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Quandary Peak Trailhead Parking is available by RESERVATION ONLY. Reservations are currently not available. Please click here to sign up for alerts and to be notified when the reservation system is live.

  • Reservations for the 2022 summer season coming soon and can be made for up to 14 days in advance

  • Reservations are required from June 1 to September 30

  • Cancellations made up to 24-hours in advance will receive a full refund

  • Reservations for Short Term (3.5 hour max - any overage will result in a violation) and Full Day are available from 5am to 3pm

  • Parking after 3pm will be free and first-come, first-served. 

  • No need to display receipt, correctly entered license plates are registered.

  • Overnight parking is not allowed (12am – 4am). 

  • Book in advance - reservations will sell out as space is limited!

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To park at anytime you MUST have a valid reservation.

 

Click here for full Quandary Peak and McCullough Gulch trip information.

Park Quandary Trailhead rates and hours are as follows:

  • Short Term - 3.5 hour time slots 

    • $5 non-peak: Monday - Thursday

    • $20 peak: Friday - Sunday and holidays: Juneteenth (June 20), July 4th, and Labor Day (September 5)

    • Short-term reservations are encouraged for McCullough Gulch hikers

  • Full Day - 5am to 3pm

    • $25 non-peak: Monday - Thursday

    • $50 peak: Friday - Sunday and holidays: Juneteenth (June 20), July 4th, and Labor Day (September 5)

    • Full day reservations are encouraged for Quandary hikers, as the average hike time is 6 hours

  • Access to McCullough Gulch (click for map)

  • No need to display receipt, correctly entered license plates are registered. 20 cent convenience fee applies.

  • NO PARKING ON COUNTY ROADS.

  • NO OVERNIGHT PARKING AT TRAILHEAD from 12am-4am. 

  • NO OVERSIZED VEHICLES

$100 VIOLATION FOR NOT HAVING A RESERVATION.

$50 ADDITIONAL LATE FEE IF NOT PAID WITHIN 10 DAYS. VIOLATORS SUBJECT TO TICKET/TOW AT OWNER'S EXPENSE.

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Visitors to Quandary Peak and McCullough Gulch Trails may also use the shuttle service operated by Summit Express from Breckenridge. Click here for full rules and information.

Shuttle Hours and Information:

  • Pickup and drop off from the Breckenridge South Gondola Parking Structure

  • First come, first serve basis

    • Round trip shuttle fares: $5 local, $15 non-local​

  • Shuttle runs 7 days a week from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. from June 15 to September 18

  • Shuttle runs every 30 minutes

  • The last pickup at the Quandary Peak trailhead is at 4:30pm

  • The McCullough Gulch shuttle will run from the Quandary Peak Trailhead to McCullough Gulch Trailhead and back

    • McCullough Gulch shuttle service will be included with the purchase of a parking reservation or shuttle payment​

Click here for shuttle LOST AND FOUND

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For more information on trails, parking or shuttle service, please use the following contacts:

  • For Summit County Open Space & Trails Department 970.668.4060 or Email

  • For Parking Info: Email

Maps:

Quandary Trailhead parking map

Breckenridge South Gondola Parking Structure map for shuttle

Additional information:

Quandary Peak and McCullough Gulch Trip Information (how to make a parking reservation and how to ride the shuttle)

2022 Shuttle Pilot Program Rules and Information

FAQS

Summit Express

Let us know how we're doing! Click here to fill out the Quandary Peak and McCullough Gulch Shuttle and Reserved Parking Pilot Program Survey.