Aspen Trees in Breckenridge, Colorado
The colors are out there, but how do you know where to go to view the Aspen Trees in Breckenridge, Colorado? I’ve narrowed it down to a few prime spots where the views are outstanding, the trees are colorful, and you’re set up for success. The rest is up to you. And, if you’re unable to make it up to Breck and Summit County to check out the fall colors, here’s a video we made to share the local scenes of early fall. The rest of fall will be filled with rain turning into snow. They’ve actually already started blowing snow at Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin and Loveland Ski Area. The race to open is on!
Locations to View the Aspen Trees in Summit County
1. Boreas Pass Road
Continue driving south on Main Street in Breck and turn left at Boreas Pass road. A gas station will be on your right. Stop at the Snowplow Rotary Park to check out Engine No.9 and visit some of the railroad history of the Rocky Mountains.
2. Aspen Grove Trail
Find a parking spot at the first major switchback on Boreas, or hike from the Ice Rink. Connects with Boreas Pass Road higher up.
3. Stephen C. West Ice Arena
Take a short hike up Little Mountain for just under an hour to a nice bench with panoramic views of the Ten Mile Range.
4. Hoosier Pass
Being surrounded by fourteen thousand foot peaks is hard to beat. And, you’re on the Continental Divide. Continue on to South Park City in Fairplay for a touch of a historic mining town feel in their display of old Colorado.
5. Lomax Placer
A short drive up Ski Hill Road on the left, and just past the skier bridge. Historic buildings and interactive mining for gold during the summer.
6. French Gulch Trails
Driving from Main Street, turn east onto Wellington between Extreme Pizza and the Local Market. Drive until the road splits. Go right. If you go left, you’ll end up on CR 450. Three trailheads offer adventure. B&B, Reiling Dredge and Sally Barber.
7. Lake Dillon
When driving north from Breckenridge to Frisco, turn right like you’re going to Keystone. Halfway up on the left is parking for Sapphire Point and great views of the Ten Mile and Gore Ranges.
8. Montezuma Road
Keystone, Colorado options include the Summit Cove inlet on Lake Dillon, and the road that heads up to Montezuma.
9. Lily Pad Lake Trail
Go through the roundabout by I-70 and the Whole Foods in Frisco, and take the frontage road near Giberson Ranch.
Get Answers to Your Questions
The Summit County area is very diverse and the different mountain towns each have their own feel. Some units are downtown and close to all the action, but if remote and quiet is more your style, we can customize a search just for you. There are many neighborhoods near Breckenridge, so let’s talk soon and I can tell you about some of my favorite ones, and which might work best for what you’re looking for!
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