Explore the most popular off road driving trails near Breckenridge with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

off road driving
3 days ago

Does not allow ATVs on the trail because it’s still classified as a county road. All trails needs to better distinguish between OHV allowed and HV.

hiking
3 days ago

This is a beguiling Trail we took our 11 and 12 year old children. The rating said moderate, okay. It was a Jeep road, okay. All features pointing to a decent hike. But I’d say this was more difficult than its rating. Jeep road was very rocky and it was steeper than we realized. True to the other reviews there were several false summits so we were prepared to go the distance. Trail says 8.1 mikes( we clocked 9.6. Yes we went all the way to the top. And the altitude slowed us down. The kids liked the wide open spaces and he fact that they had a sense of where the finish line was. Just when you think you’ve reached the top there is another rocky peak. The views were outstanding! We could see across Breckenridge. It took us about 5 hours moving and 6 total hours. Dad loved it; Dad rates it a 5 for high elevation and something tough. Kids said Mom was dead weight. (Altitude slowed her down) All in all we are proud of making it to the top. Thanks Colorado for this opportunity.

This was not difficult. We did Baldy Peak the day before and that was difficult. I’d put this in he moderate side. This trail spends a lot of time on a Jeep road with decently packed rocks. I always forget we can drive up much higher to the Trail head than getting caught with all the traffic at spruce lake to Mohawk Trail Heads.

Crystal lakes gives you jeep roads, thru the forest, above tree line to the truly crystal clear lakes. Now I understand how they get their names. They are beautiful lakes. We went up to the second lake. Once at the first lake, take the trail to the right to go tot the second lake. Don’t be fooled by the trails you can see on your top left, it’s just a turn around.

Going up to the second lake took 46-51 minutes more. We had our 11 and 12 year old with us. There was one part up to the second lake where we slowed bc of elevation. But you’re soon there and it well worth it.

hiking
7 days ago

My husband was determined to get to the top mine. Our oldest son and myself said we’d go! What a climb but well worth the gorgeous views.

hiking
7 days ago

Didn’t have this App as we took off for the mine. That was our ultimate goal. We had already hiked Sallie and True romance. Enjoyed the views

hiking
8 days ago

Mt. Baldy offers the best 360 views. Parked part way up for dirt road (at the saw mill). The hike up to the towers was pretty easy, but after that you should be prepared for several false summits and some rock scrambling (nothing to difficult for seasoned hikers). While the hike up is not super scenic, the 360 views are well worth it.

off road driving
9 days ago

This was a beautiful drive. I would highly recommend it to anyone who new to off road driving. It is very easy, but still beautiful and fun. The Como side was rough, but manageable. I started from the Breckenridge side and though the town was crowded the road really wasn't. Clearly tourists don't know about the road or get nervous in their rental cars.
I will be going back in the fall. Maybe to camp a bit and see the colors. I am sure there will be more people on it then.

13 days ago

Drove up to the top of the mercury lift in my wife’s 2wd highlander. Thats as far as you can go without a true 4wd in dry weather. Might not make it that far if wet. The hike is another 3.25 miles from there. Steep and loose rock. Don’t not hike the last 400’ish feet to the summit. Your to close at that point to see the western side of the range. Views of Frisco, Breckenridge, crystal lake and much more.

off road driving
17 days ago

This is a beautiful, relaxing drive. We started in Como and ended in Breck. Lots of places to stop, park, and take pictures or hike on side trails. Trail is full of aspens, this would be a perfect fall drive once they start changing colors. 2WD cars shouldn’t have any troubles here, there were only a few spots with easily navigable potholes. This is a nice alternative to traversing I-70 up to Breck.

off road driving
19 days ago

Great trail, very easy at the beginning, gets steeper, rockier, and tighter as you go up. Perhaps not for the absolute beginner off-road driver, but easy to navigate if you can pick a decent line. Fun to see the ski slopes from a different perspective. I started in the Peak 9 parking lot and followed the road up to the stables before turning onto CR751 which goes to the top. ‘14 4Runner, 2” lift, 265s.

off road driving
21 days ago

This ride was amazing! At the top you have to hike another 500-600 feet of elevation to get to the peak. A little tough in the thin air, but INCREDIBLE!
The one thing I’ll say is the map on here shows a starting point at a private rec club. I had to go over to beaver run, then trek over to hit the trail about a quarter mile in.

off road driving
22 days ago

Beautiful drive. Moderate trail with switchbacks at the end. Easy drive first half, but a 4RUNNER had to help a Honda Pilot get unstuck. Def a 4 wheel trail 2nd half. Climb to peak is absolutely worth it and easy once the snow melts in late July.

We are new hikers and found the trail a great first 14.

