Bike Trails Information

Summit County Bike Trails: Dyersville

July 23, 2014 — 

Throughout the summer on Fridays and Saturdays the Summit Daily will run mountain bike and recpath trail guides from our annual Explore Summit County Bike Guide. The rides will be a mix of dirt trails, singletrack and paved roads from across Summit County.

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Summit County Bike Trails: Barney Ford-Juniata Loop

July 23, 2014 — 

With immediate access from downtown Breckenridge, the Barney Ford-Juniata loop climbs from Carter Park up to Sallie Barber Road then descends on a fun section of singletrack back to town. A number of popular Breckenridge mountain bike races end on this section of trail. It makes a great quick ride out of town.

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Summit County Bike Trails: Bakers Tank Loop

July 23, 2014 — 

Throughout the summer on Fridays and Saturdays the Summit Daily will run mountain bike and recpath trail guides from our annual Explore Summit County Bike Guide. The rides will be a mix of dirt trails, singletrack and paved roads from across Summit County.

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Summit County Bike Trails: Blue River Pennsylvania/Indiana Loop

July 11, 2014 — 

Throughout the summer on Fridays and Saturdays the Summit Daily will run mountain bike and recpath trail guides from our annual Explore Summit County Bike Guide. The rides will be a mix of dirt trails, singletrack and paved roads from across Summit County.

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Summit County Bike Trails: Boreas Pass

July 11, 2014 — 

ThrougThroughout the summer on Fridays and Saturdays the Summit Daily will run mountain bike and recpath trail guides from our annual Explore Summit County Bike Guide. The rides will be a mix of dirt trails, singletrack and paved roads from across Summit County.

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Summit County Bike Trails: Gold Run Road

July 11, 2014 — 

Throughout the summer on Fridays and Saturdays the Summit Daily will run mountain bike and recpath cycling trail guides from our annual Explore Summit County Bike Guide. The rides will be a mix of dirt trails, singletrack and paved roads from across Summit County.

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Summit County Bike Trails: Mountain Biking in French Gulch

July 11, 2014 — 

Throughout the summer on Fridays and Saturdays the Summit Daily will run mountain bike and recpath trail guides from our annual Explore Summit County Bike Guide. The rides will be a mix of dirt trails, singletrack and paved roads from across Summit County.

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Summit County Bike Trails: Miner's Creek

July 11, 2014 — 

Throughout the summer on Fridays and Saturdays the Summit Daily will run mountain bike and recpath trail guides from our annual Explore Summit County Bike Guide. The rides will be a mix of dirt trails, singletrack and paved roads from across Summit County.

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Summit County Bike Trails: Frisco to Breckenridge recreation path

June 5, 2014 — 

Throughout the summer the Summit Daily will be running weekly mountain bike and recpath trail guides from our annual Explore Summit County Bike Guide every Friday and Saturday. The guides will be a mix of dirt trails, singletrack and paved roads from across Summit County.

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Summit County Bike Trails: Lake Dillon rec path

May 30, 2014 — 

Editor’s note: Throughout the summer the Summit Daily will be running weekly trail guides from our annual Explore Summit County Bike Guide every Friday and Saturday. The guides will be a mix of dirt trails, singletrack and paved roads.

Following a combination of paved trails and roads, the Lake Dillon scenic bike route runs along shorelines, through towns and past marinas, and takes riders on a challenging trip up Swan Mountain Road. Riders can select any number of options.

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Summit County Bike Trails: Oro Grande

June 21, 2014 — 

Throughout the summer the Summit Daily will be running weekly mountain bike and recpath trail guides from our annual Explore Summit County Bike Guide every Friday and Saturday. The guides will be a mix of dirt trails, singletrack and paved roads from across Summit County.

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Summit County bike trails: Frisco to Dillon and Keystone

May 30, 2014 — 

Editor’s note: Throughout the summer the Summit Daily will be running weekly trail guides from our annual Explore Summit County Bike Guide every Friday and Saturday. The guides will be a mix of dirt trails, singletrack and paved roads.

This week we’re going to look at a popular section of the Lake Dillon rec path. While the path goes all the way around the lake, on both paved trails and roadways, the section of the ride between Frisco and Dillon makes for a pleasant, moderate ride on its own. The route provides great views of Dillon Reservoir and a scenic ride along the Snake River to Keystone Resort.

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Summit County Bike Trails: Frisco to Vail Pass

June 21, 2014 — 

Throughout the summer the Summit Daily will be running weekly mountain bike and recpath trail guides from our annual Explore Summit County Bike Guide every Friday and Saturday. The rides will be a mix of dirt trails, singletrack and paved roads from across Summit County.

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Summit County Bike Trails: Illinois Creek area

June 21, 2014 — 

Throughout the summer the Summit Daily will be running weekly mountain bike and recpath trail guides from our annual Explore Summit County Bike Guide every Friday and Saturday. The rides will be a mix of dirt trails, singletrack and paved roads from across Summit County.

Great for a quick trail ride from downtown Breckenridge, the Illinois Creek Trail system provides a number of short loops as well a connection to the Blue River Trail. Located behind the Steven C. West Ice Arena, the trail system is a short ride from Main Street and typically rideable June to October. It includes minimal elevation gain, making it a good warm up for anybody new to the area or just looking to get a short ride in.

Know Before You Go: The Illinois Creek Trail System is located on an area of land just behind the Stephen C. West Ice Arena, off Boreas Pass Road, on the east side of Hwy 9. Maps of this trail system are available from the town of Breckenridge Open Space and Trails Department (970) 547-3155 located at Breckenridge Town Hall or at area bike shops.

