Hadley Gulch Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews
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Hadley Gulch Trail is a 8.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near New Castle, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.4 miles
3146 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash




horseback riding

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running



The first mile of the trail slopes moderately, but becomes more rocky and difficult as it enters the gulch and increases in elevation. The trail is mainly in oak brush and pinon/juniper with some willow and aspen vegetation types along the trail. Excellent wildlife viewing.

7 months ago

I haven’t done the whole thing, but there are some beautiful views in miles 2 and 3 that make it a hike worth doing at least once.

8 months ago

This is a great day hike!

Monday, May 15, 2017

This is a nice ravine hike. The creek is dry at the bottom (must be underground) but about 2 miles up there is a nice creek. The sign says it opens for summer on 5/21. We went 5/13 and trail was somewhat overgrown with some rough creek crossings, but was still fun. Did not find a flat place to camp until 3+ miles in, stopped there. This is an unrelenting moderately steep hike.

rock climbing
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Probably one of my favorite places I've visited. Hot for hiking but there is access to water for pets. Beautiful place for climbing and the road there is calming. No pets were on leash, like most Colorado hikes, just a heads up. Highly recommend to anyone.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Beautiful and pretty walking trail! The path is nice for feet, at least the first third, distance-wise... bring dogs and water bottle! Click on the photo we just got up!

Friday, October 09, 2015

Hard steep trail to nowhere. Good workout but heavily trafficked bear trail.

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