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“Forests, meadows, creeks and views with little exertion” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Peaks Trail

Peaks Trail
Breckenridge, CO
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Ranked #24 of 61 things to do in Breckenridge
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New Paltz, NY
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“Forests, meadows, creeks and views with little exertion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This hike is wonderful if you want a mountain hiking experience but don't want to do too much elevation. You can post a car in Frisco, take the free Summit Stage bus back to the gondola in Breckenridge, take the Gondola up, and then pick up the trail on the other side of the hotel and walk all the way back to Frisco (about 9 miles). You skirt the shoulders of 7 peaks and pass through deep woods, across meadows filled with wildflowers, across creeks, all without too much effort. Just make sure to confirm the last part of the route so that you end up back at your car. We took a wrong turn and ended up about a mile away in another area of Frisco. A woman at the Visitor's Center in Frisco was very helpful in planning the hike--We just should have asked for more specificity about the last set of turns. Great family hike!

Visited July 2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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“Nice flat hike in the woods”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The Peaks Trail hugs the 10,000 foot line on a topo map. The trailhead is just east of Peak 7 base on Ski Hill road. It's popular, you may struggle to find parking. As you're below treeline you don't usually have a 'view', but that's not why I hike this trail--and it's one of my favorites. After a lot of hiking around Summit County, it's nice to have a flat trail with lots of beauty, and this trail has it. Flowers, creeks, bridges, gulches, views up and down the mountain. If you go far enough you will see a fairly steep descent into Frisco. If you want to stick to flat, turn around at that point. The descent takes you past a few very nice lakes and you can swim if you want. Remember that unless you dropped a second car in Frisco you'll need to turn around and hike all the way back. Which isn't that bad of a deal, especially if your last hike was a 14er.

Visited July 2013
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Omaha
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Close and easy with the Gondola (secret tips)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is a wonderful trail. Leave your car at the base. Ride the Gondola up to Peak 7 (2nd to last stop) and walk two blocks to the other side of the Lodges at Peak 7 for the trail head. When the concrete stops and dirt road starts...there's the trail head.

It's mostly downhill from Breck to Frisco. 7.79 miles. Great hike or good for mountain bikers.

Secret Tip: just go one way. When you land in Frisco, ride the Free Summit Stage back to town. They'll even haul your bike back for you.

Or go half way and when you return, take the gondola back to the base. No need to park your car at the trail head with 50 other cars. SOOOOO easy.

Visited July 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Nice local trail”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is a very accessible trail with good views of the town of Breckenridge and the surrounding mountains. It can be busy with mountain bikes in the summer, but it is a nice moderate trail that runs from Frisco to Breckenridge, with other access points along the way.

Visited February 2013
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Hampton, Virginia
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“Great place to hike with a dog!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We arrived Breckenridge Saturday afternoon. Since it was early afternoon we thought it was a little too late to hit the slopes. Instead we decided to go snow shoeing instead. Fortunately for us, our niece lives in Breck and we were able to borrow her golden retriever to hike with us. It was a great hike, were we met many people and dogs. The terrain, for the most part is flat and there were many pleasant winter views. The trail appears to be a meeting spots for locals and tourists alike.

Visited February 2013
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