Peaks Trail (Breckenridge to Frisco)

Shuttle • 8.5 mi • 1285 ft

After you have heard about the Peaks Trail, chances are you will want to give this beautiful, but challenging tour a try. This is one of those Colorado tours which you will hear about a great deal, and sooner or later, you will probably want to try it. The tour covers a lot of beautiful terrain but offers a challenge because of its length. There are lots of ups and downs and some narrow, curving downhill sections, especially in the second half of the tour. To avoid the need to shuttle cars, use the free shuttle from Frisco back to the Peak 8 parking area, walking the final 1.3 miles back to your car. (Shuttle information is widely available in Frisco and Breckenridge.) The tour leads mostly through the trees, with occasional views of the Tenmile Range on the left and of the Front Range on the right, as it descents 1,740 feet to the Frisco Trailhead.
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Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing
Nearby City: Frisco
Length: 8.5 total miles
Elevation Gain: 1,285 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Most Difficult; Avalanche Danger: Moderate
Duration: 177 minutes
Season: Early December to late February
Trailhead Elevation: 10,030 feet
Top Elevation: 10,240 feet
Local Contacts: Arapaho National Forest (Dillon Ranger District)
Local Maps: USGS Breckenridge, Frisco
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Great snowshoeing trail. I was able to hike this out-and-back in 6 hours. its a moderate trail, very pretty, and I saw about three people throughout the whole hike!


This was an excellent ride. It is a little bigger than a single track because it is used for cross country skiing & snow shoeing in the winter. There is a lot of diversity on this trail, from a moderate climb, technical rock gardens, a quick descent, and a lot of beauty. The best part about the ride, was the 12 people that I saw from start to finish on a beautiful Sunday afternoon! Eric L. (Fort Collins, CO.)

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