This is a must do drive every visit we make to the area. Have made the drive fifteen or more times...it never gets old. It’s fun to park at various points along the way and hike a little.

off road driving
1 month ago

Attempted it in a Ford F-250, 6 inch lift, 37 inch mud tires. A lot more rocky than I expected from the pics. None of them large or jagged, but made for a slow, rough ride in my particular truck. Switchbacks are sharp, so they took three point turns for me. Wish I could have made it to the top, but my passengers were new to off-roading and were getting motion sick and nervous. Made it to the last switchback. Great views but zero wildlife today.

hiking
1 month ago

These lakes are stunning.
The parking was full so we parked about 1/2 a mile down from the trailhead.
It’s a very strenuous uphill hike up an old Jeep road to Lower Crystal Lake. There are pristine views once beyond the tree line. The lake and surrounding area are beautiful!!
The hike up to Upper Crystal Lake is VERY strenuous and long. Since we started later in the morning, we were the only ones at the lake. Gorgeous!! Yet tiring...
The trail in its entirety took us 5 hours with stops for food and pictures. Would do it again!

hiking
1 month ago

We did this hike as a preparation for a 14-er. This was the easiest trail I found that goes over 13,000. We did not expect much, especially after we understood that the first half is actually along a road. We were pleasantly surprised - the road in the forest was pretty, and the trail has just a perfect slope, very easy both on the way up and down.
There were not many people on the trail.

Jeeped it. Nice trail, super easy for halfway then got some tight switchbacks. Hiked from where the road ended to flag on top of peak, tricky, but well worth it. Great views all around, even though it was a bit overcast. Highly recommend.

Very nice trail.

Easy drive with great views. Lots of pull outs for stops, passing, and pictures. July you will see campers, bikers, and hikes. Stop at the Trail Heads for easy hiking trail or just the road.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved it. I am from Texas and never hiked a mountain before. It was my 3rd day in Breck, I woke up at 5am and the family was sleeping so I decided to walk up the road and try out Mount Baldy. I was not disappointed.
There is an old mine but still in use on the trail, secluded cabins along the way and even a fox or two. I followed the road up, not great for hikers but everyone else will have fun on it. I broke off to the right and went through a field. I ended up bouldering a bit off trail but it was well worth it. I saw columbines and a few other flowers that did not grow anywhere else. There was also some great geological fragments around. Didn't see any sheep or goats but did find droppings near the snow.
I thought I had gotten to the summitt and few times but they were false, so be prepared to push yourself to get up to the real one!
I loved it and even took my 4 and 7 year olds up part of the way the next day.

awesome!!

off road driving
1 month ago

Fun, easy trail with excellent views at sunset. Not many obstacles to over come if off roading. 18' SR5 Pro 4Runner w/ 3" OME suspension lift, and goodies

hiking
1 month ago

Just another quick review as I returned to this today and made it all the way to the top. The recording on this page does not go all the way to the top. So if you were hiking from where the pavement ends, this would be more than 8 miles. I parked up a little higher than the other day, and it was still 6 miles for me total. Incredible views and no wind this a.m. The last stretch is quite rocky and you have to take your time. The road section up high before it turns to semi-trail, is super steep too.

Very nice senic trail

Awesome views! Easy drive (4x4). We went from Como up to Breckenridge.

I will need to go back and attempt this the normal way. I approached from Boreas Pass, taking the black powder pass trail to the saddle of Boreas mountain and Baldy Mountain. It was a bit of a scramble at points, but definitely a fun trail! There were two false summits, and three relatively sizable hills that you had to overcome before making it to the summit… Which meant you had to do that coming back as well. More mentally draining than anything. It took me about five hours in total. You are able to park right at Boreas Pass and hike that way. Just make sure you follow the trail, or you’ll get lost in bushes. I know this report isn’t about the Boreas Pass route… But I couldn’t find a posting about that one. Would definitely do again

off road driving
1 month ago

Fun and easy trail with a quick payoff. Highly r commend if you’re in the breck area and looking for good views while doing some off roading. Loose rocks we’re only obstacle. Saw a crosstrek make it up most of the way.
‘18 4Runner OFP with K02’s

hiking
1 month ago

If you are looking for some amazing views back towards the 10 mile range, and north to the Mosquito range, this is the hike. Take the Boreas Pass road out of Breck and drive up this till you see Bald Mt. road on your left. Take this up to the parking area to the trail head. The trail is an old dirt mine road and you can actually drive up further if you want. Pretty easy road and may only need 4 wheel drive once or twice. No real ugly sections. We drove up one mile and parked under the big power line. Several people drove up further. We hiked the road for 2 miles and this puts you on the ridge line with a view to the east. Incredible views both east and west from here, In fact, once you are almost above tree line, the views west are awesome. It was a bit cloudy today and so the pics weren't as good as they would have been were it sunny, but even so. We turned around at this ridge as the weather was beginning to look questionable. It was fairly windy but nothing like some of our other hikes around here recently. Others were still heading up to the top though. But this is an easy hike up an old road that will not disappoint when it comes to the views you get.

My wife and I loved this trail. It is a very moderate climb until you pass the mill. We only made it to the top of the tree line because there were 50-70 mph wind gusts. We were satisfied with our progress for being Michiganders coming from a low elevation and attempting it the third day in Colorado. Plans are to come back in the summer!

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