Family Friendly Hikes

Breckenridge and greater Summit County have a seemingly endless trail system to enjoy all year round.  The winter has ended and the snow is melting, which is clearing up beautiful options for the whole family to enjoy! Some of the lower elevations in Summit County, like Frisco and Silverthorne, dry up much quicker than Breckenridge, so it’s a good time of year to head in that direction.

The Frisco Peninsula has a gorgeous and mellow trail system that loops around the beach along Dillon Reservoir with gorgeous views of the Ten Mile Range, Buffalo Mountain and beyond.

Silverthorne offers a short and unique little hike to Lily Pad Lakes at the base of Buffalo Mountain, with a short hike through the forest to a grouping of lily-pad-laden lakes with views of Frisco and the Ten Mile Range in the distance.

Breckenridge also has some amazing options to get out into the wilderness (even though it might still be a little muddy in spots). Boreas Pass offers an extensive trail system that’s chock-full of mining history and endless views. Follow the road four miles to Baker Tank to see a restored water tank used to fill steam-powered trains and soak in the views of the Ten Mile Range, Mount Baldy and Red Mountain.

Iowa Hill is a pleasant hike through the forest to an old mining camp filled with relics and featuring a fully intact miner’s cabin. You can also travel south on Hwy 9, approximately seven miles, to the summit of Hoosier Pass, for a three-mile loop trail with top of the world views of 14,000-feet peaks.

Please contact your Activities Coordinators for more information on these trails, as well as information on guided hikes led by the Activities staff and the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance.