Wheeler Pass Trail

HARD 10 reviews
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Wheeler Pass Trail is a 13.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Breckenridge, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
13.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4875 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

Directions from Breckenridge: (McCullough Gulch) - travel 12 miles south of Breckenridge on Highway 9. Turn right onto Blue Lakes Dr. (Forest Road 850) and take a second right after 1/4 mile. Continue 2 miles to the trailhead, located on the first switch back after crossing McCullough Gulch.

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
28 days ago

great hike but didn't make it as far as the ridge because of snow blocking the trail. did it from the Copper side which is quite steep.

hiking
11 months ago

11 months ago

hard but rewarding !

cross country skiing
Saturday, October 10, 2015

Absolutely awesome. Hard to get to southernmost end of trail south of Breck - need 4WD. Beautiful breathtaking views and climbs. Hiked and ran and will definitely do it again.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Mountain biked from Breckenridge over Wheeler Pass to Copper Mountain years ago. One of the toughest things I've done. Huge elevation gains. Once above tree line it was surreal. All sorts of animals wandering around in the open. The down hill side was, God, please get me off this place in one piece and I'll never do something so stupid. BEAUTIFUL. Big time drops off trail. Trail width at times was a mere 6" wide.

When we got down to Copper, it was, let's go do this again.

hiking
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

hiking
Sunday, September 09, 2012

hiking
Saturday, July 07, 2012

hiking
Sunday, May 02, 2010

The whole trail is beautiful!! Lots of climbing,not much water,but awesome views the from beginning to end!!!