We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Definitely do this easy hike!

This hike up to abandoned cabins at the timber line is easy for all ages. Most of the trail is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
candace m
Leesville, Louisiana
via mobile
Excellent Hike

Amazing views, great historic ruins. Easy hike if you are acclimated to the altitude. Don't miss... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jeffrey S
Read all 40 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent90%
  • Very good10%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“mining ruins” (8 reviews)
“ghost town” (5 reviews)
“jeep road” (3 reviews)
Leadville, CO
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (40)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 40 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hike up to abandoned cabins at the timber line is easy for all ages. Most of the trail is a dirt road near a brook. For most the trail ends at an old settlement with several abandoned cabins right at the foot of rocky...More

Thank candace m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing views, great historic ruins. Easy hike if you are acclimated to the altitude. Don't miss the old tramway terminal/ore bun further up the valley on the north side past the cabins– a must see if you like photography and shooting old mining ruins.

Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This was our first hike in Colorado and I think it will be hard to top. It took us about 4 hours but we stopped a lot for photos.

Thank garrymccracken
Reviewed 27 June 2017

My stepdaughter and her long-time boyfriend had their wedding ceremony near the cabin ruins on June 23, with some snow left in the area, it was just an absolutely beautiful setting. Forest road leading up was impassable due to deep snow in places. 20+ people...More

Thank Edward P
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We stopped to take a short snowshoe hike up this beautiful Valley on our way to Leadville. There are old mining era buildings still remaining above treeline. The trail is not steep and plenty wide enough for both skiers and snowshoers.

1  Thank Tjayhikes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

My friends and I came up from Oklahoma for a concert and decided to stop at Mayflower Gulch. It was breathtaking! Especially the views from up high!

Thank Eblair82
Reviewed 8 September 2016

From the trailhead near Mile Marker 16 of SH 91, it's about an hour walk up to a fork in the road. One fork takes you toward Atlantic Peak and some interesting mining ruins from the early 20th Century. This is a place to not...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Loved this hike, not to strenuous and when it opened up there were old cabins. The old buildings lent to great pictures using the old buildings with the mountain as a back drop. My pictures turned out wonderful !!!!!

Thank Kittsmommy
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a beautiful trail that eventually leads to a beautiful meadow that has abandoned cabins which we assume are from the mining days. It is a fairly easy hike to the meadow and if you need more the trail leads to a more challenging...More

Thank Kris H
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Mayflower Gulch is a beautiful dayhike close to Leadville, CO. From forest to alpine meadow to rock bluffs and snow-capped peaks in June. Definitely worth the stop!

Thank B K
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Aaron S
27 June 2017|
Response from Tjayhikes | Reviewed this property |
By now it should be snow free; at least up to 10,000 feet.