Adventure Projects is hiring a web engineer to join us in Boulder, CO
Trail Run Project Logo

Nightmare on Baldy Trail

 5.0 (1)

0.9 Miles 1.5 Kilometers


90%

Runnable

0' 0 m

Ascent

-293' -89 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

10,985' 3,348 m

High

10,692' 3,259 m

Low

Shared By D L

Conditions


Unknown

Getting forecast...

Reroute of a Breckenridge classic.

D L

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

Description

The nearest trailhead to Nightmare on Baldy Trail is the Sallie Barber Trailhead 4 miles up French Gulch Road from the intersection of Highway 9.

From the trailhead, head east on French Gulch Road about 300 feet to the intersection on the south side of the road with Sallie Barber Road. Climb 1.3 miles to the high point of the road and the Sallie Barber Mine.

Nightmare on Baldy Trail is across from the mine on the south side of the road. The trail begins steep and rocky. This initial segment is all that remains of the original Nightmare which climbed 300 feet in 0.3 miles truly earning the name.

The wonderful realignment begins on the right side of the trail after a few hundred feet and covers the 300 foot climb in a mellow 0.9 miles. The trail tops out on an historic mining road called True Romance Trail. To the right (south) is a wooden chicane used to restrict the trail to non-motorized use.

Turn around for a fun descent, or continue South towards Baldy Road, Baker's Tank Trail, or Boreas Pass Road.

Contacts

You & This Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 1 vote

#9

in Breckenridge

#2507

Overall
  5.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
100%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#9

in Breckenridge

#247

in Colorado

#2,507

Overall
13 Views Last Month
52 Since Oct 9, 2017
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

0%
100%
0%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running