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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > White River National Forest > Dillon Ranger District

Quick Facts

Gold Hill Trail

Average Time: 3 hours
Beginning Elevation: 9,200 Feet (2867.8 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 1,000 Feet (311.7 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 10,000 Feet (3117.2 Meters) at Peaks Trail
High Point: 10,200 Feet (3179.6 Meters)
Length: 3.1 Miles (5.0 Kilometers) to Peaks Trail
Recommended Season: Spring
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Frisco




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General Description

This trial is popular for mountain bikes. The trial also passes through a series of clear cuts, logged within the past few years. The thick lodgepole pine in the area average 70 to 100 years in age. These trees, because of their density and age are especially susceptible to disease and fire.

The trail passes through an interesting evergreen forest as it climbs over Gold Hill; providing views of the Blue River Valley eastward and of the rugged Tenmile Range to the west. Interpreting the various forest types you pass through will reveal clues to the areas human history of logging and fire. Look for the blue diamonds where the trial crosses roads or cuts.

Directions from Frisco: Take Highway 9, 5 miles south of Frisco to County Road 950. A National Forest trailhead sign is at the intersection. Park in parking area provided. Trail starts on west side of CR 950.

Directions from Beaver Creek: Travel 34 miles east on I-70 to the first Frisco exit (#201). Turn right and drive through Frisco to Hwy 9. Turn right on Hwy. 9 and go 5 miles south of Frisco to County Road 950. A National Forest trailhead sign is at the intersection. Park in parking area provided. Trail starts on west side of CR 950.

Directions from Vail: Travel 25 miles east on I-70 to the first Frisco exit (#201). Turn right and drive through Frisco to Hwy 9. Turn right on Hwy. 9 and go 5 miles south of Frisco to County Road 950. A National Forest trailhead sign is at the intersection. Park in parking area provided. Trail starts on west side of CR 950.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Summer through Fall .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open Updated: 1999-06-22 18:10:00.0


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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking This is a popular mountain bike trail which links to The Peaks Trail
Yes



Related Activities
Peak One Campground - Peak One Campground is located along Dillon Reservoir between Frisco and Breckenridge. This campground offers numerous services and facilities.

Peaks Trail - The Peaks Trail connects the towns of Frisco and Breckenridge, along the lower portions of the Tenmile Range. It is a popular mountain bike route.

Prospector Campground - Prospector Campground is the largest on the Dillon Ranger District. It is located near Dillon Reservoir, between Breckenridge and Keystone. Prospector has one handicapped accessible site.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Summit County Chamber of Commerce, 011 S Summit Blvd. , Frisco, CO, 80443, Phone: 800-530-3099, Fax: 970-668-1515

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