Peaks Trail

Summit County, Colorado

Distance6.8mi
Elevation Gain2,178ft
Trailhead Elevation9,292ft
Top10,188ft
Elevation Min/Max9292/10188ft
Elevation Start/End9292/9292ft

Peaks Trail

Peaks Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Summit County, Colorado. It is within White River National Forest. It is 6.8 miles long and begins at 9,292 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 13.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,178 feet. The Peaks Trail parking is near the trailhead. This trail connects with the following: Morning Glory, Lower Peaks, Peaks Connection, Gold Hill, Middle Barton Gulch, Gluteus Maximus, Miners Creek Road and Colorado Trail (Segment 7).

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Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails (Colorado Mountain Club Press)
Dave Muller
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"The Peaks Trail from Breckenridge to Frisco is one of my favorites. With the Tenmile Range above on your left, the route rises and falls while crossing the three Barton Creeks in its first half." Read more

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1/28/2008
Very nice trail, especially the middle bit, which was out of range of most half-day hikers. I'm a beginner/intermediate XC skier and did the trail in about 2.5 hours. The drop into Frisco was a bit icy and torn up by snowshoers, so keep your eyes open.
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3/12/2007
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!
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6/25/2006
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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Trail Information

Summit County
Nearby City
Arapaho National Forest – Dillon Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Frisco; Trails Illustrated Numbers 109 and 108
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018