Summit County Recreational Pathway System

Summit County maintains an extensive paved Recreational Pathway System, commonly known as the Recpath. User groups on the Recpath include dog walkers, runners, families with strollers, tourists riding to take in the views, professional riders training for an upcoming race, skateboarders and locals commuting to work. Hundreds of thousands of trips are taken on the Recpath each year between May and October. 

With elevations ranging from 8,777 feet to 10,563 feet, there is a wide range of difficulty levels, with routes suited to a variety of interests and abilities. Riders can choose from a leisurely bike ride along the Dillon Reservoir to a 1500-foot climb over 13 miles from the Town of Frisco to the top of Vail Pass. More than 38 miles of the pathway is built and maintained by Summit County government, with an additional 17 miles maintained by the towns of Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, Silverthorne and Keystone Resort. 

The Recpath is a multi-use pathway: please respect all users and follow the Recpath Rules and Regulations. The Recpath connects with many resorts, transit stops, trailheads, playgrounds, town centers, schools, parks, playgrounds and other attractions.

Temporary Recpath Closures

The Tenmile Canyon Recpath from Frisco to Copper Mountain is closed due to avalanche debris. Summit County is soliciting bids from qualified contractors for the removal of approximately 5,900 linear feet of avalanche debris from the Recpath. The emphasis of this project is to reopen the Recpath by side casting snow, woody debris and any rocks, onto the remaining portions of the avalanche debris outside of the Recpath corridor. The project will begin as soon as possible, once Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) snow safety experts indicate safe work conditions, with the goal to be completed in late June.

The Vail Pass Recpath, from Copper Mountain to the CDOT Vail Pass Rest Area, is not yet open for the 2019 summer season. Summit County Road & Bridge will work to clear the path of snow, with a goal of opening the pathway to the public the weekend of June 14. 

Recpath Resources

Explore the following resources to learn more about the Recpath, including pathway locations, rules, regulations, etiquette guidelines and ADA accessibility.

Picture of bicylist on Recreational Pathway