Cucumber Gulch

EASY 68 reviews
#35 of 194 trails in

Cucumber Gulch is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Breckenridge, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until September.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
288 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

skiing

trail running

walking

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

snow

no dogs

Trail is TEMPORARILY CLOSED from now until July 9th for conservation and protection of the wetland wildlife.

hiking
5 days ago

Pleasant meandering trail. I recommend taking the free gondola from the base to the second stop at Grand Lodge. It's a short walk from there to the trailhead. Hike down to the Shock Hill gondola stop and get back on the gondola to return to the base. This avoids walking on the confusing streets in that last segment down.

hiking
6 days ago

Lots of development and roads cross the trails. Dust abounds.

13 days ago

Super easy, well maintained, nice little bridges. Connected with the Nordic center trails and made it over to peak 8 adventure park. Dry @11:00 after rains last night and this am.

hiking
17 days ago

Nice day 1 hike. Easy to navigate and some beautiful views.

We hiked this on Monday July 9, the day it re-opened. We started from the Peak 7 gondola and followed a trail behind a resort until we met up with this trail. I used the map to get us there, not sure where the exact trailhead is. We hiked down through a beautiful forest and meadow to Shock Hill, and took the gondola down from there.
We didn't see any moose, but I bet odds are better earlier in the morning.
Great trail for kids and acclimation, or if you're short on time.

hiking
2 months ago

Just so everyone who is interested in this trail knows, Cucumber Gulch trail is closed now until July 9th for conservation and protection of the wetland wildlife.

7 months ago

pretty but in the winter time this trail becomes the Nordic center so you cannot hike it.

hiking
9 months ago

We did it early november with a 6 and a 9 year old. It was a great little hike down, no animals sighting but very scenic. We loved looking at all the beavers huts and dams. We continued all the way down to the city center for lunch.

hiking
9 months ago

Great short hike around a beautiful stream. We didn't see moose but we did see prints. Highly recommend hike

hiking
9 months ago

Easy walking trail that borders along private property. Chances of seeing a moose are good but we did not see one as we were hiking in the middle of the day. Not much for views that are over looks, lots of woods and water.

hiking
Monday, July 31, 2017

Nice stroll through nature in Breck. Close to homes and gondola, but worth it if you only have 1-2 hours.

hiking
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Great walk through the woods with a beautiful running creek

hiking
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

I would rate this an easy hike. Good for wildlife viewing.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Although we love to hike with our dogs, the absence of pets and dirt bikes afforded a peaceful indulgence in a variety of lush meadows, airy woodlands, and mountain snow fed wetlands.

hiking
Monday, June 05, 2017

Wish I didn't have to give a rating to write a comment as I just wanted to let folks know that this area is closed until sometime in July.

hiking
Monday, March 13, 2017

Great trail for all ages. My husband and I are moderately experienced hikers and were very impressed. We've hiked most of the local trails and will keep this one in our top ten!

Friday, September 30, 2016

We "broke the kids in" here for their very first "hike". It's A beautiful area tucked into breckenridge neighborhoods but not a "hike" compared to most of Colorado. However there is a neat / beautiful high lookout point on the eastern edge that gave the kids a wonderful sense of accomplishment and wonder

Friday, September 09, 2016

Love this place!

hiking
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Tried to hike but trail is closed due to Moose calfing season. Trail should reopen July 5.

hiking
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Nice easy hike with very pretty views of meadows and ponds. We took this trail down from peak 7 and then caught the gondola near the end to go down into town for lunch. (Carried a 5 month old and a two year old in carriers while our 6 year old and 7 year old walked

Friday, July 24, 2015

Nice beginner trail with a few scenic stops overlooking a meadow. Even saw a moose at a distance.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Nice scenic easy hike.

hiking
Thursday, July 02, 2015

Tried to do this trail but it is closed until July 6, 2015. I gave 3 stars because it sounds interesting.

hiking
Saturday, July 26, 2014

I wasn't too impressed with Cucumber gulch at first; lots of houses, very few points of interest, although a lot of wildflowers.

There is, however, a trail marked Pence Miller on the northern end of the gulch which is quite nice. Pence Miller is much more secluded, and runs along a cliff from which you can overlook airport road and park ave. It ultimately loops back to Ski Hill Rd, so you don't have to worry about retracing your steps.

hiking
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Did this trail just looking for flowers with daughter. Found just a few but did find a huge moose and her calf. Very cool. Not well marked trailhead and views were below average

walking
Saturday, June 15, 2013

Closed for the summer!

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