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Mayflower Gulch

Length: Approx. 2 miles
Old Boston Mine & Scenery
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Below: spectacular view looking up the Mayflower Creek

Directions: Take I-70 west from Silverthorne to the Copper Mountain exit (exit 195). Take route 91 south toward Leadville for 5.8 miles. The parking lot for the Mayflower Gulch trailhead is on your left.

This short, easy two mile hike leads to the site of Old Boston Mine and some of the most spectacular scenery in the Tenmile range. Hike the road to the

right of Mayflower Creek past occasional mining ruins to a clearing just below the mine site. Go left  at the fork into the clearing to explore the ruins and the awesome views of Crystal,


a mining ruin on the right with some low clouds and haze beginning to cover the mountains.

Pacific, and Fletcher Mountains to the east and southeast. This is a popular trail for cross country skiers but in the summer season it  provides a perfect place for a family picnic and some relaxation or, a starting off point to the challenging 13ers that lie ahead.

For those who wish to conquer the peaks consulting the National Geographic Topomap for Vail, Frisco, and Dillon should prove helpful.

A vew out the window of an old mining ruin - imagine working everyday and looking out to see that view!

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