Best Spring Hiking in Breckenridge
May 1st, 2016
Missing the snow? Ready for summer but tired of waiting for the weather to cooperate? If you find yourself in Breckenridge this spring, make a point to get outside and hike! Springtime in our mountain town is beautiful and quiet. Winter crowds have dispersed and the town dwindles down to the year-round locals. Check out these 6 amazing hikes in and around the Breckenridge area this spring!
Mohawk Lakes is a beautiful 6.3 mile trail located just outside of Breckenridge. Dogs and horses are welcome. This trail is somewhat difficult, particularly during springtime…hiking shoes are a must! There are two lakes, upper and lower Mohawk. Expect to see Lower Mohawk during early season – if you are feeling super adventurous, break out your YakTrax and get ready to hike in the snow!
Hoosier Pass Loop
This hike is located between Breckenridge and Fairplay at the top of Hoosier Pass. Hoosier Pass is located at almost 11,600 feet. The hike offers views of the Continental Divide, Mount Democrat, and the Mosquito Mountain Range. Spend a few hours or a few minutes on the hike – we promise the view will not disappoint!
McCullough Gulch Trail is located approximately 30 minutes outside Breckenridge near Quandary Peak. The trail follows an old mining road and splits off to a rugged path leading to White Falls and the Upper Blue Reservoir.
Frisco Bike Path
Starting in Breckenridge, you can walk, ride, or jog 9 miles to Frisco, Colorado. The bike path parallels the Blue River as it winds through the mountains. Stop, have lunch in Frisco at the Island Grill or at Vinnys and either take the bike path or the free Summit Stage Bus back to Breckenridge.
Invest in a pair of good hiking boots and dress in layers! Weather in Colorado has a mind of it’s own… Already checked out these hikes? Looking for another adventure? Check out Breckenridge Whitewater and plan a trip of lifetime!