Bakers Tank Trailhead #40

This trail winds through a dense forest as you climb up to Baker’s Tank. This is a popular trail for hikers and mountain bikers, so please be considerate of all trail users and yield right-of-way as needed. Before you reach the actual Baker’s Tank you will enjoy a nice viewpoint of the Tenmile Range including Quandary Peak and the Breckenridge Ski Area. Baker’s Tank is where the steam locomotives, designed especially for the tight curves and extreme grades found in mountain environments, took on water.


At a Glance

Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Closed to motor vehicles.  Open to mountain bike, hike and horse.
Closest Towns: Breckenridge, CO
Information Center: Dillon Ranger District; 680 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne, CO 970-468-5400

General Information

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco/Breckenridge, and travel south on HWY 9 through Frisco toward Breckenridge. At the southern town limits of Breckenridge turn left onto Boreas Pass Road (County Road 10). Follow Boreas Pass Road approximately 3.5 miles to the Bakers Tank Trailhead parking lot.

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  Area/Length : 
2.7 miles

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  Elevation : 
10,385 ft. - 11,030 ft.