Explore the most popular birding trails near Copper Mountain with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Easy hike and the views are worth it. It's very muddy in places (mid-June).

Great hike. Easy-to-moderate difficulty, yet very muddy on the north side and waist deep snow on the south side. Until the snow clears, recommend doing just the north side.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Super fast leaving the Pass. Burning brakes for 2 hours heading South is exhausting. Loose gravel, very dry and major descents. Not a place to "just try out". Plan, pack and plan to be exhausted. Minimal water in late summer.

beautiful and excellent for kiddos and pups!

Good hike around the lake. Open and near the lake on the north side and in a shady forest trail on the south. Highly recommended for those looking for a scenic, easy, 2 hour hike.

Great trail. A bit slippery after fresh snow.

The other guy isn't kidding about it being a ruthless trail! It was steep and required some scrambling for sure. However, the views made it totally worth it. We made it to the miners cabin for a lunch with the most beautiful surroundings. Didn’t see any wildlife but saw enough scat to know it was close. The land around the cabin was scattered with the craziest red mushrooms and wildflowers. Just plain beautiful. Would definitely do this hike again.

9 months ago

Great views with mellow trail. Does get really muddy on one side of trail.

Beautiful, easy hike. A great option for an rest day or to acclimate out of town guests. My personal 3 day summit county program would be this day one, Mohawk Lakes day two, then the hard stuff like Quandary or Bald Mountain on day three.

Love the diversity of interesting views that you get on this trail. You'll be hard pressed to find better views on an easier hike in the area. Highly recommended! See photos on my Instagram @seesienza.

I brought my friend visiting from sea level. Perfect way to show the beauty of Colorado without any strenuous work. Super easy for me, perfect amount of difficulty for her. Good place to bring dogs for a nice 2.5 mile loop walk. Was a bit muddy in parts and we both slipped and fell - we laughed it off. Highly recommend for a recovery day!

WOW! Ruthless for just a lil' guy! This trail is not to be taken lightly, 800+ feet in just over a mile. Up, up, up! Tonz of mushrooms and a little miner cabin 3/4 of the way up with a very good view to the west. Don't stop though...even though you are spent...just one final climb! Atop you'll be greeted with a grassy/evergreen flat and an incredible view of Mayflower Gulch to the East. Never found the swinging bench tho. At the time of the hike up I'd of told yah it was miserable...now I look back and it was a heck of a hike! Enjoy!


10 months ago

Really easy and BEAUTIFUL trail! Great for bringing family from out of town.

This is a beautiful hike but beware that it is NOT EASY. The woodsy portion has many rocks, tree roots and many small changes in elevation. The flatter portion can be quite muddy and slippery. I would rate the trail a strong Moderate. Again, very beautiful, but know what you are getting into.

It was a beautiful hike. The north side was muddy because of the time of the year. Don't wear your good hiking boots. The views were unbelievable!!

This is one of my favorite hikes. it is perfect for after work when I just need to spend some time outside. Plus the views are great too.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Great trail! A little muddy at the beginning but not too bad. Cute swinging bench at the top.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Gorgeous hike with a beautiful vista near the Summit, complete with a wooden swing overlooking Breck.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

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