after hiking these Colorado trails…

Hike to alpine lakes, get above timberline, see old cabins, breathe fresh mountain air, smell the pines on 3 of our favorite hiking trails leading to some of Colorado’s most spectacular destinations.

You’ll love these trails, each offers something different … unveiling Colorado in unexpected ways.


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Views of the Ten Mile Range, Mayflower Gulch, Summit County

Distance: Boston Mine Camp, 1.8 mile
Rated: easy to moderate

You’ll be hooked on this trail after your first visit, even if you’re a seasoned hiker.

After hiking up an old ore road lined with dense spruce forest, a valley opens up before you and you’ve reached the real treasure, remnants of the historic “Boston Mine Camp” nestled beneath Mt. Fletcher and the Ten Mile Range. The surroundings are breathtaking.

Just getting started hiking? This trail will make you long for more! Simply one of the best first hikes ever to experience Colorado. Perfect for families and a fun way to try snowshoeing too. 

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MOHAWK LAKES – Breckenridge

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Hike to spectacular Lower Mohawk Lakes, Breckenridge, CO

Distance: 6.7 miles out & back (includes both lakes)
Rated: Moderate

One exceptional hike, you’ll be back to show your friends, family or whomever.

A must do if your desire is to see Colorado at its finest with alpine lakes, waterfalls, historical cabins, and climb above treeline all within one hike. Reachable only on foot, whether hiking or snowshoeing, this trial will definitely have you longing for more hiking adventures.

Since it’s not far from Breckenridge it’s become increasingly popular & very busy in the summer months with hikers and backpackers, if possible come in the off season.

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Waterdog Lake Trail, a Hidden Gem on Monarch Pass, CO

Distance: 4 miles out & back
Rated: Moderate/Strenuous

Hiking enthusiasts this is a trail for you.

Hidden on Monarch Pass, away from the crowds, this trail is a gem. You’ll find it a bit challenging, but exhilarating for 2 miles until you reach the first Waterdog Lake.

Beginning in a magical lush green setting with water trickling down, and little wildflowers everywhere you’ll soon be hiking steadily up a fairly rocky trail until reaching the top. Occasional creek crossing and suddenly your above timberline and the lakes are before you.

You’ll find lots of social trails and dispersed campsites. A great first backpacking weekend.

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Hoping these 3 very different trails, in Colorado’s High Country, will get you excited about hiking and make you giddy about getting out there.