Hike a 14er in Breck
Julie Howsmon / June 18, 2019
Did you know that Colorado is home to over 58 peaks that exceed 14,00 feet in elevation? Around here, we call those “14ers.” In Breckenridge, you can summit a 14er called Quandary Peak, which is debatably one of the “easier” peaks to climb. But before you head out to champion the Rocky Mountains and have your summit Colorado craft brewskie, there are a few things you should know to ensure the most successful hike.
Get There Early
Since Quandary Peak is easy to access, a fairly moderate climb, and only a ten-minute drive from downtown Breckenridge, it can get very busy, very fast. If at all possible, avoid hiking Quandary on the weekends, and if you simply have to hit the trail on a Saturday or Sunday, try to arrive at the trailhead at 5 am. There is limited parking at the trailhead, that extends partway down the entry road. Once this fills up, you have to park very far away – which adds at least half a mile to a mile onto the beginning and end of your hike.