When the snow melts in Breckenridge, the rivers start to roar. Hiking and biking trails start to peek through the snow, signaling that summer is officially on its way. These moderate south of town hikes offer great waterfall viewing throughout late June, and on through August and September, depending on how much snow we got throughout winter and spring. Strap on your hiking boots; here are three Breckenridge waterfall hikes worth the trek.
3 Must-Hike Breckenridge Waterfalls
1. McCullough Gulch
There are two trailheads you can use to access McCullough Gulch. The newer, lower access parking lot is located about 7 miles south of Breckenridge, on the right side of highway 9 opposite the Lodge by the Blue. From here you can access a beautiful wooded trail, turning into the old road that leads up into McCullough Gulch following the rock-strewn stream. Starting here makes the hike about twice as long.
The other access, a 1.3-mile hike, to McCullough Gulch is at the trailhead at the end of County Road 851 on Hoosier Pass. Take a right on Blue Lakes Road (CR 850), and another right on CR 851. This hike is pretty high in elevation, starting at about 11,000′, so is usually dry by July.