Parking: Parking for the Illinois Creek Trail system is available at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena on Boreas Pass Road.

Description: The Illinois Creek Trail System provides a low-level ADA loop around the ice rink along the river bank, which now serves as an interpretive loop and historic park associated with the Rotary snowplow. Although the Illinois Creek Trail System is relatively short, numerous loop opportunities are available throughout it. To add mileage the main loop can link to the Blue River Trail.

Summit County Bike Trails: Illinois Creek area

June 21, 2014 — 

Throughout the summer the Summit Daily will be running weekly mountain bike and recpath trail guides from our annual Explore Summit County Bike Guide every Friday and Saturday. The rides will be a mix of dirt trails, singletrack and paved roads from across Summit County.

Great for a quick trail ride from downtown Breckenridge, the Illinois Creek Trail system provides a number of short loops as well a connection to the Blue River Trail. Located behind the Steven C. West Ice Arena, the trail system is a short ride from Main Street and typically rideable June to October. It includes minimal elevation gain, making it a good warm up for anybody new to the area or just looking to get a short ride in.

Know Before You Go: The Illinois Creek Trail System is located on an area of land just behind the Stephen C. West Ice Arena, off Boreas Pass Road, on the east side of Hwy 9. Maps of this trail system are available from the town of Breckenridge Open Space and Trails Department (970) 547-3155 located at Breckenridge Town Hall or at area bike shops.

Parking: Parking for the Illinois Creek Trail system is available at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena on Boreas Pass Road.

Description: The Illinois Creek Trail System provides a low-level ADA loop around the ice rink along the river bank, which now serves as an interpretive loop and historic park associated with the Rotary snowplow. Although the Illinois Creek Trail System is relatively short, numerous loop opportunities are available throughout it. To add mileage the main loop can link to the Blue River Trail.

Summit County Bike Trails: Tiger Road is a gateway to a network of singletrack

June 13, 2014 — 

Throughout the summer the Summit Daily will be running weekly mountain bike and recpath trail guides from our annual Explore Summit County Bike Guide every Friday and Saturday. The rides will be a mix of dirt trails, singletrack and paved roads from across Summit County.

Tiger Road north of Breckenridge provides a number of trail riding opportunities, starting with the road itself. When there’s still snow and mud at higher elevations, Tiger Road is a great place to start.

The smooth dirt road provides scenic, easy cruising along the lower Swan River Valley. Higher up, the valley splits into three mountain drainages containing rugged jeep roads that explore remote meadows and remains of historic mining communities.

Summit County’s renowned stretch of the Colorado Trail is also accessible from Tiger Road.

Know Before You Go: A great early-season spin, Tiger Road is always dry enough to ride by April. This area is easily accessed from Breckenridge by riding the paved recpath north from town. Expect vehicle traffic on Tiger Road and some jeeps in the upper drainages. Private property (including many fragile mining structures) is common in this area; respect all “No Trespassing” signs and view historic buildings from a distance. Spurs branching off the upper jeep roads offer hours of additional exploring. To shorten the distances on the forks of the Swan rides, park just beyond the old Tiger Townsite, 2.3 miles farther up the road.

Parking: From I-70, drive through Frisco on Hwy. 9 and continue south toward Breckenridge for about 5 more miles. Turn left onto Tiger Road (by the Breckenridge Golf Course) and drive up 2.6 miles. Park on the left in a small parking area near a pond containing remains of a historic dredge boat (across the road from a log fence).

Description: Begin riding up Tiger Road. A gradual climb over smooth terrain makes it easy to soak in the splendor of the nearby peaks. This area is in transition. There are some new homes, but also several older buildings remaining from when this valley was bustling with mining activity. Pass several side roads accessing private property. The road narrows, and at about 3.2 miles you reach a three-way junction for the North and South/Middle Forks of the Swan. This ride ends here. To continue farther, follow directions for the Three Forks of the Swan ride. Return as you came.

Additional trail information is also available in the free annual Explore Summit County Bike Guide.

Summit County Bike Trails: The Frisco Peninsula Trail System

June 14, 2014 — 

SUMMIT COUNTY — One of the county's most popular early-season mountain bike trail networks is the Frisco Peninsula.

For many Summit County residents the peninsula trail system is the first place to go when the snow melts in the spring. Typically the first to thaw out, it’s a great place to warm up for the season, get used to the altitude or just enjoy a trail quick trail ride next to Lake Dillon at any time during the summer. The network includes a number of short interconnected trails, so get out there and explore.

Know before you go: If the entrance gate is closed that usually means the area is too wet to ride. The trails are generally dry and ready to ride by mid-May. With a number of exposed sections due to tree removal, expect to be out in the sun. Don’t forget the sunscreen. Swimming is not allowed in Lake Dillon.

Parking: The Frisco Peninsula is accessible from three primary locations all off of Highway 9. From Interstate 70 or Breckenridge, take Highway 9 to Frisco. The peninsula sits right outside of the town of Frisco on the way to Breckenridge. Riders can park at the Frisco Adventure center, the peninsula day use area or the parking lot right off of Highway 9 just uphill from where the highway runs along Lake Dillon toward Breckenridge.

Description: The trails pass through stands of lodgepole pie and offer views of Lake Dillon and the Tenmile Range. Mountain bikes may only be used on trails marked with a mountain bike symbol. If there is no sign, it is closed to that use.

Additional trail information is also available in the free annual Explore Summit County Bike Guide.

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