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Recommended Routes in Blue River - 4

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Favorite A couple takes a nice rest among the wildflowers before the final ascent to Quandary Peak.
Difficult 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
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Favorite Mountain Goat surveying the scene at Mohawk Lake
Intermediate/Difficult 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
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Favorite Waterfall at the top of the trail.
Intermediate/Difficult 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
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Favorite 13ers in Ten-Mile Range across gulch from Mayflower Hill.
Intermediate Intermediate

Mayflower Hill

2.2 mi 3.5 km 1,328' Up 404.82 m Up 0' Down 0 m Down

Copper…, CO
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Blue River Hiking

  • 21 Miles 35 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 9 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 2 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Blue River - 8

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2.6 mi 4.2 km #1Mayflower Gulch Road
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Copper Mountain, CO
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Copper Mountain, CO 23 
2.5 mi 4.0 km #2McCullough Gulch Trail #43
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Breckenridge, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Breckenridge, CO 21 
10.3 mi 16.5 km #3Wheeler Trail
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Breckenridge, CO
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Breckenridge, CO
1.4 mi 2.3 km #4Black Powder Pass
Intermediate Intermediate
Breckenridge, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Breckenridge, CO 10 
0.6 mi 1.0 km #5Gold Hill Doubletrack
Intermediate Intermediate
Copper Mountain, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Copper Mountain, CO
2.4 mi 3.8 km #6Fredonia Gulch Trail #600
Intermediate Intermediate
Breckenridge, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Breckenridge, CO
1.6 mi 2.5 km #7Humbug Creek Irrigation Road
Intermediate Intermediate
Copper Mountain, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Copper Mountain, CO

Photos of Blue River - 68

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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
Bask in the gorgeous views of North Star Mountain from the ridge on Quandary Peak.
Feb 2, 2017 near Brecken…, CO
A couple takes a nice rest among the wildflowers before the final ascent to Quandary Peak.
Jul 9, 2017 near Brecken…, CO
Upper Blue Lake and the spillway sit peacefully below the Continental Divide.
Jul 9, 2017 near Brecken…, CO
A happy goat admires the views from the Quandary Peak Trail.
Jul 9, 2017 near Brecken…, CO
on Quandary Peak Trail
Jul 24, 2019 near Brecken…, CO
Mountain Goat surveying the scene at Mohawk Lake
May 25, 2022 near Brecken…, CO
Aspen Alley in September for fall colors.
Jun 8, 2023 near Brecken…, CO
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