Hike to Mayflower Gulch

Colorado Mayflower Gulch

  • Activities:

    Chillin, Camping, Photography, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Spring, Summer, Autumn

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    4 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    1000 Feet

Scenic
Wildflowers

Mayflower Gulch is an easy to get to or hike to (2 miles if you don't have 4. X4). 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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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!

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

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

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

This makes such a great day hike as well!

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years 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.

about 2 years ago
about 2 years ago

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