The NEXT 10 Best Mountain Bike Destinations that You Need to Visit (In the USA)

Breckenridge / Summit County, Colorado

Racing the Breck Epic. Photo: Eddie Clark/Breck Epic
Racing the Breck Epic. Photo: Eddie Clark/Breck Epic

Widely known for some of the best skiing in the nation, Summit County is also home to a seemingly endless array of incredible high alpine singletrack. While we’ve selected Breckenridge as the epicenter of this destination, you can easily ride between the towns of Breckenridge, Dillon, Silverthorne, Keystone, and (if you’re feeling adventurous) Leadville and Copper, on singletrack. When questioned about the actual number of singletrack miles in Summit County, it was tough for the Summit Fat Tire Society to put a number on it, as it’s difficult to know where to stop drawing the circle. According to the Society, Summit County has about 250 miles of singletrack inside its borders. However, on Singletracks we count at least 812 miles of mountain bike trails within a 25-mile radius of Breckenridge, making it the #1 mountain bike destination ranked by the Singletracks database!

Long story short: however you slice it, Breckenridge has an incredible array of mountain bike trails!

Factor in multiple skills progression bike parks and pumptracks, dirt jump parks, lift serviced DH trails, and everything from low-lying beginner trails to mountain top-scaling black-diamond singletrack, and the variety available in Summit County is staggering. As for amenities, there are more than you could begin to enjoy in a month of vacationing (see below for highlights).

Racing the Breck Epic. Photo: Liam Doran/Breck Epic
Racing the Breck Epic. Photo: Liam Doran/Breck Epic

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