Colorado Hiking Trails near Summit Homes
Beginning in June, the slashes of wildflowers, sparkling sunshine, and fresh mountain air entice friends and family outside of the Summit homes in the Colorado Rockies. Hiking trails of all difficulties wait to be conquered.
For spectacular views over the miles, head out to one of the three 14,000-foot peaks in Summit County. For fun day trips, pack lunches and take off from over two dozen trailheads in Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, or Frisco. A few of the trails are accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.
Three major mountain spines converge in Summit County, Colorado, and the Continental Divide wiggles through areas around our mountain properties. For the seasoned hiker, expect fabulous views from the 12,000-foot Peak 1 of the Ten Mile Range in Frisco. Popular Lily Pad Lake trail runs about 6.4 miles from 4000 feet in elevation. Frisco to Ryan Gulch.
The Mohawk Lakes trailhead south of Breckenridge is at the end of Spruce Creek Road. It follows Spruce Creek and ascends 1700 feet to Lower Mohawk Lake and then Upper Mohawk Lake. Expect to see waterfalls, beaver ponds, and mining ruins. Cucumber Gulch trail runs for about 2.2 miles through wetlands in Breckenridge. Offering about 6 miles of hiking, Ptarmigan Trail in Breckenridge climbs through diverse ecosystems. Also hike from northern Breckenridge to Dillon Reservoir.
Upper and Lower Cataract Lake trails begin in Silverthorne. They run approximately 11 miles and 3 miles. Masontown/Mount Royal hiking in Heeney is a great place to take the whole family on a 2.5-mile jaunt.
This is just a sampling of glorious hiking adventures in Summit County. Summit homes nestle into one of the most splendid hiking panaceas in the United States. Specifics about dozens of Summit County trails can be found online. See oriconline.org and the White Water National Forest website for details.
For more information about Summit County Colorado real estate, please contact the offices of RE/MAX Properties of the Summit in Breckenridge, Frisco, or Keystone:
220 South Main Street, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424; 970-453-7000
305 Main Street, Frisco, Colorado 80443; 970-668-5300
135 Dercum Drive #U6, Keystone, Colorado 80435; 970-513-0404