Fall Colors   in Colorado's Mountain Towns

 

Come   to Breckinridge for the Summer.  There are so many activities to choose from.   Paddle a canoe, enjoy a concert, sail on nearby Lake Dillon, raft the river, mountain bike to the mountain summits, play a round of golf.

But if you just want to relax, stroll, shop, and eat, you will find boutiques, fine restaurants, a beautiful river walk, and warm sunshine.

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Hiking in Summit County Colorado

Black Powder Pass

  • Rating  Easy -(Little elevation rise)
  • What you will see   Wildflowers and views of South Park
  • How to Find It  Driving south on Colo 9 leaving Breckinridge, left on Boreas Pass Rd.  Drive 9.6 miles (it will become a dirt road) to summit where you will find an old railroad section house. The trail begins NE of the building.
  • How Far?  3.4 mile round trip



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Loveland Pass

  • Rating  Easy -(Little elevation rise)
  • What you will see    Spectacular views hiking along the Continental Divide
  • How to Find It  From Breckinridge, drive north on Colo 9 to Interstate 70 (@10 miles) and drive east to Silverthorn (exit 205).   Take the exit to Silverthorne and take route 6 out of Silverthorn.   Drive route 6 to the summit of Loveland Pass where parking is marked. The hike begins with the steps to the ridge of the Continental Divide.
  • How Far?  3 mile round trip



Hoosier Pass Loop

  • Rating  Easy -(Little elevation rise)
  • What you will see   Views of the 14ers above the tree line.
  • How to Find It  Drive south out of Breckinridge to the top of Hoosier Pass (@10 miles).  There is parking at the summit.
  • How Far?  3 mile round trip



Mohawk Lake

  • Rating  Intermediate -(Moderate elevation rise)
  • What you will see   Waterfalls, ruins
  • How to Find It  Drive south out of Breckinridge on Colo 9 for 2.4 miles. Turn right on Spruce Creek Road and continue for 1.2 miles to parking and the trailhead.
  • How Far?  7 mile round trip



Lily Pad

  • Rating  Easy -(Little elevation rise)
  • What you will see   Trail leads to 2 lakes
  • How to Find It  From Breckinridge, drive north on Colo 9 to Interstate 70 (@10 miles) and drive east to Silverthorn (exit 205).  Take exit 205 and turn right at the Wendy's onto Widernest Road. Drive 3.5 miles.   The road becomes Ryan Gulch at the final loop and at the top of the loop on the left is the parking with a dirt road across from the parking leading to the trailhead.
  • How Far?  3.2 mile round trip



Ptarmigan Trail

  • Rating  Easy -(Little elevation rise)
  • What you will see   Beautiful in the fall.  Views of the Gore Range, the 10 Mile Range, and Lake Dillon.
  • How to Find It  From Breckinridge, drive north on Colo 9 to Interstate 70 (@10 miles) and drive east to Silverthorn (exit 205).  Take exit 205 and turn right at the Wendy's and then right at the next stop sign.   Drive past hotels and bear right on road 2021.   Drive @1 mile to the parking.
  • How Far?  4.2 mile round trip



Mt. Quandary

  • Rating  Advanced -Steep elevation rise)
  • What you will see   Beautiful views of many 14ers.  This is one of Colorado's more than 50 14ers.
  • How to Find It  Drive south out of Breckinridge on Colo 9 for 7.5 miles. Turn right on Blue Lakes Road and then turn right again on road no. 851.  Drive for 1.1 miles to the trailhead.   Most parking is along the road.
  • How Far?  6 mile round trip



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