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.
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
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.