5.3 miles
Distance
1,347 ft
Climb
-174 ft
Descent
03:06:08
Avg time

Young Gulch Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Roosevelt National Forest
    Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Ref Number
    #999
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular in reverse
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Log Ride, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #80590 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #53586 in Trail Running
    • #5476 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking

Nicely built singletrack winding along a lovely small creek. Fairly smooth for the first couple miles. Some janky rock gardens higher up push into blue-black territory. Many water crossings with ride-through and log bridge options. Expect to get wet. Lots of hikers and families here on weekends.

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More Stats for Young Gulch Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    1,173 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,869 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,051 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,869 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,041 ft
  • Grade
    4.2%
  • Grade max
    -21%
  • Grade min
    27.4%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4,091 ft
  • Distance flat
    3,635 ft
  • Avg time
    03:06:08
  • Avg reverse time
    02:07:06
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Status:
on Dec 4, 2021
Dry
Avg: 3.25 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Young Gulch Trail Trail Reports

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      Dec 4, 2021 @ 12:54pm
      Dec 4, 2021
      Trail was dry and dusty. Some water running in the streams. Trail has seen little use with encroaching plants in some spots in the last mile or...
      Aug 14, 2021 @ 9:46am
      Aug 14, 2021
      top 2/3 of trail is overgrown and covered in large thistle/thorn plants. Thistle is on both sides of the single track. Only the bottom 1/3 of this...
      Aug 14, 2021 @ 9:43am
      Aug 14, 2021
      top 2/3 of trail is overgrown and has tons of thistle lining both sides of the single rack. Only bottom 1/3 of trail is rideable.
      Dec 4, 2020 @ 8:18am
      Dec 4, 2020
      reporter Overland trail agents completed log bridge construction on crossings 9 and 10. The trail tread from trailhead to this point is clear, dry and...
      Nov 15, 2020 @ 8:11am
      Nov 15, 2020
      reporter Overland trail agents constructed a double log footbridge on crossing 7 to keep those toes dry during spring runoff
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 9 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
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      • 39 rides
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      andy-legrunge (Jun 29, 2020 at 10:27)
       Note that there is NO ACCESS to this trail from the top (Stove Prairie Rd.) The trail dead ends at a parcel of aggressively private land maybe a hundred meters from the road. Lame, but that's the way it goes.
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      • + 1
      getvert (Jul 7, 2020 at 12:22)
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