California Gulch Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews
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California Gulch Trail is a 15.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Silverton, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

15.8 miles 4714 feet Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips

off road driving





wild flowers

off road driving
7 months ago

Not a tough trail but worth the trip. We went in June and there was still lot of snow towards the top of the mountain.

off road driving
3 years ago

Jeeped this one as part of the Alpine Loop. Not too hard, but a little rocky. I always recommend people not take stock 4x4 vehicles on these mountain passes; rent a proper Jeep or ATV. But if you think you can do it, don't let me stop you. I just think it's a bad idea. Definitely no passenger cars....that's just plain dumb.

off road driving
3 years ago

Easy trail that starts at Animas Forks, over California Pass, by Lake Como, and over Hurricane Pass

5 years ago

Doable easily in a stock 3/4 ton 4x4 powerstroke nicetrail

off road driving
6 years ago

When I die, my wish is to have my ashes spread at the top of California Pass towards lake como.