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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.
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.
Breckenridge Hiking: Summer
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:
- Spruce Creek Trail to Mohawk Lakes – A classic Breckenridge hike filled with river crossings, waterfalls, alpine lakes, wildflowers, mining-era remnants, and stunning vista views.
- McCullough Gulch – One of the most beautiful hikes in Breckenridge. Cascading waterfalls abound throughout the trail.
- Crystal Lakes – Upper Crystal Lake is one of the highest alpine lakes in the lower 48 states. In June and July, this trail explodes with wildflowers.
- Baldy Mountain – If you’re looking for panoramic views, look no further. This high-alpine trail climbs above the Blue River Valley and provides the best views of the Tenmile Range.
- Quandary Peak – Breckenridge’s local 14er (a peak that summits above 14,000 feet) is an epic adventure to be had. Make sure that you come ready and prepared for this unbelievable hike!
- Burro Trail – Starting at the base of Peak 9 at Breckenridge Ski Resort, this quaint trail follows streams as you make your way through beautiful forest.
- Blue River Trail – The Blue River Trail is one of the most convenient trails in terms of proximity to downtown Breckenridge, but that doesn’t make it any less breathtaking.
- Blue Lakes/Monte Cristo Gulch – The Blue Lakes are an incredible option for hikers seeking a high alpine lake with waterfalls to complement. Side note: Mountain goats are frequently spotted on this trail.
- Sallie Barber Mine Trail – A short and easy hike that leads to one of the most historic mining sites in Breckenridge.
- Peaks Trail – Peaks Trail connects Breckenridge with Frisco through a gorgeous path that cuts across the Tenmile Range.