Black Powder Pass Summit

MODERATE 17 reviews

Black Powder Pass Summit is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Breckenridge, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,000 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

The trail starts at the section house - Boreas station along a stream, then heads up through a field to the pass. The pass presents a nice view of the valley on the other side.

7 days ago

Enjoyed this hike this morning! Mountain goats in the distance and views were amazing. We went all the way to the top. Took our time on the steep sections so as to keep it fun. Not to difficult if you get an early start and take your time.

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10 days ago

I did this hike the middle of July. The wildflowers were amazing and there were many beautiful and unique rocks all surrounded by wonderful mountain peaks. Great hike. Pretty easy even though it climbs the whole way. Note: Boreas Pass Rd. that you have to take to reach hike features 6 miles of bad dirt road although it is passable to 2 wheel drive vehicles.

16 days ago

What a great hike. We started around 930 and took an easy pace. Scenery was amazing and the 5 of us really enjoyed it.

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18 days ago

Good mix of terrain, gorgeous views from the very top!

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19 days ago

Beautiful hike. The wildflowers were in bloom along the trail. The first part is fairly level, so even if you cannot handle to hike to the continental divide it is worth taking this hike. We made it to the saddle where we enjoyed our lunch as we viewed the other side of the mountain. Hope you repeat this hike on our next trip to Breckenridge.

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23 days ago

The trail was great. Tons of wildflowers and gorgeous vistas. Well marked and easy to navigate. Saw some fellow hikers, kids and dogs but overall not too crowded. Took us about 3 hours up and back. Loved it.

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23 days ago

Nice short hike with good incline on the way up. Fabulous views. Be aware of the weather. Boreas Pass from Breck in much better shape than Como side. Como side is pretty rough and a slow go unless you’re in a Jeep or similar vehicle.

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27 days ago

Great views, short hike at high altitude.
You can see there how water flows east or west.
I highly recomend it, as well as the way to it through Boreas Pass.

1 month ago

Beautiful hike all along the way. It is short, but expect to get a little winded during the mile long ascent. Very worthwhile. Even the drive to the trailhead alone is a worthwhile trip.

1 month ago

Very nice hike! We went around 9am and it was cool at the start, but warmed up nicely. Lots of wildflowers and I also got video of hummingbirds and prairie dogs. The view from the fork in the trail of the mountains with some snow, and valley below was just beautiful!

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1 month ago

Quite a surprise, fields of flowers, multiple brand new bridges, awesome views. Everywhere there was trickling water their was tons of flowers. We made it through all but the last 1/3 mile when a hail storm chased us out.

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17 days ago

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11 months ago

recorded Black Powder Trail

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

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Friday, September 18, 2015