Breckenridge is a haven for world-class mountain biking. Our extensive trail system offers trail difficulties of all levels- there’s something for everyone! Breckenridge is the perfect spot to take your very first ride or to test your technical biking skills. Bring your own bike and head out on your own, rent a bike from a local bike shop, or learn some new skills with a mountain biking clinic! Enjoy this guide to your mountain biking adventures in Breckenridge.

Trail Etiquette

Before you hit the trails, make sure you understand mountain bike trail etiquette to ensure a smooth ride! Follow these of the trail throughout Breckenridge. 

  • Respect all trail users. Treat others with courtesy regardless of their sport, speed or skill level. Bikers should always yield to hikers and horses.  
  • Stop, not yield, to all uphill traffic. Expect and anticipate other users on blind spots and corners. Pass with care.  
  • Keep single-track single. Don’t leave the trail to pass or shortcut.  
  • Stay off of muddy trails. Ride/walk over, not around, obstacles.  
  • Pick up and carry out all waste.  

What To Bring

Make sure you are ready to ride as you head out for your biking adventure! Plan to be equipped with the following essentials. For an exhaustive list, follow this checklist by REI.

  • Essentials: Bike, helmet, water, eye protection, gloves
  • Repair: Spare tubes, patch kit, compact pump, multi-tool, tire levelers
  • Clothing: Moisture-wicking base layers, suitable footwear, padded shorts, cycling socks, rain jacket, insulation layer
  • Safety: Sunblock, first-aid kit, navigation (GPS, compass)

Bike Shops

Our biking paradise has no shortage of bike shops! If you’re in need of a rental, you’ll find plenty of options offering half-day, single-day, and multi-day rentals. Choose from hardtail or full-suspension mountain bikes to suit your adventure. Need a tune-up or new gear? These shops have you covered! Here are a few of our local favorites:

  • Location: 435 North Park Avenue
  • Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Location: 540 S. Main Street and 315 N. Main Street
  • Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Location: 500 S. Park Avenue and 213 N. Main Street
  • Hours: Daily, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Location: 400 N. Park Avenue
  • Hours: Friday-Monday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Location: 203 N. Main Street
  • Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Location: 645 S. Park Avenue
  • Hours: Daily, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Location: 600 S. Park Avenue
  • Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Location: 112/114 S. Main Street
  • Hours: Daily, 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

Trails

Breckenridge has hundreds of miles of mountain biking trails to choose from, which can be both exciting and overwhelming! Not sure where to start? Here are a few of our favorite trails in and around Breckenridge, ranging from beginner (green) to intermediate (blue). Check out MTB Project to fully explore our extensive trail system.

Beginner

  • Distance: 1.5 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 303′ up, 6′ down
  • Rating: Green
  • Trail Details
  • Distance: 17.4 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 1,100′ up, 1,651′ down
  • Rating: Green
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  • Distance: 0.7 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 129′ up, 0′ down
  • Rating: Green
  • Trail Details
  • Distance: 10.4 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 489′ up, 490′ down
  • Rating: Green/Blue
  • Trail Details

Beginner-Intermediate

  • Distance: 3.2 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 86′ up, 137′ down
  • Rating: Green/Blue
  • Trail Details
  • Distance: 2.9 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 387′ up, 275′ down
  • Rating: Green/Blue
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  • Distance: 1.6 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 69′ up, 88′ down
  • Rating: Green/Blue
  • Trail Details
  • Distance: 1.2 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 53′ up, 47′ down
  • Rating: Green/Blue
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Intermediate

  • Distance: 1.3 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 15′ up, 519′ down
  • Rating: Blue
  • Trail Details
  • Distance: 12.1 miles
  • Elevation Gain:  1,141′ up, 1,014′ down
  • Rating: Blue
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  • Distance: 1.7 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 238′ up, 60′ down
  • Rating: Blue
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  • Distance: 6.5 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 494′ up, 493′ down
  • Rating: Blue
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  • Distance: 6 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 687′ up, 687′ down
  • Rating: Blue
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Mountain Bike Tours & Clinics

Are you new to mountain biking? Wanting to improve on existing skills? Not sure where to begin? A mountain biking clinic could be a good option for you! Mountain biking clinics are a great way to hone your skills or get your foot into the door with a new sport. Clinics are tailored to your skill level, will give you the tools to choose trails that are appropriate to your skill level, and give you the opportunity to meet some fellow riders! Check out these two location organizations, Colorado Adventure Guides and VNTRBirds, for a clinic that suits your needs.

Colorado Adventure Guides, based out of Silverthorne, offers mountain biking tours, instructional courses, and shuttles. Their professional and friendly certified guides are ready to take you on single-trail trails, forest service roads, through historic mining towns, and more. There tours and clinics offer something for every skill level of rider. You have the option to bring your own bike or rent through one of their partnering rental shops.

Guided Mountain Biking Tours: Choose your own adventure based on your skill level and interests! Choose between iconic Summit County trails, mellow discovery days, single-track loops, the Colorado Trail, and more! Half and full day options available.

Intro to Mountain Biking Course: The perfect option for someone just starting out! This full-day course is taught as an introduction to mountain biking by building skills of bike awareness, beginner skills, and on-trail application. Co-ed and women’s specific options available.

Intermediate Mountain Biking Course: Ready to hone and elevate your mountain biking skills? This is the one for you! This course is designed for riders with previous mountain biking experience to build on their abilities. Topics of focus include berm riding, technical riding, jumps and drops, and more!

Click the button below for full details on their tour, course, and shuttle offerings, and to book!

VNTRbirds (venture birds) is a Summit County-based, women-run adventure company specializing in women-focused outdoor education and experiences. According to their site, “VNTRbirds brings women-identifying and non-binary riders together to build confidence and self-reliance in the outdoors through mountain biking, backcountry skiing/splitboarding, and community meet-ups” VNTRbirds aims to provide a safe space for women to learn, grow, and gain confidence in their outdoor skills!

Private Mountain Biking Instruction: 
VNTRbirds offers private mountain biking instruction courses throughout the summer season! Reach your mountain biking goals with one-on-one coaching at the date and location of your choosing. Instructors can work with every skill level- from beginner to advanced- in sessions ranging from 2 hours to full day clinics.

Mountain Bike Skills Clinic: 
VNTRbirds offers skills clinics throughout the Rockies! These clinics are intended to help riders build their skills in a comfortable and supportive environment. Their annual clinic in Breckenridge, Pints and Pedals, builds those technical riding skills and ends with a group gathering at a local brewery!

Community Events: 
One of the goals in this organization is to build a community of female and female-identifying riders! In line with that goal, VNTRbirds offers many community events throughout the biking season including film festivals, group ride days, races, gear swaps, and more!
Click the button below for full details on VNTRbirds events, clinics, and private coaching!


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