Breck Ski Area (Pk 9) Trailhead


Range: Tenmile Range
Coordinates: 39.46213, -106.07731

Road Difficulty

2WD, rough dirt road 2   (0=Paved, 6=Very Difficult 4WD)
Rough 2WD Dirt to reach the top of the ski area, near the Overlook Restaurant
4WD above the Overlook Restaurant on the ski area

Driving Directions

Drive to S. Park Ave. on the south end of Breckenridge. Turn west and drive 0.2 miles and turn left on Village Road. Drive 0.2 miles on Village and turn left into a large parking lot near the Beaver Run complex. A chairlift goes by the lot. Turn left, cross the lot and turn right onto County Road (CR) 751 (dirt). This road leads to the top of the Peak 9 section of the ski area. After 0.5 miles keep left. There is a gated road on the right. Pass a lift and drive around to another intersection near 0.8 miles. Stay right on the main road and begin the climb into the ski area. Near 1.5 miles, stay right. Near 3.0 miles, go under a lift. Stay on the main road and pass the Overlook Restaurant. Continue up to the highest lifts near 3.6 miles. This is the trailhead. The road is rough from here and 4WD is required. If you drive another 1/2 mile, there is a small pull-off on the right.

If the ski area is open, you can take the Mercury Super Chair to the start of this route. Above the lift, locate the road that provides backcountry access. Daily access is determined by the ski area, so call the ski patrol in advance.

Winter Access

When the ski area is running, ride to the top of the Mercury lift on Peak 9. The road is up to the right of the lift. If ski patrol has the road closed, do not pass the rope.
Status Updates 
Posted By: Chelsea
Info: Road is open. Decent parking spots just past the Overlook Restaurant at 11,400 & 11,500, right before the road gets rough.
Posted By: wolfgangstiller
Info: Road is in good shape until about 11,400 feet. We decided to park our Xterra at that point anyway but it wouldn’t be worth the it to risk damage at that point. Prior to that an AWD or high clearance 2wd could easily drive the road.
Posted By: 9patrickmurphy
Info: Open to radio towers
Posted By: sigepnader
Info: County Road is in great shape starting at the Beaver Run and is easy 2WD until after The Overlook restaurant. 2WD is good for another quarter a mile until the Mercury Superlift. Park here unless you have high clearance and 4WD.
Posted By: BillMiddlebrook
Info: The road up into the ski area is still closed due to snow and mud.
Posted By: BillMiddlebrook
Info: Closed at the base of the ski area for winter. Skiers can access upper terrain by riding the Mercury or "E" lift to the top of the the Peak 9 section of the ski area. Gate managed and opened by Breck ski patrol.

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