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Locals' Favorites: Summer Hikes

There is a popular saying among locals in Summit County, "We came for the winters, but stayed for the summers." This sentiment is shared almost unanimously by year round Summit County residents and it does not take long to understand why. Summer in the mountains offers a variety of outdoor activities and perfect weather to enjoy them. One of the easiest, most accessible activities is hiking. Whether going for an easy stroll with the family or a multiple hour adventure to the summit, there are hikes of all shapes and sizes all over Summit County. Here we'll share a few of our favorite hikes. Choose your adventure level, grab your sunscreen and start walking. Have any questions, need more recommendations or a hiking buddy? Please reach out, we'd be happy to help or join you!

Wellington Trail

Trail Name: Wellington Trail

Location: Breckenridge

Difficulty: Easy

Length: 2.7 miles

Elevation Gain: 236 feet

Description: Easy to access out and back trail that longs along a river in Breckenridge. You'll alternate between single and double track, pass by old mining sites and enjoy shaded walking through the forest. 


Trail Name: Bald Mountain

Location: Breckenridge

Difficulty: Moderate

Length: 10.3 miles

Elevation Gain: 3,123 feet

Description: This trail is easily accessible at the end of Baldy Road. It is a nice option because you are able to drive more than half of it (with a truck or SUV) and then hike the remaining to the top. It is an easy hike up a dirt road with beautiful views of Breckenridge and littered with wildflowers.

Trail Name: Peaks Trail

Location: Frisco to Breckenridge

Difficulty: Hard

Length: 15.3 miles

Elevation Gain: 1,735 feet

Description: This challenging hike winds through the woods between Frisco and Breckenridge. With a variety of terrain from bridge crossings, to stepping stones, there is no shortage of excitement on this trail. It is an out and back trail, but another nice option is to leave a car at one end and hike it in one direction.


Happy Trails to you!


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