Monte Cristo Gulch is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Breckenridge, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.
From south of Brecenridge on Hwy. 9,off of Housier Pass, Take Blue Lakes Rd. to the end ,where the Trailhead starts at the upper lakes dam, on the right side.
The views were amazing along the way. We saw pika, marmot, ptarmigan, and mountain goats! Some steep ascents and loose rocky areas. We turned right in the valley and hiked up to the base of Mt. Fletcher.
Beautiful place! Saw lots of goats and windflowers growing.
There's a sign that says this trail is closed now
This trail is of only moderate difficulty and so beautiful it is definitely worth the hike! Wild flowers, mountain goats and marmots, the streams running down to the reservoir are so rewarding. One of my favorite hikes near Breck!
Beautiful scenery fitness needed to ascend several hundred feet above the lake views worth the hike
Great day for hiking. Lots of flowers and saw a Ferret looking up at me when I was hiking.Aug 2003
Lots of fallen trees. We got half a mile in and then couldn't find the trail anymore it was so covered. Got some pics of the waterfall though
A great hike above timberline in a small valley that has wildflowers,waterfalls and wildlife. This trail is at the base of Quandary Peak, and you can get to the top of it on the trail if you know how to go. The most common route is to the top of Mt.Fletcher how ever.