Lower Mohawk Lake Trail – Breckenridge, Colorado

Spruce Creek along the Lower Mohawk Lake Trail near Breckenridge

Location: Off Highway 9 south of Breckenridge

Trail Length: About 5.0 miles, in and back trail

Elevation Gain: About 1,000 feet

Notable Features: This is a moderate trail that falls just below the strenuous level. At 5 miles and with 1,000 feet in elevation, it isn’t the most knee-busting trail out there, but the entire trail is above the 10,000-foot mark, making it harder for those not used to the altitude. The trail parallels Spruce Creek for part of the way, and the journey is worth it for the up-close view of Continental Falls. If you go a little further than I did, you’ll reach Mohawk Lake.

Hyperlapse video of Continental Falls feeding into Spruce Creek.

  • Spruce Creek along the Lower Mohawk Lake Trail near Breckenridge
  • Lower Mohawk Lake Trail near Breckenridge
  • Spruce Creek along the Lower Mohawk Lake Trail near Breckenridge
  • Lower Mohawk Lake Trail near Breckenridge
  • Lower Mohawk Lake Trail near Breckenridge
  • Continental Falls on Lower Mohawk Lake Trail near Breckenridge

Elevation profile:

Lower Mohawk Lake Trail