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The Spruce Creek Trail south of Breckenridge, leads to Upper Mohawk Lake.

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 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.

Elevation: 10,500 feet

Ending Elevation: 12,000 feet

Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet

Usage: Heavy

Difficulty: Moderate

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White River National Forest, Colorado

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