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Date Wednesday  2/19/2020
End Date Wednesday  2/19/2020
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title Freckenridge or Peaks Trail
Start Time 9:30 AM
Status Canceled
Leader Debbie Sheinman
Co-Leader Paul Kozlowski
Member Price Free
Available Participants 8
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace
Classification Moderate 
Trail Mileage 9
Elevation Gain 500
Driving Distance 200

Location

We'll meet at the Freckenridge/Peaks Trailhead  on Skil Hill Road past Peak 7 in Breckenridge between 9:30 and 10:15 am. We'll begin our snowshoe heading north through rolling hills and forests along the lower reaches of the Ten Mile Range from Peaks Seven to One -  past Cucumber,  South Barton, Middle Barton, and North Barton Gulches where old pipelines, riparian areas, irrigation ditches, and meadows are to be found.  We'll continue past the junctions of Miner's Creek and Gold Hill Trails heading downhill somewhat to the end of the Peaks/Freckenridge Trail. We'll walk for perhaps a mile or so  on Miner's Creek Road to the Summit County Medical Center  where we will pick up the free bus back to Breckenridge.    ***If you need to cancel your participation in this snowshoe trip, if at all possible please contact me before the trip begins.

****Please note: This is  not a trip for beginning snowshoers.  Participants will need to have experience snowshoeing and know how to use their equipment.  Please bring warm layers, wind/rain overjackets and pants along with at least 2 liters of water and plenty of food. Please understand that there is no easy way off this trail after Cucumber Gulch until we reach Frisco.
 

Driving Directions from Colorado Springs: Take Hwy. 24 west to Hartsel.  Turn north/right onto Hwy.9 to Fairplay.  Go north on Hwy. 285 to the light.  Take a left, going north on Hwy. 9 to Alma and Breckenridge.  Turn left on S. Park Avenue and make a right into the Tiger Dredge Lot before Ski Hill Road.  ***Parking at the Tiger Dredge Lot will cost $6.50 per car. Parking is very limited so carpools will be needed. We will walk 3-4 blocks north on Park Avenue and take the gondola at N. Park Ave. and Watson Rd. to Peak 7.  From Peak 7, we will walk about 1/10 of a mile north on Ski Hill Road to the trailhead. If you wish to carpool with me, please meet me at Red Rocks Safeway in Colorado Springs at 7:00 am sharp.

Driving Directions from Denver: Take I-70 west to Frisco.  Take Hwy. 9 south to Frisco.  Continue south on Hwy. 9 south to Breckenridge.   If you wish to park at the Tiger Dredge Lot, just continue on Hwy. 9 or  Park Avenue past Ski Hill Road and turn left into the parking lot. (The cost is $6.50 per vehicle.) You'll need to walk 3-4 blocks north to the gondola for Peak 7 at N. Park Ave. and Watson Rd. From Peak 7, you'll need to  walk about 1/10 of a mile north on Ski Hill Road to the trailhead.   Parking is very limited so carpools will be needed.  ****Free parking is available at the Airport Road Lot north of Breckenridge on Airport Road between Coyne Valley Road  and Valley Brook Street.  You should be able to take the Yellow Route bus to the gondola at Park Avenue and Watson.  The Yellow Bus runs every 15 minutes.  The bus stop should be on Airport Road.

For more information on parking, please go to https://www.breckpark.com.  Here's the link for the Yellow Route Bus: https://www.breckfreeride.com/home/showdocument?id=17643



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Notes

The trip has been cancelled due to poor driving conditions.




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