Prospect Hill Road

5/5 (10 reviews)
Breckenridge, Colorado (Summit County)
Last Updated: 10/10/2022

Trail Information


Prospect Hill Road is an easy 4WD trail that runs along the southern edge of the Golden Horseshoe. This scenic trail offers some great views of Breckenridge across the valley as well as some great historic mining sites and cabins. Prospect Hill's eastern trailhead is in Lincoln Park Meadow, the hub of the Golden Horseshoe, thus connecting to several other trails and offering some epic camping. It is part of the Golden Horseshoe trail system which covers over 8000 acres between the Swan River and French Gulch. The area has a rich history and is dotted with countless mines, mills, and cabins dating from the late 1870s through the 1950s.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (10)
Visited: 11/25/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Went snow-wheeling starting from the West side of Prospect Hill Road to the intersection of Prospect Hill/French Gulch Connector on the East. The road is open (no gates), with the snow in the mentioned section easily manageable and packed down from other drivers. The snow on both the Preston Road/Prospect Hill Connectors (going North) towards Preston Road is deep, with only the Eastern most connector having tracks. No one has yet driven Preston Road going West from the intersection with the connectors so it's all fresh powder. I made it as far as a couple hundred feet on Preston Road going East before turning around. I don't have lockers and had to chain up to get back out on the Eastern connector as there were two steep up-hill sections in the snow. Still a fun trip!
Visited: 08/27/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

We ran several trails in the Golden Horseshoe today. Used Prospect Hill Road to get from Galena Gulch to Brewery Hill. Easy road . Great views of Breckenridge Ski Resort. The Brisbane Mine cabin and outhouse were interesting. Stopped to check them out. Lots of areas where they've been clear cutting trees.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/02/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great view with meadow clearings for possible wildlife sitting, unfortunately we did not. Good trail for stock vehicles
Official Crew
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/10/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

I ran most of the Golden Horseshoe today. The trails are all open, mostly dry with a few wet spots.
Partially Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/27/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Snow is pretty deep. I was struggling with AT tires. Made it just past WP4 and turned around. I would've gone further with snow chains.

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