arm weather gets my brain ultra focused on doing one thing in the mountains: riding mountain bikes. I enjoy mountain bikes in many parts of the world with my roles as a freelance cycling photographer and journalist. But nothing makes me smile like coming home and riding my home mountain biking trails in Breckenridge, Colorado. I like to start from my driveway, and not many places can match the accessibility of Breckenridge.
Here are some of my favorite trails to recommend to visitors when they ask about best or Top Three in the easiest and most difficult departments.
Start in downtown, head North (towards Frisco) and warm up for 1.4 miles on the bike path. The trail starts near a bridge crossing the Blue River, keep an eye open for signs. Either side of the river leads you past Colorado Mountain College. Turn on Coyne Valley Rd to access the other side of the Blue and return towards town. A very busy trail, keep an eye open for fly fisherman, hikers and of course, other cyclists.