Breckenridge has a legendary trail system. With hundreds of trails offering thousands of miles of unbelievable terrain. The community takes great pride in these trails and it is where locals spend a significant amount of time. See the list below for specific trails!
There is something for everyone with trails ranging from casual strolls in the woods, to some of the gnarliest peaks in Colorado. Finding the right trail for you is important. Always be safe when you are hiking on the Breckenridge trails.
Here are a few tips for hiking on the trails:
- Understand the trail rating system. Breckenridge trails use the same rating system as a ski hill, Green Circle is an easier Trail, Blue Square is an intermediate trail, and a Black Diamond is the most difficult. For your own safety, don’t push yourself too hard.
- Always have water with you. Even if you are just going on a short hike, you are at about 10K above sea level, water will help with altitude sickness. Bringing some granola bars, fruit, or other food is also a good idea.
- Know where you are. Look at a map, and have an understanding of how long you intend to be out, and how long a hike will take.
- Be prepared. The weather can change in a matter of minutes. Bring layers in your pack, hats, gloves, jackets, etc. Mountain weather can be very unpredictable, be ready.
- Sunscreen is an absolute must. It may not feel like you are getting sun, but at this elevation it doesn’t take much to burn. You also might not feel the sun because the temperature is not high.
- Be respectful of wildlife. Yes, seeing animals is awesome! However, it can also be terrifying. Starring down a moose, bear, or coyote is a great story! Being mauled or killed because you were not respectful is a less cool story. Get the animals distance, just because they let you get close doesn’t mean you should get close.
- Clean up after yourself. These trails are our home, keep them clean!
Here are some of our favorite Breckenridge Trails:
Sally Barber Trail
The Troll Forrest
We will be updating this soon with more details on these trails!
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