5 miles
Distance
288 ft
Climb
-3,693 ft
Descent
01:16:40
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Boulder Gulch Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Boulder Gulch Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Silverton
    , Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #27613 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This is a hardcore alpine adventure ride. Not to be taken lightly because of the remoteness, elevation, and exposure to lightning. Usually done as shuttle from velocity basin.

Its a little tricky find the best route up out of velocity but after leaving the basin it gets better. Steep climbing is the name of the game with some hike a bike. If it looks like dark clouds are moving in, get the hell down, lightning strikes are very common up here.

The top part of the descent is mainly natural wildflower meadows with the occasional rock carin to look out for. About 1/3 down, the trail is more defined. The last 1/3 of the trail is well established, fast, and flowy.

Makes for a long/ steep out and back from the Animas River side.

Don't trespass down into the mine property below the bottom creek crossing. Stay high and follow a road back to the edge of Silverton.

More Stats for Boulder Gulch Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -3,405 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,511 ft
  • Altitude max
    13,021 ft
  • Altitude start
    12,916 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,511 ft
  • Grade
    -12.871%
  • Grade max
    -71.512%
  • Grade min
    82.002%
  • Distance climb
    3,394 ft
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    782 ft
  • Avg time
    01:16:40
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
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