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The Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad, a narrow-gauge line that once linked Denver with Gunnison, served much of the Colorado Mineral Belt as an independent railroad from 1872 to 1889. A major spur branched off from the main line at Como, crossing the Boreas Pass to Breckenridge and the Fremont Pass between Frisco and Leadville. Three connecting trails now occupy segments of this spur: the Ten Mile Canyon Recpath from Frisco to Copper Mountain; the Frisco-Farmers Korner Recpath through Frisco; and the Blue River Recpath from south of Frisco to Breckenridge.
Specifically, the Blue River Recpath links the resort town of Breckenridge with the regional Summit High School on the southeastern edge of Frisco, offering a safer alternative to the parallel State Route 9. Although generally considered less scenic than other trails in the county's system, views of the Tenmile Range in the distance and the adjacent Blue River make this a worthy trip. Downtown Breckenridge is nothing to sneeze at, either; you'll want to visit for the town's shops along Main Street, its outdoor recreational opportunities and its many yearly events.
At Summit High School (near the Farmer's Korner neighborhood), join the Frisco-Farmers Korner Recpath to access downtown Frisco and additional trails in the impressive Summit County Recreational Pathway System.
Parking for the Blue River Recpath is available at Summit High School (16201 SR 9 in Frisco) and Kingdom Park/Breckenridge Recreation Center (880 Airport Road in Breckenridge). Limited parking can also be found at the Gold Hill Trailhead on Gateway Drive, just off SR 9.
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