Spruce Creek Trail to Mohawk Lake and Continental Falls

MODERATE 256 reviews
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Spruce Creek Trail to Mohawk Lake and Continental Falls is a 6.2 mile heavily trafficked loop 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 April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1791 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

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.

hiking
50 minutes ago

Awesome! Very very icy but well worth it. Be sure to have the right equipment. We didn't but scenery was amazing. Waterfalls were gorgeous with the ice on them. Saw mountain goats at the top.

hiking
4 hours ago

11 hours ago

Very icy on Sunday 15 October. Promised to be very nice hike but within 2 miles I fell four times. I forgot to bring traction devices. I'll try it again next time with them.

hiking
20 hours ago

Trail conditions were as expected for mid October. Icy patches were scattered all throughout the trail. This will slow you down a tad, but the view from the upper Mohawk lake will not be easily forgotten. Incredible. Would absolutely do it again.

hiking
2 days ago

Great hike. Trail was a little sloppy and iced over in areas. Hiking sticks were a good help. Water at lower Mohawk is pretty frozen. Free flowing up at upper Mohawk. Saw some folks out today but nothing too crowded.

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

Great views! Spruce creek trail was very icy on the way up, so we chose to take the road back down.

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Well it had snowed the day before so the trail was very slushy most of the way. Turned around at the creek with the ice covered board as a bridge. Would have been nice in better weather.

15 days ago

A fun day of changing seasons in the Rockies. Winter arrived while we were hiking!

15 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

This trail is gorgeous with pretty woodland terrain and really nice views. Had a blast hiking it with friends!

hiking
21 days ago

Great trail with some spectacular mountain lake views.

24 days ago

25 days ago

Amazing views the entire hike!

hiking
27 days ago

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29 days ago

29 days ago

Gorgeous, definitely recommend taking this route to Mohawk lakes!