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This epic journey takes you over the Ten Mile Range between Peak 8 and Peak 9 on the Wheeler Trail The ride has many technical sections, lots of climbing and a steep downhill that takes you for what seems forever down to Copper Village. From Peaks Trailhead in Frisco follow Peaks Trail [trail takes off on east side of parking lot] to Breckenridge trailhead .There is a trail that takes off on th other side of the road follow this trai a short distance until it ends at Peak 8 Base Area. From here follow Ski Hill Road down to Breckenridge turn right on ParkAv. to Village Road climb up a short distance. Turn left into the paved parking lot below Beaver Run Resort ride through the lot turn right on the dirt ski area axcess road that goes up peak 9. Prepare yourself for a 51/2 mile climb. Stay right riding under the quad chair there are spur roads on the right stay on the main road heading up.It gets a bit confusing with all the spur roads that connect with lift towers but the general direction is up and main road goes through the ski area. Twards the top of the ski area stay right and pass Peak 9 Restaraunt at the top of Beaver Run Super Chair just below timberline. As you leave the ski area boundry you can faintly see the switchbacks of the Wheeler Trail going up to the saddle Between Peaks 8 and 9 on your right. Climb some more switchbacks above timberline until you reach Wheeler Trail marked with a sign and rock carrin. Turn right and follow Wheeler Trail across the tundra taking time to enjoy the incrediable vistas. The switchbacks loom in front of you. Continue on climbing the switchbacks above the scree field. Hope you're not afraid or heights like I am. Just keep your eyes on the trail and take small sure steps to keep from slidding on the small rocks.[my shoes had no tread!!!] Once on top 12400 ft. you can see all the way down to I-70 and Copper Village.There are great views of the Gore Range and Ten Mile Creek all the way up to the Climax Mine. From here you have a seriously technical and steep downhill that has washed out alot in the last year. After a few nice rock drops that are like stairs the trail smooths out a bit and you can relax and fly the rest of the way down to Ten Mile Creek. Just before the creek turn right and follow double track about 1 mile to the bikepath turn right and follow bikepath back to your car
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