Moderate Biking Trails

Colorado Trail
A wonderful section of the Colorado Trail, exploring the Swan River Valley.

Distance: 23.5 miles loop
Elevation Gain: 1,930 feet
Directions: From the intersection of Main Street and Ski Hill Road/Lincoln Avenue drive north on Highway 9 approximately 5 miles to the Tiger Road stoplight. Turn left and park at the Gold Hill trailhead. Ride across Highway 9 onto Tiger Road. Follow this to the North and Middle Forks Road junction. Turn right and ride until the Colorado Trail crosses the road. Turn left and follow the Colorado Trail back to the Gold Run trailhead.

Gold Run Road
A well maintained jeep road traveling through Gold Run Gulch past the Preston town site offering views of well preserved mining ruins.

Distance: 10.5 miles loop
Elevation Gain: 960 feet
Directions: From the intersection of Main Street and Ski Hill Road/Lincoln Avenue drive west to Park Avenue. Turn right and follow Park Avenue a short distance to Watson Avenue. Turn right and Park in the large lot on the right. Get on the paved path starting at Watson Avenue and following the west side of the river. Follow the path 3 miles south towards Frisco. At Tiger Road, turn right and follow Tiger Road 1 mile to Gold Run Road. Turn right and merge with French Gulch Road. Follow this until Wellington Road. Turn left and ride back to Breckenridge’s Main Street. Turn right and take the first left on Watson back to your car.

Baker’s Tank Loop
A hidden single-track that descends through a dense pine forest.

Distance: 5.5 miles loop
Elevation Gain: 500 feet
Directions: From the intersection of Main Street and Ski Hill Road/Lincoln Avenue drive south on Highway 9 approximately .6 miles to Boreas Pass Road (the last stoplight in town). Turn left and follow the road for 3.5 miles to the beginning of the dirt road. Park at the parking area on the left. Follow Boreas Pass Road towards the top for 3 miles until Baker’s Tank. Turn on the Jeep road forking to the left just before the tank. Pedal for a short time and veer left on the trail starting near a fence. Follow the trail as it loops back to the beginning.

Burro Trail
A gentle rise but rocky trail that follows the Spruce Creek drainage.

Distance: 7.8 miles out and back
Elevation Gain: 800 feet
Directions: From the intersection of Main Street and Ski Hill Road/Lincoln Avenue drive west to Park Avenue. Turn Right and follow Park Avenue a short distance to Watson Avenue. Turn Right and Park in the large lot on the right. Ride south on Park Avenue to Village Road. Turn Right. Follow to the Beaver Run Resort and the base of Peak 9 at the ski resort. Turn left into the parking lot right below the Beaver Run Resort. the trail head is well signed and starts in the parking lot.

Three Forks of the Swan
A continuation of the Tiger Road that is more difficult and ends in a spectacular high alpine cirque.

Distance: 16 miles out and back
Elevation Gain: 1,900 feet
Directions: From the intersection of Main Street and Ski Hill Road/Lincoln Avenue drive north on Highway 9 approximately 5 miles to Tiger Road. Turn right. Drive 2.6 miles and park on the left in the small parking area near a pond containing the remains of a historic dredge boat. The trail is Tiger Road beyond that point. Ride 3.3 miles to the intersection of the North Fork of the Swan Road. Turn left on the North Fork of the Swan Road. Follow this up until the trail ends in a high alpine cirque.

For more information on what to do during the summer, contact the Breck Information Specialists at (877) 864-0868. While in town, stop by the Breckenridge Welcome Center at 203 S. Main Street. You can also fill out our activity request form to receive more information or view, download or order the Breck Connection Vacation Planner.

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