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Blue River Trail

Intermediate
 4.4 (13)

A very fun out and back trail from Breckenridge. One of the best area descents.

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Map Key

3.0

Miles

4.8

KM

Singletrack

10,115' 3,083 m

High

9,853' 3,003 m

Low

320' 98 m

Up

189' 58 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Description

This is an excellent out and back ride when time is limited.

Blue River Trail begins at the first major curve in Boreas Pass Road, but can also be accessed from the Little Mountain Trails (Southside Trail, Illinois Creek Trail) from the Stephen C. West Ice Arena

From Boreas Pass Road to Illinois Creek the trail is mellow. Just after passing Illinois Creek Trail and crossing a boardwalk, the Blue River Trail begins to climb a recently realigned trail section before leveling off.

After passing a small, sometimes dry pond the trail continues to climb at an agreeable gradient for about a mile. The trail tops out 300' from paved Indiana Creek Road. Descend to the road, turn right (west) and look for the trail continuation about 200' downhill on the opposite side of the road.

Descend singletrack to a right bend and continue along Indiana Creek to another paved road: Spruce Valley Drive. Turn left and look for the trail continuation just past the creek, left of the road, up an embankment.

The trail climbs steeply for a few hundred feet, then rolls for about 1/2 mile before reaching a flume. The trail follows the flume and ends at Blue River Road.

Turn around and descend back to Town.

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Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 13 votes

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in Breckenridge

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in Breckenridge

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Descent near small pond. It's a cool little spot to stop and hang near the water.
Sep 20, 2015 near Brecken…, CO
Blue River Trail
Sep 27, 2020 near Brecken…, CO
Aspen Alley from the Blue River Trail
Sep 24, 2014 near Brecken…, CO
forested section that is flowy when coming down
Aug 4, 2018 near Brecken…, CO
Junction Illinois Creek High (aka Little Mountain Trail) and Blue River Trail
Jul 9, 2014 near Brecken…, CO

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Jul 28, 2020
Corey Kelley
Jul 10, 2020
Scott P.
Ride in from the condo which added a mile or so. Very fun trail. Conditions excellent. Wildflowers exploding. Lots of hikers on Illinois creek section 9.9mi — 1h 18m
Jul 8, 2020
Mike Palmer
Jun 29, 2020
Mike Palmer
Aug 17, 2019
Noah Taherkhani
3mi
Jul 31, 2019
Christiam Bedrinana
2mi
Sep 25, 2018
Alex Michelini
Jun 3, 2018
Emily Dorman