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Summit Cove to Tiger Road Loop

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Length

14.3 Miles 23.1 Kilometers

91%

Runnable

Elevation

1,993' 607 m

Ascent

-1,987' -606 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

10,146' 3,092 m

High

9,069' 2,764 m

Low

Conditions


Minor Issues 17 days ago
Muddy, Snowy - Did this hike on Saturday, May 5th. Intended to do the whole long loop, but as we went along the snow got deeper. It probably started around 9,100 feet and by 9,800 it was too tough to find a decent route, so we turned back. We backtracked a few miles and cut across to the Soda Creek trail and took that back to our car. History

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A nice long loop with forest, meadows, and streams.

Chelsea Gribbin

Overview

This route is similar to the Soda Creek Loop but adds on some extra mileage and gets you up to a higher vantage point. The loop takes you from Keystone and out to Tiger Road in Breckenridge and then back into Summit Cove.
Features: Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Off-leash

Need to Know

On Red Trail, there is a marshy section that gets very wet in the spring and after a hard rain. On the Colorado Trail there is a section with a lot of stumps that could catch you off guard if you aren't paying attention.

Runner Notes

Popular mountain biking trails.

Description

Starting from the trailhead across from the Elementary School in Summit Cove, run through the greenbelt to Summit Drive and then take a right onto Vail Circle. Follow Vail Circle around until you see a dirt road that heads towards the Golf Course. Follow the obvious trail up the hill until you reach the main trail at the top called the Keystone Aqueduct Trail, follow this trail for about a mile. Once you've gone a mile the Aqueduct trail ends at the road, and another trail heads back up the hill to the left. The trail to the left is Soda Ridge Trail, take that and follow it another 2.5 miles to the intersection between Soda Ridge and Red Trail. Take a left on Red Trail and follow that across a meadow, through a marsh and finally around a corner to where the climb starts.

Climb Red Trail around quite a few switchbacks for about 3 miles until you reach the Colorado Trail Junction. Take a right here onto the Colorado trail heading south towards Breckenridge. The trail descends here for a half mile and then rolls back up before descending down switchbacks to Horseshoe Trail. At the junction take a right onto Horseshoe Trail and follow Horseshoe Trail past the junction for Blair Witch and Hay Trail back to the Soda Creek Loop.

Follow Soda Creek Trail past two junctions until you reach the split by the fence. Go straight up the hill from the fence and follow the trail as it curve to the right. This trail will lead you back down into Summit Cove. To connect the start and finish you can park a car here, or run from here back up the hill to your car near the Keystone Aqueduct Trail.

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Sep 10, 2016
Kelly Kahler
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