keystone is just a 20 minute or so drive away.
Cucumber Gulch is a nice place to snowshoe, along with Mayflower gulch, or many other places.

One thing that's about 45 minute drive away- Snowshoe to the top of Shrine Pass, it's just off of Vail pass between Copper Mountain and Vail. Spectacular view, esp. if you catch an amazing sunrise or sunset from this vista. If you need more info on this let me know. If you are in great shape you can make it up in about 1 hour, and down in 40 minutes.
Link Posted: 12/23/2014 1:58:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By djkest:
We go to Breckenridge all the time- it's one of my favorite places on earth. Breckenridge has a TON of dining options and there are other cities nearby with even more choices.

I like Ember for a nice low-key dinner. ($$$) I like Breckenridge Brewery as well- even though it's popular- it can be one of the cheapest places to eat, depending on what you order.
While overpriced, Seven's Restaurant on Peak 7 has great pizzas and a great view- and a good bar area.

Do you like Beer? Dylan Dam brewery is pretty good- very good. Backcountry Brewing in Frisco is good. Whisky? Visit Breckenridge distillery.

There is a place on main street that makes really good Crepes. There is a neat spice shop on main street (now located in a basement) on the East Side of the street.
Mary's Mountain cookies are exceptional- even a day old.

Forget hiking. Too much snow. Snowshoeing, now that is a possibility. Breckenridge is a world-class ski resort as you probably know. And Keystone is just a 20 minute or so drive away.
Cucumber Gulch is a nice place to snowshoe, along with Mayflower gulch, or many other places.

One thing that's about 45 minute drive away- Snowshoe to the top of Shrine Pass, it's just off of Vail pass between Copper Mountain and Vail. Spectacular view, esp. if you catch an amazing sunrise or sunset from this vista. If you need more info on this let me know. If you are in great shape you can make it up in about 1 hour, and down in 40 minutes.
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There's a new bar called Apres Handcrafted Libations that's delicious as well.

Breck is one of my favorite places, and all of these recs are spot-on.
Link Posted: 12/23/2014 2:14:11 PM EST
^^^ You seem familiar, did you change your screen name?
Link Posted: 12/23/2014 2:14:37 PM EST
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It is entirely possible.

Link Posted: 12/26/2014 8:15:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/26/2014 9:03:13 PM EST by fishthefish]
All good suggestions. ember http://emberbreck.com is one of my favorite places to eat, as well as mountain flying fish http://www.mtflyingfish.com for sushi. There's a place on main st called oscars that has hand crafted tacos and tequila. If the weather isn't too cold and they are open, the food cart on the north side of town called Stella's hungry horse http://stellashungryhorse.com has awesome food, one of the best hamburgers I've ever eaten, but outside seating only. and definitely get a crape from crapes a la cart food cart on main st. there's a really cool snowmobile trip you can do from vail pass to the town of red cliff, you snowmobile right into the town of red cliff, can have lunch, and head back. http://www.coloradodirectory.com/maps/snowmobileredcliff.html (Don't carry while riding snowmobiles).

Also, there's breckenridge distillery, https://www.breckenridgedistillery.com and you can tour the distillery, and get samples too from the tasting room on main st. The breckenridge bourbon won some awards, and is served on a few flights in and out of DIA. There's also a new brewery called broken compass http://www.brokencompassbrewing.com outside town on the north side, well worth the trip.

No guns signs do not have the force of law, but if asked to leave you need to. There are only a handful of places you can't open carry, aside from the obvious, you can't at the ice rink, or the town square park in the center of town where the xmass tree is, and I'm guessing the ski area. You do not have to inform LE, but they would appreciate it if you are contacted.
Link Posted: 12/26/2014 8:18:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/26/2014 9:02:09 PM EST by fishthefish]
There's a quick hike you can do at the top of swan mountain road that goes towards keystone. It's called sapphire point and has great views of the lake. You won't need snowshoes and it's about a 1/2 hr loop.
Great snow shooing up out French gulch too.

Other cool stuff besides skiing is the tubing hill at keystone, (not to be confused with the one in frisco), it's pretty crazy.

And two below sleigh rides http://dinnersleighrides.com where they sleigh you to a dinner. I've never done it but it gets good reviews.

