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Breckenridge’s trail system offers thrilling experiences for even the most hardcore bike riders. The most difficult biking trails in Breckenridge test one’s skills, stamina, and mental fortitude, but the feeling that comes with finishing one of these rides is unparalleled. Here are three great mountain biking trails for expert riders.
Difficult Biking Trails in Breckenridge:
A challenging ascent over the Tenmile Range geared more towards long-distance, cross-country minded riders looking to log some miles and catch some incredible views.
Distance: 26 miles loop
Elevation Gain: 3,305 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 your bike 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. Follow the access road that climbs Peak 9. Continue for 5.5 miles to the Wheeler Trail marked by a rock pile. Turn right and follow the trail over the Ten Mile Range to Copper Mountain. At Copper Mountain pick up the paved path and follow it along I-70 through Frisco and back to Breckenridge. The trail ends at the parking area.
A challenging ride featuring a grueling road ascent and a spin through the abandoned mining town of Dyersville. Another XC-minded ride
Distance: 16 miles loop
Elevation Gain: 1,600 feet
Directions: Park in the large lots at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena. Ride east on Boreas Pass Road, following the road up 8.9 miles. Look for the fork across the road from some dilapidated cabins. Ride .5 miles and turn left on the spur to Dyersville. Follow the trail to Highway 9. Turn right and follow Main Street back to Highway 9 and turn left on Boreas Pass Road to head back to the ice arena parking.
Spruce Creek Loop
A challenging loop in the Spruce Creek Drainage.
Distance: 3.5 miles loop
Elevation Gain: 800 feet
Directions: From Breckenridge, drive south on Highway 9 2.1 miles to Spruce Creek Road. Turn right and follow the signs 1.4 miles to the trailhead. Continue your ride up Spruce Creek Road up for 1.2 miles to a four-way intersection. Turn right and follow for 1 mile to Crystal Lakes Road. Turn right to complete the loop and ride down to the trailhead.
For more information on what to do during the summer, contact the Breckenridge 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 Breckenridge Vacation Planner.