Bartlett Gulch Loop Trail

MODERATE 36 reviews

Bartlett Gulch Loop Trail is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Twin Lakes, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
961 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

snow

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4 days ago

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17 days ago

Great hike for first time hikers!
Amazing waterfalls and Lake.
And the view of the Mountains, Aspen Trees and Wildflowers are incredible!

Great hike with so much beauty along the way, highly recommend. Aspens, wildflowers many streams and a beautiful waterfall! We took the lower trail in and back as the upper is a 4x4 road. Hiked to Lilly Pond and saw the beaver dam, go to end end of the small lake, turn around and prepare for the gorgeous view! The trailhead is called Mt. Elbert and this trail is part of the continental divide trail.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

We had a wonderful time on this trail. Took the lower trail both ways because the upper trail is a 4x4 road. Wildflowers were out in full force. Enjoyed seeing Lily Pad Lake at the end.

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2 months ago

There was plenty of changing terrain and absolutely stunning views once you get to the ponds. However, on the way down there was tons of run off at least calf deep which isn't easily hiked over without getting wet.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Did the trail with my bf and dog. Great views and lots of varied terrain. Nice loop with small lake views at the loop point. Also some nice side trails. Must for a morning hike.

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4 months ago

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9 months ago

Beautiful hike. Can be tough and very windy.

***One thing to note: the vertical rise and mileage on this page is wrong. The hike from this upper trailhead which requires 4WD to get to saves you some vertical rise but according to the maps at this upper trailhead, the total mileage out and back is 7.6. And the vertical rise is not a mere 1000 ft but 3970 ft.***

9 months ago

this was my second 14er. Pretty easy compared to the other one. Trail is easy to follow. like some else said, the false summits are a bummer to see.

9 months ago

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10 months ago