Mica Mines Trail

EASY 97 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

hiking
21 days ago

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

hiking
1 month 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.

1 month ago

Easy quick “hike”! Great for kids.

hiking
1 month 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!

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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

3 months ago

Excellent trail with beautiful views

3 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.

3 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.

5 months ago

easy trail fun. going back with kids

5 months ago

Hiking

hiking
5 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

8 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
9 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
10 months ago

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.

hiking
Saturday, May 27, 2017

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Friday was wet, icy, muddy and fun!

hiking
Friday, October 21, 2016

NOT 5.3 miles. This trail is posted as 1.3 miles at the trailhead. But a good, easy hike all the same. Beautiful canyon and interesting destination.

hiking
Friday, September 16, 2016

gentle hike. popular with kids and school groups. otherwise nice canyon scenery. gets warm early.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

very nice hike with awesome scenery

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