North and Middle Forks of the Swan River

MODERATE 15 reviews
#104 of 193 trails in

North and Middle Forks of the Swan River is a 11.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Breckenridge, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
11.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,099 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
1 month ago

The views are great. Lots of tree removal from fire damage and bark beetles, but the trail is clear and on a quiet Wednesday morning, it is peaceful and beautiful.

off road driving
2 months ago

This was challenging in parts for our stock Rubicon. We busted through the sidewall of our rear drivers tire in a tight spot while passing a Jeep coming down. It was an experience changing the tire on the trail. Steep grades, and rocky trails. Once we got to the top, it was totally worth it! The views were stunning, and there were so many mountain goats at the top! This was a good trail on the way down. We took a few wrong turns, which made it a more technical drive. The scenery was very nice, and it snowed lightly on one of the peaks on July 4.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Trail was out behind our condo, and got to see tons of wildlife.

off road driving
Monday, July 24, 2017

Total insanity. Would be great on four wheelers. You can definitely see how thedredge boats worked their way along though. Skill level: Hard/Difficult

backpacking
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

This is a part of the Colorado Trail but is also locally referred the Swan and part of the Middle and north fork routes

off road driving
Saturday, June 03, 2017

I think someone has this trail marked wrong...that's part of the Colorado Trail, which is hiking only. The End from Tiger Road is correct, but where it turns and makes a sharp left is not where you go...you go straight for North Fork Swan and it's a dead end.

recorded Track - Jul 08 01:36 PM

off road driving
2 months ago

recorded Track - Jul 07 03:13 PM

off road driving
2 months ago

hiking
Monday, September 04, 2017

hiking
Sunday, September 03, 2017

hiking
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

recorded

Wednesday, June 17, 2015