Summit County Bike Trails: Barney Ford-Juniata Loop
June 20, 2014
Providing immediate access from the town of Breckenridge, this loop climbs from Carter Park up to Sallie Barber Road then descends on a fun singletrack back to town.
Know Before You Go: The Barney Ford and Juniata Trails are mostly located on easements across private property. Please stay on the designated trails to avoid trespassing.
Parking: From I-70, drive south to Breckenridge on Hwy 9. Turn right at the stoplight on the north end of town onto North Park. Drive by City Market and park in one of the large lots located on the left side of Park Avenue.
Description: Ride south on Park Avenue until you reach Ski Hill Road/Lincoln Avenue. Turn left at the light, cross Main Street and continue uphill until you reach High Street. Turn right on High Street and continue until it dead ends at Carter Park. Turn left at the parking lot and access a singletrack trail there. Continue uphill then bear left for a steep, switchback climb up an old ski trail. This trail ends at the Hermit Placer Trail. Turn left then take an immediate right on the Moonstone Trail. This trail switchbacks through the trees and ends at County Road 503. Cross the road and enter the singletrack Barney Ford Trail. Much of the Barney Ford Trail is located on trail easements across private property, so please follow the trail signs and stay on the trail to avoid trespassing. The trail climbs for almost 1.5 miles until it reaches Sallie Barber Road. Turn right on Sallie Barber Road until it ends at Baldy Road. Turn right on Baldy Road, then take an immediate left onto the Juniata Trail. This trail is also located on easements across private property, so please stick to the trail. Follow the Juniata Trail to its terminus at the junction of Baldy and Boreas Pass roads. Turn right at the stop sign then take an immediate right onto County Road 503. About 50 yards down on your left is the upper entrance to the Moonstone Trail. Descend as you came.