Peaks Trail #45


Peaks Trail #45 vicinity map

Peaks Trail #45 vicinity map


This is a one way multi-use trail that starts from either the town of Frisco or Breckenridge, CO. The trail climbs in and out of numerous drainages for its entire length staying mostly in the lodgepole pine forest along with some aspen, spruce and fir forests. Most of the lodgepole pine trees are of the same age and provide ground cover and/or forage for wildlife in the area. You will cross some small clearings which were harvested in 1988. These trees were cut to increase the wildlife habitat and to improve the health of the forest by creating age and species diversity, thereby reducing the fire danger. Since the grade from Breckenridge toward Frisco is generally downhill, many people travel this direction and ride the free Summit Stage Bus back to Breckenridge.

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At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Closed to motor vehicles. 
Closest Towns: Breckenridge, CO; Frisco, CO
Information Center: Dillon Ranger District; 680 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne, CO 970-468-5400

General Information


Access #1 (Breckenridge): From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco / Breckenridge, and travel south on HWY 9 to Breckenridge for 10 miles. Turn right on Ski Hill Road at the traffic light in the middle of Breckenridge. Go to the top of Ski Hill Road, towards the Breckenridge Ski Area Peak 8. Just past the Peak 8 base area turn right and go past Grand Timber Lodge. The trailhead will be on your left.

Access #2 (Frisco): From I-70 take Exit 201, Frisco Main Street, turn east toward Frisco. Travel approximately 0.6 miles to 2nd Avenue and turn right. Follow 2nd Avenue to the end of the street and park in the spaces provided. Cross over the paved bike path to the trailhead.



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  Area/Length : 
7.8 miles

  Elevation : 
10,075 ft. (Breckenridge) - 9,110 ft (Frisco)