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Mayflower Gulch – Copper Mountain Colorado

Mayflower Gulch

Distance 7 miles
Rating moderate
Time 1 – 2 hours
Elevation 10,880 – 11,880
Type: Out and back dirt road
Season July to early October

Know before you go: Respect all private property at the begining and end of this ride. Most historic buildings are private
and fragile; please view them from a distance. Some of this ride is above timberline; be prepared for rapidly changing weather.

Parking: Drive west on I-70, taking exit 195 to Copper Mountain. Drive toward Leadville on Hwy 91 for 5.8 miles. Park on the left
in a large parking area.

Description: Follow the dirt road that starts at the end of the parking lot. Take the right fork at a junction and begin a steady
climb along the right side of the gulch. At about 2.3 miles, near timberline, the road passes a fork on the right (it climbs steeply
to a ridge and dead-ends). Continue straight, pass through a gate and ride past the remaining cabins of the historic Boston townsite.
The road climbs toward a spectacular natural amphitheater, veers left and reaches another gate marking private property.
Turn around here and return as you came.


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