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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.

Summer / Fall Hiking

A rainbow on Mohawk Lakes Trail in Breckenridge
A rainbow as seen from Mohawk Lakes Trail in the late afternoon.

After hiking the Rocky Mountains in the summertime, you’ll understand why the love of the outdoors is deeply rooted in Breckenridge’s culture. A hike on one of Breckenridge’s national forest trails has the powerful ability to change one’s perspective of nature and environment. The moments are breathtaking, and the memories are everlasting. Hike a trail that leads to stunning wildflower fields or gorgeous waterfalls. If you are seeking convenience, there is a multitude of hikes in Breckenridge that don’t require a car.

Best Summer Hikes 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. As always, Breckenridge stands behind the Colorado Tourism Office’s Leave No Trace – Care for Colorado Principlesto help maintain the natural beauty of our trails and forests.

Choosing a trail:

With hundreds of miles to choose from it can be hard to decide on which trails to explore.  Our best resources will give you ideas on where to go and how to prepare for your hike.

Hidden Gems & Off the Beaten Path Trails

You can find brag-worthy climbs, big views and more on any of the 200+ miles of trails in Breckenridge. Here are our favorite resources to check while choosing a trail.

Coming to town soon? Stop by and pick up a trail map from the Breckenridge Welcome Center, and check out our Summer Packing Guide so you won’t forget the necessities!

Hiking in Breckenridge Colorado

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.
Two people talking among wildflowers - photo by Louie Traub

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.
Waterfall in Blue Lakes - Monte Cristo Gulch

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.
Family summer hiking in Breckenridge

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.

Local Tips

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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.

Summer Hiking

    Fall Hiking

      Winter / Spring Hiking

      Winter sunrise in the snow covered Breckenridge, Colorado mountains
      Sunrise views on Baldy Mountain after a snow storm.

      Breckenridge’s most wonderful time of the year offers the most stunning scenery for hiking. The snow-covered trees and mountains provide a fantasy playground for hikers and outdoor lovers. Be sure to look at Breckenridge’s winter trail maps before heading out into the wilderness.  As always, Breckenridge stands behind the Colorado Tourism Office’s Leave No Trace – Care for Colorado Principles to help maintain the natural beauty of our trails and forests.

      Choosing a trail:

      With hundreds of miles to choose from it can be hard to decide on which trails to explore.  Our best resources will give you ideas on where to go and how to prepare for your hike.

      Hidden Gems & Off the Beaten Path Trails

      You can find brag-worthy climbs, big views and more on any of the 200+ miles of trails in Breckenridge. Here are our favorite resources to check while choosing a trail.

      Coming to town soon?  Stop by and pick up a trail map from the Breckenridge Welcome Center.

      Local Tips

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      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.

      Winter Hiking

        Leave No Trace

        Hiking man watching the sun on Breckenridge mountains
        All you need to experience Breckenridge’s best asset is your own two feet. Although your phone can come in handy navigating the best hiking trails and documenting the views along the way.

        We love our trails and hope you can show them some love by following the Colorado Tourism Office’s Leave No Trace principles before heading out and be prepared for your adventure.

        Here are a few tips to remember before heading out:

        • Breckenridge has hundreds of miles of trails throughout town and nearby National Forest. By staying on the trails you’re helping natural areas stay natural.
        • Breckenridge is home to many furry residents. To keep them – and you – safe, you shouldn’t approach and observe them from a distance.
        • Any of our species of wildflowers will live forever in a photo. Snap away, but only with a camera.
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