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Recommended Routes in Blue River - 6

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Favorite A couple takes a nice rest among the wildflowers before the final ascent to Quandary Peak.
Difficult

Quandary Peak

6.4 mi 10.3 km 3,169' Up 965.85 m Up 3,178' Down 968.68 m Down

Brecken…, CO
Favorite Area above Mohawk Lake
Intermediate/Difficult

Mohawk Lakes

4.3 mi 6.9 km 1,267' Up 386.08 m Up 1,266' Down 385.82 m Down

Brecken…, CO
Favorite View on Mt Guyot from Mt Bold.
Intermediate/Difficult

Bald Mountain

10.5 mi 17.0 km 3,075' Up 937.37 m Up 3,075' Down 937.16 m Down

Brecken…, CO
Favorite Waterfall at the top of the trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

McCullough Gulch Waterfall Out and Back

2.3 mi 3.7 km 465' Up 141.8 m Up 465' Down 141.59 m Down

Brecken…, CO
Favorite Nearing the summit of Father Dyer Peak looking down at lower crystal lake and the 3rd class ridge
Difficult

Father Dyer Peak to Crystal Peak via Crystal Lakes Route

9.7 mi 15.7 km 3,371' Up 1027.54 m Up 3,371' Down 1027.48 m Down

Brecken…, CO
Favorite Father Dyer Peak and the 3rd class ridge is in the center and left of the photo. Crystal Peak is in the sun just in view to the right of Father Dyer Peak.
Intermediate/Difficult

Crystal Peak Northeast Ridge

9.5 mi 15.3 km 3,139' Up 956.89 m Up 3,136' Down 955.87 m Down

Brecken…, CO

Blue River Hiking

  • 112 Miles 181 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 4 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 20 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 5 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Blue River - 23

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2.6 mi 4.2 km #1Mayflower Gulch Road
Easy/Intermediate
Copper Mountain, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Copper Mountain, CO 20 
2.5 mi 4.0 km #2McCullough Gulch Trail #43
Intermediate/Difficult
Breckenridge, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Breckenridge, CO 21 
1.3 mi 2.0 km #3Aspen Alley Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Breckenridge, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Breckenridge, CO
10.3 mi 16.5 km #4Wheeler Trail
Very Difficult
Breckenridge, CO
Very Difficult
Breckenridge, CO
2.8 mi 4.4 km #5Bakers Tank Trail
Intermediate
Breckenridge, CO
Intermediate
Breckenridge, CO
3.0 mi 4.8 km #6Blue River Trail
Intermediate
Breckenridge, CO
Intermediate
Breckenridge, CO 10 
1.4 mi 2.3 km #7Black Powder Pass
Intermediate
Breckenridge, CO
Intermediate
Breckenridge, CO
4.5 mi 7.3 km #8Peak Nine Road
Intermediate/Difficult
Breckenridge, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Breckenridge, CO
2.1 mi 3.3 km #9Crystal Lakes Trail #44
Difficult
Breckenridge, CO
Difficult
Breckenridge, CO
1.3 mi 2.1 km #10Mountain Pride Trail
Intermediate
Breckenridge, CO
Intermediate
Breckenridge, CO

Photos of Blue River - 66

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A couple takes a nice rest among the wildflowers before the final ascent to Quandary Peak.
Jul 9, 2017 near Brecken…, CO
A happy goat admires the views from the Quandary Peak Trail.
Jul 9, 2017 near Brecken…, CO
A curious mother mountain goat, baby in tow, chilling right on the trail. These creatures won't hesitate to check you out.
Mar 2, 2015 near Brecken…, CO
on Quandary Peak Trail
Jul 24, 2019 near Brecken…, CO
Upper Blue Lake and the spillway sit peacefully below the Continental Divide.
Jul 9, 2017 near Brecken…, CO
Bask in the gorgeous views of North Star Mountain from the ridge on Quandary Peak.
Feb 2, 2017 near Brecken…, CO
Looking back from the ridge-line prior to the final ascent.
Jun 25, 2016 near Brecken…, CO
Home. Sweet. Home.
Feb 29, 2016 near Brecken…, CO