1.4 miles
Distance
835 ft
Climb
-86 ft
Descent
00:41:44
Avg time

Rattlesnake Gulch Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Boulder
    , Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #80303 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 50 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

This trail is heavily hiked on the weekends. With an average grade of 10% over loose soil, it's a lung busting climb. The trail climbs more gradually in the counter-clockwise direction. While the trail doesn't offer the most exciting trail features, it does offer some great views of Eldorado Canyon and the Continental Divide.It connects to another section of trail to make a lollipop.

Access Info

Rattlesnake Gulch is a short but steep lollipop located in Eldorado Canyon State Park. It is the only trail within the park open to mountain bikes. Because the connecting Fowler Trail from the Doudy Draw system is not open to bikes, riders must enter through the park gates and pay the $4/day park pass for riding in, or the $9 vehicle pass.

Note that parking fills up rapidly on the weekends.Please only park in legal spots in the Park or at other South Boulder trailheads like Doudy Draw or Marshall Mesa. There is no legal parking in town or at the pool.

Disclaimer

The upper loop of Rattlesnake Gulch has seasonal closures for wildlife. Check for more info: https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/EldoradoCanyon

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Rattlesnake Gulch mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    748 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,063 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,812 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,063 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,811 ft
  • Grade
    10.021%
  • Grade max
    -19.435%
  • Grade min
    42.586%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    1,274 ft
  • Distance flat
    255 ft
  • Avg time
    00:41:44
  • Avg reverse time
    00:18:53
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      May 4, 2021 @ 4:59pm
      May 4, 2021
      reporter Surprisingly dry for all the rain yesterday.
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      • 7 miles avg distance
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      1 Review & Comments

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      co-mtb1938 (Feb 10, 2018 at 17:44)
       very difficult trail. should only be attempted in dry conditions. extremely fun if you know what you are doing.
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