Breckenridge Ski Resort

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Trail

12.7 Miles 20.4 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

1,661' 506 m

Ascent

-1,669' -509 m

Descent

11,031' 3,362 m

High

9,620' 2,932 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Bad / Closed

95 days agoUpdate

A singletrack tour of the Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Don Leinweber

Overview

Toad Alley is subject to early season closures (until approximately July, 1st) for moose calving. The Peaks Connect and Four O'clock trails can be utilized during these months for the bottom section of the loop.
This is a 100% singletrack tour of the Breckenridge Ski Resort. The downside is the ride is on the ski resort. The upside is the ride (with the exception of closing the loop through town) is 100% singletrack!

Need to Know

Breckenridge Ski Resort is open to lift serviced biking. The trails are by no means downhill oriented. Most of these trails are little frequented by the lift-serviced crowd; however be cautious on Swinger Switchback and Pioneer in particular.

The loop begins and ends at the Beaver Run parking lot at the base of Peak 9.

The final 2-1/2 miles features an entirely singletrack connection between the Town of Breckenridge and the Peaks Trail.

Because of the open ski trails, there are excellent views for much of this ride. Additionally, the open ski trail provide wildlife grazing opportunities. Moose, deer and elk sightings (on Peak 9 in particular) are quite common.

Description

Park at the Beaver Run lot. Ride east out of the parking lot and 1/2 mile up the access road. Pass the Beaver Run Superchair, then the lower Superconnect lift terminal. The Wanderer Trail begins on the left side of the access road in a right switchback 500' further.

Wanderer begins in the forest before dropping down to a drainage in an open meadow. This section of trail is a bit primitive. Just follow the drainage uphill. The trail passes through two intersections with horse trails used for ski area pack tours. Be alert for horses. Wanderer switches back then climbs back to the access road.

Go left up the road to the Ten Mile Station restaurant. Turn right towards the restaurant and take the left forking road passing above it. Look for a "Sunday Worship Services" sign on the left side of the road and the continuation of the Wanderer singletrack just beyond the sign. Wanderer enters the forest between two ski trails before again climbing to the access road after a short distance.

Go right and climb the access road a short distance. At a long fence line on the right of the access road, Wanderer continues. From this point to the Supperconnect, mid-load station Wanderer is pretty easy to follow. Just continue across any intersecting road, and at the two trail junctions to the right. Upon reaching the mid-load station, descend to another access road in Sawmill Gulch and turn left, up the drainage.

Climb the steep access road for about 1/4 mile to the continuation of Wanderer singletrack on the right hand side of the road. Climb to the top, and end of Wanderer on the 4 O'clock ski run. Cross the run, and ride to a three-way trail intersection with the Swinger singletrack. Go left, climbing steadily.

At the fourth switchback, there is another three-way intersection where the Swinger and Pioneer trails diverge. Go left onto Pioneer as it is the less frequented of the two trails by lift-users. Pioneer switches back a number of times. At the first switchback, pass the Edge Trail (a connection to Frosty's trail). Ride through three more switchbacks and then ride right at the next trail intersection (there is a short wooden bridge to the left).

Ride this crossing trail passing the top of Swinger on the right. Turn left, uphill at the next intersection with Dwight's, bearing north towards the top of the Rocky Mountain Superchair. At the access road, continue right (north) to the bottom of the T-Bar.

At the T-Bar, look for the Game Trail singletrack beginning to the north. Descend Game Trail, crossing an access road. At the bottom of Game Trail, cross another access road onto Dwight's and continue towards the base area.

Just before the final descent into the base area, look for a singletrack on the left, just above the Ski Watch condominiums. The singletrack enters the trees above the condos, crosses a boardwalk then intersects the uphill end of Ski Watch Drive. Look for the Peaks Connect singletrack due north, adjacent to the wetlands. Take this singletrack to another access road. At the first switchback in the access road, take a singletrack on the right to the Peaks Trail, then turn right to the trailhead.

Cross the road, turn left and look for the Toad Alley singletrack on the east side of Ski Hill Road. Turn right and follow Toad Alley to Shock Hill trail. Turn left along the meadow on Shock Hill trail. Look for a singletrack spur on the right. Take this up to an overlook. Continue northeast around Shock Hill to Pence Miller trail.

Descend to the Skyway Skiway, turn right and climb to 4 O'clock trail. Turn left and descend over a bridge. Turn hard right, back uphill and look for a narrow asphalt path in the bushes on the south side of the trail that passes between two condos. Take this south and cross 4 O'clock Road to Primrose Path (road) and ride this back to the parking lot.

In lieu of Skyway Skiway to 4 O'clock, simply descend to Park Avenue and ride pavement back to Beaver Run.

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Sep 21, 2016
Fritz Ritter
Absolute Hoot! Thank you!
Sep 12, 2016
Zach Hope
Aug 31, 2016
Daniella Lugo
Aug 7, 2016
Nick Wilder
Sep 9, 2015
James Maccabe
Fun downhill sections, climbs aren't too challenging either, and good views for majority of the ride. 13.9mi — 1h 55m
Jul 8, 2015
John Stergius
Morning ride in the rain. Boggy parts on southern part of loop; consider bypass on Tenmile Station Rd. Downed trees in Toad Alley. Saw moose and calf.

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