Top 3 Challenging Hikes In Breckenridge: Where To Go

This hike is not mentioned in the list (given it was not difficult). If you are interested in a quick hike near town head a couple blocks over to the dog park. Take the trailhead over by the sledding hill. Follow signs for bike path. And of course WATCH OUT FOR DOWNHILL RIDERS.

This hike is not mentioned in the list (given it was not difficult). If you are interested in a quick hike near town head a couple blocks over to the dog park. Take the trailhead over by the sledding hill. Follow signs for bike path. And of course WATCH OUT FOR DOWNHILL RIDERS.

Breckenridge is one of the most beautiful ski resorts in the country. With more than enough to do year round, I thought I would focus in on one of my favorites ... hiking.

I will walk you through a handful of must-do hiking trails. Feel free to comment below if I missed any!

  1. Mohawk Lake - By far, this is everyones favorite hike. It is a long and difficult hike, but that is what makes it worth it! And, given it's name, it does have a rewarding lake at the end. Be careful because most trail maps will mention it being a 6.3 mile loop, where we have found it more along the lines of 10 according to our GPS.
    DIFFICULT. Park at Spruce Creek Trailhead or drive (4x4) to the Mohawk trail head
  2. Quandary Peak Trail Great 14er climb! Make sure you go prepared with appropriate clothing, food, water and gear. This also means checking the weather before hand and starting at the right time. This hike is an accomplishment, so make sure you stop to take it all in :)
    DIFFICULT & ADVANCED. Directions from Breckenridge: Follow Highway 9, 8 miles south. Turn off Highway 9 onto Blue Lakes road (Forest Road #850). Turn right on McCullough Gulch Road (Forest Road #851). Travel on Forest Road 851, one mile to the white arrow on the left side of the road. Parallel park on the right side of the road. Follow the jeep road up to the intersection with the Wheeler trail. Turn right as marked with post with white arrow. Follow the Wheeler trail 1/4 miles to the point of ridge to the trail that intersects to the left. Turn left on that trail and follow it to the main ridge line of Quandary Peak. Follow ridge line to the summit.
  3. Bakers Tank - 5.3 miles. A simple hike, great for some exercise. Open to hikers and mountain bikers. Feel free to split off onto other trails if needed/wanted. Of course have your trail maps available. The first part is a pretty moderate hike up. Then it levels off where you can then take Boreas Pass to take the view in of Breckenridge. INTERMEDIATE. Park at Boreas Pass.

For more trails and information visit: http://www.gobreck.com/in-the-woods/hiking

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