Mica Mines Trail

EASY 105 reviews

Mica Mines Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gateway, Colorado 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.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
291 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

23 days ago

Great trail. Lots of shade, gorgeous views. Lizards everywhere. Kid and dog friendly. And the drive out from Junction isn’t super long but you still feel like you’re pretty far out.

hiking
1 month ago

Perfect short hike! Trail was beautiful and really clean/well kept. Just under 3 miles round trip. Took two dogs and felt it was a great hike for dogs.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike and is kid friendly. Not to busy of a trail and it is very well worn in.

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1 month ago

Didn’t know what to expect... local sales clerk at REI recommended! Totally thrilled with this hike! It was gorgeous!!!! Short easy trail and beautiful scenery !!!! I highly recommend! Make sure you bring water... I saw several hikers with no water!!!!

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail for a short morning hike. Dogs loved it! Great Canyon formations and mica found on the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy to hike and very family friendly trail. The kids had so much fun looking for the biggest pieces of quartz or mica. There is so much else to explore on the way in and out.

3 months ago

Easy quick “hike”! Great for kids.

hiking
3 months ago

First time up there and it was beautiful and not real long. Best part is there is more then one trailhead there so if you want more then pick another trail and go again!

4 months ago

Good family trail, easy for kids. Good views from the bottom of the canyon and pretty rock up to the mine.

4 months ago

great trail. My 5 and 3 year old were able to make it the whole way.

4 months ago

Really beautiful hike close to town. Best in spring or fall when the weather is cooler.

5 months ago

Excellent trail with beautiful views

5 months ago

Our family loves this hike! Our dog loves this one too. We usually go in the morning but so do many other people. Beautiful.

5 months ago

Super easy with lots to see! Took our small dog on it and he had a blast in the running water beds. The sparkling white mica rocks made the ground look majestic. Had a fair bit of traffic.

7 months ago

easy trail fun. going back with kids

7 months ago

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hiking
7 months ago

Great short hike with a nice mine at the end. Great for winter hike.

9 months ago

very easy hike, good for a day where you just want to get out for a few hours! brought doggo.

10 months ago

easy trail, nice walk fun to explore the granite mine.

10 months ago

This trial is much closer to Grand Junction (about 20 minutes) than it is to Gateway (about 1 hour and 30 minutes).

hiking
11 months ago

Great little hike with the kids 9, 6 and 4 with wife and the dog. Lots of fun rocks and places to explore.

hiking
Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Beautiful and plenty of shade!

hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Good trail! Loved the views. Went when there was some slight rain the forecast, which is dangerous in a canyon, so I wouldn't recommend it. But the views were very beautiful and the trail itself is easy enough for animals and children.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Great easy hike to do with the kids!!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

good for the kiddos

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Easy enough for the kiddos to tag along. Definitely a fun family trail.

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Monday, April 03, 2017

My girls and I love this trail. Great hike for families with children. Lots of opportunities for them to "explore" without going too far off the path.

hiking
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Pretty, although heavily trafficked hike. The mine is cool. Not a big fan of all the dogs and their "remains" on the trail, however.

hiking
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Great morning or evening hike in the summer. Very kid friendly, so much so that my youngest of 5 didn't struggle and enjoyed the hike multiple times.

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