Type: Backcountry, Cross Country, Snowshoeing, Touring
Altitude: 10,605 ft
Elev. Gain/Loss: 3,064 ft / 3,064 ft
Average Snowfall: 325 in
Filed Under: Skiing
This out-and-back trail passes through several private property areas, please be respectful of the private property owners. Ski east along the lodgepole pine forest. As the trail gradually rises, you will enter Englemann Spruce and sub-alpine fir stands. An old mine building on your left marks the end of the easy 1.8 mile trail. Above this point the slope steepens making an excellent area for practicing telemark turns. Spectacular views of Mt. Guyot and the Front Range can be seen from the ridge 1,000 feet above the lower mine building.
A high avalanche danger may exist because a large portion of this trail passes above timberline. Wind has a tendency to cause large snow drifts on this trail, especially at the summit.
From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco / Breckenridge, and travel south on HWY 9 through Frisco and travel to Breckenridge. At the southern town limits of Breckenridge turn left on Boreas Pass Road (County Road #10), on the left you will see a large locomotive. Follow Boreas Pass Road approximately 2.0 miles. Turn left onto Baldy Road (County Road 528) and travel 1.4 miles to what looks like a hairpin turn (intersection with County Road 536), park here.