Ten Mile Range

Submitted By: Dobish on January 20, 2010

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Brookfield Orchard Beginner Loop

This is an easy nordic tour that is about 3.5 miles around the orchard.  While there are some tougher trails, the general route is to start at the Toll Road towards the left, turn right onto Mac Run at the bottom of the hill. Follow the Old East Brookfield Road, then turn to follow Lincoln Road,   Cross over the road, get back on North Connector, go uphill and then turn onto Oak Run (which is the easiest trail). 

After you cross the road again, you will continue on Oak Run, follow the stone wall, get on Great Woods Trail (which is rated more difficult) and head across the open field (hay U) into the woods.  Take Fruit Loop around the upper orchard, and then get back on the North Connector Trail.  Stay on North Connector through the orchard, turn left onto Mac Run, and make the short ascent to the parking lot.

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From Wikipedia: The Tenmile Range is a Mountain Range in Colorado. The range is an extension of the Mosquito Range. The two ranges are effectively the same range. They are split only by the Continental Divide and name. The Tenmile Range is on the west side of the divide, and the Mosquito on the east. The range is often referred to as the Tenmile-Mosquito Range. The range is famous for its skiing, both backcountry and resort areas. There are ten peaks in the range named Peak 1 through Peak 10. Skiing is also on Peaks 7-10 in Breckenridge. The highest point in the range is Quandary Peak with an elevation of 14,265 feet.

How to Get There

There are a number of different ways to get there, and depending on where in the 10 mile range you are going, directions may vary. There are some very long approaches, and some much shorter approaches. If you get off of I-70 and follow Highway 9 towards Breckenridge, this is a good start.

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