If you truly want to experience Breckenridge’s breathtaking beauty, hit the trails! There are hundreds of hiking trails in and around Breckenridge which makes it easy to take part of one of the most popular summer and winter activities. From gentle dirt roads to challenging summits, there are a wide variety of options for all types of hikers. Breckenridge hiking is an experience for every visitor to enjoy. Be sure to review and follow Leave No Trace principles before heading out and be prepared for your adventure.
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Hiking in Breckenridge
Discover Summer Hiking in Breckenridge
Summer hiking is hard to beat. The intense greenery of native pines, firs and spruce trees pepper mountainsides while a rainbow of wildflowers decorate the meadows surrounding Breckenridge like a paint-by-number. Seriously. It’s truly an unforgettable time to experience our outdoor playground and its breathtaking views, waterfalls and wildlife—solo, or together. With hundreds of miles of trails in and around Breckenridge, there’s a trail perfect for you. Discover waterfall hikes, the best hikes for the kiddos, and where to watch the wildflowers bloom.
If you truly want to experience Breckenridge’s breathtaking beauty, hit the trails!
Summer Hiking in Breckenridge
There are hundreds of hiking trails in and around Breckenridge, which makes it easy to take part of one of the most popular summer activities. From gentle dirt roads to challenging summits, there are a wide variety of options for all types of hikers.
There’s a reason Colorado has been dubbed one of the best places in the U.S. to see wildflowers.
Wildflower Hiking in Breckenridge
A combination of late snow-melt, 300+ days of sunshine and high-alpine terrain make Colorado the perfect place for wildflowers to grow. The most commonly found wildflowers in Breckenridge usually start blooming in May and June as the snow starts to melt, and typically stick around through July and early August.
When the snow begins to melt in Breckenridge, the rivers start to roar.
Waterfall Hikes in Breckenridge
You don’t have to go too far to see the majestic sights and hear the noises of the cascading waterfalls. But depending on the time of year, you’re in for some very different experiences. Here are three Breckenridge waterfalls worth the trek, and the best times and ways to see them.
Beginner trails are a great way to spend your time in and around Breckenridge.
Best Hikes for Families
Take in the views and bring the whole family. If you’re brand new to hiking in the Rockies, we’ve compiled some of the best easy hiking trails in Breckenridge.
Our most popular trails can get busy on the weekends. We recommend carpooling or busing to popular trailheads. If you are looking for more solitude than people on your hike, avoid top 10 lists while choosing a trail.
Do your part to keep our trails amazing. Pack it in, pack it out. Or pick it up to leave a place better than you found it.
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