Fat Biking

Looking to make the most out of winter? Want to try out a unique snowsport? Love spending time outdoors in the mountains? Give fat biking a try! In recent years, this snow-season innovation has become a staple in our mountain communities, nordic centers, and winter-access trails. Named for their oversized tires, fat bikes provide extra surface area and traction for biking on snow. Gold Run Nordic Center here in Breckenridge offers bike rentals, tours and lessons, and groomed trails to help you try out this new mode of winter exploration!

Gold Run Nordic Center 

Location: 200 Clubhouse Dr. Breckenridge, CO 80424

Hours: Open daily, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Fat Bike Rentals

Gold Run Nordic Center has a fleet of Borealis Crestone fat bikes available for your enjoyment! Bikes are $15 per hour or $10 per hour with same-day ski or snowshoe rental. Bikes can also be rented by the half day (9:00-11:30 a.m. or 1:00-3:30 p.m.) for $30.

A Gold Run Nordic Center trail pass is required to access their groomed trail system. Daily passes are $27 for adults (13-64), $22 for seniors (65+). Youth (12 and under) are free.


Gold Run Nordic Center offers three tour types to help you make the most of your fat biking experience! Find the tour that works best for you or your group.

  • Fat Bike Day Tours: Introductory tour for those interested in learning about fat biking and getting to know the trails. An instructor will guide you and give you pointers. Offered Monday, Friday, and Saturday to ages 8 and up.
  • Private Fat Bike Lesson: Private lessons in fat biking and cross-country skiing are offered daily to ages 5 and up. Get one-on-one instruction and become an expert in no time!
  • Full Moon Fat Bike Tours: Offered once monthly during the full moon, this tour experience takes you on the trail system after dark, guided by the full moon’s light! 2023 dates coming soon!

Trail System

Fat bikes are allowed on snowshoe trails within the nordic center. There are three green trails, two blues, and two black trails if you are up for a challenge!

Green: Blue Moon (1.7 miles), Midas Touch (0.9 miles), and Stardust (1.2 miles)
Blue: Hoochinoo (0.8 miles) and Peabody Placer (1.7 miles)
Black: Dry Gulch (0.5 miles) and Overlook Shortcut (1.7 miles)

Trail Map

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