Black Powder Pass Summit

MODERATE 7 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.

hiking
3 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.

8 days 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.

8 days 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!

hiking
10 days 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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hiking
10 months ago

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

hiking
Friday, September 18, 2015