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.
dogs on leash
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.
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.
Great hike for kids. Went up on 9/24. Beautiful color all around.
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!
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.
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.
easy walk with pretty views.
Nice, easy hike. We saw some beautiful wild flowers, and took several off the off-shoot trails, too. Perfect!
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!
Great easy afternoon hike with the dogs and hubby. Loved seeing all the beautiful summer wildflowers! ❤️
A fun little hike to the reservoir. A good one for younger kids too as its not technical and a wide easy trail.
I absolutely loved it! ❤️
Beautiful wild flowers. Glad to see aspens coming back through the burn.
Nice easy hike with beautiful wild flowers this time of year (July).
This was an easy family hike for a gorgeous afternoon. It starts off on a wide path through the woods, then splits into two paths where you can follow a stream to the reservoir. It's downhill on the way out, which makes the walk back a little bit more tiring.
I hiked this trail with my two daughters 5 and 1 year old ( in backpack). Trail was nice and clear of snow, but there were areas of light mud, water, and runoff.