3 miles
Distance
1,500 ft
Climb
-287 ft
Descent
00:47:12
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Lion Gulch Trail

Lion Gulch Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Hermit Park Open Space
    Estes Park, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking
    #17869 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Forest Service

The trail drops abruptly from the trailhead then begins a three mile climb along a stream in Lion Gulch. It provides access to the historic area known as Homestead Meadows where eight homesteads were established between 1889 and 1923. Information boards provide background stories at each location. Hiking to all the homesteads adds another 2.8 miles. See Homestead Meadows Trail. Lion Gulch trailhead accommodates approximately 35 vehicles.

You can find more information at the Poudre Wilderness Volunteers website.

Dave at Redstone said it is 90% ridable. Maybe downhill, maybe by him. Expect to spend some time walking!

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More Stats for Lion Gulch Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,213 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,281 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,575 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,362 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,575 ft
  • Grade
    6.811%
  • Grade max
    -22.532%
  • Grade min
    45.286%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2,993 ft
  • Distance flat
    298 ft
  • Avg time
    00:47:12
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Status:
on Sep 23, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
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  • Green
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Lion Gulch Trail Trail Reports

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      Sep 23, 2018 @ 11:52am
      Sep 23, 2018
      Great going down, hike a bike going up for a few long stretches
      Jul 10, 2018 @ 8:22am
      Jul 10, 2018
      Lion Gulch is a ridiculous technical climb. I wouldn’t recommend it.
      Jun 1, 2018 @ 2:32pm
      Jun 1, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 5 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
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      • 34 rides
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      Jan 15, 2018 @ 3:38pm
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      Lion Gulch Trail, My City
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      Jan 15, 2018 @ 3:38pm
      Jan 15, 2018
      Lion Gulch Trail, My City

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