Looking to avoid long lift lines while also enjoying the winter wonderland of Breckenridge? Why not try a day of snowshoeing! Snowshoeing is a great activity for the entire family, much cheaper than a day on the slopes, and Breckenridge has plenty of trail options for any snowshoe ability level. Here’s some information on where you can access snowshoe trails and rent the appropriate equipment:
Near the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 and the Grand Lodge on Peak 7: The Peaks Trail, a minute’s walk from Grand Lodge on Peak 7 and a five-minute walk from Grand Colorado, is an eight-mile trail connecting Breckenridge to Frisco. This moderate difficulty trip skirts the base of the Ten Mile mountain range, allowing wonderful views as well as more intimate close quarters in the forest. This can be done as an out and back excursion or as a full day trip in which you can take advantage of the county-wide free bus transportation (Summit Stage) to get you back from Frisco.
Near Grand Timber Lodge: The Select Ten(labeled as trail 20 on the trail map) trail from Grand Timber offers an hour-long loop winding up to the Sawmill Reservoir located above the property. This trail also connects to the Reservoir Trail and Sawmill Trail. You can begin your snowshoe from Kings Crown Road and end at the Snowflake Trailhead for a longer snowshoe. Scenic photo spots abound as you take in your surroundings.
Near Gold Point Resort: Located about three miles away, Boreas Pass is a great location to take in the Ten Mile Range. This is an easy to moderate snowshoe depending on the distance you go. The trail is 6.55 miles long, one-way, with an 1,153 foot elevation gain. Bring, water, snacks and your camera as Boreas Pass provides some of the most stunning views of Breckenridge.