3 miles
1,500 ft
-287 ft
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
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking
  • 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 mountain 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2,993 ft
  • Distance flat
    298 ft
  • Avg time
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Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to lion-gulch-trail trailhead (40.315067, -105.405450)
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Lion Gulch Trail, My City

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