Biking in Breck
Breckenridge mountain biking, road biking and cruiser biking are popular summer activities. Breckenridge has many mountain biking trails, from beginner to more advanced. In the summer, Breckenridge Ski Area converts several ski runs into mountain bike trails. Becoming more popular in recent years, road biking in Breckenridge is a fun activity that can also be a great workout. The Blue River Bike Path will take you from Breckenridge to Frisco and back. From Frisco, you can also continue to the Vail Pass Bike Path or around Lake Dillon. If you want a more leisurely experience, try a cruiser bike. This is a great way to see the town without working too hard! Because there are trails and bike paths for all levels, Breckenridge is a great place to ride with the whole family.
Breckenridge mountain biking: the town manages a number of scenic trails for all skill levels. These trails lead to several scenic areas and interesting destinations throughout the county. For dozens of trails and hikes to choose from, visit here for more info.
The trail climbs in and out of numerous drainages for its’ entire length staying mostly in the lodge-pole pine forest along with some aspen, spruce and fir forests. Since the grade from Breckenridge toward Frisco is generally downhill, many people travel this direction and ride the free Summit Stage Bus back to Breckenridge.
Boreas Pass Road was originally the Breckenridge Pass during the 1860’s. It was a route used by prospectors during the gold rush that were crossing from South Park in search of gold in the Blue valley around Breckenridge. It was widened to enable stagecoaches to use it during 1866 and during 1882 there were narrow gauge tracks laid on the pass. The pass was renamed Boreas by Sidney Dillion who had supervised the track lying to honor the Greek god of North Wind. This is a great road to view Fall colors and it also a nice ride for larger groups and families with younger children.
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