Mica Mines is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gateway, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
NOT 5.3 miles. This trail is posted as 1.3 miles at the trailhead. But a good, easy hike all the same. Beautiful canyon and interesting destination.
gentle hike. popular with kids and school groups. otherwise nice canyon scenery. gets warm early.
very nice hike with awesome scenery
This trail is really fun. Lots of up and downhills so you don't get too tired at once. Does have some tricky technical areas, especially if you go up into the mine. Beautiful scenery! Not sure about the 5.3 miles though. The sign at the trailhead says 1.3 miles, that's 2.6 round trip and going off my step counter and the time it took me and a young kid, I don't see the 5 miles being accurate
Nice trail. Family loved it.
great hike. Nice scenery.
Fun trail, great scenery
Really nice hike and great scenery.
Great hike. Mica mine is interesting. Quartz field is fun to look around at. Look carefully and you can find the door off of an old mining truck. Dog friendly but I dont believe bikes are allowed. Another mild and quick hike to start the morning.
All ages on this trail. Kids liked the sprinkling of quartz as you approach the mine...looks like snow. Sprinkling of mica is sparkly and magical for little ones also. Some beautiful scenery...two stars because I think western Colorado has so much more to offer.
First of all, this is not near Gateway. Secondly, there is no biking allowed on the Mica Mine trail. Where are you getting this info? The trail is a nice hike, but you need to check your sources.
Great hike for the whole family. Kids had a blast.
Easy trail that doesn't have a lot of elevation change. Can also get to Rough Canyon from the trail
Mountain biking is no longer allowed on the Mica Mines trail (that's the reason for the 1-star rating). You can access the Tabeguache Trail and the Billings Canyon jeep trail from here, but both have a much higher difficulty for mountain biking.
Very fun for all ages. :) tools the kids they had a blast.