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Classic Breckenridge Route

 4.2 (38)

12.0 Miles 19.3 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

1,048' 319 m

Ascent

-1,169' -356 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

10,330' 3,148 m

High

9,529' 2,904 m

Low

Shared By D L

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

D L

Dogs Leashed

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Barney Flow and B-Line trails are downhill only options if riding this loop CW.

Overview

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.

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 17, 2018
Scott Bolte
Sep 15, 2018
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Aug 25, 2018
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Aug 25, 2018
Nick Orton
Aug 24, 2018
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Aug 21, 2018
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Aug 18, 2018
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  4.2 from 38 votes

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Chuck Rulich
Brookfield, IL
Chuck Rulich   Brookfield, IL
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
Just finished it today. Don't do this loop CCW. It's like climbing for 8 miles, then some nice downhill for 0.5 miles at Slalom...and then some very slow downhill or low grade up hill after that. I don't know why mtbproject would recommend doing it this way when CW has incredible downhill starting from the middle of Side Door Sep 17, 2018

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