State Highway 9 passes through the town of Breckenridge. In the town, it becomes Main Street, either North or South. Several years ago a bypass to Main street was put in on the west side of the town that expedited traffic flow to the various bases of the ski area. That bypass is called Park Avenue, either North or South. If coming from Frisco/Dillon on SH 9, at the traffic circle just north of town, exit west from the circle onto North Park Avenue and continue west, then south until you come to a right hand turn for Village Road. This will be where now South Park Avenue begins to make a turn back to the east to rejoin Main Street/SH 9.

If coming into Breckenridge from the south on SH 9, make a left turn at the "Y" intersection where if you went straight, you would be on the Main Street through town. When you make that left turn, you'll be on South Park Avenue. It's about .2 mile to the left turn onto Village Road.

For both accesses from either North or South Park Avenue, head west and south on Village Road another .2 mile until you come to Beaver Run/Base Nine area on the left. Turn into a large parking lot. FR 751 begins on the other (south) side of the lot where there are a couple of exits out of the lot onto a dirt road. When you find FR 751, (unmarked in any way & nondescript) head right to begin the drive up the ski mountain. The trailhead coordinates provided are for the place where you exit the parking lot onto FR 751.

You will pass the Beaver Run Super Chair Lift and the Quicksilver Lift will be just a little farther away. The road briefly follows the Beaver Run Lift, then veers left and passes by the bottom of Lift A. From this point on, the main trick is to stay on the proper road #751 as it switchbacks up the mountain. After .5 mile, stay left. At .8 mile, stay right. At 1.5 miles, stay right again. At 3.0 miles, you'll pass under a lift, then you will come to the Peak 9 restaurant. Most passenger vehicles will be able to make it to this point (however a little extra clearance may help), but past the restaurant, the road turns into rougher condition. If you don't have the proper vehicle, park around the restaurant and begin walking here. If you have either 4WD or a higher clearance vehicle, keep going as the road continues to zigzag its' way into the high basin between Peaks 9 & 10. In 1988, we made it all the way to 12,400 feet elevation in a stock Cherokee. Park in the vicinity of where the road makes a sharp left turn at just below 12,400 ft., or drive just a little farther, crossing the "Wheeler Trail," and park at a short pullout. Coordinates of the Wheeler Trail and nearby parking are: N 39° 27' 10.84" W 106° 05' 41.75". Just to keep things a little sporting, start hiking from here.


There is no nearby camping. The closest camping will be back towards Frisco and Dillon Res. or south towards Hoosier Pass. The following link will provide information regarding camping near Frisco and Dillon Res: For camping south of town, check out the trailheads associated with Crystal, Pacific, Atlantic, Fletcher, Clinton, McNamee & Traver.

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