A view from Mohawk LakeThere are plenty of things to do in Breckenridge, CO before the summer comes to an end, and we recommend taking a hike!  While many of the Breckenridge hiking options range in difficulty, there are plenty of beginner and intermediate trails that typically satisfy the average hiker.  One such hike is the popular Mohawk Lakes, as it is an intermediate level hike that sums up everything magnificent about the beautiful landscape that our mountain town has to offer.  A hike to Mohawk Lakes offers the opportunity to experience sweeping vistas, historic ruins and ore cars to waterfalls and close-up views of massive, rugged peaks.   Here’s a quick summary of the Mohawk Lakes Trail:

Open:   July through September
Elevation:  12,100 feet
Time:  2-3 hours roundtrip
Distance:   1.2 miles or 2.8 miles
Directions: Drive south out of Breckenridge on Highway 9. At about 2.4 miles from the last traffic light as you leave Breckenridge, turn right on Spruce Creek Road and proceed for about 1.2 miles to a well marked parking area and trailhead.

Whenever you are venturing into the great outdoors, please remember to bring snacks, sunscreen and plenty of water.  It’s also important to check the Breckenridge weather forecast before you begin your hike as the weather can change quickly. Be sure to let someone know where you are going and most of all, have fun!

If you would like to plan a trip to Breckenridge, call Breckenridge Discount Lodging at toll free1-866-476-2311 or visit www.breckenridgediscountlodging.com.

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