The Colorado Trail Goldhill Trailhead to Copper Mountain

Breckenridge, Colorado 80424

The Colorado Trail Goldhill Trailhead to Copper Mountain

The Colorado Trail: Goldhill Trailhead to Copper Mountain Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This segment of the CT crosses the Tenmile Range. It is a steady, 6-mile, 3600 foot ascent of the east side, crossing the ridge between Peaks 5 and 6 at nearly 12,500 feet, then a descent of 3,000 feet on the west side in about 6 miles. However, while you are up on the tundra, you are rewarded with some spectacular views!

The snow fields tend to linger until mid-July and might present a problem before the end of June. If snow is a problem, optionally you may take the bike path to Frisco and up Tenmile Canyon, rejoining the CT at Copper Mountain. But you’ll miss the great views. There is a fairly good camping area at about 0.25 mile up the CT from the trailhead on the south side of the trail. You can get water from the Blue River on the south side of the hill. Once you pass Miners Creek, there are not any good camping spots until near the end of this segment."

The Colorado Trail: Goldhill Trailhead to Copper Mountain Trip Reports

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This trail starts out pretty level until you hit an area with some creeks with footbridges. This leads to a view eventually of a lake and after that you start moving up and eventually you'll find yourself above the treeline. You'll have some wonderful views of Copper Mountain and several other peaks and lakes below. One of the things I love about this hike are all the wildflowers you'll see along the way. The steady climb up makes this a harder trail for beginners.
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Trail Information

Breckenridge
Nearby City
12.8
Distance
3,600 feet
Elevation Gain
Shuttle
Trail Type
Best summer and fall
Season
9,200 feet
Trailhead Elevation
12,440 feet
Top Elevation
Dillon Ranger District, White River National Forest
Local Contacts
Trails Illustrated #108, 109; USGS Frisco, Copper Mountain, Vail Pass
Local Maps

Trail Log