Copper Creek Trail
September 6, 2010
This trail is a favorite of vacationers coming to the Purple Mountain B&B. It offers an easy drive up through the town site of Gothic and a trail that offers great rewards to the short and long distance hikers. The first part of the trail offers great view of Gothic, Baldy and Crested Butte Mountains with a waterfall (Judd Falls) a little over a mile in. For those willing to go the distance (11 miles round trip) there is a valley hike with multiple creek crossings ending at a lake after about a 1,800 ft elevation gain. It is not abnormal to come across people fly fishing at the lake either.