Reasons to Hike Quandary During Your Breckenridge Vacation
May 29th, 2016
If you are coming out to Breckenridge, Colorado this summer and are looking to hike one of Colorado’s 14ers then Quandary is one to not miss out on! It is part of the Ten Mile Range and is known as one of the easier 14ers to hike because it is a relatively short hike and has less elevation gain when compared to others. Grab your hiking boots and get ready for one beautiful adventure!
Reason #1: If you have always wanted to hike a 14er but have been a little thrown off on how hard they typically are, this would be a great place to start. Quandary is located just a few miles outside of Breckenridge. It is a relatively short hike compared to most. It is just over 6 miles on the easiest route with a 3,450 foot elevation gain.
Reason #2: If you are an experienced hiker, or have already hiked Quandary, try a different route! There are a few different options for how to summit the peak. With four different options, there is class 1-3 difficulty. Whichever route you choose, it will all end up at the same destination!
Reason #3: Hiking Quandary is obviously a great challenge mentally and physically but the reward you get out of it is just unforgettable. From sunrises and sunsets at the top, to the variety of wildflowers, plants and trees, to seeing different waterfalls, rivers and lakes and even having the chance to see some of Colorado’s wildlife, you will not regret it. The hard work definitely pays off!
Reason #4: If you come to visit when there is still snow covered peaks and love to go out in the backcountry to ski or ride, then Quandary is a great option! It is a well known hike during the summer and winter months. There is nothing more rewarding than working for that perfect line. Bring along friends and family and enjoy the Rocky Mountains.
Reason #5: It is a great activity for the whole family. If you are coming out to Breckenridge and are looking for something outdoors for the family to always remember, this is where to go. Pack lunches, snacks, water, sunscreen and be prepared for a beautiful hike! Quandary is one unforgettable experience.
Now knowing why Quandary is a great 14er to hike when coming out to Breckenridge, all you have to do is get out here and have a great time! Quandary definitely still packs a punch but is a relatively short hike! So, come on out and enjoy the beautiful Rocky Mountains!