What to do in Breckenridge Colorado?
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McCullough Gulch Trail is a 2.8 mile hike in White River National Forest that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. 1.6 miles into this hike you will come across the turquoise Upper Blue Reservoir and the nearby falls. You may choose to continue upward another 1.2 miles above the timberline. Should you decide to continue on this second part of the hike be sure to bring a topographic map and go on a cloudless day.
Locals love to watch their pets play off-leash at this friendly neighborhood dog park, which is fully fenced.
Crystal Lakes Trail is an 8-mile hike in White River National Forest that will take about 8 hours to complete with Fido. If you go in June though September, wildflowers will be in full bloom as you cross the alpine meadow at 10, 400 feet, making for a truly beautiful hike. Fido will also appreciate the creek that criss-crosses the trail along the way, providing lots of opportunities for him to cool off along the way. Directions: From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco/Breckenridge, and travel south on HWY 9 through Frisco and to Breckenridge. Continue 2.3 miles south on HWY 9 past Breckenridge and turn right onto Spruce Creek Rd (County Rd 800). Take left turns at the forks for approximately 1.8 miles until you come to the Spruce Creek Trailhead. If you do not have 4WD you can park at the trailhead and walk up the road OR continue driving and at the first junction turn right onto Crystal Creek Road (FDR 803). This is a 4WD road that will take you to Lower Crystal Lake. Motorized travel is prohibited beyond Lower Crystal Lake.
This trail offers a variety of scenery as it climbs through lodgepole, spruce and fir forests and eventually to Lower Mohawk Lake which is nestled against the mountain walls. Beyond this lake the trail continues a short distance to Upper Mohawk Lake where you can enjoy views of Mt. Helen and the rugged southern section of the Tenmile Range. Please stay on the established trail above treeline, the alpine tundra is very fragile. It is approximately a 7 mile round trip hike with 1700 ft elevation gain
The Blue River Bikeway is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Breckenridge! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Blue River Bikeway. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com.
The Boreas Pass is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Breckenridge! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Boreas Pass. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com.
Meadow Creek Trail is a 9 mile hike in White River National Forest that will take about 8 hours to complete with Fido. You may go one of two ways at this trailhead. If you choose the all-day, strenuous hike to Eccles Pass you will need a leash for Fido as it goes through the Wilderness area. The other option is to head towards Lily Pad Lakes, which is a short, pleasant hike with beautiful views.
Ski the dog-friendly slopes at Gold Run Nordic Center with your furry best friend! Peabody Placer, an intermediate trail, and the intermediate/difficult Preston Loop are both dog-friendly trails. Want to try your hand skijoring? Gold Run Nordic Center offers skijoring clinics where you and Fido can learn skijoring basics at an extra cost.
Breckenridge Nordic Center welcomes Fido on one ski trail and two snowshoe trails. New Nordic World is a dog-friendly 1.2-kilometer cross country ski trail. The two dog-friendly snowshoe trails are the 1-kilometer are Little Red's Run and the 5.5-kilometer Robin's Nest.
Pets are welcome to play off-leash in this beautiful open space in East Vail.
Bring your pet to play off-leash in this no-frills, fenced Vail park with beautiful scenery.
Colorado Mines Peak is a 3 mile hike in Arapaho National Forest that will take about 2 to 3 hours to complete with Fido. The hike to the peak is fairly short, but the views are spectacular and the trailhead is open year round at Berthoud Pass. Plus, since this is one of the easiest to climb of the 12, 000 foot peaks in the Rockies, it's a 'must' for anyone visiting Denver with Fido.
Booth Falls and Lake Trail is a 8-mile hike in the White River National Forest that will take about 7 hours round-trip. When visiting Vail with Fido, the hike up this 60-foot waterfall is a must. It's not easy by any means, but the views are worth the 3000 foot uphill climb. If you not feeling THAT ambitious, you can cut the time (and elevation) in half by turning back once you reach the falls.
Even the biggest of big dogs will love this 6.1 mile hike in the White River National Forest that is named after the mighty Chihuahua. The trail is steep at times, but it also criss-crosses a stream several times which makes it easy for Fido to cool off along the way. There are also several small ponds along the way, which are a great spot to pause for a picnic with Fido.
Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad encourages well behaved pets to ride with their friends on any of their trains. The train rides start the end of May and run through the first weekend in October. Their conductors will talk to your pet prior to the ride, to make sure they will be comfortable.
Three Mile Creek Trail is a 14 mile hike in Pike National Forest that will take about 8 to 9 hours to complete with Fido. This hike is a favorite among owners and dogs alike. Your dog will need to be leashed on this trail that leads through a dense deciduous and conifer forest. The trail also makes several crossings over a shallow stream.