Miners Creek Trail #38


This trail starts near the town of Frisco and eventually takes you up and over the Tenmile Range and junctions with the Wheeler National Recreation Trail which ends at Copper Mountain. This is a great one way trail if you can do a vehicle shuttle or take the free Summit Stage Bus. The alpine scenery is amazing and you can enjoy 360 degree views once on top of the Tenmile Range.

View a printable Miners Creek Trail #38 guide. (PDF)

At a Glance

Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: Closed to motor vehicles.
Closest Towns: Frisco, CO
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Dillon Ranger District; 680 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne, CO 970-468-5400

General Information


From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco/Breckenridge, and travel south on HWY 9 toward Breckenridge, CO. Turn right on County Road 2004 which is the entrance to the County Commons. Follow this road for approximately 100 yards and turn right, then turn immediately left. Continue on this road for another 0.3 miles to the parking area at the gate. This is the parking for winter access. During the summer, you can continue up the road. Look out for cyclists when crossing the bike path. The road eventually turns into a 4WD road, so if you don’t have 4WD you can park at the gate or further up the road on National Forest land. The trail begins at the end of the 4WD road.



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  Area/Length : 
From the end of the Miner's Creek road to the junction with the Wheeler Trail is 3.2 miles.

  Elevation : 
9,132' - 9,977'