Rattlesnake Gulch Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Eldorado Springs, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Did the hike yesterday. A good short hike. Took me about 2 hours including a break. Ran into a few people but not enough to make it crowded. Ascent got blood pumping. Excellent views and the Continental Divide lookout is a nice place to stop for a bit.
Rocky and a bit steep but has good flat parts too. Not too long so it's good for a lot of levels. Beautiful views the whole way.
Beautiful views! I've hiked here twice and it's been very crowed both times, although less so in the morning. Fairly consistent incline but not overwhelming, levels out between the old hotel and continental divide outlook.
Great hike for how close it is. Beautiful rock structures and some cool ruins from an old hotel that used to be up there.
A little crowded when I went, but gorgeous views!!
The afternoon rainstorm was a bit of a surprise but still led to a great hike. As others have mentioned I highly reccomend the short extra distances to see the railroad and the continental divide overlook. The trail is a steady, moderate slope almost the entire time, but the trail was very well maintained making it an very enjoyable trek.
Beautiful blue birds, the train and the Continental Divide overlook were highlights. The views were
amazing, and it was cool to watch the climbers. The loose rocks can be a little slippery heading down though; it was like walking on marbles in places. Wear good shoes!
Really beautiful hike. Lots of wooded, shady parts of the trail, with great views all around. Loved it! Was a bit windy at the top so make sure to layer up on colder days. It will be warm in the sun and chilly in the forest parts and at the Divide.
Visited this trail in the spring and got chased out by a storm. We were able to make it to the hotel ruins and Continental Divide overlook. I would absolutely recommend this trail. I would also recommend researching the history of the hotel before going, it makes it that much better!
Great views of Continental Divide and Crags Hotel ruins.
Pretty difficult and steep hike up to beautiful views of the Continental Divide. I enjoyed reading about the Crags Hotel Ruins (although people just love to deface signs for some reason) and we went over to the railroad tracks (caution: live track). Be careful in the winter for loose, underlying rocks beneath the snow.
Really nice hike. Lots of shade and amazing views of the continental divide. Lots of people and dogs.
Beautiful views! My gf and I loved this hike. I would have rated it 5 stars, but the first time we showed up, we were turned away; the canyon was too crowded to allow us in! That's definitely a first for me. Fortunately, we went on a Tuesday morning and we encountered very few people.
Fun hike with pretty views. I'm new to hiking, so I thought it was decently difficult. Was spooked to see a rattlesnake in the middle of the trail on the way down. Keep your eyes open!