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

Quick Facts

Peaks Trail

Average Time: 7 hours
Beginning Elevation: 9,100 Feet (2836.7 Meters) at Frisco
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 1,500 Feet (467.6 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 9,600 Feet (2992.5 Meters) at Breckenridge
High Point: 10,100 Feet (3148.4 Meters) approximate
Length: 10.0 Miles (16.1 Kilometers)
Usage: Heavy
USGS Maps: Breckenridge, Frisco




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General Description

The Peaks Trail is a popular mountain bike route. The trial also offers a relatively easy hike connecting the towns of Breckenridge and Frisco, along the lower portions of the Tenmile Range. Except for the portion next to Miners Creek, the trail follows contour most of the distance. You may wish to travel from Breckenridge to Frisco to take advantage of the downhill into Frisco.

This trail also makes an excellent horse trip.

Directions from Frisco: Although there are many starting points for the Peaks Trail from Frisco, this is the easiest to find and has the best parking. Take I-70 to the Frisco Main Street exit (#201). Turn toward town (east). Immediately past the interchange and before you cross Tenmile Creek is a parking area to the right (south). Park and cross the foot bridge. Turn left and walk along the bike path for about 1/2 mile (roughly Second Street). Look across the opening for the blue diamond marker.

Directions from Breckenridge: Take Ski Hill road (CR #3) west off Main Street in Breckenridge (stop light in the middle of town). Drive past the Peak 8 Ski Area for approx. 1/2 mile. The trailhead will be on the left side up a small embankment.

Directions from Vail: Travel 25 miles east on I-70 to the first Frisco exit (#201). Although there are many starting points for the Peaks Trail from Frisco, this is the easiest to find and has the best parking. Turn toward town (east). Immediately past the interchange and before you cross Tenmile Creek is a parking area to the right (south). Park and cross the foot bridge. Turn left and walk along the bike path for about 1/2 mile (roughly Second Street). Look across the opening for the blue diamond marker.

Directions from Beaver Creek: Travel 34 miles east on I-70 to the first Frisco exit (#201). Although there are many starting points for the Peaks Trail from Frisco, this is the easiest to find and has the best parking. Turn toward town (east). Immediately past the interchange and before you cross Tenmile Creek is a parking area to the right (south). Park and cross the foot bridge. Turn left and walk along the bike path for about 1/2 mile (roughly Second Street). Look across the opening for the blue diamond marker.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Late Spring through Fall .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open Updated: 1999-06-22 18:12:00.0


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Filed By: Travis & Jessica Leonard (Brighton, CO)
Time of Day: 10 am
Length of Time: We played for 4 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This was a very nice place. We brought our horses up to ride around and we will be back. There seemed to be a ton of places to explore.
Conditions: Trails are excellent condition for horses.
Water Availability: There is water in many places including a small lake.
Suggested Accessories: The best place to park is exit Frisco main street and drive east to 2nd ave. Turn right and it will take you right into the parking lot. Plenty of room for horse trailers if its not full. I would bet this lot gets full on the weekends.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Peaks Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding This makes a good horse trip.
ICON Mountain Biking This is a popular mountain bike route.



Related Activities
Breckenridge General Forest Area - The Breckenridge General Forest Area includes the area around the town of Breckenridge.

Gold Hill Trail - The Gold Hill Trail starts just off Highway 9, between Frisco and Breckenridge. It leads up to The Peaks Trail.

Heaton Bay Campground - Heaton Bay Campground has 72 sites. It is located between Dillon and Frisco on Dillon reservoir. Heaton Bay has one handicapped accessible site.

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

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.

Tenmile Meadows Trail - The Tenmile Meadows Trail is located south of Frisco. The Peaks and Miners Creek Trails are followed to reach Tenmile Meadows, at the base of Tenmile Peak and Peak 3.



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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