2017 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.
Claimjumper Trail: The Town of Breckenridge will partner with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado to construct 4,300 feet of multi use natural surface trail, which will connect the north end of Town to the Pence Miller Trail. Completed
Iowa Hill Trail: 3,000 feet on newly constructed trail will provide a two-way connection between Peak 7 neighborhood and Town. A portion of the existing historical interpretive trail will be realigned to enhance trail sustainability. 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. Completed
Wellington Trail: After many years, the long-envisioned Wellington Trail is scheduled to be completed in 2017. 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. Completed
Hard Luck Trail: `A new downhill mountain bike recommended trail will incorporate the natural features of the landscape including berms, jumps and rock gardens for an exciting ride that will connect the Fall Classic Trail to the Upper Flume Trail. To be completed in 2018
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