Mayflower Gulch is less than 6 miles from Copper and offers beginning hikers a fun and beautiful 2-3 hour hike.
View of the natural ampitheatre on the hike in.
Location: Drive roughly 6 miles south on 91 from exit 195 (Copper Mountain). The trailhead parking lot will be on the left after a deep valley.
This is a quick 4 mile round trip that offers spectacular views of the Ten Mile Range and an opportunity to explore the ruins of Colorado’s mining past.
GPS mapping of the hike.
Soon after you start up the wagon road look up and to your right, tucked back in the woods is your first sign of this area’s mining past. The path is a gently sloped wagon road and you will be accompanied by Mayflower Creek on your left. The hike in offers no shortage of things to look at, including ruined buildings, tailings from old mines and a dilapidated ore chute.