Fall MTB in Breckenridge

August 24, 2016 // by Stefanie Van Der Kar 

Unbeknownst to many, Breckenridge has world class mountain biking and all of it right at your fingertips. Hosting events and races such as the Firecracker 50, Breck Epic and Pro Cycle Challenge, you can get a sense that Breckenridge is made up of a few bikers. With something for every ability, and trails easily accessible by bike, bus, or car, figuring out WHAT to ride is your next question. That’s where we’ll jump in.

Summer isn’t coming to an end per SE, but the “hot” weather of Summit County is starting to cool off. And although we have a month or so left of warmer weather, we have our next “season” to look forward too; Fall in the Rockies!

Fall biking has to be one of the most beautiful times of year. Not to mention some of the perfect weather. Cooler temps make those uphill climbs manageable any time of day and the fall foliage of the aspens on the way down can transport you to a different place. Your favorite Breckenridge trails during the summer and winter (don’t forget about fat biking!) are easily transformed during the months of September and October.

Below you’ll find 5 trails we’ve highlighted in Breckenridge that we don’t think you should miss. Use the arrows to scroll through. Difficulty is rated Green, Blue/Green, Blue or Diamond. Click on the title to see a full description provided my mtbproject.com. Enjoy!

Aspen Alley

Aspen AlleyBlue SquareDoes its name say enough? Aspen Alley is a favorite among locals and visitors. This 1.3 mi single track is accessed from the Boreas Pass trailhead. Loop back up Boreas Pass to the trailhead. Hint: Take a right on Illinois Gulch for a bit of a shortcut.

Little French Loop

Little French LoopDiamond This loop is spectacular in the fall. A total of 12.6 miles, and 90% singletrack, this loop ride starts from the B&B trailhead and and is excellent ridden clockwise. There are a few twists and turns to keep you on the right path, so make sure you download or keep the trail description with you. Enjoy!

Boreas Pass

Boreas PassGreenBoreas Pass is an easy trail that climbs to the Continental Divide and over to Como. A full 17.4 mi all the way, there are a few outlets if you do your research to create loops from Boreas Pass. Although rated easy, the views are outstanding. Beware, this is open to motorized vehicles and so there will be cars and other vehicles sharing the road.

Baker’s Tank Trail

Baker's TankGreen BlueThis trail connects from Boreas Pass. You can climb from the parking lot, or drive to Baker’s Tank and pick it up there. There is a short but spectacular aspen alley on this trail.

Minnie Mine

Minnie MineGreen BlueThere will be patches of beautiful aspens during your ride, but take a quick break after about ¾ of a mile to the Minnie Mine site ruins. This viewpoint overlooks Breckenridge as well as the valley across.

So whether you are visiting Breckenridge, or maybe even just looking for a new ride to hit up as a local, make sure to check out these spectacular fall rides. You won’t be disappointed and you will be sure to snap some amazing photos on the way. Kudos to mtbproject.com for taking the time and supplying such great information about each trail in Breckenridge.

Are we missing any GREAT fall rides you’d like to share? Leave it in the comments and we’ll be sure to check them out and add them to our list.

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