Moon and Gamble Gulches 4x4 Trails

MODERATE 1 reviews

Moon and Gamble Gulches 4x4 Trails is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Black Hawk, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

7.8 miles 2030 feet Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly


nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving


wild flowers


Lots of confusing roads but fun area to explore Remote, lesser-known mining area between Rollinsville and Apex. Route loops back over more scenic Dakota Hill, with side trip to remarkably preserved shaft house. Many unmarked roads complicate route-finding, so follow directions carefully. Great area for unlicensed vehicles. No parking at start, so drive in far enough to find wide spot to avoid blocking road. More parking at south end of trail at Point #9 and #10 above town of Apex. If you continue down road after shaft house, be prepared to turn around if gate is locked. Open all year, weather permitting. For current conditions call Roosevelt National Forest, Bouldler Ranger District at (303) 541-2500. Rating: Moderate. First half of trail is very narrow between tight trees. Not for wide or shiny new SUVs. Balance of trail is rocky and slow-going. Shortcut uphill on Forest Road 413.2 is a difficult, steep, rocky climb.

off road driving
8 days ago

A fun and easy trail system with some'm optionaln challenges, great views and quite a few side tracks.