Slaughterhouse Gulch Trail

HARD 10 reviews
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Slaughterhouse Gulch Trail is a 11.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bailey, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

11.4 miles 1994 feet Loop

dog friendly



nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving




wild flowers


Small hard-core loop trail close to Denver. A fun hard-core loop close to Denver. Most of trail is in the trees and not very scenic. Great route for winter snow runs. Watch for horseback riders and hikers. (Mud bogs east of Waypoint 05 are permanently closed. Plans call for east end of F.S. 101 to open after reclamation of bogs is complete.) High Point 9,500 ft. Best time to go: June thru October. Located in Pike National Forest. For current conditions call Platte Ranger District (303) 275-5610. Rating: Difficult. Narrow, tippy and rutted with washouts, small rock obstacles, tree roots and steep sections. Not overwhelmingly difficult for a well equipped, hard-core vehicle, but enough challenge to make it interesting. Roof damage possible due to tippy section through tight trees. (Trail conditions may be easier after maintenance.)

off road driving
1 month ago


off road driving
1 month ago

This is a moderate trail with the random spots to push it if you feel like it. It's a fun trip to take and not that far outside of Denver. This does bring a fare amount of traffic so be prepared for that. Most 4x4s with at least stock lockers and even some without should have no big issues. The trail does change as people go up it so this can change but with some good spotting you should have fun. As in all off-roading it's a good idea to have a good backup of water and food plus a additional wheeling rig. Stock vehicles may come back with some memory marks but they make for great stories with friends. Have fun and wheel on!

off road driving
2 months ago

First time driving off road. Was super fun! Lost my stomach a few times but managed just fine

off road driving
4 months ago

Men this was my first time off road whit my Nissan Xterra i had i lot of fun driving on 4x4 i recommend this trail i really love it

7 months ago

Great 4 Wheeling Spot lots of snow now beautiful
Areas.easy to get stuck so have a winch or a buddy with you in winter

11 months ago

off road driving
1 year ago

Great jeeping sesh.. Some large dips and some medium rock jeeping... Loved the puddles and water... Perfect loop to test some 4x4 w a little rock crawling...

off road driving
1 year ago

A decent trail that is easy and close to Denver. A great trail for snow wheeling. There are only a couple scenic vistas but its still a beautiful area. The famed mud pits are closed now but the 105 loop is open late into the year.

off road driving
2 years ago

Rough, washed out and lacking views.... It is close to city, that's about all it has going for it

off road driving
5 years ago

This is good easy trail for ATVs. However, a good portion of trail #101 is closed permanently making it a very short ride. The current 2011/2012 Colorado off-road map still shows the entire #101 trail open which is misleading. The open portion of 101 is only 4 miles long and only took 15 minutes to ride out to it's furthest point. If you take the 105 loop, it adds another 25 minutes. The total trail (101 & 105 loop) only took us 45 minutes to ride. If you live close, it's a nice little trail. If you don't, it's a very short trail for the effort.