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Baker's Tank Loop

Average Rating:    (4.4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

You start out in a parkinglot on a long acsess dirt fire road. There is some very tempting single track right by the parkinglon but don't take it , that is where you will come out when the trail is done. You gradually climb for a while maybe 45 min. Yeah this part is boring but take time to stop and take some pics. Excellent viewes! After climbing for a while you will reach a large wooden water tank. You can rest up and read about the tank if you like. Then you begin to climb some moderatly technical singltrack this track takes you into the woods and it is a nice relaxing trail before the downhill. If you are having trouble negotiating this part you might want to concider going back. You ride this trail for a while untillyou find a turn off to your left (a trail map is very very helpfull, you really don't want to waste time and energy being lost trust me). Now for the fun part. I suggest lowering your seat and if you are in a group make sure to space out! (not mentally!) You ride down this narrow root and rock littered single track winding through the woods at "near warp speeds" (sorry inside joke) Be careful! most of the trees are pretty close to the trail and you don't want to run into them. Be espcially cautious exiting the corners as you may tend to under steer and get mauled by a tree. (if this happens, and none of your buddies see you actually hit the tree you simply say "did you see the size of that bear!") Hey don't be embarrassed, it happens to the best of us! You continue on this winding single track, through some intersections, this is when its helpfull to have a tail map (get one at the bike store!!!) Eventually you come out (as promised) right by the parking lot, Hoe convenient! Be carefull not to endo on the lip from the trail to the parking lot. (there are usually people watching you.) Your done. if you hit a tree you can tell all of your friends about the giant bear that you bravely fended off while riding your bike!
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Latitude
39.431817733313395
Longitude
-106.00313186645508
Trail Directions
Honestly i don't know (i wasn't driving) however you can ask the local bike shops for a trail map or better yet ask them about the trail itself
Trail Length
5? miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Brekenridge
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
August 11, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: mwcet8k ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I go on vacation every summer to the Breckinridge area and have ridden many of the trails in the area. Of the ones I've ridden, Baker's tank is my favorite. Absolutely stellar. For my riding style and abilities, it doesn't get any better than this - just technical enough to make it interesting, but not so much that I have to hike-a-bike. After riding it for the first time, I thought to myself "THAT is why I started mountain biking!" Whoever is responsible for building and maintaining this trail, many many thanks. Couldn't have done a better job. Wow.

Recommended Route:
I prefer to take Boreas Pass up to the water tank and then descend on the single track, as described above. My cardio is pretty good, but the elevation of this trail left me wishing it was better. Definitely humbling! The nice thing about taking the dirt road up instead of the trail is that you can easily vary your speed to adjust your breathing/heart rate however you want. That's not as easy to do when climbing moderately technical single track. Assuming I have time, I prefer to ride two "laps" - up Boreas Pass to the water tank, down the single track back to the parking lot, then repeat.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The Peaks trail between Breckenridge and Frisco.



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Review Date
March 19, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: rmalling ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Great ride description in the opneing description of this trail. Really rocky and full of roots, don't ride on a wet day.

Another downhill trail drops you back into town that is fun to take starts past the tank on your right along the dirt road. Look for a dirt road that drops to the right (i foget how far it is); full of water bars that make excellent kickers and some fun stream crossings. If you took the right way, you'll end up on some single track that ends up behind the breck ice rink. It's a long ride back to the parking area up Boreas Pass Rd. so get shuttled.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Colorado Trail accessed from Tiger Run Rd. area, take the left fork once on the dirt road.



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Review Date
May 12, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by:  , from Frisco, CO

Summary:
If you keep going downhill, it gets quite fun. There are a few ways to go and some street riding. Continue downhill on the singletrack. There are some turns which can lead to some upsetting results. There is a huge hill to granny gear in, a stream crossing, streets, sharp turns, missable turns, and a pointy, rocky, fast, descent. Some of these can be traded for others. You do have to do a little stream riding in a shallow brook with wet slippery rocks onto a fast downhill pavement. You have to make a sharp turn and gear down onto some hidden little uphill that is rocky to the right of the road after a little. Then you end up on a trail that will take you close to Boreas Pass and the Ice rink. You can get back on the pass and ride up to your car or go down to the ice rink with some simple switchbacks and climbs. If you just want a simple ride, go to the Bakers Tank and then go back to your car. If you want a more challenging ride, do the gulches around the pass and then ride up the pass to you car.
DO THIS WHEN IT IS NICE OUT - DRY 65-75 degrees farenheit

Recommended Route:
Drive OR ride up Boreas Pass Road. Park at the trail head, it is clealry marked by some orange sign or something. Ride the dirt road and then get on singletrack and go to the water tank tower. Now you can keep riding down the pass to a trail that veers downhill to the right or go back to the trailhead.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Three forks of the swan, Frisco Nordic Center, Peaks, Gold Run, Gold Hill, Straight Creek, Copper Mountain, Blah endless



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Review Date
July 22, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Scott , from Littleton, CO

Summary:
Rode this trail twice. Once to Baker's Tank on the singletrack and once to Baker's Tank on Boreas Pass Road. Boeas Pass Road is boring and easy. Try riding the singletrack. It's a little more technical at first, but becomes much easier of a climb after a mile or so. Just follow the blue XC ski blazes when you get to a junction and you won't get lost.

Recommended Route:
Park at the trailhead and ride up the singletrack to Baker's Tank. Turn around and ride back down the singletrack.



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Review Date
June 2, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Dustin , from Minnesota

Summary:
To get there, drive up towards Boreas pass. Once the road turns to dirt there will be a parking lot on the left. Then just follow the above directions. This trail is awesome! You are doing warp speed on this tight singletrack. The trail is almost 100% downhill and awesome.

Recommended Route:
Only one way to go.



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