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.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||1,700 ft|
|Skill Level||Well marked trail.|
|Season||Midsummer through mid-Fall. The trail is covered with snow from mid-November through mid-July.|
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