Sally Barber Mine Loop Trail For Mountain Biking

The 30th most popular mountain bike trail in Colorado.

East of Breckenridge, the Sally Barber Mine Loop is a scenic 10 mile loop explores some historic mines, including Sally Barber perched on a ridge above French Gulch. To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Breckenridge, follow North Park Road past the City Market and turn left on Watson Road. Park on the left. Starting riding on Main Street to Wellington Road. Follow Wellington into French Gulch. Turn right onto a wide dirt road which winds along the left side of the gulch. As the gulch narrows, take the right fork dropping down to a stream (or continue straight up to French Pass via lush meadows below rugged peaks). Then climb to the high point at 10,700 feet before descending towards Breckenridge. Jump on the Juniata Trail for a diversion on the route back.

Overall, Sally Barber Mine Loop Trail is the 30th most popular mountain bike trail of all 176 mountain biking rides in Colorado.

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Local Contact(s):  Arapaho National Forest (303) 498-1100; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO; Racers Edge Cycles.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Bikers Guide To Colorado" from Dan Hickstein

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Bed & Breakfast On Main, Breck (800) 221-1091; Fireside Inn, Breck (970) 454-6456

Luxury Loding:  The Vintage Hotel (970) 726-8801

Breakfast Restaurant:  Pika Bagel; Paintbrush Cafe; Clint's Coffeehouse.

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Date Updated:  7/17/2016

ID:  5931

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