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Hike to Mayflower Gulch

Frisco, Colorado

based on 6 reviews



4 miles

Elevation Gain

1000 ft

Route Type



Added by Michael Gerpe

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.

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Hike to Mayflower Gulch Reviews

My parents live in the Midwest and came to visit me in Denver so I decided to take them on a hike here. Dad loves historical places so he was in heaven taking photos of the ghost town. It's close to Denver and a good starter hike for people coming from out of state and need to get acclimated to altitude before diving into longer and more strenuous hikes. Overall it was a good hike, but the one thing I noticed was all the glass on the ground outside the cabins. I picked up two handfuls and put it in an empty ziplock to throw away later. I have no problem drinking and having a good time in nature, but use cans!! That could have been a bad day for one of the many dogs running around.

This is a truly hidden gem. My family and I can here many times as a child. The creeks, ghost town, snow capped peaks. Amazing view.

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!

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

This makes such a great day hike as well!

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.

Leave No Trace

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