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Great, quick loop including the new Hippo Trail, one of the premier trails in Summit County.


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Map Key

8.3

Miles

13.3

KM

100%

Singletrack

9,792' 2,985 m

High

9,272' 2,826 m

Low

1,071' 327 m

Up

1,069' 326 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Trailhead parking lot fills during tourist season

Overview

Easy to follow lollipop over sections of the Horseshoe Gulch Trail, Colorado Trail, Hippo Trail, Vomit Hill Trail, Soda Creek Trail, Hay Trail and Blair Witch Trail. The new rolling Hippo Trail winds through heavily forested sections of Swan Mountain, featuring banked turns,

Description

The ride starts at the Horseshoe Gulch Dredge Trailhead (AKA Tiger Road Dredge Trailhead). The first 200 yards of the Horseshoe Gulch Trail crosses tailings leftover from the dredge gold mining operation in the early 1900s. About 100 yard after passing around an access gate, the trail intersects with the Colorado Trail, turn left (West) on the Colorado Trail and pass over a short bridge. The trail generally climbs for the next two miles over packed dirt with short sections of decomposed granite. Continue past the intersection with the Blair Witch Trail for another 1/2 mile to the start of the New Hippo Trail

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David Jones

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 18 votes

#12

in Breckenridge

#1074

Overall
  4.2 from 18 votes
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Recommended Route Rankings

#12

in Breckenridge

#216

in Colorado

#1,074

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Photos

Waited for mom to finish the classic West Ridge Downhill
Sep 12, 2017 near Keystone, CO
Heading up the start of Horseshoe Gulch with big views
Jul 8, 2014 near Keystone, CO
The view coming down Hay Trail and looking at part of the Soda Loop.
Jun 6, 2016 near Keystone, CO
Log feature right before the "T" intersection. Very rollable. (2017)
Sep 17, 2017 near Keystone, CO
Nothing but singletrack the whole way
Sep 17, 2017 near Keystone, CO
Soda Creek Trail - Back Ranch, Keystone
Jul 9, 2014 near Keystone, CO
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Check-Ins

Nov 18, 2023
Jason Cotrell
Packed snow, mud, and dry portions today. Fat bike would be best.
Sep 29, 2022
Nate Vogel
10.6mi
Jul 16, 2022
Tom Carpenter
Oct 15, 2021
Head Banger
Sep 15, 2021
Lisa Delfiner Parsons
The description as Summit County's premier trail is absolutely overblown. This was mediocre and not worth the effort! 6.4mi
Jul 18, 2021
wes hayutin
Jul 16, 2021
Madeline Halseth
Jul 14, 2021
Lindsey Swiderski
me and Kate !
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