Burro Trail #80


There are two trailheads for the Burro Trail, one starting at the base of the Peak 9 ski area at Breckenridge near Beaver Run Resort and the other starting at the Spruce Creek Trailhead north of Breckenridge in the town of Blue River. The trail winds through dense forest and has some viewpoints along the way.

At a Glance

Usage: Light-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


General Information


Access 1: From Spruce Creek: From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco/Breckenridge, and travel south on HWY 9 through Frisco and to Breckenridge. Continue south on HWY 9 past Breckenridge for 2.3 miles and turn right onto Spruce Creek Rd (Country Rd 800). Take left turns at the forks for approximately 1 mile to the Spruce Creek Trailhead parking lot. Do not parallel park on the County Road or on the private drives. To access the Burro Trail continue along Spruce Creek Rd for a short distance and turn right onto Crystal Creek Rd. Within 1/4 mile the Burro Trail intersects the road.

Access 2: From Breckenridge, Peak 9: From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco / Breckenridge, and travel south on HWY 9 through Frisco and travel to Breckenridge. The lower access is via the Beaver Run parking area at the Peak 9 base of Breckenridge Ski Area. You can park either in the limited Beaver Run Peak 9 paid parking lot or park down in town and take the free shuttle bus to the base area. Once at the Beaver Run parking area you will need to go 100 yards across the Lehman ski run to the Burro Trail trailhead on the south side of the run.



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  Area/Length : 
3.9 miles

  Elevation : 
10,197 ft. - 10,586 ft.