6.8 miles
Distance
1,247 ft
Climb
-2,471 ft
Descent
02:12:48
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Colorado (Seg 7.3 - Miners Creek) Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Breckenridge
    , Colorado
  • Ref Number
    #38
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • 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
    #13574 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 5 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 Colorado Trail (Seg 7.3 - Miners Creek) mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,224 ft
  • Altitude min
    10,020 ft
  • Altitude max
    12,492 ft
  • Altitude start
    11,244 ft
  • Altitude end
    10,020 ft
  • Grade
    -3.4%
  • Grade max
    -77.2%
  • Grade min
    50.8%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    351 ft
  • Avg time
    02:12:48
  • Avg reverse time
    02:36:07
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Status:
on Apr 30, 2021
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4.55 (9 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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      Colorado Trail... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Apr 30, 2021 @ 7:19pm
      Apr 30, 2021
      reporter Snow/Mud likely. Please avoid trail use. Please update when ridden
      Apr 12, 2021 @ 3:22pm
      Apr 12, 2021
      reporter Snow/Mud likely. Please avoid trail use. Please update when ridden closer to June
      Oct 28, 2020 @ 4:55am
      Oct 28, 2020
      reporter Recent snowfall 6in+
      Sep 16, 2020 @ 9:48am
      Sep 16, 2020
      Trees down near the intersection to wheeler
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 8:19am
      Aug 2, 2020
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      Photos

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      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      Frisco High Altitude Point to Point
      12 miles
      Wheeler Peaks Loop
      22 miles
      Joe Ta Siggy
      9 miles
      Breck loop
      23 miles

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      ACree (Nov 3, 2014 at 23:00)
       Very scenic. Lots of pushing, especially if you come from sea level.
      [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]
      • + 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]
      • + 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]

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      Videos

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      youtuber Riding Above 12K in 4K | Miners Creek,...
      10:46 | 413 | Jul 6, 2018 , Breckenridge
      Rocky Mountain Rippin' - Miners Creek...
      766 | Jan 7, 2018 , Breckenridge
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