Spruce Creek (Mohawk Lakes) #58

This trail offers a variety of scenery as it climbs through lodgepole, spruce and fir forests and eventually to Lower Mohawk Lake which is nestled against the mountain walls. Beyond this lake the trail continues a short distance to Upper Mohawk Lake where you can enjoy views of Mt. Helen and the rugged southern section of the Tenmile Range. Please stay on the established trail above treeline, the alpine tundra is very fragile.

This area is part of the 53,804-acre Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument, designated by Presidential Proclamation on Oct 12, 2022 to protect its important prehistoric, historic, natural and recreational values.


At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Closed to motor vehicles.  Open to Hike, Horse and Mountain Bike.
Closest Towns: Breckenridge, CO
Information Center: Dillon Ranger District; 680 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne, CO 970-468-5400

General Information

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco/Breckenridge, and travel south on HWY 9 through Frisco to the intersection of HWY 9 and Boreas Pass Road on the south side of Breckenridge. Proceed south on HWY 9 for approximately 2.1 miles and turn right onto Spruce Creek Road (Cty Rd 800). Proceed uphill on a good quality dirt road for approximately 0.1 mile and then bear left on main road through the intersection. After approximately 1.1 miles you will arrive at the parking area.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Lake and Pond Fishing

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking


XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
3.4 miles

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  Elevation : 
10,164 ft. - 12,129 ft.