7.1 miles
Distance
1,241 ft
Climb
-2,463 ft
Descent
02:06:13
Avg time
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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Breckenridge
    , Colorado
  • Ref Number
    #38
  • AKA
    CO27 - Copper Mountain to Gold Hill Segment 7 - Goldhill TH to Copper Mountain Segment 7 - Goldhill TH to Copper Mountain
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #11223 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #74598 in Trail Running
    • #30369 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 45 in Hiking

A sublime high alpine experience. Going south to north provides some great exposed singletrack up high and fast rooty/rocky singletrack down below treeline. Can be accessed from Copper or Breck using wheeler trail. Not recommended to climb up from peaks trail.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for CDT CT - Miners Creek mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,224 ft
  • Altitude min
    10,020 ft
  • Altitude max
    12,485 ft
  • Altitude start
    11,244 ft
  • Altitude end
    10,020 ft
  • Grade
    -3.3%
  • Grade max
    -54.6%
  • Grade min
    50.8%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    351 ft
  • Avg time
    02:06:13
  • Avg reverse time
    03:14:23
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Status:
on Jul 15, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.65 (11 votes)
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      CDT CT - Miners... Trail Reports

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      Jul 15, 2022 @ 11:52pm
      Jul 15, 2022
      Jun 28, 2022 @ 4:37am
      Jun 28, 2022
      about 5 trees down on and above the 2020 reroute and deep snow at treeline. a couple patches of snow above treeline. couple more weeks, but most...
      Apr 11, 2022 @ 7:19pm
      Apr 11, 2022
      reporter Unknown conditions. Please update when ridden. Please stay off muddy trails.
      Mar 11, 2022 @ 10:08am
      Mar 11, 2022
      reporter Significant snowfall on 3/9
      Dec 24, 2021 @ 4:25am
      Dec 24, 2021
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 12 rides
      • 28 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 71 rides
      • 39 miles avg distance
      All
      • 469 rides
      • Last: Aug 12, 2022

      Photos

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      Oct 18, 2020 @ 3:10pm
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      Oct 1, 2020 @ 5:58pm
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      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

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      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      FallenTimber (Aug 9, 2020 at 10:49)
      Brutally steep in places (even pushing the bike was a challenge at times), but worth the effort. The views are unbelievable. I rode this uphill and descended the Copper Mountain side. I felt this direction made the most sense and was the most fun.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      J4m3z420 SCoMBA (Aug 31, 2020 at 20:53)
      Riding from Copper to Frisco is muuuch better and preferred.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      AlexanderCR (Jul 11, 2020 at 15:55)
      This is a fun climb up and a rowdy and fast descent down. It has stream crossings, lots of baby-head rocks and loamy turns. There was a fire in this area two years ago, so there are lots of downed trees, but nothing on the trail itself. I would recommend climbing up Peaks Trail, and turning right onto this trail. Lots of fun to descend- you can double up the closely spaced water bars, all while getting a great view of the surrounding mountains.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      KBarb (Jul 25, 2019 at 14:41)
      I started on the Peaks trail in Breck and then made my way up Miners Creek. The trail is chunky and pretty steep. Much of the area had a fire recently, which provides a change in scenery and gorgeous views. Bring your climbing legs!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      forkguardian Reporter (Sep 27, 2019 at 8:28)
      FYI to users, fire was a little over two years ago. Obviously some sensitive soils, growth is being seen this year. Excited to see that piece come back to life.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      ACree (Nov 3, 2014 at 23:00)
      Very scenic. Lots of pushing, especially if you come from sea level.
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      youtuber Riding Above 12K in 4K | Miners Creek,...
      10:46 | 513 | Jul 6, 2018 , Breckenridge
      Rocky Mountain Rippin' - Miners Creek...
      969 | Jan 7, 2018 , Breckenridge
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