5 of the Best Breckenridge Mountain Biking Trails

Breckenridge is ridden with outdoor activities to enjoy all year-round. Whether you’re ready to hit some of the best ski slopes in the world, explore nearby hiking trails through the lush forests, or go fishing in one of the many surrounding lakes and rivers, your options for enjoying the great outdoors are nearly limitless. One very popular warm weather activity is Breckenridge mountain biking, and we know some of the best trails in Colorado that will get your blood and adrenaline pumping. Find your experience level, and let’s get going!

Breckenridge Mountain Biking Trails

Boreas Pass (Beginner)

Boreas Pass is a ten mile road winding through neighborhoods before turning into a dirt road. From there, the road will take you up to the pass where you will be exposed to scenic views before a speedy yet gentle ride back down! The altitude, sitting at 11,482 feet, may be the only factor that could make this a difficult ride for some, but it’s one of the easiest mountain biking trails in town if you’re looking for a gentle journey with gorgeous outlook points. There is also a parking lot right where the road first turn to dirt if you prefer not to ride up the paved road.

Spruce Creek Road (Beginner)

Spruce Creek Road is a 4×4 trail loop that starts in Breckenridge and snakes through the mountains. You can be sure you’ll enjoy five miles of beautiful views and a ride that isn’t so much challenging as it is relaxing. You will also be able to access a number of trailheads from it to make it the ride last as long as you like, so there are plenty of opportunities for wandering off the beaten path and exploring a bit.

Peaks Trail (Intermediate)

Starting out at 10,500 feet, you’ll have a wild ride down Peaks Trail! You’ll wind through trees, around rocks, over roots, and more! This is probably one of the more popular Breckenridge mountain biking trails since it is the perfect blend of speedy downhills and laid back cruising. Make sure you watch out for the hikers, as it is also a popular walking trail. Once you have braved the mountain by bike, be sure to check out some of the other nearby hiking trails.

Trail from Barney Ford to Moonstone (Intermediate)

You’ll find nothing but downhill track on the Trail from Barney Ford to Moonstone. It’s the perfect early morning ride that will get you pumped up and energized for the rest of your day, and not to mention the great views you’ll be able to enjoy on the way down.

Colorado Trail: Kenosha Pass to Breckenridge (Advanced)

You will definitely want to catch an early start if you want to make it all the way through this 33 mile stretch of the Colorado Trail. It has it’s relaxing cruise moments in which you can take in the views and fresh mountain air, but the further you ride, you’ll find the strenuous uphill climbs and and speedy downhill rolls quite challenging that may be fit for more experienced bikers. If you’re up to the challenge, it’s a trip that is definitely worth taking.

Breckenridge Mountain Bike Rental Shops

Alpine Sports is a one-stop-shop for all of your outdoor rental needs for any season of the year. With a huge selection of brand new mountain bikes available for your use, you’ll find the ride that is perfect for you and your experience level. For those looking to explore even more, Alpine Sports is proud to provide a shuttle service to the top of Vail Pass.

Carver’s is your go-to place for mountain sports in Summit County! They specialize in Breckenridge Bike Rentals, Breckenridge Snowboard Rentals, Breckenridge Ski Rentals, bikes, skis, snowboards, and they have been family owned and managed since 1995. They know Breck, they know mountain sports, and want your experience in our town to be exceptional And they are easy to find! Just look to your right as you come into Breckenridge on Main Street. They are conveniently located in the center of town–a two-minute walk to the gondola and on the bike path. Carvers welcomes visitors from all corners of the World, especially residents of Florida and Texas.

Christy Sports is near the base of the gondola on Main St. in Breckenridge, at the intersection of Watson Avenue and Main St. There is parking in the rear, and any parking lot servicing the gondola is a short walk from this location, directly across the Blue River, making it ideal for day trippers, and those staying around downtown Breckenridge. Being so close to the gondola ensures you’ll be on the rec path or flying down the grass-covered slopes in no time. Book Breck guests receive 20% off their bike rentals online, walk-in, or over the phone. 

After Your Mountain Biking Excursion, Relax and Rejuvenate at one of our Luxurious Vacation Rentals

Whether you are on a romantic getaway for two, a family reunion retreat, or a fun-filled vacation with your friends, Book Breck has the perfect vacation rental that will comfortably accommodate you only steps from all the fun there is to be had in this historic city. Check out all the other summertime activities you can experience in Breckenridge or more about us, our rentals, and why we know we can find you exactly what you’re looking for in your next mountain vacation.

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