Mohawk Lakes Trail

MODERATE 421 reviews
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Mohawk Lakes Trail is a 6.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Breckenridge, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until September. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1765 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

scenic driving

walking

cross country skiing

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

Take Spruce Creek Rd., just to the left of Goose Pasture Tarn and go as far as you can on this road.

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1 day ago

I can't seem to find a place that reviews the ENTIRE Spruce Creek Trail. Spruce Creek Trail takes you past Mayflower Lake, Lower Mohawk Lake, Upper Mohawk Lake, and if you keep going, it takes you through 4 additional upper lakes. The trail physically ends at the 7th lakes shoreline.

It is VERY worth it to have a four wheel drive and drive further up the road. If you do, there are 2 upper parking lots: the first one you run into has the first trailhead, and if you go even further, to the very end of the road, there is another trail head. Both are labeled "Spruce Creek Trail." I would recommend stopping at that first upper parking lot, not the second/furthest lot: this first lot takes you far enough up the very long incline of a road, which wastes so much of your energy, but ensures that you do not miss this very special stretch of the trail.

Wherever you start, it is 4.5 miles from the first trailhead to the end of the trail at the 7th lake, not including the hike back. It took approximately 5.5 hours with stops for lunch/snacks/enjoying ourselves. If you are taking the time to hike to Upper Mohawk, take the extra hour up to hike to the next four lakes. It is stunningly beautiful, the 7th lake being the most rewarding with a steady stream with fish jumping out all over the place.. Hiking back down from the 7th lake took approximately 2 hours. It was definitely a moderate hike, but if you take your time, you can expend the right amount of energy to get you there and back. This hike was stellar.

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1 day ago

I can't say enough good things about this trail. The farther you go the fewer people there are as more and more stop at the lower lakes and turn back. Very peaceful and serene. I wouldn't stop much on the bottom section through the forests...mosquitos will eat you up!

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3 days ago

amazing trail!

3 days ago

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3 days ago

Being from Florida this hike was really hard for us. But we did it and it was well worth it!. Don't forget your bug spray.

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4 days ago

One of my favorite trails no matter how many times I do it! If you have a high clearance 4WD, definitely drive the 1.5 mi past Spruce Creek trailhead to save your legs and go to all five latkes...yes, there are 3 lakes after Upper Mohawk. This hike is at elevation, has some rocks to scramble over and is definitely an intermediate hike...wear good sturdy shoes and bug spray! Beautiful wildflowers, waterfall, wildlife and spectacular views. You will earn the views, but it's worth it! Go early before storms build.

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5 days ago

5 days ago

Amazing trail with spectacular views. We were so glad we decided to go right once we hit Upper Mohawk Lake. We saw 3 or 4 more lakes, and it flattened out in a beautiful valley full of wild flowers and rocks.

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9 days ago

Great hike! Definitely go early, has a few "moderate" sections. Will do again.

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9 days ago

If you're adventurous, scramble up the path beside Continental Falls on the way up. You'll be up close and personal with the falls and get great views of the valley below.