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A popular trail for good reasons. It's a rolling mostly forested trail with diverse singletrack.

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10,165' 3,098 m


9,088' 2,770 m


1,213' 370 m


307' 93 m



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Features Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife


The Peaks trail is one of the most well-known mountain biking trails in Summit county, but it's a good hike as well. It's no surprise - this trail has something for just about everyone. There are some great big mountain views at the halfway point and it's long enough with a bit of climbing to make it feel like a huge journey out and back, or a manageable one if you shuttle, or take a bus from one end to the other.

Need to Know

This is a busy trail with both mountain bike and run/hike traffic. It is great in either direction, so start in either Breckenridge or Frisco.


You'll start out from the trailhead at the end of 2nd Ave. in Frisco. Just continue driving all the way down 2nd Ave until you see the obvious trailhead - there are usually a bunch of cars parked there. The trail is fairly obvious, but not well-marked here. Just a heads up, the trails around Rainbow lake are a tangled mess and not signed very well or not at all. Just take the trails that feel more traveled and it's fairly easy to stay on the right track. The Hiking Project mobile app would be helpful here as well.

Rainbow lake is under a mile from the start of the start, and it's a scenic spot to regroup and hang out for a bit. After this, the trail gets a bit more technical for a while, as it dives into the woods over roods and rocks. When it's wet or damp (often), it can be quite slippery in here!

There are a few places where other trails branch off from this one. One is the Gold Hill trail on the left about 3 miles in, and the other is the Miners Creek Trail just past that on the right. Just stay straight and follow this trail the whole way - it's easy to follow.

About halfway along, you'll reach the high point of the hike. There's a bench with a nice lookout to the east. After that, some big clearcut logging has drastically changed the character of the trail for about a mile. Views are now wide-open, and the trail is still recovering from the operations there.

Shortly after that, you'll head back into the woods, and twist around on a very fun section of trail. There are some bridge crossings over swampy mud and a few streams.

Just a bit more up and down over the last mile - nothing too steep, and you'll pop out near Peak 7 at Breck.


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Michael Ahnemann

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Sun's up - Frisco to Breck
Jul 31, 2021 near Frisco, CO
View of Tenmile Peak and Peak 4 from the trail. Roses and Columbine are a plenty here.
Sep 9, 2016 near Frisco, CO
View to the west
Sep 24, 2017 near Frisco, CO
Small meadow along the trail.
Feb 28, 2016 near Frisco, CO
Small diversion stream paralleling the trail.
Feb 28, 2016 near Brecken…, CO
Prime aspen season
Sep 24, 2017 near Frisco, CO



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Minor Issues 22 days ago
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Jul 14, 2023
BJ Gleason
8mi — 5h 00m
Sep 18, 2022
Jacquelyn Gabel
Jun 10, 2022
Ryan Curran
May 29, 2021
Jack D
We hiked this trail from Frisco to Breckenridge. We took a free bus from Breck to Frisco to start. It's a good moderate trail with views to the east. 8mi — 4h 00m
Jul 28, 2020
Mark Garcia
May 23, 2020
Colin Trottnow
Sep 26, 2019
Jill Shaddy-Gouvion
A Frisco fave! — 2h 07m
Sep 8, 2019
Mike Rodemyer

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