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Cucumber Gulch is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Breckenridge, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until September.

Distance: 2.9 miles Elevation Gain: 288 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

skiing

walking

bird watching

running

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

snow

no dogs

Trail is TEMPORARILY CLOSED from now until July 9th for conservation and protection of the wetland wildlife. During the ski season (November to Early May) this trail and many others in the area are part of the Breckenridge Nordic Center which is in its 50th year of operation. Cross country ski trails are groomed daily and snowshoe trails are maintained, mapped and marked. The day lodge and warming huts are also open for skiing and snowshoeing guests. Trail passes, skis or snowshoes are required on all trails. Hiking (without skis or snowshoes) is not permitted during ski season. Please contact the Breckenridge Nordic Center at 970-453-6855 for more information.

hiking
closed
27 days ago

THIS TRAIL IS CURRENTLY CLOSED (6/8/20)

hiking
8 months ago

Nice easy trail you can make as long or short of a loop as you want. We started across from Peaks Trail parking up past Peak 7 Resort. The trailhead was "Toad Alley", which was confusing as it's not listed on AllTrails app. We combined this with the Gulch, Shock Hill, Gold Digger and Morning Glory for a nice loop. Shock Hill will take you through a bunch of nice houses on the hills if you wanted to see some up close.

hiking
9 months ago

First of all, the area where the trails are located is called Cucumber Gulch. There are numerous trails within the area, some closed that looked like they would have been fun. Not knowing that there was no trail called Cucumber Gulch would have been helpful. Also, getting to the trail was a little convoluted as you basically have to walk through an entire neighborhood under construction. The hike was still pretty- mostly uphill going away from the Nordic center and downhill coming back. We were looking for a moose, but we missed them this time.

hiking
9 months ago

The top of this trail is beautiful but as you get down towards the Nordic Center it’s disappointing because they are building a neighborhood of large houses right where the trail is.

hiking
9 months ago

We saw a family of Moose! They were incredible. The wildlife makes this hike 5 Stars. We parked at the top at Peak 7 Trailhead and walked down. (The Cucumber Trail head is directly across). The route is marked better going done . Easy hike, with some rocks and roots to keep you on your toes; but great for the whole family. Some of the trail goes through a residential area which is a bit disappointing, but that is where we saw the moose!

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail to hike! Awesome to see the cow moose and two calves! Keep your distance and enjoy the wildlife!

hiking
9 months ago

Easy trail and very doable for families with kids. Well covered and has benches available for resting/viewing wildlife.

hiking
9 months ago

It's a pretty trail and calming. However, we started at the top by Peak 7 and walked down. On our way back, about 5 minutes until the end of the trail the family of moose were barely off the trial. My mom and I doubled back a bit and then hid behind some trees waiting for them to travel further in towards the valley. They did not and got closer and closer to the trail as more and more bikes went zipping past without knowing they were only feet away from a family of moose eating. They crossed the trail to our side and the mother and father ended up triangulating my mom and I who were still behind the tree. Once they were both 10ft or so away looking at us we ran for it across the forest. Neither of us are runners but that was the best we've ran in years. I lost my phone and don't plan on looking for it among the tree because we were so scared the whole time. Be aware and cautious.

hiking
9 months ago

Great views of the range from the meadow at Josie’s cabin, cute historic cabin with old ski artifacts. Recommended for a short lovely hike.

hiking
10 months ago

Great leisurely downhill trail. Ride gondola up to the second stop and hike back down to first stop. The only downside is there’s virtually no views of the mountains

hiking
10 months ago

This was a lovely little trail that was mostly downhill. A nice easy path through the forest and marshlands for out of town visitors not acclimated to the altitude but wanting a hike. Can take the Gondola back up to peak 8 right around the little cabin (I think jane’s) but it is not marked where to turn uphill to grab it.

hiking
10 months ago

This trail starts out beautifully but it ends very confusing due to the home development at the end of the trail. I couldn’t find the Breck connect signs anywhere and had to wait until someone walked by who knew where they were. This trail could be great if they marked it clearly.

hiking
10 months ago

I have been doing this trail my whole life and this year they started building giant eyesores. It has been ruined. It was a nature preserve but now it is houses. They allow bulldozers to destroy beautiful wetlands. Please support initiatives to stop this from happening to other places.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful hike through marshy area with lots of wildlife. The beginning was a little difficult to find due to the new development in that area. The elevation was pretty gentle, our 4 year old did fine and then took the gondola back down.

hiking
bugs
10 months ago

Easy hike, pretty views where you might see moose if you come early! We parked at the Nordic center and walked to the end of culdesac to the right to get onto the trail.

hiking
10 months ago

Was difficult to find the trailhead. We took the free Peak 8 gondola to the 1st exit and then walked through the private property signs to the end of a cul de sac and found it, but didn't quite seem open. Once we got in, there was a naturalist sitting by the trail. There were 2 ways to go which both end at the 2nd exit of the gondola (peak 7), we went left. There was another trailhead right at the exit at end of trail (something Peak). Nice walk through shady woods. I bet you could see wildlife if you went really early.

hiking
11 months ago

This is just a cross country skiing course. It was a nice walk, but I wouldn’t recommend it. You walk through construction sites, which was a little cool to see the luxury Breckenridge houses being built.

hiking
11 months ago

This is just a cross country skiing course. It was a nice walk, but I wouldn’t recommend it. You walk through construction sites, which was a little cool to see the luxury Breckenridge houses being built.

hiking
11 months ago

This is just a cross country skiing course. It was a nice walk, but I wouldn’t recommend it. You walk through construction sites, which was a little cool to see the luxury Breckenridge houses being built.

hiking
11 months ago

Really enjoyed this hike with 5 kids ages 6-10. Parked at the Nordic Center and though it was a little hard to find the trail with the construction, we got there quickly. Easy elevation up took us about an hour. The kids really enjoyed going under the gondola and waving to everyone. Back was quick and easy! Beautiful surroundings the entire way.

hiking
muddy
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Good for a beginner hike while adjusting to the elevation in Breck. The beginning of the trail is surrounded by condo construction and it’s a little tricky to find the trail head. Would recommend getting on the trail where it picks up at the end of Highwood Circle, then you will avoid all construction. Great views and scenery, fun to see the gondola pass overhead.

hiking
11 months ago

Awesome hike! So close to breckenridge lodging. You are really in the forest. Awesome views and shaded throughout. Wildflowers galore.

mountain biking
11 months ago

Fun trail

hiking
11 months ago

Had to walk through construction to get to the trail. Didn’t see any moose, but was an easy stroll.

hiking
11 months ago

The first mile or so is a scramble through construction, trails cross but are marked. Clears up after to go up and out through Main St. Pretty sweet though.

hiking
11 months ago

East trail down the mountain. Very beautiful views! Its about 1 mile walk down the sidewalk/road after the trail ends to Main St.

hiking
11 months ago

A nice, easy hike with good places to spot moose and elk.

closed
Wed May 29 2019

closed until July and it looks like new building are being constructed. road is a horrible mess

snowshoeing
snow
Sat Jan 26 2019

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