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.
dogs on leash
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.
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.
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.