Top 5 Mountain Biking Trails in Breckenridge, Colorado
Top 5 Mountain Bike Trails in Breckenridge
Mountain Biking in Breckenridge, CO
Barney Ford Trail to Moonstone in Breckenridge
A seemingly endless amount of off-road and paved roads interconnect Breckenridge to some of Colorado's best biking opportunities. Sensational Rocky Mountain scenery and that famous Colorado sunshine
make an irresistible combination for biking in Breckenridge.
Add Your Business Listing: (Listing Request Form)
Directions: From Breckenridge take Boreas pass road up the mountain until you reach Baldy Road and turn left. Proceed on Baldy Road until taking a left on Sally Barber. You will see the Barney Ford Trail Head shortly thereafter. Once on the trail make sure you follow the arrow that points to the right. The Barney Ford Trail turns into the Moonstone Trail when you cross the paved road.
Highlights: Fantastic Singletrack through pines, fun switchbacks, easy downhill but exciting.
Distance/Time: 20-30 minutes
Town of Kenosha to Breckenridge
Directions: Utilize two cars to shuttle between Kenosha and Breckenridge. Kenosha is 32 miles from the town of Breckenridge. This is a strenuous route.. Kenosha Pass is about 20 miles west of Bailey on Hwy 285.
Description: Begin at Kenosha Pass trail head. It is best to get an early start. The trail out of Kenosha is fairly easy and definitely scenic. It has a balance of uphill and downhill, although it does climb more as you get closer to the Georgia Pass area. This section is very lush and can be difficult when wet. Weather is unpredictable here too, so prepare for inclement weather.
From the Kenosha Trail head It is about 12 miles to Kenosha Pass, and may take about 3 hours depending on your ability. Technically, this section is not that difficult.
The backside of Kenosha Pass can be much more difficult. Once off the pass, you will immediately hit some exciting downhill singletrack which undulates up and down until finally arriving in Breckenridge.
This is some of the best singletrack you will encounter on the CO Trail anywhere from this point back to Denver. From the top of this ascent, almost all the way to Hwy 9, there are fantastic descents, easy and scenic forest sections, and just a few short climbs thrown in to keep you honest. Just great riding for the last 10 or so miles.
Once in Breckenridge, it is about a 4 mile ride up the bike path (south) until you get into the business part of town. It is highly advisable to stop by a Summit County Activity Center and pick and a topographic biking map.
Highlights: Fantastic Singletrack through alpine meadows, stunning scenery, fun switchbacks.
Distance/Time: 20-30 minutes
Flume Loop in Breckenridge
Directions: Drive to Breckenridge via hwy 9. Parking lot is just west of Hwy 9 on Valley Brook Rd. Ride across Hwy 9, up Highlands Drive about a 100 yds and look for the lower Flume trail sign on both sides of the street.
Description: There are three flumes that run north to south. Lower and Middle flumes are located in the Highlands residential area. These trails are interconnected and alternative routes routes can be discovered. All singletrack is in the trees. Stop by the Breckenridge Activity Center and pick up the town of Breckenridge trail map.
Highlights: Fun interconnected trail system, steep downhill sections with clean singletrack, Limited rocks and root stumps.
Peaks Trail In Breckenridge
Directions: Go to the end of 2nd Ave off Main St in Frisco, or go to Peak 8 at Breckenridge Ski Resort
Description: The Peaks Trail is cut out of pine and aspen trees, incredible views of the surrounding Ten Mile Range. This is a difficult trail because of it's distance. This trail head starts at about 9,600 (Breckenridge) feet, goes up to around 10,500 then back down to 9,000 in (Frisco).
Highlights: Awesome Singletrack trail, lots of rocks, roots, climbs, and some killer downhill.
Pioneer Trail Mountain Bike Trail
Directions: From Denver: West on I-70, Exit at Frisco and to south on highway 9, there should be signs for Brekenridge, stay on 9 to Breckenridge. then turn right(west) in Lincoln Ave, this will take you to a parking lot. From the parking lot, go up the stairs, then go directly left, you'll see the trail going up the hill.
Description: An excellent climb, 4.5 miles, not technical, altitude is above 9,500 feet.