Spruce Creek Trail to Mohawk Lake and Continental Falls

MODERATE 265 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.

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7 days ago

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7 days ago

Challenging incline for Floridians, but certainly worth it. Amazing views and the old mine was interesting to see.

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10 days ago

Lots of powder and ice, but wife and I did it without need for traction. Amazing views.

19 days ago

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20 days ago

Great walk but a bit icy up top and especially on the loop dirt road on the way down. Great views at top but note high winds and low temperatures topside. Saw many on the climb with inadequate clothing and shoes. Would recommend poles and grips but a really nice hike nevertheless. Next time would return via trail not roadway. Gps measured round trip from trailhead at 6.2 miles. As with other reviews top of trail not well marked with some tricky icy rock formations to negotiate especially on way back down

20 days ago

falls were partly iced over. very relaxing hike

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24 days ago

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26 days ago

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29 days ago

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1 month 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.

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1 month ago

1 month 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.

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1 month 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.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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1 month 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.

1 month ago

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