21st Jul, 2012

Bicycle Paths Connect Breckenridge Homes to Summit County Recreation

Families who purchase Summit County Colorado homes in Breckenridge quickly learn about the great roadways and pathways for bicyclists. Children and youth of all ages can navigate neighborhood in the small Victorian Town of Breckenridge, Keystone and Copper Mountain ski resorts, and visit attractions and friends in Frisco, Lake Dillon,and Silverthorne Colorado homes.

From Breckenridge real estate, cyclists can take the Summit County Bike system. The Recreational Pathway in Breckenridge contains a seven-mile section of a world-class Summit County Recreational Pathway system, which extends over 50 miles.

The portion in Breckenridge is called the Blue River Rec Path. In addition to bicyclists, the Rec Path accommodates runners, hikers, dog walkers, in-line skaters, and anglers.

There’s comfortable, paved bike road to Frisco. The moderate-grade route features a variety of scenery. From Frisco, an amazing paved bike trail circles Lake Dillon. Then it follows the Snake River to Keystone Village. There is an adventurous trail from Silverthorne to Ute Pass and another to the historic town of Montezuma.

After getting in shape, cyclists climbed Freemont Pass to the old mining town of Leadville and 825-mile ride around Turquoise Lake. Another more exerting route with amazing views stretches 1500 vertical feet to the top of Vail Pass.

High alpine biking passes through Blue River real estate on 11-mile ride to the top of Hoosier Pass. Adventurous bicyclists can hook up to any number of trails including 826-mile loop along the Colorado Trail.

The League of American Bicyclists designated Breckenridge as a Gold-level Bicycle Friendly Community. Breckenridge roadways accommodate bicyclists. There are bike lanes and “sharrows” or shared lanes, and bicyclists and motorists follow the Colorado traffic rules and regulations. On the Rec Path, riders follow a common sense code of courtesy.

For information about buying real estate in our mountain villages, call Barrie Stimson, Breckenridge Realtor® at (970) 390-2560.

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