Mohawk Lakes Trail

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Mohawk Lakes Trail is a 8.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Breckenridge, CO that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from July until September. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

8.2 miles 1994 feet Out & Back

dog friendly



fly fishing


nature trips

scenic driving


cross country skiing

horseback riding






wild flowers




Take Spruce Creek Rd., just to the left of Goose Pasture Tarn and go as far as you can on this road.

3 days ago


3 days ago

Beautiful hike, definitely hike up to the unnamed lake in the high meadow. Was one of my favorite hikes this year. Longer than 9 miles.

5 days ago

Favorite place in Colorado. Try to get to the upper lake!

8 days ago

12 days ago


Excellent hike, not too hard, but have grippy shoes for the rocks and get past the first building. That is when it gets fun. Busy today, but not annoying. Upper lakes are worth the walk past upper Mohawk, some of my favorite easy trail hiking up there. Go to the saddle of you have time, awesome day trip.

14 days ago


First leg has lots of tree cover with a gentle assent. Last mile to the lower lake has magnificent views with waterfalls and wildflowers. The assent is a bit steeper with a few switchbacks the last half mile. It is well worth the hike. The last leg to the upper lake makes this hike well worth the stop. The trail is well maintained and marked.

14 days ago

Beautiful but difficult. Involves rock climbing.

15 days ago


Gorgeous views, waterfalls and lower and upper Mohawk lakes to view. Very busy place for a Tuesday.

15 days ago


Beautiful trail with amazing scenery. My daughter and i hiked up to upper lake and played in the snow for a while. Hoping to see a mountain goat but only found locks of their lovely white hair tangled in the trees :-). Parts are difficult but we saw people of all ages at the top. Highly recommend.

18 days ago

19 days ago

Great hike even though it rained most of the day. We agree with others who have posted it is so worth it to go the extra distance to the upper Mohawk lake.

21 days ago

Push yourself to get to the upper lake... Well worth it.

3.5 hrs up/down.

22 days ago

23 days ago

Sights 10/10
Hike 10/10
No Pesky Mountain Goat 0/10


Stubbed my toe so many times -0.6
Number of Lakes +2
Number of Puppers along the way +2

10/10 Great hike, very challenging making it all the way to Upper Mohawk.

23 days ago


Incredible day! Did both the lower and upper Mohawk Lakes. Your feet will hurt but the vistas are spectacular. Try climbing along the waterfall to get up to Lower - the cable comes in quite handy. The Upper lake is SO WORTH the extra .5 miles. You will see greens and blues in the lake from a color palette.

The road leading up to the upper trail head is called "rough" - a total understatement. We used the road to get down to the car. Do not underestimate the potential for twisted ankles.

We felt an exceptional feeling of accomplishment and you should as well!

23 days ago

Great hike close to Breckenridge. Be prepared for lots of people out enjoying this trail.

24 days ago


Awesome trail! The only downfall was the amount of people. We went on a weekend so a week day probably would not be as bad. Both lakes were beautiful! Great views!

25 days ago

Amazing ... If you make it to the lower mohawk lake, it is a piece of cake to go to the upper ... so do it!

26 days ago

26 days ago

Beautiful views! All the way up!