32.6 miles
Distance
5,110 ft
Climb
-5,088 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Breckenridge East Loop finishing with Bakers tank

Detailed Description
Breck East Loop is a 33 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Breckenridge Colorado. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 20 trails. This route climbs 5,110 ft with a max elevation of 11,165 ft then descends -5,088 ft.
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22 Reviews & Comments

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Ellenonsnow (Jul 14, 2022 at 17:45)
Trail Aspen Alley
Great climb on a bike!
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bocomtb (Jul 7, 2022 at 12:27)
There’s a creek crossing here. It was wide and deep enough on July 4th that I opted to wade across. Just a heads up for anyone adding this to your route.
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bocomtb (Jul 5, 2022 at 14:37)
Rode North to South and was surprised at how steep the climb was. There’s also very little tree cover on the North end. Hay trail was a much more pleasant climb.
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bocomtb (Jul 5, 2022 at 7:12)
Rode east to west on July 4th. Not much traffic. Most of it was hikers going the same direction.

The climb was manageable. No pushing necessary. Easier than climbing up to Georgia Pass from Kenosha and easier than a lot of Front Range climbs.

The descent is an absolute ripper. Wide open sight lines. No technical features whatsoever though I did create a few root gaps for myself. The switchbacks don’t come out of nowhere…stop staring at your DHF knobs ya’all.
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guyhay (Jun 9, 2021 at 18:47)
Mostly dry
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guyhay (May 30, 2021 at 12:11)
Still too many patches of snow.
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juanopelaez (Nov 5, 2020 at 8:44)
its fan to ride it starting from the mountain, but you can do it also from the bottom in Breckenridge. half of the route is with melting ice or really wet or even still with snow. but aside of that is fan and at the end when you are getting into Breckenridge flows pretty well. there are really sharp curves at the end.
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briananacker (Oct 23, 2020 at 21:37)
climb is sustained and steep, but not rampy nor loose, and therefore just a grind rather than a gruel. The descent is bonkers fun, although I did the last miles in the dark.
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juanopelaez (Oct 15, 2020 at 16:30)
Trail Aspen Alley
best to go is around 2 o 4 PM. during the week. is really nice going down, short ride.
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wgwestervelt (Sep 30, 2020 at 17:18)
I would agree that the climb is a nasty and never ending one. Can be done if your in great shape and can handle the altitude. The ride down makes it worth it though.
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wgwestervelt (Sep 30, 2020 at 17:16)
This trail (ridden down) is a super fun smooth rip with some nice root drops and tight turns to keep you paying attention.
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alece (Sep 24, 2020 at 10:16)
Trail Aspen Alley
Great flow trail through beautiful trees, but unfortunately verry popular with hikers - passed close to 100 people on one descent so never got to ride the trail as well as it deserves.
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Ruan123 (Aug 23, 2020 at 8:20)
Trail Bakers Tank
Do ride this downhill. Absolutely worth the ride.
For the lazy amongst us, a car can take you up Boreas pass. Park by the HUGE tank (Baker's Tank).
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climb-descend-again (Jul 16, 2020 at 15:23)
Beginning Nightmare on Baldy from the Sally Barber mine, it looks extremely steep and daunting -- especially if you've been climbing a lot already. Once you get past the first 100 feet or so, though, it becomes a shady and not-so-strenuous spin up the mtn to more varied downhill options. Fun trail!
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iski1122 (Jul 14, 2020 at 20:50)
Several cautions to note about this trail:
1. The climb to the top is grueling. This is NOT a blue for anyone coming from lower altitudes.
2. The descent is a lot of fun! However, there are some very tight switchbacks that you get NO WARNING they are coming and NO BERM help!

I am 50 years old from Oklahoma. I ride the Womble (IMBA Epic) a lot in Arkansas. If that is what you are looking for skip this section and ride the next two sections!
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andy-legrunge (Jul 11, 2020 at 13:23)
Mostly chill blue, but be heads up for some technical rock garden south of middle fork road.
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agoddard (Jul 3, 2020 at 14:07)
Trail Aspen Alley
Short, but one of the highest fun factors in the area. Super fast and flowy with switchbacks and a few jumps. Highly recommended. This trail should be *downhill only.*
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forkguardian Reporter (Jul 11, 2019 at 14:01)
Definitely one of the most popular trails in Summit. Lots of variation on ways to ride this, although most will do it East to West. Appropriate for a variety of skill levels.
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RadCO-MTB (Jun 21, 2019 at 7:00)
Trail Bakers Tank
Please ride this trail downhill! Boreas pass road is a perfect way to get to the top.
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RadCO-MTB (Jun 21, 2019 at 6:53)
Trail Aspen Alley
This trail is fun going DOWNHILL! Please change the direction.
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J4m3z420 SCoMBA (Sep 24, 2020 at 18:44)
Trail Aspen Alley
I have it as Downhill primary and showing as such. What are you referring to?
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Dittleton (Apr 8, 2019 at 14:30)
Trail Bakers Tank
This predominantly downhill
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  • Difficulty rating
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More Stats for Breck East Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    22 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,190 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,558 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,580 ft
  • Grade max
    -67.7%
  • Grade min
    53.9%
  • Distance climb
    14 miles
  • Distance down
    17 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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