Frosty's Challenge -> Wanderer

Breckenridge

Salida

A short but sweet scenic singletrack rip.

Mountain Biking Difficult

Distance
2.6 km
Ascent
26 m
Descent
204 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.2 km
High Point
3.4 km
Gradient
Frosty's Challenge -> Wanderer Map

Frosty’s Challenge drops into an obscure little valley far to skier’s right of the Breckenridge Bike Park chairlift, but this short trail is a sweet little gem!

Description

As soon as you begin to drop in the valley, sweeping views of this gorgeous mountain valley and distant peaks beyond will beg you to stop and soak in the mountain majesty. Since you’ve traversed a ways from the chairlift to get here, gone are the sounds of the lift and the tourists, and suddenly you’ll feel isolated and (almost) out in the middle of nowhere.

The trail drops somewhat steeply down into this little valley, providing a brief, entertaining high-speed rip down relatively narrow singletrack. While this trail isn’t very difficult by any stretch of the imagination, compared to the ultra-easy trails found in the rest of the Breckenridge Bike Park, it’s a touch more difficult.

Once you drop out into the valley bottom, you have a couple of choices. The route mapped here climbs back out of the valley on the Wanderer trail. This route requires a good bit of pedaling to exit the valley, but it gets you back to the lift quickly. If you choose to descend down the valley and pick up one of the other singletrack trails, you’ll end up dropping down well away from the chairlift, and will have to find your way back to the base village in a different way.

Consequently, Frosty’s might not make for a great repeat option during your day in the Breckenridge Bike Park, but it’s well-worth checking out at least once.

Difficulty

Difficult

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September

Features

  • Flow
  • Picturesque
  • Shuttle-run
  • Singletrack

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