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A beautiful hike for inexperienced hikers.

This is where we take visitors during the summer. It is a beautiful and comfortable climb with... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
David C
Frisco, Colorado
Beautiful Hike

This hike was relatively easy and the views did not disappoint. I would recommend hiking here... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Jennifer E
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“mining ruins” (8 reviews)
“easy hike” (5 reviews)
Leadville, CO
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

This is where we take visitors during the summer. It is a beautiful and comfortable climb with beautiful flowers and a few interesting ruins from the mining days. What you wear depends on the weather and temperature. In summer we just wear light clothing, and...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This hike was relatively easy and the views did not disappoint. I would recommend hiking here. There are multiple trails once you get out in the open but since it's all open you shouldn't get lost.

Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This hike up to abandoned cabins at the timber line is easy for all ages. Most of the trail is a dirt road near a brook. For most the trail ends at an old settlement with several abandoned cabins right at the foot of rocky...More

Thank candace m
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Amazing views, great historic ruins. Easy hike if you are acclimated to the altitude. Don't miss the old tramway terminal/ore bun further up the valley on the north side past the cabins– a must see if you like photography and shooting old mining ruins.

Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This was our first hike in Colorado and I think it will be hard to top. It took us about 4 hours but we stopped a lot for photos.

Thank garrymccracken
Reviewed 27 June 2017

My stepdaughter and her long-time boyfriend had their wedding ceremony near the cabin ruins on June 23, with some snow left in the area, it was just an absolutely beautiful setting. Forest road leading up was impassable due to deep snow in places. 20+ people...More

Thank Edward P
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We stopped to take a short snowshoe hike up this beautiful Valley on our way to Leadville. There are old mining era buildings still remaining above treeline. The trail is not steep and plenty wide enough for both skiers and snowshoers.

1  Thank Tjayhikes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

My friends and I came up from Oklahoma for a concert and decided to stop at Mayflower Gulch. It was breathtaking! Especially the views from up high!

Thank Eblair82
Reviewed 8 September 2016

From the trailhead near Mile Marker 16 of SH 91, it's about an hour walk up to a fork in the road. One fork takes you toward Atlantic Peak and some interesting mining ruins from the early 20th Century. This is a place to not...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Loved this hike, not to strenuous and when it opened up there were old cabins. The old buildings lent to great pictures using the old buildings with the mountain as a back drop. My pictures turned out wonderful !!!!!

Thank Kittsmommy
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Aaron S
27 June 2017|
Response from Tjayhikes | Reviewed this property |
By now it should be snow free; at least up to 10,000 feet.