Well Gulch Natural Trail

EASY 9 reviews
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Well Gulch Natural Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bellvue, CO that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.8 miles 367 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips





wild flowers



Wildflowers and riparian ecosystem line this plush 1.4 mile trail. A self-guided nature tour takes you through the meadow, mountain shrub, Douglas fir, and ponderosa ecosystems, with stations along the way illustrating botany, geology and animal life in Lory State Park. For those looking for a longer hike, the trail branches off into the Timber and Overlook Trails.

Good for kids and beautiful.

24 days ago

Great short hike

25 days ago

Had a great time. it's a bit short, but a great fall hike

30 days ago

1 month ago

Took my wife and teenage sons to try this trail. Everyone loved it. Moderate elevation change, my wife and I aren't the fittest, and there were some tired legs. The views of Fort Collins and Horsetooth Reservoir were fantastic with some great photo opportunities. We'll definitely hike it again!

1 month ago

Took family with 6 and 3 year old kids on the hike and did the two mile loop with many breaks for the little ones. Just enough to have fun and get out of town for a bit. Easy hike

2 months ago

This is a great trail. My girls and I enjoyed the scenery and the slight difficult for them. It was a good day.

3 months ago

Beautiful hike and not very crowded.

4 months ago

Nice easy trail with lots of wildflowers and variety. I took Well Gulch to Overlook.