Spruce Creek Trailhead: Mohawk Lake, Lower Mohawk Lake and Mayflower Lakes, Photo Gallery, 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
Mayflower Lake, Lower Mohawk and the upper Mohawk Lakes are accessible from the Spruce Creek Trail just south of Breckenridge, Colorado. Lower Mohawk Lake (11,810') and Upper Mohawk Lake (12,073') are located just .4 miles apart along the south flank of Mt Helen. Mayflower Lake is a moderate 1 mile roundtrip excursion off the main trail. These lakes have been cited as one of photographer John Fielder's favorite Colorado hikes.
|Related Trails:||Mohawk Lake and Lower Mohawk Lake|
A hiker scales the steep, ill-defined granite slope between Lower and Upper Mohawk Lake
The east edge of Lower Mohawk Lake offers views across the lake and down Continental Falls
A steep climb out of the Mohawk Lake bowl leads to a level, open tundra in the upper valley
Pacific Peak (13,950') caps the upper valley, and is among the most prominent summits of the Ten Mile Range
After the Wheeler Trail intersection (1.5 miles) - the Spruce Creek Trail passes this beautiful meadow with Mt Helen looming across the way
The wide outlet stream of the 3rd lake above Mohawk Lake is notably rife with cutthroat trout
Mt Helen reflects in large ponds in the marshy meadows at the Spruce Creek - Wheeler Trail junction
View of Mt Helen and Lower Mohawk Lake from Mohawk Lake
Mayflower Lakes - 11,365'
The upper valley widens and flattens considerably above Mohawk Lake, allowing for easy exploration of open alpine meadows
A restored mining cabin now acts as an overnight sanctuary for bivouac and backcountry campers
Final approach to Lower Mohawk Lake
Lower Mohawk Lake (11,810') still frozen in early summer
The Spruce Creek Trail passes by several sets of ruins from the old mining days
Mohawk Lake - 12,073'
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