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Quick Facts

Spruce Creek Trail (Dillon Ranger District)

Average Time: 4 Hours from 2 WD trailhead
Beginning Elevation: 10,500 Feet (3273.1 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 1,500 Feet (467.6 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 12,000 Feet (3740.6 Meters) at Mohawk Lakes
Length, One-way: 3.1 Miles (5.17 Kilometers) from 2 WD trailhead
Length, One-way: 1.5 Miles (2.5 Kilometers) from 4 WD trailhead
Trail Number: 40
Usage: Heavy
USGS Maps: Breckenridge




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General Description

The Spruce Creek Trail, south of Breckenridge, leads to Upper Mohawk Lake. Hikers can begin at the end of the 2 WD improved road, making the trail 3.1 miles one way, or drive up the 4 WD unimproved road, making the trail 1.5 miles one way.

Directions from Breckenridge: Take Hwy 9 south of town. Turn right into "The Crown" subdivision at Spruce Creek Road. Follow the main road, taking left turns at most intersections. Look for blue diamonds on the trees while driving through the subdivision. These will help you through the newer intersections that may not be left turns. The 2wd trailhead will be on the left after approximately 1.2 miles. Four wheel drive or high clearance vehicles may continue 1.5 miles to the upper trailhead.

Directions from Beaver Creek: Travel 34 miles east on I-70 to the first Frisco exit (#201). Turn right and drive through Frisco to Hwy 9. Turn right on Hwy. 9 and follow about 9 miles to Breckenridge. Continue on Hwy 9 about 2 miles south of town. Turn right into "The Crown" subdivision at Spruce Creek Road. Follow the main road, taking left turns at most intersections. Look for blue diamonds on the trees while driving through the subdivision. These will help you through the newer intersections that may not be left turns. The 2wd trailhead will be on the left after approximately 1.2 miles. Four wheel drive or high clearance vehicles may continue 1.5 miles to the upper trailhead.

Directions from Vail: Travel 25 miles east on I-70 to the first Frisco exit (#201). Turn right and drive through Frisco to Hwy 9. Turn right on Hwy. 9 and follow about 9 miles to Breckenridge. Continue on Hwy 9 about 2 miles south of town. Turn right into "The Crown" subdivision at Spruce Creek Road. Follow the main road, taking left turns at most intersections. Look for blue diamonds on the trees while driving through the subdivision. These will help you through the newer intersections that may not be left turns. The 2wd trailhead will be on the left after approximately 1.2 miles. Four wheel drive or high clearance vehicles may continue 1.5 miles to the upper trailhead.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: June through October (NOTE: Seasons may vary depending on weather conditions.) .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open Updated: 1999-06-22 18:14:00.0


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Recreation Opportunities
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Related Activities
Lowry Campground - Lowry Campground is located on Swan Mountain Road, between Breckenridge and Keystone, at an elevation of 9,320 feet.

Prospector Campground - Prospector Campground is the largest on the Dillon Ranger District. It is located near Dillon Reservoir, between Breckenridge and Keystone. Prospector has one handicapped accessible site.

Wheeler National Recreation Trail - The Wheeler National Recreation Trail leads from McCullough Gulch, south of Breckenridge, over the Tenmile Range to Copper Mountain.



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Visitor Information:

Summit County Chamber of Commerce, 011 S. Summit Blvd. , Frisco, CO, 80443, Phone: 800-530-3099, Fax: 970-668-1515

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