Guidebook

Pedal Pavement on Breckenridge's Best Road Bike Routes

Explore the best paved rides in the mountains and valley near Breckenridge, CO.

Description

In the summertime, Breckenridge is best-known for its endless network of singletrack trails for mountain biking and hiking. However, Breck's location along some of the best highways in the High Rockies means you can find superb pavement to pedal as well!

This collection of road biking routes runs the range from moderate to severe. The loop around Lake Dillon Reservoir is mostly separated from traffic on dedicated bike paths, and the modest amount of climbing combined with stunning views makes it a favorite of beginner road bikers. For a quick out-and-back with some moderate climbing, do a quick pedal to the top of nearby Hoosier Pass. For more climbing, but while being completely protected from traffic on a dedicated bike path, set your sights on the top of Vail Pass.

And finally, the most renowned route in this guidebook is the classic Copper Triangle loop. While this epic 82-mile loop is mapped as starting and ending at Copper Mountain, if you combine the bike path section of the Vail Pass ride mentioned above, you can tackle this entire route from downtown Breckenridge without ever getting in a car!

Breckenridge to the Top of Vail Pass
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Breckenridge to the Top of Vail Pass

Breckenridge
70.3 km
829 m
829 m
Follow I70 on a surprisingly-scenic bike path that climbs up through the canyon to the top of Vail Pass.
Difficult
Private
The Copper Triangle
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

The Copper Triangle

Salida
132.0 km
2,002 m
2,002 m
One of the most renowned road rides in Colorado, crossing three major passes.
Severe
Private
Hoosier Pass
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Hoosier Pass

Breckenridge
33.8 km
622 m
622 m
A quick out-and-back from Breckenridge to the Continental Divide.
Moderate
Private
Lake Dillon Reservoir Loop
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Lake Dillon Reservoir Loop

30.0 km
374 m
374 m
A scenic loop around the lake almost entirely on dedicated bike paths.
Easy
Private