Breckenridge Open Space & Trails

Conservation, Recreation, Access & Inclusion, Stewardship

The purpose of the Breckenridge Open Space program is to preserve lands that define and enhance the unique mountain character of the Town of Breckenridge, with the goal of maintaining our community’s quality of life for present and future generations.
About the Program


Breckenridge and the surrounding Upper Blue River Valley is home to hundreds of different trails, “with over 65 miles of the network managed by the Town of Breckenridge’s Open Space & Trails program. We are fortunate to have a variety of types of trails – from gentle hiking paths through flowered meadows, adrenaline-including singletrack descents, accessible All Persons trails, and postcard-worthy panoramas summit ascents; there is a trail for everyone in Breckenridge.

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Trail Etiquette

Hiking is one of the best ways to enjoy Summit County. Whether you’re hiking alone or in a group, be sure to follow the written and unwritten rules of the trail. Proper hiking etiquette helps instill respect for other trail users, and it promotes stewardship of the land. More often than not, hiking etiquette is synonymous with common courtesy… treat others as you wish to be treated!

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View the Cucumber Gulch Preserve
Cucumber Gulch is a 188-acre nature preserve less than a mile from Breckenridge’s downtown Main Street. Cucumber Gulch Preserve is home to more than 77 acres of fen-wetlands, which are uncommon enough in the West and even rarer at Breckenridge’s considerable altitude of almost 10,000 feet.
Reiling Dredge Stabilization Project
A highlight of the French Gulch area, the historic Reiling Dredge was stabilized and restored by the Town of Breckenridge Open Space & Trails Program, with help from partners at Summit County and the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance.