Breckenridge Adventures at Altitude

Breckenridge Adventures at Altitude

Melany Beck
Melany Beck
I love living in Breckenridge! When I’m not in the office I can be found skiing, fly fishing or teaching yoga.

Stunning, high-alpine views and endless trails are the perfect match during the summer months in Breckenridge. Take in the sights on a thrilling mountain bike ride, a heart-pumping road ride or gain some elevation on a hike or trail run. No matter how you choose to play outside, Breck has something for you. Get your lungs and legs working in the mighty outdoors.

Breckenridge World-Class Biking

The Breck Epic, Firecracker 50 and the Colorado Classic are just a few elite bike races that find their way on the burley trails and scenic roads of Breckenridge. With an extensive mountain bike trail network covering more than 50 acres and plenty of paved roads and pathways to go around, there is no shortage to space to play. The Town of Breckenridge is honored to be designated a Gold level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.

Mountain Bike

Top Mountain Bike Rides by Ability

For the Fresh Cyclist: Frisco Peninsula Lakeshore Perimeter Loop
Quick Facts: 4.6 miles | Single Track | Little Elevation Gain | Smooth Road and Trail
The Trailhead: The ride departs for from the Dickey Day Use Area located 2 miles east of Frisco on Highway 9, ride a single-track out of the east side of the parking lot towards the lake and parallel to the highway.

Loving and Learning: Swinger at Breckenridge Ski Resort Out and Back
Quick Facts: 4.0 miles | Singletrack .| 1,200ft of elevation change | Great for Intermediate Riders and Downhillers
The Trailhead: Swinger runs from the top of the Rocky Mountain chair to the base of Peak 8 at the Breckenridge Ski Resort. You can bike up and down or ride the chairlift up for an all downhill thrill.

Nearly a Pro: Spruce Creek/ Peak 10 Out and Back
Quick Facts: 7.0 miles | Singletrack. and 4×4 Road | 2,700ft of elevation change | Steep Up and Down
The Trailhead: Trail starts up (steep) Crystal Creek Rd (4×4 road) and then transitions onto
Wheeler Trail single track to take you up and onto Peak 10 in the Breckenridge
Ski Resort. The return route comes back down Wheeler Trail and then onto Spruce
Creek Rd (4×4 road) to return to the trailhead.

Best Road Ride: Around Lake Dillon Loop
Quick Facts: 18.0 miles | Paved Road and Path | 1,100ft of elevation change | Scenic and rolling
The Trailhead: This ride is a loop and can begin from several parking lots including the Frisco and Dillon marinas, Summit County High School and the Dillon Amphitheater.

High Country Hiking by Ability

Not into biking? See the world on foot! Hiking is the perfect way for friends and family to get out and explore together. No fancy gear needed. Lace up your shoes, grab a water bottle and get ready to see the sights.

Breck Trailhead
Short and Sweet: Sapphire Point
Quick Facts: 1.6 miles | Packed trail | Scenic and Relatively Flat Loop (great for strollers and older visitors)
The Trailhead: The trailhead is located at the top of Swan Mountain Road which is the connects one side of the county- Breckenridge and Frisco to the other side – Dillon and Keystone.

A Scenic Saunter: Lily Pad Lake
Quick Facts: 3.3 miles | Packed dirt trail | 456 feet elevation change | Out and back Back Trail

The trailhead: The trailhead is located just off the I-70. If you are heading west on
I-70 take the Breckenridge -Frisco exit 203. At the roundabout take the frontage road that parallels.

An Advanced Ascent: Mohawk Lakes
Quick Facts: 6.7 miles | Packed dirt trail | 1,700 feet elevation change | Out and back Back Trail

The trailhead: From the intersection of Main Street and Ski Hill Road/Lincoln Avenue in Breckenridge, drive south on Highway 9 approximately 2.5 miles to Spruce Creek Road (No. 800). Turn right and bear left after .1 miles. Proceed 1.2 miles to the trailhead.

No matter where you choose to go, or your mode of transportation, there are stunning views to be enjoyed by all. Enjoy your frolic in nature, come as you are and leave everything as you found it.

Hiking Adventure

Looking for a place to stay to get your firsthand look at the Rocky Mountains, Ten Mile Range, wildlife and everything in between?

Top Lodging for an Active Getaway

Boar’s Nest – Peak 8- Access to downhill mountain biking and hiking at Breckenridge Ski Resort 

Could Cloud Cabin – Warrior’s Mark Neighborhood– Near Peak 9- Access to the Burrow Trail and Mohawk Lakes

Clowsgill Holme – Baldy Mountain Neighborhood – Access to Iowa Mill Trails

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