Rainbow Gulch

EASY 47 reviews
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Rainbow Gulch is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Woodland Park, CO that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.6 miles 267 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

lake

29 days ago

29 days ago

29 days ago

Absolutely beautiful .. great trail and the reservoir at the end is amazing ;)

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful hike at Rainbow Gulch with my hubby today! Will definitely be back!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail to acclimate yourself to the higher altitude hiking. I came out here with the intention of seeing the aspen groves but most all had already shed their leaves (10-14-16). Cute stream runs through... take the RIGHT trail at the mouth for a more rugged experience or the LEFT for a less rugged time. The reservoir is very low so you can see all the water lines, very cool! Will definitely do this trail again.

hiking
2 months ago

It was a great easy hike, out of the way enough that it wasn't crazy crowded. Once you meet the stream there is a trail on either side of the stream, the trail to the left is wider and had some great views of the aspens changing, but the trail to the right was still very easy to hike and a little more covered if you're into hiding from the sun like we are. Very enjoyable hike, would definitely take my visiting friends on this since it's not too hard and there's not much elevation gain.

2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful!

2 months ago

2 months ago

Great hike for kids. Went up on 9/24. Beautiful color all around.

hiking
2 months ago

Great Walk. Stay to the right of the creek. Much more trail like than the left side. Loved listening to the rushing water and the beautiful views from the lake. Will return in a few weeks when the Aspen turn. (Mid to Late September) Will be even more beautiful!

hiking
2 months ago

Great, easy trail. There was quite a bit of traffic, but there are some beautiful spots along the way to rest and take pictures. Will definitely do this one again.

walking
3 months ago

I picked a perfect day for taking this trail with my dog! Trees, flowers, grass were still lush. This was my first hike since having a total hip replacement in June. It was do-able, though I could not make the full distance this time. I'm looking forward to trying again in a couple weeks and getting all the way down to the reservoir.

4 months ago

easy walk with pretty views.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice, easy hike. We saw some beautiful wild flowers, and took several off the off-shoot trails, too. Perfect!

hiking
4 months ago

Fun trail! It's definitely easy if you stick to the wide path. If you veer off to the right on the single track, it's still easy, but more interesting. Walking to the lake is super quick, so we made it longer by going around the lake some. The lake was gorgeous, and my dog loved swimming in it. Will be back!

hiking
4 months ago

Great easy afternoon hike with the dogs and hubby. Loved seeing all the beautiful summer wildflowers! ❤️

hiking
4 months ago

A fun little hike to the reservoir. A good one for younger kids too as its not technical and a wide easy trail.

4 months ago

4 months ago

I absolutely loved it! ❤️

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful wild flowers. Glad to see aspens coming back through the burn.