Father Dyer Peak Trail is a 8.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Breckenridge, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,568 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

backpacking
1 month ago

Wonderful hike, but keep a close eye on the trail.

backpacking
3 months ago

After driving thru a residential area we arrived at a super crowded 4wd trailhead. The actual trail is a jeep road. We hiked up to the lake on a beautiful June Saturday, and shared the “trail” with several vehicles, and their exhaust fumes. Upon arrival at the lake, there was a crowded parking lot. Once you get to the first lake (just above treeline), the cars stop. There is a single track trail up to the second lake, which is above the meadow/willows level and into the talus zone. Not the quiet solitude we were seeking from a “hard, lightly trafficked” trail.

backpacking
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Did Father Dyer as a 2 day trip. Beginning with a 4x4 trip in from Red Cone and then a night hike; and camped just above Crystal Lake. Did the summit and the ridgeline hike to Mt Helen and descended back the parking area on the second day.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
Sunday, August 21, 2016