For a full listing of all of the excellent trails located in the area, download the Breckenridge Summer Trails Map at www.townofbreckenridge.com. 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.
To ensure the trail is open and clear of snow and construction, view the trail conditions here .
Hiking is an activity that is easy and can be extremely rewarding but like any adventure requires planning and preparation. Below are some simple tips and ideas to help make hiking even more invigorating and enjoyable.
Each trail on the Breckenridge Summer Trails Map leaves from a trailhead in town. Directions to these trailheads are below and begin from the corner of Main Street and Ski Hill Road/Lincoln Avenue.
Go west on Ski Hill Road for about 750 feet then turn right on Park Avenue. Continue for 900 feet and then turn right on Watson Avenue, then immediately right into the skier parking lot. The Watson Trailhead is located on the southwest end of the lot.
Go west on Ski Hill Road to Park Avenue and then turn left. Stay on Park Avenue for 450 feet. Turn left at the intersection with Four O'clock Road. The trailhead is located in the northeast corner of the parking lot accessing the Riverwalk Center (large white tent in the summer).
Go west on Ski Hill Road to Park Avenue and then turn left. Stay on Park Avenue for 450 feet. Turn Right on Four O'clock Road. Continue uphill on Four O'clock Road for .3 miles. At the intersection of Four O'clock Road and King's Crown Road, turn left and the trailhead is located immediately on the right next to the Snowflake Lift parking areas.
Illinois Creek Trailhead
Go south on Main Street for .6 miles to Boreas Pass Road (last stoplight). Turn left on Boreas Pass Road and travel for 1,400 feet. Take a right into the second entrance of the parking lot next to the Stephen C. West Ice Arena (which can be seen on the right). The trailhead is located in the southeastern corner of the parking lot.
Carter Park Trailhead
Go east on Lincoln Avenue for 1,000 feet until it intersects with High Street and continue until the road dead ends at Carter Park. The trail is located at the eastern end of the Carter Park parking lot.
Iowa Hill Trailhead
Go west on Ski Hill Road to Park Avenue. Turn right. Stay on Park Avenue for .6 miles until a traffic light at Airport Road. Turn left. Continue past the intersection with Valley Brook Road (stop sign). After 1500 feet, look for the trailhead sign on your left. From the sign, follow the dirt road to the north (right) to a small parking area at the end.
Valley Brook Trailhead
Go west on Ski Hill Road to Park Avenue. Turn right. Stay on Park Avenue for .6 miles until a traffic light at Airport Road. Turn left. At the intersection with Valley Brook Road (stop sign), turn right. Stay on Valley Brook Road for 550 feet. You will find the trailhead on your left just past the Breckenridge Police Station.
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.