Chihuahua Gulch Trail

HARD 26 reviews
#34 of 176 trails in

Chihuahua Gulch Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dillon, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1702 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

trail running

views

wild flowers

scramble

snow

washed out

Directions from Vail: Travel 29 miles east on I-70 to Silverthorne. Travel east on U.S. Highway 6 past Keystone, turn right onto Montezuma Road,FDR 5. Follow this road for 4.6 miles, turn left onto Peru Creek Road, Forest Service Road 260. Go about 2 miles, to the Chihuahua Gulch four wheel drive road on the left.

2 days ago

Had a great time. Loved all the amazing views! Not as hard as I thought it would be at all!

3 days ago

backpacking
4 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

18 days ago

Super pretty and worth it! The lake is turquoise!! The views are amazing the whole hike up. You do have to hike through rivers so be prepared. The trail splits so stay to the left the whole way and you should see the chihuahua sign. Not that hard. I'd say moderate since there's a lot of flats

hiking
1 month ago

off road driving
1 month ago

This is a very beautiful and difficult trail. You need good skid plates, 32"-35" tires would be best. You can get by with less but the large rocks will have you wanting as much sidewall as possible. Two deep river crossings 30" or so deep. Awesome views from the top!

1 month ago

Nice hike for family staying at Keystone.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

I loved this trail. I think it's rated Hard because if you go after some rains, there are two very swiftly moving wide streams and several large puddles you have to negotiate. But it's worth it for the views.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Lots of water and still patches of snow up top. Still very manageable. Be prepared to get you feet a little wet and bring extra socks if that is a concern. Go early in the AM to beat the after showers and lightening. While it is ranked difficult, it is not. If you do any Mountain hiking it is moderate to easy. The water and distance increase the difficulty. Relatively easy 6 miles.

hiking
1 month ago

We hiked up path (263) until we got to the crossing with Chihuahua Creek. Water was too high & fast for us, so we followed a faint trail along the creek up to the lake area. Good valley and meadow views. Roundtrip from trailhead was only about 2.5 miles and 650' elevation, but we parked about a mile from the start down the road.

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Amazing place to do hiking with your dogs. It's hard at the beginning due to elevation, but you can take breaks all over the way. Excellent view, worth the effort.