Mayflower Gulch

Frisco
Drivetime
1Hr 30Min
FROM DENVER
DIFFICULTY
Moderate
700ft Gain
LENGTH
3.5 Miles
Out & Back
TAKE ME TO THE TRAILHEAD
NEW YORK WEATHER
WHAT YOU'LL SEE
Ghost Towns/Ruins
Ghost Towns/Ruins
Historical Sites
Historical Sites
Peaks
Peaks
Rapids/Creeks
Rapids/Creeks
Wildflowers
Wildflowers
Forests
Forests
THINGS TO DO

Adventure to a Stunning Colorado Ghost Town!

Mayflower Gulch is a must see if you are near Frisco/Dillon/Silverthorne/Breckenridge/Keystone. This trail takes you up to the abandoned ruins of the Boston Mine set amongst towering sawtooth peaks.

At just a little over a mile and a half each way to the cabins, this is an easy trail that offers out-of-this world views straight off the bat! The parking lot is large, but does fill quick, as always get there early.

The path is wide and a pretty gradual incline, making this for a great hike to bring the whole family. They certainly won't be disappointed with the views on this one. It's great for dogs as well, just remember to clean up properly after them!

The trail curves to the right, climbing through a gorgeous pine forest. Eventually you will see the abandoned town-stead. The cabins are a great place for photography and to take a step back in time and imagine what it was like for miners back in the day. Enjoy the cabins and please remember to leave no trace. Do not be like the countless idiotic others who chose to defile a beautiful place like this by carving their initials into the cabins.

Have a snack and enjoy the views at the cabins, and you may chose to venture out further up the basin. This is a great place for snowshoeing and backcountry skiing in the winter. In the summer, wildflowers are abundant.

Overall this is a fantastic trail for giving someone the whole Colorado experience. No matter the season, you will be in awe of Mayflower Gulch!

THINGS TO DO

Bring the Dog and the Whole Family!

This is a gorgeous, fairly easy trail up to the cabins. The trail is wide and not terribly steep. It's a great one to bring the pup and the kids!

Photography

The ruins coupled with the towering sawtooth mountains make for some spectacular photo opportunities. Bring the camera!

Snowshoe/Back Country Skiing

Mayflower Gulch is a perfect place for a beginner to pick up snowshoeing in the winter. Experienced back-country skiers will also find some amazing slopes up past the cabins.

Leave No Trace Bigfoot Sign
It is of the upmost importance that you always remember to take care of our precious outdoor spaces, and preserve them for future generations. Be as invisible as bigfoot and practice Leave No Trace Principles. For more info on how to be an environmentally conscious adventurer, click HERE!
GETTING THERE

This trailhead is about 6 miles south of i70, just off of 91. Take the exit towards Copper, and keep heading South. The fairly large parking lot is directly off of 91.

Mountain landscape

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