Mayflower Gulch

Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway America's BywayColorado Scenic BywayNational Forest Byway

Jacque Peak through a cabin window

How to get there:

I-70 west to exit 195. South on SH 91 5.8 miles past the Copper Mountain Ski Area entrance to a small parking area on the east side of the highway.

  • From I-70/C470 to exit 195
  • 70 miles 1 hr 25 mins
  • GPS
  • Parking Area
  • 39.4307 -106.1661
  • GPS
  • Cabins
  • 39.4140 -106.1481

In General:4wd vehicle with low range requiredHiking

  • Length: 7 miles
  • Driving Time: min. 30 mins

This route winds its way along a pretty stream towards Fremont Pass (11318 ft). The rugged scenery includes river meadows, alpine tundra, ghost towns and abundant summer wildflowers. The Scenic Byway continues on toward the Climax molybdenum mine to end at Leadville.

The easy, somewhat rough, 4wd road leaves from a corner of the parking area and will reach a gate near some cabin ruins in just over a mile.

Photo Ops:VistaswildflowersHistorical Site or BuildingsHistorical mining remnants

Terrific vista of Jacque Peak with the cabin ruins in the foreground. Wildflower filled meadows below an incredibly scenic cirque.

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