Summit County Bike Trails: Burro Trail
This gradual but often rocky trail climbs along creeks and through dense forest to the Spruce Creek drainage.
Know Before You Go: This trail can be crowded with hikers and cyclists, especially on weekends. Expect people at blind corners and be prepared to ride slowly and yield frequently. Although it may look dry at the beginning, this shaded trail takes a while to lose winter snow and should be avoided in early summer and also for a day after heavy rains. Although elevation gains are moderate, several very rocky sections require some technical riding ability.
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: Follow Park Avenue south, turn right onto Village Road and climb up a short distance. Turn left into and ride through the paved lot below Beaver Run Resort. Turn right onto the dirt ski area access road and climb under a chairlift. Almost immediately, turn left onto the Burro Trail (marked by a sign). Cross a stream and climb along the left side of it, following the main trail. Side trails forking left and right make navigation a bit confusing, but the main route remains fairly obvious. The trail eventually veers away from the stream, meanders through the forest, then climbs to and connects with an old road at about 2 miles. Turn left onto the road, ride over an extremely rocky section and ascend gradually along a hillside. Cross the Crystal Lakes jeep road (see the Spruce Creek Loop ride) at about 3 miles. Continue a short distance further on the trail until merging with Spruce Creek Road. Return as you came or follow the directions for the Spruce Creek Loop ride to explore the Spruce Creek drainage.
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