Quandary Peak


[All: 1 Avg.: 5]


6.75 Miles

Highest Elevation


Lowest Elevation



3,500 ft.


Class 2


A quick trip from Breckenridge, this mountain wastes no time getting you above treeline and experiencing panoramic views of the Mosquito Range and various lakes beneath you. Goats are common to see on this mountain. This route is a common one for beginners, but a go-to for the experienced hiker and runner too!

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How to Run Quandary Peak

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Just immediately on the right after turning off the highway, or, take the dirt road down another 100 yards for a small parking lot as well. The trailhead for Quandary is well marked about 200 yards from the gate on the dirt road [1 & 2]. Do not park in front of houses when you come off the highway. Ticketing and towing is common if you do! There is only one trail up the East Ridge of Quandary. In the first quarter mile, you’ll pass a couple of old service roads that are overgrown. There are signs that indicate the proper trail, though, the trail is obvious [4 & 5]. At mile 1.1 @ 11,750ft, you’ll leave treeline and have a clear view of the summit and its ridge, which you’ll climb up in a near straight line [15 & 16]. Beyond the summit [21] the mountain becomes steep and exposed, with falling risks. Return back the same way you came up.

Even in summer months, this peak can experience extremely variable weather. Go prepared.

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