Peaks Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.61 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).
added by mschoenlyGranny Gear
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (36)
 

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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Trailblazer

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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Gramcounter


May 2, 2014
blutzski Gramcounter  
 
Review: Coming from the front range, it's nice to ride a trail that you can stay in your middle ring for most of. Not only is the climbing fast, but the downhill is a blast since you can hammer. Great ride and beautiful. One of my favorites.

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Epic


August 29, 2013
mongwolf Epic  
 
Review: Very nice trail with a lot of riders, but for good reason. For the number of riders, the trail is holding up well and the local trail association is doing an admirable job of caring for it. Their efforts are very visible. I rode the trail from Breck to Frisco yesterday. The Breck end of the trail throws a lot at you (rocks, roots, ups, downs), and you just have to keep working it. Not so much flow, but still A LOT of fun and little challenges. The Frisco end (from just before the Gold Hill Jct and down), the trail starts to drop in earnest and still throws a lot at you. You can really rip it. What a fun few miles of DH -- really fast gnar. I enjoyed every moment of it. Also, I HIGHLY recommend doing an out and back on Gold Hill to Hwy 9. I think GH really "completes" this ride for the reasons others have mentioned in the previous reviews. Without GH, I would give this ride 4 stars. With GH, the ride is definitely a 5. It adds two very nice climbs. Going up the west side of GH is shorter and quite a challenge with the all the rocks. Going up the east side of GH is much longer and a great workout at 9-10,000'. If you are not used to the elevation, just take a few breaks along the way, but don't miss it. As DHs both sides of GH are exceptional and just begging to be pressed to the limit. Again, don't miss GH.

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Peaks Trail MTB Trail 4.61 out of 5 based on 36 ratings. 36 user reviews.
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