A town of central Colorado west-southwest of Denver. Founded as a mining camp in 1859, it is a popular ski area and mountain resort.
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Among the higher passes are Hoosier Pass (10,309 ft.) in the Park Range, and Hayden Divide (10,780) and Veta Pass (9390), both of these across the Sangre de Cristo range; the crossing of the San Miguel chain at Lizard Head Pass (10,250) near Rico; of the Uncompahgre at Dallas Divide (8977) near Ouray; of the Elk and Sawatch ranges at Fremont (11,320), Tennessee (10,229), and Breckenridge (11,470) passes, and the Busk Tunnel, all near Leadville; and Marshall Pass (10,846) above Salida.
and Nevada City were all founded in 1859; Breckenridge, Empire, Gold Hill, Georgetown and Mill City date from 1860 and 1861.
For instance, the Breckenridge line offers a contemporary spin on the great outdoors with fall and winter colors in bronze, brown, gray and black tones.
In fact, the first documented accounts of skiing in Colorado date back to 1859, when Rupert Spalding and his group of 30 prospectors first discovered gold in Breckenridge.