Beginner trails are a great way to spend your time in and around Breckenridge. Take in the views and, once you get the hang of the pitch and roll of the landscape, try out some of the recommended moderate hikes.
For a full listing of all the excellent trails located in the area, download the Breckenridge Summer Trails Map at www.townofbreckenridge.com. To ensure the trail is open and clear of snow and construction, view the trail conditions here.
A hardcopy of the map is available at the Breckenridge Welcome Center (203 S. Main St.) or at local retailers. Proceeds from the sale of the printed trail map go directly to trail building and open space maintenance efforts.
The BreckConnection is another great resource for hiking information, including an overview of three easy hikes that start from downtown Breckenridge.
Note: The following hiking directions begin from the corner of Main Street and Ski Hill Road/Lincoln Avenue.
At a distance of about a mile and a half, Sapphire Point is an easy, fun and short hiking trail that offers unparalleled views of Summit County and Lake Dillon. It’s an excellent trail for families with small children or older relatives.
Distance: 1.6 miles round trip
Directions: From the intersection of Main Street and Ski Hill Road/Lincoln Avenue drive north on Highway 9 approximately 5 miles to Swan Mountain Road. Turn right on Swan Mountain Road and drive for about 3 miles until you reach the top of the road. The trailhead is on the left side of the parking lot.
An easy hike following an old stage route featuring the Warrior’s Mark Mine and two ghost town sites.
Distance: 3.3 miles one way
Elevation Gain: 541 feet
Directions: Two cars are required for this hike. Leave one car at the trail’s end. From the intersection of Main Street and Ski Hill Road/Lincoln Avenue drive south on Highway 9 approximately 1.3 miles to the Wagon Road (No. 11). Turn Left and proceed 2.7 miles, veering left twice. Park just beyond the skeet shooting range. Drive the second car to the trailhead. 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 9.6 miles to the top of Boreas Pass. Park in the parking lot on the left. The trailhead is in the parking lot.
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.