Mohawk Lakes Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Summit County, Colorado. It is within White River National Forest. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 11,102 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,491 feet. Along the trail there is an adit.
Mohawk Lakes Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"One would be hard pressed to find a prettier hike than the Mohawk Lakes Trail. The two Mohawk Lakes are very scenic and, as an added bonus, there is a nice waterfall in the creek below the lakes. There are also a number of interesting relics in the area from Colorado’s late 1800s mining boom. Mining camps were built in the vicinity of Mayflower Lake and Lower Mohawk Lake in the 1880s, and today some of the log cabins in these two camps can still be seen. Of course, most of the cabins have long since collapsed, but one has recently been restored and it is occasionally used as a bivouac by overnight campers. It contains a primitive sleeping loft and even a wood-burning stove to warm cross-country skiers and other winter visitors."
--David Day, Colorado's Incredible Backcountry Trails (Rincon Publishing).
"Crystal clear Lower Mohawk Lake sits on a bench with a backdrop of craggy peaks, waterfalls, and mining relics. To reach this gem, hike along the Spruce Creek Trail as it gently climbs through thick forest for 1.5 miles. After the trail’s junction with the Wheeler National Recreation Trail, various open areas provide glimpses of the silver ribbon of Continental Falls. After passing the remains of two old cabins, the trail switchbacks up a steep hill south of the falls through rock gardens of beautiful flowers with views to distant peaks. An optional hike takes you to treeline and Mohawk Lake."
--Maryann Gaug, Best Hikes Near Breckenridge and Vail (Falcon Guides).
"The Spruce Creek trails gently climbs through thick forest for 1. 5 miles. After the junction with the Wheeler National Recreation Trail, various open areas provide glimpses of the silver ribbon of Continental Falls. After passing the remains of a mill and two old cabins, the trail switchbacks up a steep hill south of the falls through rock gardens of beautiful flowers with views to distant peaks. Passing the top of an old tram, the trail snakes uphill then pops out on a bench containing crystal clear Lower Mohawk Lake with its backdrop of craggy peaks, waterfalls, and mining relics. Colorful wildflowers, ribbons of waterfalls, and spectacular peaks coupled with a close-up look at remains of the mining era make this trail a very popular hike."
--Maryann Gaug, Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area (Falcon Guides).
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