SOB Hill

Breckenridge, Colorado (Summit County)

Last Updated: 01/05/2019
4 / 5 ( 4 reviews )
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Nearby Trails
Status: Seasonal Closure
Typically Open: 06/15 - 11/15
Length: 4.9 miles
Highest Elevation: 11882 feet
Duration: About 2 hours
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: South
Nearest Town: Breckenridge
Nearest Town w/ Services: Breckenridge
Official Road Name: 258
Management Agency: White River National Forest
District: Dillon Ranger District
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Highlights

Highlight: SOB Hill
SOB Hill is a great off-road trail that is a more difficult bypass of the west side of Georgia Pass. It takes you up a steep hillside with a large section of boulders formally known as SOB Hill, giving this trail its name. This route is also referred to as Trail 10 but due to the nature of the obstacles as the trail grew in popularity the name changed. After the challenge, you continue to climb up the west side of the Continental Divide until you reach the peak of Georgia Pass. From here at an elevation of more than 11,600 feet, you can see the entire South Park Valley all the way to Longs Peak and most of the White River National Forest.

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Route Information

Technical Rating:
( DIFFICULT - SEVERE )

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Waypoints

1. Start SOB Hill (0 mi)
The beginning of SOB Hill off of Middle Fork Swan River.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 39.502617, -105.901315

Starting Point: Breckenridge, CO

From Downtown Breckenridge, take CO-9 south approximately 3.5 miles and turn right (east) onto Tiger Rd. Continue on Tiger Road 4.8 miles past dredge tailings to a wide parking area on the right. This is a good place to air down your tires and any other vehicle preparations needed. Continue on Tiger Rd for .9 miles till you come to a fork. Left (north) is North Fork Swan River, and right (south) is Middle Fork Swan River. Continue on Middle Fork Swan river (south) for another 2.4 miles and the trailhead will be on the right (south), FR 258.

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Trail Reviews (8)

Author:
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
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Coming in there were a few trees down and it was narrow. Got a little damage from free hanging limbs. The hill climb was dry but really loose. Lockers helped immensely. Took the bypass with my 33s. XJ with 35s no problem. 4 runner on 33s bypass. Not my favorite trail but if you're looking for a slight challenge this may work.

Author:
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Years ago, long before I was hip to this wonderful resource of a website, I was out for a day ride on my WR250F by myself with a topo map and a MVUM and decided to try the more fun way around Georgia pass. Went the downhill direction, it got my attention for sure but really didn’t think it was all that bad. Since then I’ve done it in both directions in my LJ with 33”s and no lockers without too much of an issue. As mentioned above, if it’s wet you can just take the short bypass around the toughest part. Really fun, and I’ve never seen anyone else on it.

Author:
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Just made it up SOB in 3rd gen 4runner on 31's and factory diff lock. A really good spotter helped. Rest of trail is scenic and pretty easy. A super fun run up near the Continental Divide.

Author:
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
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I came down SOB Hill after running Georgia Pass. Was doable in my lifted 4Runner with 33s, but it was pretty gnarly. Took it slow and fortunately, made it with no body damage.

Author:
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
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We were looking for a difficult trail near Breck, this wasn't it. I'm surprised at the high rating it has on trailsoffroad & traildamage. both vehicles easily climbed the hill without any struggle or damage. I would rate this trail a 4(low end) - 6 (high end). The climb is about 300 yards of large loose rock that could be nearly impossible to climb without winching if it were wet. Dry, both vehicles (TJ & JK on 37s w/ front & rear lockers) mobbed on this hill.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
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We ran this trail from Georgia Pass to the top of SOB Hill and back. All clear, no snow. Enjoyed watching a couple of built RZRs descend the hill (without incident). There was an abandoned stock Chevy truck partially blocking the trail between WPs 12 and 13. I don't expect that will be there long.

Author:
Status: Open
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Drove starting from Georgia Pass. Slid down the rocks on SOB hill. With the wet conditions, it would have been a real challenge to try to go up.

Author:
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Didnt make it up on 31s with no lockers. Might try winching up a bit tomorrow. North Fork definitely looked blocked with snow. We had to back down.

Questions & Answers (2)

Q: This page says seasonal closure. The MVUM states it is open as of 5/21/18. Is this correct or is it closed for another reason I am unaware of?
–Andrew Dixon (06/12/2018)
–Steve (06/23/2018)
–Trint Ladd (06/18/2018)
Q: How do i get there from the jefferson side hwy 285?
–Brett (08/08/2017)
–Trint Ladd (06/18/2018)

Writer Information

Bradley & Rhea Mikkelson

Mapping Crew - Colorado and South Dakota

Bradley and Rhea are currently living in the quaint little town of Fairburn, South Dakota with their two daughters, Riley and Dakota, and their dog Nyx. Bradley was raised in Northern Colorado, while Rhea was raised in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Growing up in these environments, the mountains are where they like to spend their free time. Since meeting in July 2011, they have been fishing, camping, and wheeling together ever since. For the Mikkelson family, owning a Jeep is essential to the mountaineering lifestyle. They currently have three Jeeps, a built 1995 Jeep Cherokee, A mildly built 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and a bone-stock 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee. As a volunteer wildland firefighter, TrailsOffroad mapping crew and avid nature lovers, the Mikkelson's strongly encourage responsible trail usage, respect for our forests, always stay the trail, pack out what you pack in, and enjoy the adventure!
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