Summit County Recreational Pathway System

COVID-19 Operations 

While there are currently no closures to County Open Space and trail property interests related to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, the Governor’s Public Health Orders contains specific Social Distancing requirements that should be applied on trails, at trailheads, and in the backcountry:

Social Distancing: To reduce the risk of disease transmission, individuals shall maintain at least a six-foot distance from other individuals, wash hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds as frequently as possible or using hand sanitizer, cover coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands), regularly clean high-touch surfaces, and not shake hands.

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Summit County 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. Over 200,000 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.

Recpath Resources

Explore the following resources to learn more about the Recpath, including pathway locations, rules, regulations, etiquette guidelines and ADA accessibility.

Picture of bicylist on Recreational Pathway