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Gore Canyon Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kremmling, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.8 mi Elevation gain 341 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Camping

Hiking

Forest

River

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Rocky

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Getting There

Day Use Permit Fee: $5 The trail passes pine trees, primitive campsites, as it follows the river and gets steeper and narrower as it enters the canyon before dropping down to the river.

Primitive for fee camping, pit toilets, ample parking, boat launch Also for fee day use of the recreational area in order to access the trail.

Bureau of Land Management, Kremmling Field Office, or BLM Colorado State Office 2850 Youngfield Street Lakewood, Colorado 80215-7093 Telephone 303-239-3600 Fax 303-239-3933

The Gore Canyon Trail head is located at the Pumphouse Recreation Site at Launch Site #1. From Kremmling travel south on Hwy 9 for approximately 2.2 miles. Turn right on Grand County Road 1. Travel approximately 10 miles on County Road 1, then turn right at the Pumphouse Recreation Site sign. Follow the signs to Launch Site #1. On the northeast side of the launch area you will see the trail head sign.

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Rob White
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HikingBugsFeeRockyScramble

The first little section is wonderful, then it makes a right turn up onto death ridge. Haha. The 4 year old did a great job, but it was probably irresponsible to bring her. Haha. So many scary, eroded sections of the very skinny, singletrack trail. The destination is a large rocky bank with little shade. A fun hike if you like views of the river from an elevated position. If you want to walk closely along the river, skip this hike.

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Annie Lassiter
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Jen Hastings
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Nice trail along the Colorado river. Took our two pups on it today and found most of the trail to be snow covered. Slick In some spots but nothing that stopped our hike. Real nice views of the river

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Julie W.
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HikingBugs

Nice buggy walk along the river/canyon. There is a tricky point in the trail where it veers right that needs additional signage. About 0.5miles in you come to an open grassy area, you would think to continue the trail straight and stay directly along the river (but don’t!!! this is a faint eroded trail probably used by fisherman), but go right up the switchback and continue the official trail above the canyon for some nice views. This is BLM land and requires a day use permit that you can pick up at the registration stand when you enter, so bring $5!

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Csr Aguilar
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Teresia Swift
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Hiking

The river was high so we took the trail by the river for a while and had to skirt around flooded areas. Found a high trail to the right and the trail was much easier. Heights and gravelly spots makes it not a good hike for small kids or elderly folks. It was not super-busy and the views were amazing! Wear your good hiking shoes and mosquito repellent. Hiked with Laura, Matthew and Scott .

Ali W
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HikingOver grown

Trail was pretty overgrown after about a half mile in. Also on a sideways pitch so wouldn’t recommend for anyone with weak ankles.

Neil Bansal
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Nice trail along the Colorado river but a lot of erosion along the trail

Anne Sinclear-Prokop
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We loved it (7 year old not so much) as it it challenging!

Jeff Wright
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Hiking

Did this hike yesterday. Trail head starts at launch one. Tail is fairly narrow at points and several areas of the trail were starting to become overgrown. My wife and I used the trail to access the river along the way for fly fishing. There were several primitive camp sites along the way. The only other people we saw along the way were fishing. Overall a good hike with amazing views!

Jake Larrimore
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As others have said, a narrow trail along the Colorado River. Great fishing access though

Jennifer Kick
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Narrow trail but nice views along the River. We took our three pups about 1.75 miles in before hearing a suspicious buzzing/rattling (though we didn't see anything) that caused us to turn back. Some good places for the pups to take a dip in the River and a few places to camp for those so inclined.

Carol N.
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Beautiful hike along the Colorado River.

Cory Bell
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was amazing

Kathy R.
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Very narrow with very steep drop offs in places making it challenging with a large dog. Almost everyone we met had dogs off leash & there just wasn't room for them to sniff & do their dog circles. The sign in the parking lot said "extreme" hike, & the ranger we stopped ( couldn't find the trailhead--go to Launch 1) said it's "gnarly". We turned around about 1.3 miles in as trail too narrow with dog. The river is beautiful & would love to raft there.

Doug Neidholdt
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The trail is an out and back trail that follows the ridge above the river until the canyon walls are to steep to continue any further. Great views of the river. This hike is not for kids because the trail follows the very edge of the canyon.

Ashley Curtis
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Matthew Schober
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Mendee Moore
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John Sterling
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Mickele Bragg
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Maureen Bozsan
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Ann M.
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kenneth Johnson
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Alyson Ford
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