Mayflower Gulch Trail

Location: It’s 6 miles south of Copper Mountain on highway 91 so perfectly accessible.  Parking will be on the left side of the road if you’re headed from the Copper Mountain exit.

Nitty Gritty: 4 mile easy round trip.  Beautiful views of the mountains and an old mining camp at the top.

Cute boy not included in mountain views.

We seemed to have lucked out with our timing up to the mountains this year.  We may have had one last beautiful weekend, but I would have had to miss girl’s weekend in Seattle.


The latest report that- the wind has come and lots of the leaves are gone in the Dillon/Silverthorne area.


Luckily this hike is accessible year round and while I heard that it’s a popular snowshoeing location in winter… you don’t actually need the snowshoes.

Here’s the tricky thing.  Snowshoes are meant to trample through snow.  Once the snow has been trampled enough, snowshoes are not necessary.  Therefore, some of the ‘popular’ snowshoe trails can be accessed year round with some good hiking boots.

In case you missed it here… Let me give you a run down on how this particular hiking day went.  We walked along Lake Dillon all morning long.  I have no idea if we ate lunch.  My memory is telling me no.  Went back to our condo and took a 2 hour long nap.  Went back outside and did this quick hike before the sun went down.


This a great family hike, 4 miles roundtrip (2 miles out and back) along an old logging road so fairly well groomed.  In fact, we saw a stroller at the top so this may be possible.  It’s fairly easy with no steep up or downhills.  Perfect for an afternoon stroll.

The top of the hike is a deserted mining- something.  Not a town by any means but I think there are house like things at the top.  Along the way you’ll see old mining shafts, etc.


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