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

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

bird watching

lake

views

wild flowers

hiking
off trail
10 months ago

Got up to the last lake where this map takes you but didn't realize it wasn't leading us to the summit. From this area you can summit either Crystal Peak or Father Dyer, but we didn't see a trail up Dyer (snow might have hidden it) from the lake or from Crystal Peak. The trail up Crystal Peak wasn't very well marked until the saddle just before the ridge, we were boulder hopping quite a bit across the scree field.

backpacking
Sun Sep 02 2018

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

backpacking
Fri Jun 29 2018

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
Sun Jun 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
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Sat Sep 08 2018