Summer Hike Highlights

Breckenridge and greater Summit County have a seemingly endless trail system to enjoy all year round.  Summer in the high country is the perfect time to get out and explore with the entire family. From kid friendly 1.5 mile hikes to full afternoon 6.8 mile hikes, there is something for everyone. Whether you are headed out on a short or long hike, make sure to bring water, snacks, sunscreen and a camera! Have a favorite trail, share it below in the comments.

Learn more about a variety of local Summit County trails below.

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Burro Trail

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,…
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Meadow Creek Trail

To get to the Meadow Creek trailhead from Breckenridge, take Highway 9 towards Frisco. Drive straight through Frisco and do not turn until you reach the roundabout next to I-70. Drive around the roundabout and take the turn directly before the…
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North Tenmile Creek Trail

Visiting the mountains or have family and friends in town? Looking to enjoy the beautiful outdoors and scenic views that Colorado has to offer? North Tenmile Creek is the perfect hike to start your adventures. This 6.5-mile round-trip hike with…
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Trail Highlight: Mohawk Lakes

Mohawk Lakes is a stunning hike that will take you through the trees, up an incline and end at mountain lakes. This hike is suited for all ages, but does have steep inclines that you will need to take your time on. We would not recommend this…
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Trail Highlight: Black Powder Pass

Located at the top of Boreas Pass this is a trail with views for days. While not the best marked, this is a perfect trail for those seeking a little adventure. With wildflowers and tree stumps covering the hillsides, this is a stunning trail. We…
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Trail Highlight: Sawmill Trail

Located right beside the Snowflake Lift, this short 1.5 mile hike is great for the little ones. This low elevation trail has a running stream winding alongside all the way to the end destination. At the end you will find a small natural reservoir…
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Trail Highlight: Iowa Hill

Looking for a hike that is entertaining for all ages? Check the Iowa Hill Trail. This 1.2 miles trail is full of action from start to finish. If you are lucky, you may even run into a moose friend along the way. Every few feet you will find…
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Trail Highlight: Peaks Trail

The Peaks Trail is an extremely well known trail in Breckenridge. Located at up Ski Hill Road right beside Grand Lodge on Peak 7 you will find biking and hiking for all. This 15.6 miles trail stretches from Breckenridge to Frisco. There are…
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