DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
715 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

rocky

no dogs

trail running
7 months ago

Did this as part of the Golden Canyon-Badlands-Gower Gulch loop. Had no problem finding the wash but once I was further in, it was hard to find any trail markers at all. A GPX map would be useful. I made sure not to take any side routes and stayed on the main trail. It narrows down quite a bit with high, interesting rock formations that close in overhead before a short, steep descent that opens up to the mouth of the gulch and 190 in the distance. Make sure to have supportive shoes/hiking boots if you have weak ankles--there are lots of large rocks that have been smoothed by water and deposited in the gulch over time.