Hiking in Breckenridge: Huron Peak

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Ski season may be right around the corner, but climbing season is not over and hiking in Breckenridge is still at its prime! Located in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area of the San Isabel National Forest, Huron Peak predominately sits in the western corner of the Sawatch Range. Huron Peak Continue Reading

Hiking in Breckenridge: Mount Elbert

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Mount Elbert has a lot to be proud of.  This peak reaches to the highest of heights – literally. Elbert is the tallest 14er, the highest summit in all of the Rockies, and is the second-highest mountain in the contiguous United States. Located just outside of Aspen, this Colorado gem Continue Reading

Hiking in Breckenridge: Mount of the Holy Cross

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A secluded part of the Sawatch Range, Class 2 and 14,009’ Mount of the Holy Cross is not visible from I70 and does not come into view until you are well within the wilderness. Named for the distinct cross shaped snowfield on its northeast face, Holy Cross was once named Continue Reading

Hiking in Breckenridge: Pikes Peak

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There are two routes up Pikes Peak. This first-hand account follows the East slopes 13 miles up, and 13 miles back down to Manitou Springs. There is a shorter route, 14 miles round-trip, on the other face of the mountain but it is not as easily accessible and is far Continue Reading

Hiking in Breckenridge: GNT

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Highly visible from I70 and reaching well above the Denver skyline, the GNT peaks dominate much of the Front Range. The popular mountains, Grays and Torreys, hold the distinction of being the only two 14ers on the Continental Divide. Highly accessible and situated close to the interstate, the two peaks Continue Reading

Hiking in Breckenridge: Mount Evans

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There is no doubt that Breckenridge offers its visitors a wide variety of summer activities including a plethora of hiking options. With all of the trails that are available, how do locals and tourists go about picking the location of their next hiking in Breckenridge escapade? For those individuals who Continue Reading

Hiking in Breckenridge: Mount Bierstadt

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14,060’ Class 2 Mount Bierstadt is a muddy yet beautiful gem. Unlike most other 14er’s in Colorado, from the trailhead, hikers are able to see their entire route up Mount Bierstadt’s west slopes. Arguably the easiest of Colorado’s 58 14er’s, Mount Bierstadt is one of the highest peaks in the Continue Reading

Hiking in Breckenridge: Quandary Peak

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On August 10, 2015, almost a month after my Sherman trip, I was finally able to make the journey back to the Mosquito Mountain Range; this time, my destination was the 14, 265’ summit of Quandary Peak. The mountain is considered to be a Class 1 climb with no major Continue Reading