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Hoosier Pass Loop is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Breckenridge, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September.

Length 2.8 mi Elevation gain 688 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Erica Malloy
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Hiking

Amazing views. Not really any tree cover for the pup but it was breezy today. You climb in both directions of this loop, but it’s wider going counterclockwise. Loved it!

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Kim Small
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Hiking

Great acclimation trail. Nice views of Quandry Peak and surrounding area. Lots of wildflowers! Been hiking here for a while and have never been disappointed on any trail so far. Stopped on way down to eat lunch with great views of Blue Lakes. Did it counterclockwise to do steep part first. Nice wide paths to distance. Lots of exposed area so plan accordingly and be prepared for constant changing weather especially at altitude. Little mud but can navigate around. Not too many people.

Gerry Stephenson
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HikingGreat!

This was a great hike except for no signage for the reverse clockwise option. Really need some signs. Other than that it’s a great test of your lungs.

Ted Graham
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Hiking

Meh. The hike is predominantly a gravel road. You walk up a gravel road to start which will have some vehicles on it from time to time as well as bikers. If you continue the hike clockwise at the loop you will stay on the road and have a slower climb but a steep coming down for the last 1/3 or so. We chose to hike counterclockwise and prefer the inclination into the loose rock path. From the hike you can see Colorado Highway 9, a reservoir and the rest of the views are just about what you can see from anywhere in the area. There is not much shade. There is very little vegetation for a significant portion of the hike. There are many better hikes for wildflowers. They were sparse and without much variation. If you are looking for someplace to walk and get above 12,000 feet just to get acclimatized then this will work. Hiked 8/1/2020 About 15 cars in lot when we arrived 0830.

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Charles Mauzy
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Hiking

We loved this trail. It isn’t really marked well at the parking lot but you need to take the trail on the far right. We opted to go counter-clockwise. Nicely marked visible trail down that eventually hit back up with the road that we hiked up. Great place to just chill for a bit at the top and take in the epic views

David Brooks
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HikingGreat!
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Carrie Klein
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Hiking

I'm a 50-something urbanite new to hiking so perhaps my opinions aren't useful for the seasoned hiker but oh my I LOVED this hike! I went one day and just walked a little bit up the gravel road and was astonished by the views but then my husband and I went back and actually climbed up the dirt path at the bend (when you first come to the open spot where you can look down the valley, look behind you and you'll see the path going straight up the fairly steep hill) and then had a wonderful meander at quite an elevation where you can really see almost forever. You're actually above the tree line for a little while and there isn't much shade (but a lot of wind!) but then you come back down a bit and walk back to the parking lot on the "road". It isn't too long and it isn't too hard (but definitely hard enough at over 12,000 feet!) but I can't say enough about this beautiful loop.

Heath Grote
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Walking

Very nice views. Recommend doing counterclockwise so get the steepest part over with fairly early in the hike (and so don’t have to go down that steep spot, either).

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Chelsea G.
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Hiking

My husband and I hiked this trail yesterday morning and thought it was a great trail! Easy to park at, trailhead is right off the parking lot and there was not a lot of people. This hike has a steady incline and gets higher at the top. I am 24 weeks pregnant and had no trouble doing the trail-just took appropriate rest and water breaks. The views along the hike and at the top are beautiful! Definitely recommend doing this trail. We saw multiple families with younger kids doing this trail as well.

Haley Haas
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HikingMuddyRocky

This trail was absolutely amazing! Loved every second of it from the hike itself to the 360° views at the summit and the views along the way. You get up to 12,219 feet elevation so be sure to bring water and some nuts. Can’t wait to do this again!

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Deb Roney
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Hiking

Hiked this at 6PM on a Thursday and saw two other people the entire time. I've only done this trail in winter (and it's fabulous!) so it was like a whole new world in summer. As others have mentioned it's a short, not especially challenging trail (great for beginners!) although at the altitude you will likely need to stop and BREATHE. If you want a little more burn, take the trail over the mountain (instead of the road back). Enjoy!

Kevin and Gabby Deitsch
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Hiking

For a tourist/new hiker, this was relatively easy to hike but it was hard to navigate from the Trail Head (e.g. knowing what the route is, where to go, etc.) but that's just because we're beginners. Otherwise, the trail had beautiful views and we had no issue - as 31-year-olds - hiking this with parents who are in their late 50s.

Misty Stocks
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HikingRocky

Good hike to try out as a beginner. Not a lot of shade so wear sunscreen or take a hat. Like other hikes in the mountains, bring a windbreaker. Less traffic if you go early morning or later in the evening. Nice views throughout the entire hike.

Theresa Christie
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HikingNo shade

The trail is pretty wide and easy to find. Even from the start, the views are amazing and just keep getting better as you climb. We even saw upper Blue Lake from where we were, and we had hiked Blue Lakes a few days before, so it was a great new vantage point. There is no shade and there was one big patch of snow past the midpoint which my teens enjoyed. The highest point was amazing. I will absolutely hike this again with other friends. It is short enough that makes it doable for moderate hikers, but steep towards the top and there is a rocky steep part towards the last third of the trail down. It’s all fun and challenging.

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Jamie W Brown
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HikingGreat!MuddySnow

Great beginner intermediate trail, would recommend going up the road and down the trail.

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Chris Hogan
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HikingSnow

Best views I’ve seen so far in Breckenridge. But you have to get to the top for them! Good trail for kids - not too hard

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Sarah Saad
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Hiking

Overall a wonderful hike! There were great 360 views that stretched out for miles and miles and practically on the entire hike there were overlooks. I wouldn’t recommend for a first hike if you aren’t used to the elevation yet. There is a steady incline but we had to stop and catch our breaths because of the elevation. Once you do reach the top it feels like you’re on top of everything!! It does get pretty chilly at the top so bring a jacket. On the way down, it got very steep and at some point we were sitting down out sliding. Just be ready for the steep downhill on the trail. It is definitely doable though. The views were definitely worth it!

Jessica Bitting
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Hiking

Enjoyed this hike with 6 kids ages 3-10. Great views, easy steady climb. Glad we brought windbreakers for the top, it was chilly in the wind with no snow.

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Whitney Nettleton
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HikingNo shade

Great short hike with enough elevation gain to have some amazing views! Beautiful wildflowers. Hit the “trail”, which is actually a service road for almost half of the hike but still enjoyable, at 7:00am and saw only one other group of hikers the whole time. Very peaceful!

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C Jenn
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Hiking

Started at trailhead and walked up the road to the top of Hoosier pass loop trail. Spent some time at the top and then cut down the mountain off-trail to Crystal Lake. Beautiful scenery. Saw a moose at Christal Lake!

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vanessa steinberg
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HikingGreat!MuddyNo shade

Park behind the large brown Hoosier Pass/ Continental Divide sign. Walk the wide road all the way up. You don't see the incredible views north unless you make it to the top. There are lots markers plus a gate to stop you from going further. It's windy near the top. I was glad to have a windbreaker in my bag. The loop going down is steep. Just go slowly.

Sarah Durant
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C Jenn
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Parked at overlook parking. Followed trail up the road to the top. Then hiked down the other side of the loop. Beautiful views all the way around. I would call this lightly moderate.

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