Bakers Tank Mountain Bike Ride

Breckenridge

Central Front Range, Colorado

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Bakers Tank Mountain Bike Ride

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  • Th beginning of the trail has a raised bed.- Bakers Tank Mountain Bike Ride
  • Wide and open trail running through the trees is typical for the Bakers Tank Trail.- Bakers Tank Mountain Bike Ride
  • Unique ground cover abounds.- Bakers Tank Mountain Bike Ride
  • Riding the Bakers Tank Trail.- Bakers Tank Mountain Bike Ride
  • The trail can be crowded on the weekends.- Bakers Tank Mountain Bike Ride
  • With a steady pace you can make short work of the uphill.- Bakers Tank Mountain Bike Ride
  • Last part of the trail before the tank.- Bakers Tank Mountain Bike Ride
  • Bakers Tank.- Bakers Tank Mountain Bike Ride
  • This historic steam engine water tank has stood here for over a hundred years.- Bakers Tank Mountain Bike Ride
  • A brief history of the Bakers Tank.- Bakers Tank Mountain Bike Ride
  • Speed will carry you down this trail.- Bakers Tank Mountain Bike Ride
  • The trail has great overlooks to stop and take in the views.- Bakers Tank Mountain Bike Ride
  • Plenty of friendly riders on this path.- Bakers Tank Mountain Bike Ride
  • Riding the Bakers Tank Trail.- Bakers Tank Mountain Bike Ride
  • Aspens in the fall sunlight.- Bakers Tank Mountain Bike Ride
  • Fast descents on the Bakers Tank Trail.- Bakers Tank Mountain Bike Ride
  • The view of Boreas Road, which you can travel as a loop or take as a short drive through on your way home.- Bakers Tank Mountain Bike Ride
  • Don't forget to stop and see the scenic overviews here.- Bakers Tank Mountain Bike Ride
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Pros: 
A great place to view the fall colors. A fast and furious downhill.
Cons: 
Using the road to make a loop can be to crowded with car traffic on the weekends.
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Region:
Central Front Range, CO
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
1,065.00 ft (324.61 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Suitable for: 
Hiking
Biking
Trail difficulty: 
Blue
Total Distance: 
5.56 mi (8.95 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
10,338.00 ft (3,151.02 m)
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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The Bakers Trail mountain bike ride near Breckenridge is a gorgeous route with plenty of fast downhill that provides a unique opportunity to see some of the area's mining and railway history. The namesake for this trail is an historic railroad water tank from the steam era, perched at nearly 11,000 feet, called Bakers Tank.

Getting to Bakers Tank involves a grueling and steady climb uphill for several miles until you reach Boreas Pass Road. Alternately, you can turn this out-and-back ride into a loop by riding from the parking lot on Boreas Pass Road and connecting with the top of the Bakers Tank Trail. The road is a popular four-wheel drive destination in the summer, and it ramps up even more in the fall when the aspens turn. If you decide to ride it at that time, you might end up with a mouthful of dust for about 4 miles.

The trail is a wide path with a mixture of rocks and roots to slow your pace as you grind your way to the top. But the payoff is lovely views of the surrounding mountains and the historical markers on the road. Baker's Tank is over 150 years old and maintained by Summit County, and it is a popular stop for motoring tourists as well as bikers and hikers.

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