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I did this about a week ago with my daughter in her Osprey pack and pulling my son in a single Chariot with the ski & waist pulk attachments. It was a tight squeeze getting the Chariot through the gate at the beginning, but the rest of the time our setup was great. The road is nice and wide so we were able to stop and let others pass without a problem. I wore microspikes and used hiking poles, which worked well on the snowpacked trail. My dog was in heaven and got to play with a handful of other dogs along the way.

Beautiful views! A few rough points that were too steep for our kids (11,8,7) but managed to concur!

Challenging hike with beautiful views! If you have a normal compact car, you’ll have to hike the Spruce Lakes Trail before getting to where the Mohawk Lakes Trail actually starts. From there, it’s a lot of climbing uphill with steep rocks, but so worth it. Definitely make sure you see the waterfall on your way up (there’s a sign for it). The lower lake was pretty easy to get to, but the trail is a little hard to see/follow for the upper lake. Saw quite a few people fishing at the upper lake when we got there. Loved it!

Amazing hike! We took our sleds and had a blast.

trail running
8 days ago

Did a trail run on this trail on 1/8. Beautiful out there! While you are mostly immersed in the trees, I still had a lovely time on this trail. Wore trail shoes and microspikes and it worked out great! Only postholed slightly a few times because of stepping off trail, but the trail is easy to follow and mostly packed snow.

Nice easy winter trail but it doesn't compare to the views from other trails in the area.

snowshoeing
10 days ago

Hard packed to split. Floatation was ideal after as postholing was unpredictable.

snowshoeing
11 days ago

Pretty trail but not enough snow right now. The trail was groomed so much that we had to take our snowshoes off and hike instead.

As another review stated, snowshoes weren’t necessary until the split. The trail is packed hard and wide. Lots of people and off-leash dogs (most under control and near their owners, some not. Off-leash is allowed here. ). Beautiful scenery on both ends of the split in the trail!

Loved it! Spectacular

Did this hike on 12/28/18. Snow shoes not necessary for the first mile and a half. After that, they aren’t necessary but would be helpful. Snow is pretty deep after the split in the trail. We arrived around 9:15am and only saw a few people on the way out, everyone was on snow shoes or back country skiing/boarding. Got back to the parking lot around 11am and it was busy. Lots of off leash dogs running around. Absolutely amazing views, definitely recommend this hike!!

13 days ago

This is a beautiful trail. The snow is deep right now. Most of the trail is packed except the back section which seemed to be less traveled. The views are amazing. There are several different ways you can go to get to the actual cabin. This is the long scenic version. We clocked just under four miles to the cabin. Note: you must have a reservation to approach or enter the cabin.

Great Hike, My brother and I camped at the third highest lake. It was so much fun. We were woken up by mountain goats the second night. We posted a video https://youtu.be/6wEVmrBTh1M

Who doesn't want to hike to the highest point in Colorado?!? Several false summits, but well worth the effort.

Fun hike. A bit of light scrambling to get to the lake - numerous social trails (so pay attention to find your way back down easily). Parking fills up early.

Great snow packed trail close to town.

Good for hiking, snowshoeing or skiing

snowshoeing
17 days ago

Went snowshoeing here on 12/29/18 and loved it. No super steep slopes, not crowded, 4 to 5 ft of snow (powder as you get farther along). Only challenging part of trail is the distance since the road leading to the trailhead is closed it adds about 2 miles one way.

Have done this a few times in the past month, not the entire length, just a few miles out and back. Beautiful and peaceful trail! The beginning is a little steep but generally after that point it’s pretty flat. Heavily wooded in some parts and trail narrows as it goes deeper into the forest. Planning to come back once more in the winter to do the entire thing then probably again in the summer to see how the trail differs.

snowshoeing
23 days ago

I love this trail ! It was snowing but the trail was still easy, we were with our dog and we saw many dogs. I recommend !

hiking
29 days ago

The smell of the forest is great. interpretive trails go off of main trail and take you to mine shafts etc. learned about the gold mines which was interesting. Although it also made us get on a different trail for a while but it was easy to figure out how to get back on the Minnie Mine trail again. Nice relaxing trail. Round trip 1.5 hours including getting “lost”

This is an incredible trail -- but in the winter, it was TOUGH! We went today (12/18/18), and the entire trail was covered with snow. The first 2 miles, which we had parked at the entrance to Quandary Trail and had to walk to the Gulch trail, was fairly easy and very flat. Then, to the lower falls, was 1 mile, and it was extremely hard. We had hiking boots, but the snow was about 3-4 feet deep. Thankfully, it was pretty compacted down, but we kept sinking in every other step. The views were spectacular, which is why it's absolutely worth 5 stars. I would not otherwise recommend in the winter, unless you don't mind sinking in to the level of your knee!! Wish we could have gone to see the waterfalls, but sadly, the trail was so covered with snow that I wasn't able to continue.

Very pretty. We did it the weekend after Thanksgiving and there was plenty of snow. It was very busy midday. It was not very strenuous and a great first snowshoe for my out-of-town family.

Great views of the lifts - winter wonderland with rolling snow covered valleys

Absolutely beautiful. Steady-ish incline, but not too challenging for any beginner hikers or out of town guests. Take it at pace for a more challenging hike for anyone. Views are amazing the entire way, but especially at the end when you get to the split of the trail, to either head to the old mining cabins for spectacular views at the base of the mountain, or up the extra steeeeep leg for an additional .5 mile of upward switchbacks for another amazing view over the ridge.

Out of towner here. I consider myself in shape running 20-25 miles a week. This trail isn’t as easy as some reviews have said. Maybe I’m not used to the elevation like back home but this trail kind of kicked my butt with snowshoes!

Packed snow trail to the cabins and great views for the flatlanders.

Hard packed snow up to the mining camp. Could have walked with boots/spikes. But we snowshoed for fun and for the exercise. Plenty of snow for breaking a new trail in the cirque area. Beautiful, sunny day. Great place for awesome pictures!

Beautiful trail. Few people. Mostly shady. I highly recommend this hike.

Snowshoed half of trail 12/13/18 but unfortunately a storm rolled in and we got whited out and had to turn back. If you plan on snowshoeing be sure to have a solid pair with lots of grip. My MSR’s did great but my wife has a pair of Tubbs with one set of spikes under ball of foot and none on cage. She slipped and fell several times on side slopes

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