The mountains surrounding Summit County offer trails for hikers and walkers at all skill levels. When it comes to taking a trip to the mountains it’s only natural to make a connection with hiking in the woods. Hiking is one of the most popular activities in Colorado because it’s one of the easiest activities to do for people of all ages and all walks of life. The gear for hiking is the least bit complicated, too. In fact, all it takes is a good set of sturdy shoes, a bottle of water, sunblock, a hat for shade and maybe a hiking stick. Summit County’s thousands of acres of wilderness take care of the rest.


The great thing about Summit County is there are multiple trailheads with easy access points. One of the most noteworthy hiking trails is the Mohawk Lakes in Breckenridge, which features a waterfall. Other popular trails in Summit County include Mayflower Gulch Trail, Bald Mountain, Peak 1 of the Tenmile Range, Buffalo Mountain, Lily Pad Lake Trailhead and the Cucumber Gulch Wildlife Preserve. If adventure is your style try to find the Breckenridge Troll on the Trollstigen Trail!


Some hikers prefer to “climb a 14er,” and Summit County has three of them! Quandary, Grays and Torreys will take you to their mountain peaks which are over 14,000ft high. These hiking trails are difficult, but rewarding. The main reason why hikers like to reach the top of these summits is to experience the outstanding panoramic views. 


Ask our office for a hiking trail map!