Hike to Mayflower Gulch

Colorado Mayflower Gulch

Added by Michael Gerpe

Mayflower Gulch is an easy to get to or hike to (2 miles if you don't have 4X4). Take in amazing views and explore cool old mining ruins. There are also great camping spots.

Getting to the Mayflower Gulch is pretty easy, you can either hike an easy 2 mile forest road or drive all the way to end (you need decent clearance for the drive). At the end of the hike you are greeted with a stunning view of the Old Boston mining site. During the summer, wildflowers are abundant, which makes for great photos. the trail is also popular for snowshoeing in the winter.

Pack List

  • Hiking boots
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Bring layers, the weather is always changing at 12k'
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Activities:

Camping, Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

4 Miles

Elev. Gain:

1000 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Scenic
Wildflowers

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How to Get There

9 months ago

Great views!

Hiked from the main parking lot up to the mining structures, then took the road that veers right at the top (south I believe), and went up and over the saddle. Not many people on that trail, and some great views!

9 months ago

over 1 year ago

Hot wildflower spot

Prime spot for wildflowers in mid-July and a great location for night photography.

over 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

Great Day Hike

This makes such a great day hike as well!

over 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

With sufficient ground clearance, you can drive right up to the meadow. However, if you hike you get extra photo opportunities at a cabin and mining site on the way up. Do bring appropriate gear for the weather. It was noticeably cooler and rainy at the site when we went.

over 1 year ago

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