Fall Foliage Focus: Mountain Bike Rides

If you are looking for a way to view the fall colors while zooming down singletrack trails, we have you covered. Breckenridge is known for its world-class mountain biking, so why not take in those spectacular fall colors on a bike! We have five trails or loops listed below that are fantastic ways to go leaf peeping. Not all trails are suitable for new riders, so make sure to fully read about the trails before heading out for a ride.

Aspen Alley

Trail Difficulty: Blue-Intermediate

Aspen Alley is one of the most iconic mountain bike trails in Breckenridge. This downhill trail is lined with aspen’s and is a great way to take in the fall colors. While this trail is two directional, we highly recommend treating it as a downhill only trail. It is rated blue, so we would not recommend this for beginners.

Flumes Loop

Trail Difficulty: Blue-Intermediate

The Flumes loop is a combination of trails that will take you through the Highlands in Breckenridge neighborhood, provide majestic mountain views and is a perfect option for beginners. This is a multidirectional trail and is extremely well marked.

Tenderfoot Mountain Trail

Trail Difficulty: Blue/Black-Intermediate/Difficult

This loop provides great views of Lake Dillon, the Ten Mile Range and trees turning on Tenderfoot Trail. The trail is a short 3.8 mile loop, but can be connected to others for a 14.4 mile loop called Chaco’s TenFoot Loop. This is a blue/black, so it isn’t recommended for beginners. For similar views on the Frisco side of the lake, but a green/blue trail, try the Frisco Peninsula Lakeshore Loop.

Bakers Tank Loop via Boreas Pass

Trail Difficulty: Green/Blue-Beginner/Intermediate

This loop is great for beginners and is 50 percent road and 50 percent single track. It takes you up Boreas Pass road where you will get stunning views of the Ten Mile Range and aspens lining the road to the Bakers Tank Trail head where you will take singletrack back to the start. This is a 6-mile ride.

Classic Breckenridge Route

Trail Difficulty: Blue-Intermediate

This 100 percent singletrack, 12-mile trail is perfect for anyone with mountain biking experience that wants to see some of the best fall sights. This route can be ridden in either direction, but there are sections that are downhill only, so we recommend the counterclockwise direction. Because of the complexity of trails we also recommend downloading the MTB Project app and having it along with you.

Fall Foliage Focus Series

Rainbow Lake Trail

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Top 5 Leaf Peeping Picnic Spots

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A Taste of Fall: Hot Apple Cider To Go

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Fall Foliage Focus: Mountain Bike Rides

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If you are looking for a way to view the fall colors while zooming down singletrack trails, we have you covered. Breckenridge is known for its world-class mountain biking, so why not take in those spectacular fall colors on a bike! We have five…

Fall Foliage Focus: Hikes

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Fall Foliage Focus: Train Rides

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Fall Foliage Focus: Drives

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Top 7 Items to Pack this Fall

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Fall in the mountains is a beautiful time, but the weather can be something of a mystery. It could rain, snow, be a clear sunny day or do all three. With all these varying conditions it leaves one wondering what to pack. Here is our list of…