2016 Trail Projects:.Each year, the Town of Breckenridge sets an ambitious trail construction and maintenance schedule. These projects are planned in advance, approved by BOSAC through an annual work plan, and implemented by the six-person trail crew, contractors, partners and volunteers. Several of these trail projects are also grant-funded through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife State Trails program.
Pump Track addition: The Wellington Bike Park and Pump Track will be expanded slightly to include an additional beginner-friendly pump track. The goal of the expansion is to ensure that the bike park accommodates all ages and rider ability levels. Completed
Galena Ditch Extension: Paralleling Tiger Road, the Galena Ditch Trail offers a great way to connect from Town to the Colorado Trail in the Swan River drainage. In 2016, the long-envisioned Galena Ditch Trail will finally be completed, with an additional 3,000 feet of new singletrack trail constructed to bypass private property and provide an improved user experience. The Galena Ditch Trail project will occur on July 23-24, 2016, with the help of Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. Completed
Mineral Hill Trail: Rocky and south-facing, the Mineral Hill Trail will connect Sidedoor Trail with Lincoln Park, enabling trail users to avoid most of Rich Gulch Road. Continue construction in 2017 with Friends of Breckenridge Trails
Wellington Trail: After many years, the long-envisioned Wellington Trail is scheduled to be completed in 2016. This trail will provide up valley access from the Wellington Bike Park to the trails in French Gulch. It will also provide immediate recreational access for many of the citizens who live in the Wellington Neighborhood. Under construction completed in Spring 2017
Please join us! The Friends of Breckenridge Trails program has many volunteer opportunities ranging from tree plantings and weed pulls to technical trail construction. These volunteer days allow citizens to participate in open space protection through volunteer stewardship. See the complete list of summer volunteer dates here.
Forest Health: Following several years of larger forest health projects, fewer cuts are planned for 2016 on Town of Breckenridge/Summit County joint open space; however, several large treatments are scheduled on nearby National Forest lands. Most of those planned treatments are located in the Golden Horseshoe and Ophir Mountain areas.
If you have any questions or comments regarding current projects Breckenridge Open Space and Trails staff can be reached at:
PO Box 168
Breckenridge, CO 80424