There's a public, free, shooting range past the dump in keystone if you want to practice cold weather shooting. http://summitrange.org

The altitude can really kick your butt, stay super hydrated, like clear pee hydrated, and there's some natural pills you can get at the health food store called altitude adjustment that can help. Have your BIL pick them up. http://www.altitude-adjustment.com

That's all I have for now.
Link Posted: 12/27/2014 6:32:20 PM EST
Another Georgian heading to breckenridge in Feb. Just wanted to thank you all for the advice.. I had the same questions as OP I was surprised to find a post already on it... Keep the recommendations coming. I am planing my restaurant trips based solely on the posts here!
Link Posted: 12/28/2014 1:03:31 PM EST
Where is the best place for Pizza?
Link Posted: 12/28/2014 4:53:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By manderson1911:
Another Georgian heading to breckenridge in Feb. Just wanted to thank you all for the advice.. I had the same questions as OP I was surprised to find a post already on it... Keep the recommendations coming. I am planing my restaurant trips based solely on the posts here!
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http://www.giampietropizza.com on main and Lincoln. Their calzones are also awesome.

And I know you Georgians think you know BBQ, but if you get a catfish sandwich at http://moesoriginalbbq.com/lo/breckenridge/about-breckenridge it might be the best one you've ever eaten.
Link Posted: 12/29/2014 9:57:23 PM EST
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http://www.giampietropizza.com on main and Lincoln. Their calzones are also awesome.

And I know you Georgians think you know BBQ, but if you get a catfish sandwich at http://moesoriginalbbq.com/lo/breckenridge/about-breckenridge it might be the best one you've ever eaten.
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Originally Posted By manderson1911:
Another Georgian heading to breckenridge in Feb. Just wanted to thank you all for the advice.. I had the same questions as OP I was surprised to find a post already on it... Keep the recommendations coming. I am planing my restaurant trips based solely on the posts here!


http://www.giampietropizza.com on main and Lincoln. Their calzones are also awesome.

And I know you Georgians think you know BBQ, but if you get a catfish sandwich at http://moesoriginalbbq.com/lo/breckenridge/about-breckenridge it might be the best one you've ever eaten.


See now I grew up in the Boston area.. .I know calzones!!!

I've never had a catfish sandwich.. Normally stick to the pulled pork, and brisket.. But I will certainly try this out! Thanks!
Link Posted: 12/29/2014 10:45:59 PM EST
well, getting ready for bed.

i have the GF packed and ready, GoPro hero 4 fully charged with 6 batteries, and anxious as hell to get out of the georgia heat to snow

leaving ATL at 8am est and landing in Denver around 10 local time.

thanks for all of the advice gents, I will be sure to update throughout and post pics after the trip.

looks like some kick ass weather
Link Posted: 12/30/2014 10:41:03 AM EST
It's really cold right now. Hope you stay warm! Also, feel free to update us on the go, if you want.
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After a year and a half, nobody has been charged under that law in spite of some pretty blatant violations. It's not what I'd lose sleep over.
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Not only that, but since you can still openly buy them in most stores, I'm gonna say that you'd have to be really, REALLY unlucky to have an issue with that.

I may have had dirty thoughts about having purchased myself some 30's for Christmas. Maybe.
Link Posted: 1/8/2015 6:30:36 PM EST
OP did you have a good time? What did you end up doing?
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 6:09:02 PM EST
Great thread. Thanks for all the responses. Wife and I will be in Breckenridge next Friday, staying for a week, and these will come in handy. Haven't been out there for 5 years, but hopefully picking up a timeshare this year.

No hi-caps coming with the pistol, so no worries.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 9:22:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Mudfoot:
Great thread. Thanks for all the responses. Wife and I will be in Breckenridge next Friday, staying for a week, and these will come in handy. Haven't been out there for 5 years, but hopefully picking up a timeshare this year.

No hi-caps coming with the pistol, so no worries.
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That actually does worry me.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 12:22:56 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Mudfoot:
Great thread. Thanks for all the responses. Wife and I will be in Breckenridge next Friday, staying for a week, and these will come in handy. Haven't been out there for 5 years, but hopefully picking up a timeshare this year.
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Check out this one: http://grandlodgeonpeak7.com/default.aspx

and the one being built now:
http://www.grandcoloradoonpeak8.com/
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Originally Posted By Lothbrok:

That actually does worry me.
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Originally Posted By Lothbrok:
Originally Posted By Mudfoot:
Great thread. Thanks for all the responses. Wife and I will be in Breckenridge next Friday, staying for a week, and these will come in handy. Haven't been out there for 5 years, but hopefully picking up a timeshare this year.

No hi-caps coming with the pistol, so no worries.

That actually does worry me.


Do tell.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 3:30:35 PM EST
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OP did you have a good time? What did you end up doing?
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had an amazing time! sorry for the late update. i have been covered up the last few weeks, still need to upload and edit pics.

we did a ton of stuff.

snowmobiling, walking around snowshoes, some shopping, spent a day in denver, bars, brewery tours, keystone one day, lots of amazing food, the whole 9 yards

eta: also did a tour of the breck whiskey distillery. great whiskey

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