Autumn Hike Recommendation: Try the Peaks Trail

Peaks Trail head sign in Breckenridge ColoradoAs some of our readers may already know, our company has “adopted” the popular and conveniently located Peaks Trail for the past few years.  Some of you have even volunteered your time to work alongside our employees and the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District on repairing the trail for the past few summers.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with this highly regarded trail, the Peaks Trail is popular amongst hikers, mountain bikers, and snowshoers.

The trailhead begins slightly past the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 on Ski Hill Road in beautiful Breckenridge, CO.  The trail reaches an elevation of about 10,500 feet and then descends down to 9,000 feet, where it comes to an end in Frisco, CO.  The Peaks Trail cuts north across the lower flanks of the Ten Mile Range, crossing from Peak 7 all the way to Peak 1.  Signs along the trail inform hikers of mileage as they traverse along and across the peaks.  At the 6 mile mark, the trail passes the Gold Hill Trail and the Colorado Trail and eventually leads to the final descent where it joins Miner’s Creek in Frisco.  During the fall season, this hike is especially breathtaking as the changing aspen leaves are truly a sight to see.

Don’t forget to pack a lunch and bring a camera! We also recommend checking the weather before you start your hike, and please remember to bring plenty of water and sunscreen. We hope you’ll enjoy this scenic hike with your friends or family!

If you would like to plan a trip to Breckenridge so that you can hike the Peaks Trail this fall, please contact Breckenridge Discount Lodging. We are your source for Breckenridge deals, Breckenridge discounts and Breckenridge recreation. Give us a call at toll free1-866-476-2311 or visit www.breckenridgediscountlodging.com.

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