5 Reasons for Mountain Bikers to Visit Breckenridge

Located at the base of the Ten-mile range in Summit County, Breckenridge Colorado is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Though there is amazing skiing, hiking and fishing to be found in this gem of a town, it’s also a great spot for mountain bikers. Check out our list of thrilling tracks, loops and trails and make sure to explore a few of them the next time you’re swinging through Breckenridge.

Photo: crosby_cj
Photo: crosby_cj

Peaks trail

Peaks Trail is a classic out and back trail that begins in Frisco and ends 16.2 miles later in Breckenridge. The trail is well-marked and great for bikers looking for an easy-to-moderate level ride. Highlights include a pass by Rainbow Lake and an expansive meadow at the 5 mile mark.

Lake Dillon

For those looking to ride a trail with a view, the 18 mile loop around Lake Dillon does not disappoint. Besides circling the large, beautiful lake, the trail takes bikers on a steep climb through the woods up Swan Mountain, ending at Sapphire Point, a knockout of a viewpoint.

Flume Loops

Another great trail for beginners, the Flume Loops trail is a single-track seven mile loop that is well-marked and easy to follow. Pro tip: ride the loop counterclockwise to knock out most of the hard climbing near the beginning of the ride.

 

Photo: Jeff Moser
Photo: Jeff Moser

Copper Triangle

An old and well-known Coloradan trail, the Copper Triangle (also known as Leadville Loop) is a scenic route that sends bikers crashing through the lush greens of Aspen trees. Beginning at the Copper Mountain resort and eventually working its way through the Leadville Valley, the ride is long and runs for 79 miles all the way around, but can be split up into more manageable chunks.

Independence Pass

An intense, 35-mile round trip trail that takes bikers from Twin Lakes all the way to a large summit in Aspen, Independence Pass is not the trail for the faint of heart. Expect rigorous climbs and very little opportunities for scenic cruising. A great ride for the aspiring professional biker, best explored in the summer months as to avoid heavy snowfall.

Submitted by Fiona Moriarty.

23 thoughts on “5 Reasons for Mountain Bikers to Visit Breckenridge”

  1. I’m not a mountain biker, but this still sounds like an awesome place to visit! I’ve always wanted to go here!

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  2. When I lived in OK it seemed like Breckenridge Colorado was the place to visit. Everyone I knew went there. Now I see why.

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  3. Wow looks like a beautiful place to explore and go biking. I would love to take a ride down some lovely trails like that!

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  4. How pretty! Living in Ohio we don’t really have gorgeous trails like that, they are pretty flat and go through some wooded areas but mostly country and corn fields! I guess that could be pretty and peaceful to some!

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  5. My husband loves to mountain bike. He’s always trying to get me to go with him. With a setting as gorgeous as this one, I wouldn’t be able to say no.

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  6. This looks like a great place to go bike riding. I would run into something because I would be checking out all the scenery.

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  7. Wow all of these trails could keep you busy for weeks! I can definitely see why it’s such a great place for bikers.

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  8. Those are some beautiful looking trails. Here is ATL, it’s so hilly we would perish if we tried to scale some of them.

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  9. I love that area. I have done quite a bit of camping near there, not much biking but will have to try that next time.

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