Classic Breckenridge Route

 30 votes

12.0 Miles 19.3 Kilometers


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Singletrack

1,048' 319 m

Ascent

-1,169' -356 m

Descent

10,330' 3,148 m

High

9,529' 2,904 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

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A looped ride from town utilizing some of the finest area trails.

Don Leinweber

Overview

Barney Flow and B-Line trails are downhill only options if riding this loop CW.
This is a looped ride that can be ridden from town and offers some of the best new and old singletrack Breckenridge has to offer. This ride can be lengthened by incorporating any of a myriad of adjacent trails into the loop.

The loop is excellent CW or CCW.
Dogs: Leashed

Description

Described in the counterclockwise direction:

From Carter Park in the southwest corner of Breckenridge, climb Carter Park switchbacks to Moonstone Trail. Climb Moonstone Trail to Moonstone Road and cross to Barney Ford. Climb halfway up Barney Ford to V3 on the left in a switchback. Descend V3 to B&B Trail. Turn left and descend to the trailhead.

Cross French Creek Road to X10U8 and climb to Minnie Mine Trail. Turn left and ride west on Minnie Mine to Side Door. Continue west on Side Door to Prospect Trail. Veer right and uphill at this Y-intersection. Ride through a clearcut to the intersection of Prospect Hill Road.

Go straight (west) on Prospect Hill Road and top out at the toe of a mine waste area. Descend, passing Extension Mill Road on the right to a paved roadway (Western Sky Ranch Road) go left on the pavement 1/4 mile to the Western Sky trail on the right.

Climb Western Sky up to a high point, then descend to Gold Run Road. Ride north on Gold Run and look for the continuation of Western Sky on the right after the road transitions from pavement to dirt. Climb briefly and descend to Fall Classic Trail near the top of Slalom. Turn left, cross Gold Run Road and descend Slalom.

Turn right at the bottom of Slalom (or continue on the Upper Flume Trail to the end of the ride) onto Upper Flume Trail. Ride east on the Upper Flume Trail to the Middle Flume Trail. Descend Middle Flume Trail past Tom's Baby, then across a paved road (Preston Way) continuing to the actual flume.

Continue along the flume, crossing the road twice more to Mike's Trail. Turn right and descend to Highland's Drive. Turn left on the pavement and climb to the Lower Flume Trail at the intersection of Barney Ford Drive. Ride the Lower Flume Trail, crossing the pavement once more to Huron Road and the end of the GPX file. Turn right and descend back to town.

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Sep 22, 2017
D Morr
Rode most of the Classic Breckinridge Route, but at ~ mi 6.7, stayed on Forest Hills Dr, then onto Huron Rd, across 9, to Blue River Bikeway. 12mi — 2h 30m
Sep 17, 2017
Jillian Rush
Sep 3, 2017
John Dodge
Aug 28, 2017
Kay Lewis
Aug 9, 2017
Darren Webber
Jul 30, 2017
Logan Mackay
16mi
Jul 23, 2017
Chris Erwin
Awesome trail. Conditions were perfect. Dry and grippy 14mi

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  4.0 from 30 votes

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in Breckenridge

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All Clear 4 days ago
Dry - Great ride all around. Colors are amazing right now.
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A question for any out there. First trip to Breckenridge, I am from the Chicago area. I am looking at the profiles and I typically do about a 1000 feet of climbing for my 15 to 20 mile loops close to home in the Palos forest preserve, and I ride a 29ere singlespeed 39t x 21t. Anyone else singlespeed these trails and is it fun? I have a 2 x 10 which I can reluctantly install. Jul 11, 2017


You can ride anything single speed depending on how much pain you are willing to endure. My friend road monarch crest on his rigid single speed. You will look like a local from Salida with a single speed. Salida riders are different breed of humans I'm convinced. Aug 12, 2017


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