Deadman's Gulch Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews
#30 of 53 trails in

Deadman's Gulch Trail is a 10.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crested Butte, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

10.7 miles
2280 feet
Out & Back



mountain biking

nature trips





wild flowers

  • Parking, trailhead
    38.85939, -106.80523
  • Reno Divide
    Continue on Flag Creek Trail
    38.90754, -106.76341
  • Bear Creek Trail
    38.88064, -106.73197
  • Deadman Gulch Trail
    38.83409, -106.76122
8 months ago

8 months ago

off road driving
10 months ago

off road driving
10 months ago

mountain biking
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Rather remote and solitary trail. I was one of only two bikers on this trail when I biked it.

It starts with a long steady climb (not technical) until you reach Reno Divide. Then some rewarding singletrack down, but you will pay for the descent. Bear Trail is one long climb on a singletrack. Technical enough to kick my butt (especially when combined with the climb). Climb continues on Deadman Trail for a while, testing me all the way to the top--and then fast and fun switchbacks all the way down. Last obstacle between me and my car was Cement Creek (which I ended up stepping into :))