Black Powder Trail

Black Powder Trail, Breckenridge: Address, Black Powder Trail Reviews: 5/5

Black Powder Trail
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Kathy P
Odessa, DE149 contributions
Take your time
Sep 2019 • Couples
We asked what was the best hike for our activity level and this was the one they recommended. We are sea level people so the altitude was killing us. We were like the little engine that could and we made it. There is not a bad view on this hike.
Written September 11, 2019
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Doreen J
Lancaster, PA121 contributions
By far our fave hike in Breck
Aug 2019
The views on this trail were stunning- they rivaled some in Rocky Mountain National Park without the crowds! Getting to the trailhead is a bit of an adventure over a narrow, bumpy road. Seeing the alpine fields of wildflowers and vistas from the mountain side is a treat!
Written August 13, 2019
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MarktheBrooks
Charleston, SC150 contributions
It's a climb!
Jul 2019
OK, believe it when it says its intermediate. You are climbing upwards the whole first part. The views are amazing though. The day we hiked the trail we saw families and Seniors hiking it. Just take your time but be prepared that it is not an easy hike. Also, its wise to start early due to the summer storms. We were forced to cut the hike short due to a storm blowing in. One thing I would also add is it is hard to find the trail head. Its there on your left from the parking lot.
Written July 13, 2019
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Mark J
Cedar Rapids, IA54 contributions
Very enjoyable hike!
Sep 2018 • Family
This was our first hike of this year's trip. A nice 3.5 mile warm up hike with some nice fall colors and nice views! About 700 feet of vertical so not overwhelming.
Written September 16, 2018
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Gary O
Powderly, Texas, United States69 contributions
Relatively easy access to spectacular views
Aug 2018 • Family
This trail at the top of Boreas pass gives you access to history and natural beauty. The trailhead starts at what was once a community of railroad workers and their families but was abandoned with railroad. Most of the trail is relatively flat until near the end when it crosses a mountain pass. There were still plenty of wildflowers even in August.
Written August 9, 2018
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Familytime4me
Fort Lupton, CO90 contributions
High altitude beauty
Aug 2018 • Family
I totally agree with the previous reviewer. Take your time. Know your limits, understand that you are at high Altitude and be prepaired. Well worth it!
Written August 4, 2018
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Julia M
4 contributions
A great hike
Aug 2018 • Couples
I would like to preface this review with the fact that my husband is a runner and I only do treadmill/elliptical and we are from “flat” Indiana. We arrived on Tuesday and did this climb on Wednesday. It was not bad in the early stages but the last mile was tough. As another review said, if you take it at your own pace with breaks and water you can do it. We met a handful of hikers both coming and going which also helped with the climb. We also spoke with a family on our way down (dad had an 8 yr old on his shoulders) He was struggling with the mid portion of the walk so my husband was honest with him and said that the last mile is a little tough especially with a child on his shoulders. I would highly recommend this Trail but also know that your lungs are going to burn a little in the final stage. The view and photos from the top are amazing. There were still pockets of snow around us in August
Written August 2, 2018
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AnnArborMiBob
Ann Arbor, MI1,702 contributions
Route changed, but still a great trail
Jul 2017 • Solo
I reviewed this four years ago, and still think it is a great hike, but there has been a change in the routing and the trail has a slightly different character.

The major change is that the trail has been rerouted away from the creek (really, an artificial ditch) that still has a riot of wildflowers by it in good years, due to the water it supplies. You can still see those ditchside flowers, but it is now from a distance. One consequence of the rerouting is that the trail no longer runs through what I think of as a "pika ranch", an area filled with coarse gravel that has been a favorite hangout for those adorable little high-altitude bunnies. I didn't see a one on two trips along this trail this year.

But the wildflowers along the rerouted trail can still be astonishingly beautiful in a good year, and this one was. And the higher route near the beginning, along with some new boardwalks, means that the soggy stomp that the midpoint of this trail once featured is no longer in evidence.

And the view from Black Powder Pass itself is still magnificent. It's worth bouncing up Boreas Pass Road to take a hike on this trail in mid-July.
Written June 25, 2018
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audiiowa
Dubuque, IA9 contributions
Amazing Hike to 12k Feet!
Aug 2017 • Family
We drove to this trailhead for the hike to the top. Amazing views of Keystone and Breckenridge from the top! And, as you ascend to the top, you walk through the prairie wildfires. I am not a professional hiker, so the final mile is a pretty steep climb but the path is easy to traverse. So, the 10 mile drive from Breckenridge to the trail head is tricky but can be done with a car.
Written August 2, 2017
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Dave B
Dillon, CO44 contributions
Flowers everywhere
Jul 2017 • Friends
Moderate trail from the summit of Boreas Pass Rd. Look for the old section house. There is a new route (built about 2015) that is a more gradual climb for the 1st half of the route. The fields of flowers are absolutely stunning in the middle of July. The second half of the climb is harder, but if you a patient and take lots of breaks you sill be rewarded with the great views at the top of the pass.
Written July 20, 2017
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