Breckenridge Mountain Biking For Beginners: Best Places to Ride
Everybody knows Breckenridge is widely-known for its world-class skiing, but if you’ve also spent any time here during the summer months, chances are you’re already familiar with how amazing Summit County’s mountain biking landscape is as well.
Just like the area’s ski slopes, various mountain biking trails and roadways in Summit County feature different levels of difficulty. And if you’re someone who’s only just now getting into mountain biking, here’s our short list of where to gain some experience before tackling the more advanced trails.
While the elevation of Boreas Pass could make this a challenging ride, this ten mile road is still one of the easier places to mountain bike in the area. Its winding path travels through residential neighborhoods and there’s even a few outlook points with spectacular views along the way as well.
The Oro Grande Trail
Locals know the Oro Grande Trail to be one of the first recreational trails that’s ready to ride in the spring. It’s distance is only 3.9 miles, so it’s perfect for anyone who isn’t ready for a longer journey. And if you’re looking for a fun activity to break up your ride, the Oro Grande is conveniently connected to the Dillon disc golf course.
Spruce Creek Road
Spruce Creek Road is not only a great place for a beginner to bike ride but also one of our favorites routes in general. Conveniently starting in Breckenridge, this scenic roadway is truly one of the more relaxing 5 mile rides in town, and it also provides access to a number of other trails, enabling riders to explore further or a little bit off the beaten track.