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Baker's Tank is a 5.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Breckenridge, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 5.1 mi Elevation gain 882 ft Route type Out & Back

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Shuk-yee Poon
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Hiking

Gradual incline and down, half in the shade, half out.

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Sarah Bond
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HikingRocky

First part is uphill but then levels out. Not as scenic as other trails; pine forests are the main views. Doable with our 8, 6, and 11 month old (carried on dad’s back).

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Julie Raab
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Hiking

Well marked trail that is steep to start for the first mile but levels off with some gentle cut backs. A lot of roots and small rocks on the trail, only some mud even after a day of rain. Got to trailhead at 945a on a Saturday and lots of parking. A decent number of mountain bikers coming down the trail but ample room to move to the side. Nice views of Quandry Peak and some history with Baker’s Tank at the end.

Luke Anderson
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Hiking

The only thing that makes this trail a bit strenuous is the fact that you’re in fairly high elevation. Pretty views and a beautifully kept trail.

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Eric Ames
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Hiked 6/7/20. Very moderate trail, would recommend for any skill level. Some patches of mud but nothing terrible. Saw a lot of mountain bikers going up and down but it was fairly easy to get out of their way.

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Jake Rauterkus
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HikingMuddy

slightly muddy. rained on us after we summited. Very pleasant and enjoyable hike through forest. not many clearings for mountain views. Snow was entirely melted. would recommend for any level hiker.

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Carolyn Di Buono
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HikingSnow

Beautiful trail! Hiked last weekend and only ran into two other hikers. Snow still covering some of the trail towards the end but we were still able to complete the trail without spikes.

Brennan DeGreef
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HikingSnow
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Annie Kathryn
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HikingSnow

Great trail! Went this morning for a beautiful snowy steady incline hike (didn’t need the snow shoes) Walked 3 miles to the the main landmark (Bakers Tank) then headed To the left for another mile! Beautiful in and out 8 mile trail!

An N.
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Hiking

I did this as a solo snowshoe today. It was beautiful! If you take the road—just to the right of the trailhead—you’ll find a spectacular views of the valley and nearby mountains starting about 1/2 mile into your trek. There were lots of Nordic skiers and other snowshoers on the trail, even for a weekday. Really really lovely in the snow!

Janice Cavaliere
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Hiking

We started uphill walking through forest for the first half - dusty with several bikes then merged onto the road at the tank - LOTS of car/truck traffic for remainder of ez hike but so dusty ... car traffic on dusty road pretty much made it ‘not so fun’ except for the beautiful skies, perfect weather and some nice views ... colors are starting to change so the aspen are nice!

Emily Jones
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Hiking

Super simple trail that’s great for an afternoon hike! There’s some beautiful scenic points that are breath taking. We ended up walking down the dirt road back to our car, which had some gorgeous views. I know you can pick up another trail back down as well, which we’ve done before.

Tamarah Hagen
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Hiking

This is a good acclimation hike for the first day hiking. There are a few views overlooking the valley and the mountains.

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Joe Rosario
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Hiking

I would put this on the low end of the Moderate scale as it was not technically challenging and only had a couple of sections that had you breathing hard. Lots of mountain bikers so be on the lookout.

Jennifer Minnis
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Joseph Panther
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Hunter Triebel
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Hiking

Nice short little hike, good for people who have just come up for vacation and want a good day hike to acclimate with. Did it the other day on a whim when I had nothing to do. Large patches of snow as well as a very wet trail.

Brian Ruberry
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Hiking

Mostly packed snow but many areas had deep snow where I fell through to my knees. Deep snow added challenge to an otherwise easy hike through lovely Alpine trees with occasional views of mountains. Snow also added to staying on trail but it is well marked. Many hikers started on Baker's Tank and came back to trailhead via a dirt (fire?) road. Note this hike is above Breckenridge so be prepared for altitude.

Susie Hoffman
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Wanted to see some Aspens. There were none.

Mark Freeman
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Great hike! Thought it was rated easy though. Whew!

j yo
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nice through the forest trail. not a hard trail at all. watch out for mountain bikes.

Nicole St James
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Hiking

My husband and I hiked this trail and we were surprised at how easy it was for us considering we were still getting adjusted to altitude. There was definitely alot of up hill action but so worth it.

Jesper B
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Did this hike 8/8. Beautiful hike but definitely not difficult. Shared the trail with a quite a few bikers who all didn’t understand that the trail was to be shared.

Nancy Hill
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Hiking

My husband and I did the Baker’s Tank Boreas Pass Rd hike today. We got started late and were rained on a bit but it was worth it! We thought it was easy to moderate (inclines) and there were a few bikers on the trail, but we mostly had it to ourselves. Many beautiful flowers and trees to look at and we even found a log to sit on in a sunny spot to look out over the magnificent views! Perfect stream near the Bakers Tank and many campsites along the road going down. Many, many breathtaking views from the road! We had a great day and would do it again!

Laura Mary
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Hiking

It was a nice hike. Definitely not difficult though. We continued up the mountain past the end of Bakers trail. Didn't see any wildlife and was mostly trees to look at. No major clearing or summit to stop at. But overall a nice medium to easy hike which was good because we were short on time.

Patrick Byrne
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Walking

Definitely not a "Hard Trail" we did it in reverse starting at Bakers Tank . Nice forest walk took about a little over two hours very enjoyable and a good 1st hike having just arrived acclimatising to the altitude Our GPS measured it as 5.8 mile round trip

Burghart Lell
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Mainly in the forest, with lots of wildlife.

Doug Fitzpatrick
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Hiking

We took the advice from Tom Moore a few reviews ago. Agreed, hike really isn't a "hard" hike. We took the forest trail up through the woods all the way to Bakers Tank, then returned down Boreas Pass. The road isn't very exciting (and was a bit dusty when we went) but the views were spectacular! It took us much longer to get down because we were stopping to taking photos everywhere. If you get lucky and the aspens are changing, the road hike is quite stunning.

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