After the Wine & Wildflower Hike at the Vail Wine Classic, I couldn’t wait for the event at the Breckenridge Wine Classic in September. And this one was extra special because it was my very first time leading a guided hike!
The Wine & Wildflower Hike is one of the most popular events at the Wine Classics and sells out quickly, one couple I talked to left their son and daugher-in-law at home because they couldn’t snag tickets in time. About half of our group was from out of Colorado so it’s a perfect way to experience a hike without having to worry about doing any of the planning and preparation. Plus, you’re hiking with people from the winery and get to stop for “hydration” on the mountain, which this time was a beauitful and approachable Sav Blanc from Michael David Winery.
The hike we did was the Burro Trail, which leaves right from town under a gondola nad winds you along a river. We only went about a mile or so in before turning around, but the trail itself could be a six mile trek if you went all the way to the end.
We were also lucky enough to spend a few minutes watching a Moose in the meadow!
Burro Trail wasn’t too steep but I’ll be totally honest carrying the four bottles of wine & ice for the crew of nearly 40 people had me out of breath. Totally worth it for the stop for hydration!
After the hike we made our way back down for a several course lunch with fried chicken sandwiches, burgers, brownies, cookies & of course more wine from Michael David Winery!
One thing that was really wonderful was being able to walk from our condo right into town and the hike. I’ve stayed with Vacasa before and they’re always really lovely, but have to shout out Nate at the Front Desk of the Blue Sky Breckenridge because he was espeically wonderful and didn’t even make fun of us when we cound’t figure out how to unlock a very simple patio door. We spent every night in one of their three giant hot tubs and every morning soaking in the Aspens from the patio.