East Coast style singletrack with some technical sections to satisfy the Colorado riders. Many short climbs and descents and one final long downhill.
From the parking lot, follow Ski Hill Road as it climbs above the town of Breckenridge and past Peak 8, where the road turns to dirt. One mile up the dirt road, look for the Peaks Trailhead and parking on your left. Join the trail and wander through the woods, up and down many streams valleys, and across numerous boggy sections (these can be very muddy in spring and after rainstorms). At six miles, pass the Gold Hill and Colorado Trails, but remain on the Peaks Trail. This leads to the final, big descent. The trail drops steeply toward Frisco. Near the end, it moderates in angle, but becomes increasingly technical with a good drop-off on one side right at the end as it spits you out onto the dirt Miner's Creek Road. From here, you can return as you came, or if you're tired, follow the blazingly fast Miner's Creek Road to its intersection with the bike path, turn right and ride back to Breckenridge via this easier route.
How to get there:
From I-25 and 6th Avenue in Denver, drive west on 6th Avenue, then turn west on I-70. In 65 miles, exit at the first Frisco exit, following the signs for Breckenridge. Follow Hwy. 9, through Frisco to Breckenridge. Turn right at Ski Hill Road and park in the public parking.