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Aug 07 2019
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65 male
 Joined Mar 01 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Peaks Trail #45Northwest, CO
Northwest, CO
Hiking avatar Aug 07 2019
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Hiking9.77 Miles 670 AEG
Hiking9.77 Miles   3 Hrs   26 Mns   2.85 mph
670 ft AEG20 LBS Pack
 
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Hiked with a new friend I met on Mount Royal last month. We met at the bus stop on Main Street in Frisco, then took a free ride to Breckinridge. Then another free gondola ride up to the trail head. In Vail they charge $40.00 for a ride.

We dropped over 1000’ over the nine miles on trail, a nice scenic hike , with snow on higher peaks, running water of Miners Creek, wildflowers and dark timber.
Next time I will do this in reverse.
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65 male
 Joined Mar 01 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Peaks Trail No 45 to Rainbow Lake, CO 
Peaks Trail No 45 to Rainbow Lake, CO
 
Hiking avatar May 16 2019
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Hiking2.00 Miles 211 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles      51 Mns   2.35 mph
211 ft AEG
 
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I am giving up on North facing trails in Frisco for a few more weeks. Too much water, mud and snow.
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Buffalo Mountain Rainbow Lake
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 Joined Mar 27 2008
 tucson, az
Peaks Trail #45 Frisco, CO 
Peaks Trail #45 Frisco, CO
 
Hiking avatar Jul 15 2015
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Hiking8.17 Miles 1,416 AEG
Hiking8.17 Miles   3 Hrs   38 Mns   2.50 mph
1,416 ft AEG      22 Mns Break
 
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Peaks Trail #45 is a great, but heavily used trail between Frisco and Breckenridge. It is obviously a favorite of mountain bikers. I can't imagine what it would be like on a weekend. The best feature of the southerly hike is that you can catch a cool, free gondola ride from where the trail ends down into Breckenridge. From there you can take a free bus (the Summit Stage) back to Frisco. I assume the reverse route works also. Lots of intersecting trails, including the Colorado Trail, but well signed.

Not a strenuous hike; mostly mild elevation change on the southern 2/3. Few vistas but nice just the same. However, I wouldn't do it again because of the number of hikers/bikers/runners/dogs. It felt like grand central.
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