Spruce Creek Trail

MODERATE 46 reviews
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Spruce Creek Trail is a 6.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Breckenridge, CO that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

6.2 miles 1821 feet Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Breckenridge: Take Hwy 9 south of town. Turn right into The Crown subdivision at Spruce Creek Road. Follow the main road, taking left turns at most intersections. Look for blue diamonds on the trees while driving through the subdivision. These will help you through the newer intersections that may not be left turns. The 2wd trailhead will be on the left after approximately 1.2 miles. Four wheel drive or high clearance vehicles may continue 1.5 miles to the upper trailhead.

18 days ago

1 month ago

Nice hike but expect lot of snow and ice come late October

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Beautiful all the way to Mohawk lake amd the falls.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Love this trail!! Awesome walk that connects with other trails on top.

birding
1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Moderate hike, fun & lots of things to look at. Looks beautiful in October with the aspens changing within the pines. Everything all in one place from small lakes, creeks, to waterfalls, small wildlife, and wild mushrooms that I spotted. I even saw trout in the creek! Great views of the mountains & the air feels nice & smells amazing around this time of the season.

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous hike! It has plenty of shade and water crossings which makes it great for dogs. There is an added bonus in the form of a beautiful waterfall. Don't hesitate to venture to Mohawk lake and/or Mayflower lake, they will not disappoint!

2 months ago

Beautiful hike from the lower parking lot. Which makes the hike a little longer but well worth it!
The trail near the top at continental falls isn't very well marked so we found ourselves bush whacking it a bit, but we made it to lower Mohawk lake, which is beautiful! In the return trip we decided to take the road back to the parking lot. I would recommend staying on the trail, the road is very rocky and exposed to the sun. I doubt it saves any time and not as nice.
Great hike which was not difficult at all.

2 months ago

A very nice hike. Accurately rated as moderate!

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

Beautiful trail through wooded area with waterfalls

3 months ago

Loved this hike! Only complaint was once you get to the lower Mohawk lake the trail to the upper isn't super obvious. Totally worth going to both lakes.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful day hike. Beginning gradual incline through the wood, just a warm up. To a pond below the main attraction. Spectacular views little more incline and harder hike to the falls and lake but well worth it. I would do it again.

hiking
3 months ago

Our family of 7 (2 adults, 5 kids aged 8 to 15) enjoyed a hike to the intersection of Wheeler Trail. There we were treated to a breathtaking open view of mountains, a waterfall, and a meadow with a creek. Along the hike, you hear Spruce Creek babble while wildflowers and birds keep the hike interesting. (It was 3.3 miles roundtrip from the trailhead. I didn't start recording until about 3/4 mile into the hike.)