Gold Hill to Peaks Trail is a 6.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Frisco, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,433 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

Directions from Frisco: Take Highway 9, 5 miles south of Frisco to County Road 950. A National Forest trailhead sign is at the intersection. Park in parking area provided. Trail starts on west side of CR 950.

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3 months ago

Very rocky and very exposed because of the logging. Went on an overcast Sunday so it wasn’t crowded, and it wasn’t too sunny. Definitely wouldn’t do this hike on a sunny day. Lots of cool rocks to look at throughout the trail. Nothing too special though. One nice view.

4 months ago

awesome views

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

The trail was not anything special, just rocky, not much shade at all due to logging. Just a great view of the mountain. Not a 4 star trail

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

9/16/17: Nice easy trail, but nothing spectacular. From the start to the end of the trail, where it intersects with Peaks Trail, was 4 miles. Total hike was 8 mi and took 4.25 hours ( included 30 min stop for lunch). We went on a Saturday and hardly saw anyone. Good hike if your just looking to get outside and enjoy the day.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

This hike definitely gives you a little bit of everything that the Rockies have to offer without having to drive deep into the mountains. The views of the Ten Mile Range, the blue waters of Dillon Reservoir, the quaint ski town of Breckinridge, and the variations of aspen trees, tall pines, and open meadows full of wildflowers really do a great job of displaying the Rockies in a nut shell. The hike is mostly up hill for the first two-thirds of the way, but it is a gradual climb, then it descends to a creek that is completely covered by grasses and fallen trees. Chipmunks scurry about near the creek, and you can only know it's there because of the sound of the running water. Definitely would like to do this hike in late October when there's a bit more snow on the Ten Mile Range, but it was still a great hike nonetheless.

Be sure to bring plenty of water with you since you do hit 10,000+ feet in elevation, and keep the trail clean for others as well as animals who call that area home!

hiking
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Pretty views and easy hike for fit teenager. Manageable hike for middle aged mom. Saw only two other hikers - and someone on horseback. Around 6 miles in and out - gradual incline. Would do again.

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Friday, August 04, 2017

Very good trail. Fields & tree stands, lots of wildflowers, great views. Lots of pine tree were cleared and piled up. Did not see many other hikers & bikers.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

The wildflowers are really putting on a show right now! There's no great ending to this trail, but it's a great quiet trail with vistas of surrounding mountains due to clear-cutting for beetle kill.

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Saturday, July 01, 2017

Nice Hike, good views on the way up and back down, but no real vista at the top. Take plenty of water because the dog's only going to get what you bring. This is a small segment of the Colorado Trail.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Do this for cardio a couple times a week both hike and bike.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

I love this trail for the views and serenity. There are very few people on the trail, some days I don't see anyone on my hike. The wildflowers are starting to bloom as of today!

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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Clear trail with great views.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

This area was devastated by the mountain pine beetle, and a lot of the trees have been cleared away. However, this was some of the best wildflower hikes I've ever been on. A ton of variety and flowers that I rarely see.

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

This trail was an in the trees trail, with no look outs or views besides what could be seen from the road at the beginning of the trail. The entire trail was lined with down trees. It resembled a logging road. The trees were only being logged right alongside the trail.

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3 months ago

recorded Gold Hill to Peaks Trail

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