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Free

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Recreation, Sightseeing, Tours, Free Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
4.3

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  • 5.0Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 5.0Atmosphere

If you want to take a scenic tour of Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Frisco, cycling the 14 miles from Breckenridge to Frisco, Colorado, on the Vail Pass Path is a good way to do it. And because it's a downhill ride, cyclists of all levels can enjoy this ride. 

One traveler suggests bringing along your camera to snap some photos of the scenic views you'll see along the way. Another traveler calls it a "wonderful, low-energy activity" and suggests stopping at the Copper Mountain gas station for a cup of coffee and a restroom break. 

You can access the path a number of ways, including at the Frisco Marina or Frisco's West Main Street parking lot, where you can cycle toward Breckenridge. If you'd rather rely on a tour operator to handle the logistics, there are a number of options, including Charter Sports and Alpine Sports, which can set you up with bikes and transport to the trail. Most tours include round-trip transportation from a handful of Breckenridge hotels. Access to the trail is free year-round. For more information, visit Summit Biking's website

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