Gold Hill to Peaks Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately 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

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

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.

hiking
muddy
1 day ago

Nice hike! Varying scenery. Gradual uphill on out and gradual downhill on back. Would go again when it dries out! Maybe two weeks from the time completed (5/23/20)

hiking
muddy
14 days ago

Very easy hike, still lots of mud everywhere (5/19/20). Needs maintenance, and bikes shouldn’t be on this trail yet, you can see the mess on the muddy areas

18 days ago

Still muddy wouldn't reccomend it right now. But still an easy going quick hike.

hiking
muddy
snow
21 days ago

Great trail, still pretty muddy and snowy at places. We were good in our hiking shoes but could only make it about 2.5 miles in before the trail was too deep in waist high snow

hiking
muddy
snow
24 days ago

Hiked in just hiking boots all the way to the summit and then just beyond to have a snack on the western descent looking at the peaks. First mile or so was muddy and slippery, then beautiful section into the trees and some small snow patches where it becomes the CDT. Snow was mostly packed, but some ankle/shin deep holes on the way down as the snow was a bit softer in the late morning.

hiking
muddy
snow
1 month ago

Hiked on Sunday, 5/3. At the time, the trail for the first mile was mostly a stream, mud or deep patches of snow. At around a mile up the trail, we turned around because it was covered in deep snow and we didn't have our snow shoes with us.

hiking
off trail
snow
1 month ago

hiked on 4/19. SNOW SHOES NEEDED! got about 2 miles up without snow shoes then had to turn back, but still great views and good hike!

hiking
snow
2 months ago

Beautiful and scenic trail! We hiked and made it 2 miles up but would have made it higher with snow shoes!

snowshoeing
snow
4 months ago

Great trail. We didn’t really need our snow shoes. It was packed down and easy to follow. It’s a pretty steady incline, which is obvious from the trail description. Took our 7yo and pup and everyone had fun. We went in about 1/2mi and came back in 40min.

hiking
10 months ago

Road noise and the sweet music of active logging operations accompany you through a clearcut...

running
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Great wildflower sightings this time of year! We walked all the way into the direction of Rainbow Lake, which was nice because we walked along a creek and were in the shade a bit at that point. The actual lake was further than the sign indicated so we turned back but ended up doing 10 miles total. A negative on this hike is there has been a TON of trees cut down so you’re exposed the entire time. You do see some young trees coming up so that’s hopeful. This was not my favorite hike I’ve done but it was still enjoyable.

hiking
no shade
10 months ago

Wildflowers were in full-bloom on 7/13. Gentle elevation gain - no high steps to climb. Shares trail with many MTBers - all that we met were incredibly courteous. Beautiful views where Gold Hill trail meets up with Peaks. Some mosquitoes - don’t forget your bug spray. Not much tree cover, so don’t forget your sunscreen either.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful trail! Almost constant views of the peaks around Breckinridge and the flowers are in peak bloom right now. Absolutely gorgeous!

hiking
11 months ago

Easy but rutteded trail from mountain bikes. Went to peaks toward Breckebridge better but not great.

hiking
11 months ago

Hiked today, trail is in good condition and not much mud at all. Nothing crazy but a nice hike.

hiking
muddy
washed out
Sun Jun 02 2019

Disappointed with this trail overall. The trail itself was running water 3/4 of the entire way. We had to walk next to it on vegetation and it was very muddy. The most disappointing part was the top, there was no big payoff view and we were unable to make it to the end due to all the snow. The last 1/2 mile starts descending and is completely snow covered so we turned around at about the 3 mile point.

cross country skiing
Sun Jan 20 2019

Nice ski trail.

hiking
Sun Jul 15 2018

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.

Wed Jun 13 2018

awesome views

hiking
Sun Sep 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.

hiking
Sat Aug 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
Wed Aug 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.

hiking
Fri Aug 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.

hiking
Fri Jul 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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