Grizzly Gulch Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
#85 of 118 trails in

Grizzly Gulch Trail is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.1 miles
951 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


mountain biking


horseback riding



wild flowers



I took the dogs here last week, and there was a stream with pretty high water crossing the path about 5 minutes into the hike. I didn't want to risk it, so we just wandered around the area, which has some really cool old mines. I'm going to try again later in the summer or fall, and hopefully the water won't be so high.

9 months ago

Trail is actually a 4x4 road located exactly where the trail head marker is. There is parking for about 10 cars at the trail head. If your planning on driving this trail, you better have some clearance, as spots get pretty rough. Beautiful views of Gray's Peak. Steady incline, yet you don't feel it, as it is pretty gradual. Great for dogs because the trail follows a creek up.

9 months ago

10 months ago

Good climb along a mountain stream. Ends at a water pipe.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Friday, December 27, 2013

Beautiful are but trailhead was impossible to find. We just parked the car and started walking. Ended up in the awesome meadow with great views but probably couldn't find it again if I tried.

mountain biking
Monday, June 24, 2013

It was unclear what/where this trailhead was meant to be. Ended up riding double track roads or abandoned mining roads for a bit, looking for the "trailhead" but couldn't figure it out. Riding toward the Grays trailhead was nice with pretty creek views.

Friday, June 21, 2013