Summit County Recreational Pathway System
Temporary Recpath Closures
The Blue River Recpath in Breckenridge will be detoured from May 22, 2019 through mid-summer for the Fiber9600 project. The recreation pathway will be closed from Watson Road north to the Breckenridge Recreation Center at 880 Airport Road, which is basically Breckenridge's downtown Recpath. Recpath users will detour onto the bike lanes on Park Ave and Airport Road. If construction on the Recpath is not completed by July 1, Town Council approved to cease construction from July 1 until July 15 to allow for bicycle traffic during the busy Fourth of July period. To learn more about the project, timeline, and impacts, visit www.fiber9600.com.
The Tenmile Canyon Recpath from Frisco to Copper Mountain is closed due to avalanche debris. Summit County Government is soliciting bids from qualified contractors for the removal of approximately 5,900 linear feet of avalanche debris from the Recpath. The emphasis of this project is to reopen the Recpath by side casting snow, woody debris and any rocks, onto the remaining portions of the avalanche debris outside of the Recpath corridor. The project should be initiated as soon as possible after Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) snow safety experts indicate safe work conditions and following mutual execution of the contract, with the goal to be completed by Friday June 28, 2019.
Open Space and Trails maintains an extensive paved Recreational Pathway System, commonly known as the Recpath. User groups on the Recpath include dog walkers, runners, families with strollers, tourists riding to take in the views, professional riders training for an upcoming race, skateboarders and locals commuting to work. Hundreds of thousands of trips are taken on the Recpath each year between May and October.
With elevations ranging from 8,777 feet to 10,563 feet, there is a wide range of difficulty levels, with routes suited to a variety of interests and abilities. Riders can choose from a leisurely bike ride along the Dillon Reservoir to a 1500-foot climb over 13 miles from the Town of Frisco to the top of Vail Pass. More than 38 miles of the pathway is built and maintained by Summit County government, with an additional 17 miles maintained by the towns of Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, Silverthorne and Keystone Resort.
The Recpath is a multi-use pathway: please respect all users and follow the Recpath Rules and Regulations. The Recpath connects with many resorts, transit stops, trailheads, playgrounds, town centers, schools, parks, playgrounds and other attractions.