Spruce Creek Trailhead: Mohawk Lake, Lower Mohawk Lake and Mayflower Lakes, Summit County - Eagle County - Clear Creek County, Colorado
Spruce Creek Trailhead: Mohawk Lake, Lower Mohawk Lake and Mayflower Lakes
Summit County - Eagle County - Clear Creek County
Embedded within the southern flank of Mt Helen rest three striking alpine lakes: Mayflower, Lower Mohawk and Upper Mohawk Lakes. The lakes are accessible via the Spruce Creek Trail - a short drive from downtown Breckenridge, Colorado. Known as one of photographer John Fielder's favorite Colorado hikes, the trail to Mayflower and Mohawk Lakes provides some of the best views in the Summit County and is highly recommended.
|Related Trails:||Mohawk Lake and Lower Mohawk Lake|
After the Wheeler Trail intersection (1.5 miles) - the Spruce Creek Trail passes this beautiful meadow with Mt Helen looming across the way
Mayflower Lakes - 11,365'
A restored mining cabin now acts as an overnight sanctuary for bivouac and backcountry campers
A hiker trekking between Lower and Upper Mohawk Lakes - the southern section of the Ten Mile Range in the background
Final approach to Lower Mohawk Lake
Lower Mohawk Lake (11,861') still frozen in early summer
The Spruce Creek Trail passes by several sets of ruins from the old mining days
Panoramic views from the Mohawk Lakes are excellent
Mohawk Lake - 12,110'
Various sets of waterfalls accompany the trail from Mayflower to Mohawk Lakes
Looking down at Lower Mohawk Lake from the trail to Upper Mohawk Lake
Views across the wide marshy meadow near the Wheeler National Recreation Trail intersection