The Best Fall Hikes in Breckenridge

Top 3 Leaf Peeping Hikes in Breckenridge

by Laurel Coffman / August 28, 2023

Fall in Breckenridge is like nothing else, with crisp mountain air and golden aspen leaves shimmering in the sun. If you are looking to immerse yourself in the great outdoors, you need not hike long or far to discover the best views and brightest leaves.

Length: 2.6 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Trail Information: This aptly named trail is full of aspens that turn a brilliant yellow during peak fall. Along the way, you’ll discover old mining ruins and stunning views of Breckenridge Ski Resort and the Ten Mile Range. With steep switchbacks, this is a popular spot for mountain bikers, so be sure to be on the lookout for bikers blazing downhill. Park at either the top of Boreas Pass Road or the bottom at the Sawmill Museum.

Length: 2.9 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Information: This family-friendly hike is full of history, mountain views and mining relics, including a sunken dredge boat. You can easily loop this to the Minnie Mine with a slight uphill climb that gives you panoramic views. This is a must-see as the valley becomes blanketed in fall colors.

Length: 19.8 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Information: Boreas Pass Road is the perfect place to not only see the leaves but also take in some amazing views of the Tenmile Range. You can easily drive this dirt road or enjoy it by bike or foot. From the road, you can access a plethora of hiking trails to get a close-up view of the leaves along the way.

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