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blue Blue River Trail

Trail

3.0 mile 4.8 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 320' 98 m
Descent: -189' -58 m
High: 10,115' 3,083 m
Low: 9,853' 3,003 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Christiane Reetz

A very fun out and back trail from Breckenridge. One of the best area descents.

Christiane Reetz

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This is an excellent out-and-back hike when time is limited.

Blue River Trail begins at the first major curve in Boreas Pass Road, but can also be accessed from the Little Mountain Trails (Southside Trail, Illinois Creek Trail) from the Stephen C. West Ice Arena

From Boreas Pass Road to Illinois Creek, the trail is mellow. Just after passing Illinois Creek Trail and crossing a boardwalk, the Blue River Trail begins to climb a recently realigned trail section before leveling off.

After passing a small, sometimes dry pond, the trail continues to climb at an agreeable gradient for about a mile. The trail tops out 300' from paved Indiana Creek Road. Descend to the road, turn right (west) and look for the trail continuation about 200' downhill on the opposite side of the road.

Descend singletrack to a right bend and continue along Indiana Creek to another paved road: Spruce Valley Drive. Turn left and look for the trail continuation just past the creek, left of the road, up an embankment.

The trail climbs steeply for a few hundred feet, then rolls for about 1/2 mile before reaching a flume. The trail follows the flume and ends at Blue River Road.

Turn around and descend back to town.

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May 8, 2019
Carmen Marie
Time approximate. Post holing most of the way. 1.4mi
Sep 29, 2018
Drew Boone
Aug 19, 2018
Sherilyn Guerrero
Aug 1, 2018
Michelle Montgomery
Jul 21, 2018
Joe Valley
Jan 2, 2018
B P
Dec 31, 2017
Jessica Zacarias
Sep 29, 2017
Megan Curry

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  4.8 from 6 votes

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in Breckenridge

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in Colorado

#431

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