Hiking in Breckenridge


If you truly want to experience Breckenridge's breathtaking beauty, hit the trails! There are hundreds of hiking trails in and around Breckenridge which makes it easy to take part of one of the most popular summer and winter activities. From gentle dirt roads to challenging summits, there are a wide variety of options for all types of hikers. Breckenridge hiking is an experience for every visitor to enjoy.

Hiking

If you truly want to experience Breckenridge’s breathtaking beauty, hit the trails! There are hundreds of hiking trails in and around Breckenridge which makes it easy to take part of one of the most popular summer and winter activities. From gentle dirt roads to challenging summits, there are a wide variety of options for all types of hikers. Breckenridge hiking is an experience for every visitor to enjoy.

Summer / Fall Hiking

Breckenridge Hiking on Mohawk Lakes Trail while spotting a rainbow.
A rainbow as seen from Mohawk Lakes Trail in the late afternoon.

After hiking the Rocky Mountains in the summertime, you’ll understand why the love of the outdoors is deeply rooted in Breckenridge’s culture. A hike on one of Breckenridge’s national forest trails has the powerful ability to change one’s perspective of nature and environment. The moments are breathtaking, and the memories are everlasting. Hike a trail that leads to stunning wildflower fields or gorgeous waterfalls. If you are seeking convenience, there is a multitude of hikes in Breckenridge that don’t require a car. As always, Breckenridge stands behind the Colorado Tourism Office’s Leave No Trace – Care for Colorado Principles to help maintain the natural beauty of our trails and forests.

Best Summer Hikes In Breckenridge

Summer hiking is hard to beat. The intense greenery of native pines, firs and spruce trees pepper mountainsides while a rainbow of wildflowers decorate the meadows surrounding Breckenridge like a paint-by-number. Seriously. It’s truly an unforgettable time to experience our outdoor playground and its breathtaking views, waterfalls and wildlife—solo, or together.  With hundreds of miles of trails in and around Breckenridge, there’s a trail perfect for you.

Trail Maps

Coming to town soon?  Stop by and pick up a trail map from the Breckenridge Welcome Center.

View All Breckenridge Hiking Trails

Leave No Trace

Be sure to review and follow Leave No Trace principles before heading out and be prepared for your adventure by following our Winter Trail Use Guidelines.

Check the weather forecast and learn about common weather conditions in Breckenridge.  Don’t be afraid of a little snow! Our Guide to Layering will help you stay warm and dry during the days adventure.

If you’re looking for rec paths and other hiking and multi-use trails around Breckenridge, check out Summit County’s extensive map of parks and trails. Also, don’t forget to read up on our guide to winter hiking trails in Breckenridge!

 

Winter / Spring Hiking

Winter sunrise in the Breckenridge, Colorado mountains
Sunrise views on Baldy Mountain after a snow storm.

Breckenridge’s most wonderful time of the year offers the most stunning scenery for hiking. The snow-covered trees and mountains provide a fantasy playground for hikers and outdoor lovers. Be sure to look at Breckenridge’s winter trail maps before heading out into the wilderness.

Trail Maps

Coming to town soon?  Stop by and pick up a trail map from the Breckenridge Welcome Center.

Leave No Trace

Be sure to review and follow Leave No Trace principles before heading out and be prepared for your adventure by following our Winter Trail Use Guidelines.

Check the weather forecast and learn about common weather conditions in Breckenridge.  Don’t be afraid of a little snow! Our Guide to Layering will help you stay warm and dry during the days adventure.

If you’re looking for rec paths and other hiking/biking trails around Breckenridge, check out Summit County’s extensive map of parks and trails. Also, don’t forget to read up on our guide to winter hiking trails in Breckenridge!

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