Give your kids the ultimate Colorado hiking experience by taking them on a scenic adventure through the Rocky Mountains. Follow our tips for hiking with kids before you get going.
Best Hikes For Families
This easy loop trail brings you to a magical, mystical 15-foot troll sculpture sculpted out of recycled wood by Danish artist Thomas Dambo. The Town of Breckenridge has relocated “Isak Heartstone” to his current location deep in the woods on the Trollstigen Trail, near the Stephen C. West Ice Rink. It’s perfect for kids of all ages and even grandparents.
Find the Breckenridge Troll
IOWA HILL MINE TRAIL
This easy, one and a half mile loop trail is filled with history! The trail winds through an abandoned mining site with historical artifacts and signage. You’ll start with a gradual climb, but there are lots of spots for breaks as well as benches. The last portion of the hike is all downhill.
Iowa Hill Mine Trail
SAWMILL RESERVOIR TRAIL
This short, easy hike is rich in views and close to town. Well shaded by pine trees with gentle elevation gain, this hike is perfect for beginner hikers as well as children. Start by strolling along the river, then end with views of the Breckenridge Ski Area, 10-Mile Mountain Range and a reservoir perfect for a lunch break with awesome views.
Sawmill Reservoir Trail
SALLIE BARBER MINE TRAIL
Sallie Barber is a wonderful beginner-level hike that leads to the old mining site which sits above town and provides gorgeous views toward both Breckenridge and Keystone.
Sallie Barber Mine Trail
PRESTON GHOST TOWN TRAIL
The Preston Ghost Town Trail is a bit hidden and starts off Tiger Road between Breckenridge and Frisco. There are no markers along the route, so to really learn about the history of the area, take the guided hike through the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance. Along the way, you’ll find abandoned mines and, of course, the town of Preston Mill. Most of the buildings here have fallen down, but you can still see the remains and get a feel for the heyday.
BLUE RIVER TRAIL
This classic hike parallels the Blue River and provides stunning views of the Tenmile Range and Baldy Mountain as you stroll alongside the peaceful Blue River.
Blue River Trail
REILING DREDGE TRAIL
This short, aspen-lined trail is great for beginners and takes hikers to the historic Reiling Gold Dredge boat, last used in 1922. If you’re looking for a longer hike, this trail connects to the B&B Trail and into a network of intersecting trails in the historic mining district.
Reiling Dredge Trail
BLUE LAKES TRAIL
This short hike offers waterfall views and a high alpine lake after a short hike. The trail continues for those interested in a more strenuous hike.
Blue Lakes Trail