Right at the base of Peak 9, the Burro Trail is a scenic out and back. Make it as long as you want, the full trail ends at Spruce Creek trail. Best traveled Mid-June to early October. Takes approximately 45 minutes to one hour one way, give yourself two hours for the round trip.
Starting right across from Beaver Run Resort, the trail is 3.2 miles, with 860 feet vertical gain. Parking at the Beaver Run lot, you cross under the Quicksilver ski lift, slightly up hill, where you will see a trail head (U.S. Forest Service) sign for the Burro Trail. You will cross a small bridge over the creek onto the trail, which run parallel to this picturesque creek. At about 1.5 miles the trail wanders away from the creek, continuing to nicely shaded forest, eventually to a dirt road, with a rocky path. The trail ends, at the Spruce Creek trail, where you can keeping going for a longer hike or bike, if you wish.
This trail has beautiful wild flowers in summer and the creek makes for a nice cool walk for your fluffy friends (on a leash). This is an easy access route from the town of Breckenridge, and is not far for our guests staying at the Grand Timber Lodge.
Want to help contribute to our National Forest? Visit FDRD.org/calendar for a list of all volunteer opportunities. You can also visit www.dillonrangerdistrict.com to download free individual guides for all the trails.