FAMILY FRIENDLY CHALLENGE

Explore Summit County on these four trails

Family hiking on four easy trails in 4 charming locations in the heart of Colorado’s high country. Hike under the ski lifts in Breck, meander along the Aspens in Frisco, hike into the forest to magical fairytale lakes, and mingle with the chipmunks and view Lake Dillon.

You’ll love these trails as you move to each Trailhead at different locations going around Lake Dillon. Each one offers something different … unveiling Colorado in unexpected ways.

You can spend all day on one trail or try a family challenge and hike them all in one day!

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SAWMILL GULCH – BRECKENRIDGE

1.5 miles out and back – rated easy

Beautiful trail under the Snowflake Chairlift in the heart of Breckenridge.

Suddenly you’re in deep forests with soft pine needle paths alongside a flowing creek slowly descending the mountain. You’ll cross several bridges towards the end and find yourself at wooden stairsteps. Climb up in an incredible park-like setting, wide-open views, and a stunning lake, Sawmill Reservoir.

Perfect for families and visitors for a get-outside day. A great way to experience Colorado’s Mountains without much effort.

Summer in Breckenridge, you can’t go wrong.

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RAINBOW LAKE – FRISCO

2.1 miles out and back- rated easy

A sweet, short hike, one of many trails behind Frisco under Mt Royal.

Bring the kids, the dogs, your hiking boots in summer, or snowshoes in winter; this trail is exceptional.

Start on boardwalks across wetlands and enter into tall aspens as you make your way to Rainbow Lake. Please keep your eyes open for moose sightings along the path; they like it here too. Locals use this Trail year-round for its easy access and many uses.

You’ll love it for its simple beauty and relaxing atmosphere.

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LILY PAD LAKES – SILVERTHORNE

3.3 miles out and back – rated easy

Reaching Lily Pad Lakes is like walking into a fairytale

This trail is a gem. You’ll find it’s not much when starting out, but keep going, soon you’re into the forest and hiking deeper into magical lush greens, tall lodgepole pines, and crossing small trickles of water crisscrossing on the path.

Truly an unexpected surprise when reaching the lakes. Flowering Lily pads cover the lake’s surface. Take every social trail you can find and wander around both lakes. Abundant wildflowers and birdsong greet you in summer.

Sweeping views of Dillon Reservoir as you hike back is a treat.

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SAPPHIRE POINT – DILLON

1/2 mile loop, rated easy

Not to be missed for the fantastic views of Colorado’s Ski Country

The trail is a gentle 0.6-mile loop through tall pines & wildflowers. It doesn’t sound like much for a seasoned hiker, but its beauty is captivating and never a disappointment.

Picnic tables and stick teepees along the trail make it a great family outing, a place to show off to out-of-towners, especially those wanting to see Colorado and can’t do the big hikes.

Chipmunks greet you as they scramble among the rocks. It’s been asked that you don’t feed them.

Four fun trails to excite the kids about hiking or even snowshoeing in winter!

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