Sawmill Gulch Trail
a family friendly Breckenridge summer surprise under Snowflake chairlift…

I’ve never been on the Breckenridge ski slopes without snow, who knew what lies underneath. I loved this very short, easy, yet surprisingly fun family friendly hike.

A treat for any age, family friendly fun forest wonder

Family Friendly

Sawmill Gulch Trail, family friendly hike under Snowflake chairlift, Breckenridge, CO

The trail has just a slight incline through fairytale like forests, and a creek flowing down the slope. Muddy areas, water to run through, leaves squishy beneath your feet, bridges to cross, sticks and rocks to collect, your kids will feel like they are on a great adventure.

Hard to imagine this is all buried in snow in just a few months. Looking up, glimpses of Snowflake chairlift high above, a quick reminder of what’s to come.

also exciting… skiing in Colorado, known for being a family friendly ski resort

Family Friendly

Experience summer hiking in Breckenridge, CO, Sawmill Gulch Trail

I found it relaxing, beautiful, peaceful for an end of the day stroll. I didn’t want it to end. Perfect for out of town visitors to Colorado to get a glimpse of what a Colorado summer has to offer.

As I came to the end of the trail, a few bridges criss crossed the creek, leading down a wooden plank to a set of stairs with no view of what lies ahead.

You simply will never have a bad experience when you hike Breckenridge!


Summer in Breckenridge, CO. Sweet family friendly hike close to town, Sawmill Trail

Really surprised… even shocked when at the top was a beautiful Reservoir. My mouth dropped open, so startled I was by the setting. Stunning … sparkling blue water, surrounded by tall pines.

People fishing, benches about, and a trail to wander around the lake. The adventure continues…

Breckenridge in summer is as enticing as winter!

Kids Hike Breck

Family friendly hiking to Sawmill Reservoir, Breckenridge, CO

Brings out the child in you this trail and just steps away from town. Not a cardio workout but in just a little over a mile, up and back, you come down smiling…

A good hike if you haven’t acclimated to the altitude yet.

Another fun family friendly hike not to be missed in Breckenridge with loads of history, Iowa Hills Trail, click here, and take a peek.

Sawmill Trail is located: at Snowflake Lift, near the intersection of Four O’Clock Rd, and Kings Crown Road.

There are numerous trails throughout Breckenridge for all fitness levels, visit, for more information and a map.

Note: on some maps Sawmill Gulch Trail is called Snowflake Trailhead.

Approx: 1.5 miles out and back
Rated: easy
Dog friendly
No fishing along the trail
Fishing allowed at the Lake, Sawmill Reservoir