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Burro Trail is a 6.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Breckenridge, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.1 mi Elevation gain 918 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

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Snowshoeing

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Forest

River

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Wild flowers

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The trail begins off the base of Peak 9, near Quicksilver chairlift. It takes you along a creek through pine forest and meadows. You can eventually connect to Spruce Creek Trail. Great scenery and a relaxing, family-friendly path.

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Robert Jesch
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Hiking

I am giving it 4 starts because it was an easy quick hike. Beautiful, peaceful, and next to the stream.

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Dena Linda
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HikingBugs

Great walk in the woods. Tons of wild flowers. Bring bug spray. The sounds of the creek was delightful.

Sai Kalaga
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Hiking

Great trail for a quick hike, so close to town. No scenic views but soothing sounds of the creek part of the trail. Nice wild flowers. Recommended.

Sai Kalaga
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Hiking

Great trail for a quick hike, so close to town. No scenic views but soothing sounds of the creek part of the trail. Nice wild flowers. Recommended.

Kevin Stroud
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Hiking

Great hike for being so close to town. The path can get crowded, but there are several little shoots that split off from the main route. Go early in the morning and there is hardly anybody out there. Easy to access from behind Maggie pond, just walk through the opening towards beaver run resort and stick to the left side towards the ski training area and you will see a giant wooden sign that says Burro Trail.

Brian Beltrani
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Kendra Biggi
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HikingBugs

We hiked this trail on our 2nd day in Breckenridge because it was a quick walk from our condo. It was a pleasant hike, but we were winded even though we are all in good shape because we had not adjusted from life at sea level on the East Coast. We hiked for approx hour outbound, and most of the scenery looks the same. We finally lost interest and turned around shortly after we crossed the gravel road to Mohawk Lake. It was a good warm up hike to adjust to the elevation, but we went on many more interesting hikes during the remainder of our week visit to Breckenridge.

Alayne Hill
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HikingBugsRocky

Very woodsy. The trail just ends without much of a reward. Lacks views or scenic overlooks.

Natalie Ianniciello
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HikingBugsRocky

Nice and easy, very rocky and did run into the mosquitoes. No big open clearing very woodsy.

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Rebekah Corah
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HikingBugs

This is a very easy walking trail, great for a family stroll. The trail ends on spruce creek road which I hiked up to see the lower Mohawk lake. I then took spruce creek trail down, and had to hike back up spruce creek road to get to burro trail again. That route is a long 12 miles. I would recommend just taking spruce creek trail or road if you want to see the Mohawk lakes. Also, bugs were really bad at some parts of burro trial, bug spray is a must

Colin Garner
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HikingBugsRocky

Had a beautiful stream at the start of the hike, as many other reviews it's a rocky path (nothing compared to AZ hikes). Because its very sheltered, it gets a little boring (seen one ever-green seen them all). The Carter Park to Moonstone to Barney Ford Trail was much more varied and fun. Colin & Denise, 06-21-2020

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J Quillen
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HikingRocky

Plenty of shade but this trail is very rocky. Very few patches without rock, mainly at the beginning. Consistent elevation gain over the 3 miles up. I would rate somewhere between moderate and hard. There’s a nice stream flowing along the trail on the way up, but briefly. The trail just kind of ends at a connection to Spruce trail and you turn around and come back.

Eden Sabala
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HikingBugs

A nice trail away from the crowds. If you like alpines, quiet, and a creek for miles, this is a great hike! Def on the easy side but there are parts with rocks and some gain elevation in spots. Pretty attainable for those wanting something not busy. As others mentioned, the bugs / mosquitoes were out in force after the junction. Perfect trail to dip your feet in the icy cold water if you dare :D Can't wait to do this trail in the winter. Also the parking lot at Beaver's Run / hotel is open to the public / don't park a mile away like we did haha (it's hard to figure out since the ski run is right there and signs for parking aren't the best).

Shelby Nichelson
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Kendall Beardsley
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Hiking

We loved this trail! It was heavily shaded which was a nice way to start the day. Soft bedding for most of the trail and a few rocky areas.

Foster Vanderlinden
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Partial flooding in like two places, probably

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Stacey Mellett
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Hiking

Much of the trail is soft (pine needles) and shady... it ends on Spruce Trail and then we went on Wheeler for a bit to make 10miles... this was a great trail, just up the street from our resort!

Graham Courter
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Road biking

Good condition, went on wanderer too

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Eric Ames
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HikingRocky

Hiked on 6/5/20. Some snow still lingering but nothing you can’t hike around. There’s a solid amount of tree coverage, which was great. From the trailhead out and back it was exactly 6.10 miles. Pretty moderate hike. The incline is mostly gentle. We’re pretty average hikers and did this in 2 hours and 19 minutes.

Mr M
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Hiking

Went about a mile in this morning. Super packed snow, very icy in places. Recommend spikes.

Trey Navalta
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Hiking

deep snow

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Amy S.
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HikingSnow
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Annie Kathryn
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Hiking

Great trail with breathtaking views! Made it to the top easily without snow shoes! Wanted to go farther but the snow was too deep.

Victoria W.
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HikingSnow

Fantastic hike through forest. Peaceful with only a few other hikers seen during our hike. Good base of snow so used our snowshoes. Saw a mom and kids skiing a portion of the trail. Most other hikers were in hiking shoes with no problem navigating the path. This is a nice hike and is particularly good while acclimating.

Adam Mickiewicz
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easy to negotiate, even today in 3-6 inches of snow. great trail to start from if you're staying in breck to make a long day up to mohawk lakes.

Dave Theis
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Hiking

Trailhead is on the far side of the parking lot just past the T-bar tow pulley. Constant steady but relatively easy climb the entire 3 miles to the end. The elevation at the end is 10,600 ft. Few patches today that were ice and snow covered. Rocky and technical in a few places. Poles helped a bunch. Not much scenery at all. Mostly tree covered (pines). Aspens have shed their leaves already. Overall not a bad trail.

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