Wilder Gulch Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Wilder Gulch Trail is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Frisco, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from July until September. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

7.3 miles 1289 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

snowboarding

snowshoeing

trail running

cross country skiing

horseback riding

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Vail: Go 14 miles east on I-70 to exit #190, near the summit of Vail Pass. Turn right and park in the large parking area. Hikers can follow the Vail Pass Recreation Trail (a paved bicycle trail) to Wilder Gulch. Cross through the tunnel under the interstate which is just south and east, and follow the Recreation Trail to just before the stream crossing. Hike under the interstate bridge to the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike for all.

2 years ago

Great hike but I never found the trail. Where the gps coordinates take you to is not a trail head. So my dog and I just hiked up the Gulch. Beautiful views and Beaver dam about half way up

hiking
2 years ago

Park at the top of Vail Pass in the rest stop parking lot. Instead of walking down the bike path to access this trail, recommend starting at the east end of the parking lot where there is also access to this trail. (Small sign there.) Easy hike. Lots of wildflowers. Beautiful views and open meadows. Just takes a couple of hours at a relatively slow pace. You can go farther as well.

hiking
3 years ago

A great High Country hike with open meadows, great views, and lots of wildflowers along the trail. For more pictures and trip report, please go to http://linhartphotography.wordpress.com/2013/07/20/wilder-gulch/