Herman Gulch Trail

MODERATE 408 reviews
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Herman Gulch Trail is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1814 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

skiing

snowshoeing

cross country skiing

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Directions from Idaho Springs, Georgetown: Take exit 218 off of I-70. At the stop sign turn right and then turn right again and take the frontage road east to the parking area. The trail begins by the restrooms in the parking lot.

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Absolutely beautiful. Tough hike up, but well worth it once you get to the top.

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Beautiful trail, great views

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Very nice trail.

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A small rainstorm made for a fairly empty trail on a Sunday afternoon. Small patches of mud and a few streams meant waterproof boots were a plus. The lake is above tree line, so watching for lightning is a must. Wildflowers are still in bloom.
A quick note for low-clearance vehicles--the entry to the parking lot at the TH is eroded and riddled with deep ruts and potholes. Drive slow, homie.

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