Butler Gulch Trail

HARD 194 reviews
#9 of 124 trails in

Butler Gulch Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Berthoud Falls, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1558 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowboarding

snowshoeing

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

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15 days ago

Good hike. It said its hard but its mostly moderate. Great scenery on the way up.

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24 days ago

Beautiful hike with water falls and amazing views. Quite steep, excellent workout!

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1 month ago

Love this trail. We went there twice this year. The flowers, creeks, awesome view above the tree line.

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1 month ago

This trail was fairly difficult. Steady incline all the way up. Water source for dogs, and lots of pretty flowers. Great views. At the top there is an old mine shaft that my dog and I are convinced is haunted. Enjoy!

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1 month ago

Absolutely loved this hike! Good steep incline through the woods, and gorgeous views above treeline. Was able to trail run down about half of it without worrying about big rocks/tripping hazards.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Although short, it's a steep enough hike. The mines/historical relics are a bonus that bump this trail to a 5.

Great trail, I would rate this as easy personally but my hiking companion probably would have rated medium to difficult. Beautiful creek crossings and wildflowers still in bloom on 9/1. Final turnaround point was confusing and we almost ended up on Herman gulch trail. look for wooden post as end of trail marker.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike with legit incline going up. You will get an excellent workout and it's well worth it. This has it all: Forested section with flowing creeks, mini-waterfalls and wildflowers. And once above the tree line, you're met with incredible views. There's an abandoned mining area with an old vehicle there. If one wants, the trail continues past the mining area and goes up about half of a mile to great views at almost 13,000 ft.