March 24, 2016

3 Easy Breckenridge Snowshoe Trails

Some mountain days are best spent in the midst of silents and solitude of the alpine environment.

Winter Trail Mountains Breckenridge
Boreas Pass Winter Sunset Views

Breckenridge, Colorado offers 2,908 acres of world-class alpine skiing and snowboard trails. Many guest to the town opt for a day to rest from the slopes. Many don’t, but if you want to explore the other activities offered at 9,600 feet, consider the available snowshoe trails the area has to offer. If it’s been sunshine for a few days most of these trails are packed down and a hardy pair of boots may be all that you need. However, if there has been fresh snow, grab the snowshoes for a more comfortable trek.

Boreas Pass Trail

One of the most iconic places in Breckenridge and known for it’s views. This easy to access and easy to hike/snowshoe trail has amazing views of the ski slopes and valley below. Once to park at the trail head, there are a few other trails that branch off the wide main trail near the gate. Banker’s tank and Aspen Trail are narrow trails that are great for snowshoeing.

Directions: Heading south on HWY 9 to the south end of Breckenridge, turn left at the stop light onto Boreas Pass road. Follow this road all the way to the top until you see parking spots on the left hand side and a gate ahead.

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Views from Minnie Mine Trail

Tiger Dredge Trail

Boasting great views and a close up to history, strap on your snowshoes for this adventure. Meet the views of Peak One and Peak Two from the ten mile range as you wind around a pond that holds historic remnants of days gone by. This trail is more open and less forest with sweet little twists and turns heading toward the valley.

Directions: Heading north from town toward the Breckenridge golf course, turn right at the light onto Tiger Road. Head down Tiger road     miles until you see the small parking area and dredge on your left.

Minnie Mine Trail

Views of the ski runs stand out between the valley. A small incline up to old mine structures provides a great view of the slopes, overlooking rock tailings running along the bottom of the valley. This easy-to-find hike gives a fresh breath of mountain air as you experience the scenery below. Through the aspen grove and over the mountain stream, this is a favorite snow hike among many of the locals.

Directions: From downtown Breckenridge, head east on Wellington road for 6.5 miles until you see a small parking area on the left hand side. Trail head is right next to parking spaces.

Everywhere you go in Breckenridge has a great view. Enjoy your time in the mountains from as many as you can.

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