All Trails now open for skiing and snowshoeing!
Trail Report – All Ski and Snowshoe Trails now open!
Gold Digger: Open and Groomed Daily
Baby Doe: Open and Groomed Daily
Troll Forest: Open, Groomed Daily
Cool Whip: Open, Groomed Daily
Beaver Meadows: Beaver Meadows open. Ice flows may be encountered on this trail.
Morning Glory: Open and Groomed Daily
Shock Hill: Open and Groomed Daily.
Otter Slide: Open and groomed Saturday, Monday, Thursday and after storms.
Heavens gate and Elk dance: Open and groomed Saturday, Monday, Thursday and after storms.
Gluteus Maximus: Groomed after storms
The Breckenridge Nordic Center’s Trails are unique in the West. Just a minute’s drive from Downtown Breckenridge up Ski Hill Road, you’ll discover 2,000 acres of Cross Country Nordic and Snowshoeing trails. They travel in and through the town’s protected Cucumber Gulch Preserve and up in the High Country in the New Nordic World under Peaks 6 and 7.
The trails start at 9,800 feet and circumnavigate the area through pristine legend forests with soaring mountain views. Due to the Nordic Center’s high mountain location, it’s season runs from mid November thru April – the longest in Colorado. The consistent snow quality and kettle moraine topography terrain creates an exceptional destination for all types of Nordic sports and skill levels.
Over 30 kilometers of well-groomed Nordic trails are set with tracks for traditional classic style skiing and skate lanes for freestyle Nordic skiing while snowshoers enjoy over 20 kilometers of singletrack trails.
Nestled on the *Upper trails are two destination huts, the Hallelujah Hut and Kathy’s Viewpoint Cabin/Sauna. The 18 X 18 hand hewn square log cabin called the Hallelujah Hut (shown below) was the original “Retort House” for smelting gold ore into 20 pound gold blocks during historic mining days of the late 1890’s.
The trails are illustrated below and you can also click here for a full size PDF of the map.
Trails are located on Private & Leased Land by special permission. Some trails are located in the White River National Forest Service and are under special use permit from the USDA Forest Service. USDA is a an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.
In accordance with Fedearl law and U.S. department of Agriculture civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc. ) should contact the responible State or Local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 or contact the USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additional, program information is also in languages other than English.
“Best Nordic Center, Best Trails, and Best Food”
This is one of the best nordic centers ever. First, the miles and miles of trails through the woods, right by the base of the Breck ski area, and the trails like Glutes Minimus says it all. The downhill runs are equal to any greens at the ski area. Then there is the Hallelujah Hut. The owners restored this old cabin and it serves as a warming hut. It’s beautiful to ski to it through the woods with spectacular views of the mountains. The Nordic center is beautiful inside and very welcoming, with great soups and drinks.
—Suzie, Fort Collins