Peaks Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.58 out of 5
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Intermediate
9
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,100 ft
↓ 2,100 ft
9,659
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
Awesome trail, lots of rocks, roots, climbs, and some killer downhill. You can really get speed on some parts so be careful of hikers and other bikers. Trail is cut out of pine and aspen trees, incredible views of the surrounding mountaings at times. Aerobic level may be higher for some - especially those coming from sea level, this trail head starts at about 9600 (Breckenridge) feet, goes up to around 10,500 then back down to 9000 (Frisco).
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (38)
 

World Champ


September 9, 2017
 
Review: The Peaks Trail does not climb over any peaks! It undulates along the lower slopes of the mountains to the west of Breckenridge and Frisco. Its challenge is rocks and roots rather than altitude! And about half the trail is reasonably smooth. The rocks are not the chunky Moab style of rock - we're talking rock gardens. It's a matter of selecting your line and forcing your way through. They are not nasty rocks - they usually don't attack your pedals or chain wheel. As for the roots - they were nice and dry when I rode the trail and they were an easier challenge but still demanded focus in places. That's the thing with the Peaks Trail - it throws regular challenges at you but an rider with advanced skills will overcome nearly all of them. So it's a satisfying ride that will leave you with a sense of achievement. It's quite scenic too. If you ride the trail out-and-back its best to start at Frisco so you'll finish with some nice down-slope riding near the end. It's free and easy to shuttle it... Probably best to park in Frisco at the bus station (Transit Center), take the free, half hourly, bike-carrying bus to the Breckenridge bus station. From there you could bike up Ski Hill Road to the trailhead or take another free bus - the Breck Freeride Black Route bus up to the trailhead which is near the top of the gondola. Easy!! The trail is a two-way, shared trail that is popular with hikers, dog walkers and runners as well as bikers.

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Bunny Hop

June 7, 2017
 
Review: June 5 still had snow above 10k feet, Ride Breck to Frisco and had a blast on the lower section. Several downed trees on the trail which led to less than five stars.

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Granny Gear

March 22, 2017
 
Review: I used to ride this both ways when I lived in Keystone back in '88 to '92. It was a really fun ride for the Genuine Jazz concerts. It's nice to know it is still there. There was some controversy back then.

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Bunny Hop

February 17, 2016
 
Review: One of my favorite Breck trails. I usually ride from Breckenridge to Frisco and take the bus back. It's more or less downhill that way, makes it easier for anyone like me not used to the altitude. Nothing too technical, not too much climbing, but a really fun fast trail if riding south to north.

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Trailblazer

August 27, 2015
uber_franz Trailblazer  
 
Review: Pretty fun trail. Did it as out and back. Nothing super technical, although I did have to walk a few sections...

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June 18, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: Awesome ride, but challenging for an old geeez. Took me a hour and twenty five to Frisco. I will definitely take GH next time. I rode my hard tail with no prob but would like to have my full susp next time. A little muddy in spots and a lot of roots.

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Gnarly


May 21, 2015
 
Review: What a fun trail! I rode this from Breck to Frisco and back. Climbing ranges from easy to difficult, especially for sea level riders who are too impatient to acclimate. Riding downhill has nice flow and just enough technical features to keep it interesting. The trail is quite wide, especially at the lower elevations, probably due to the hikers. This allows you to choose some interesting lines. The only real negative is the fact that the trail is multi-directional and the aforementioned hikers. These obstacles can make it hard to get into a good downhill rhythm. Ride early in the day, during the week to avoid this issue.

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Gramcounter

July 24, 2014
 
Review: This was my first Breckenridge area MTB trail and it absolutely did not disappoint. The trailhead is located past the peak 7 (Independence Chairlift) which can be accessed by riding between the lift and grand lodge on peak 7 resort. The beginning of the trail in this direction was pretty rocky and you quickly get a taste of what's to come. The climbs are no extremely long however some of them are what I would consider moderately technical. I did dismount twice during the ride. Most of the climbing comes early on and you are rewarded with some fabulous relatively smooth single track at the higher elevation then begin a LONG and super fun/smooth decent down to Frisco. The trail is really smooth/fun and you are able to let you hand off the brake as much as you want. I only recall one area that the downhill section was a bit rough. I'm excited to get out and do this trail again soon now that I'm familiar with it.

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Granny Gear

July 7, 2014
 
Review: This was my first time mountain biking, and after this I was definitely spoiled when returning to Wisconsin. The trail is nice and winding with some awesome descents, and stunning scenery all around. Being my first time, it took a little while for me to get accustomed to the bike and terrain, but it was not too much of a challenge for a beginner. I can see the trail having the capacity to be challenging if you don't just wail on the brakes like myself. I had a blast, and this trail has set me up for a lifetime of mountain biking. Do yourself a favor and try it out!

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Bunny Hop

May 22, 2014
breed007 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: One of my favorite Colorado trails. Stop reading online reviews and go ride it.

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Peaks Trail MTB Trail 4.58 out of 5 based on 38 ratings. 38 user reviews.
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