18.3 miles
Distance
2,509 ft
Climb
-2,511 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

A nice 18mi loop starting at the Dredge in Breckenridge off Tiger Rd. A mellow climb on Soda Ridge that leads to the aqueduct at Keystone, followed by a few miles on Keystone Gulch dirt road, then a moderate climb ending with a nice 5mi flowy downhill back to the Dredge.

Detailed Description
Breck Keystone Loop is a 18 mile popular intermediate route located near Summit Cove Colorado. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 11 trails. This route climbs 2,509 ft with a max elevation of 11,020 ft then descends -2,511 ft.
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12 Reviews & Comments

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darkins44 (Aug 15, 2022 at 11:23)
Trail West Ridge
5 stars as a climb. The day after the copper triangle this was the easiest way up to the good stuff and very manageable. Would be a 3 star descent, you could really fly but it wouldn't be that interesting.
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darkins44 (Aug 15, 2022 at 11:03)
This trail is unlike anything else out here. Ridden in the recommended direction it's a gently down sloping flat and smooth trail. Three wooden bridges (one of which is a little sketchy) are the only thrills if you're slow, but man you can really rip this one. Tons of horse poop to dodge but feels really neat to be on the side of the hill. Perfect for kids too!
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wgwestervelt (Jul 6, 2022 at 12:10)
Trail West Ridge
A fairly mellow climb on an old
Forest road. Great way to gain elevation.
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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Breck Keystone Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    9,262 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,418 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,416 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -51.7%
  • Grade min
    67.7%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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