Hewlett Gulch Trail

MODERATE 91 reviews
#17 of 109 trails in

Hewlett Gulch Trail is a 7.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bellvue, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1341 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

rocky

hiking
3 days ago

Fun trail, would I do it again ehhh maybe not. Took the right fork which was probably for the good. Didn't like coming down all the switchbacks but in all great time.

hiking
7 days ago

This is a beautiful hike through varying landscapes. Plenty of streams to cross! If you want to do the entire loop, stay right at the fork an easier incline.

hiking
8 days ago

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15 days ago

18 days ago

Trail out to the loop portion is easy with lots of stream crossings. Loop portion is moderately difficult. Great trail!

18 days ago

I've been hiking this trail for 2.5 years now, the best place to take dogs off leash in close proximity to the Fort Collins area by far. Shade, water, and beautiful sights both on and off the main trail. Highly recommend but be weary of growing popularity this summer. People seem to be branching out past Gray Rock and coming here. Best to be early morning if trying to avoid the crowds. Cheers!

hiking
19 days ago

Multiple stream crossings on your way up. Large burn area from fire.

22 days ago

Colorful and diverse. You also get to cross the stream several times. Fun! Lots of dog walkers.
Some don't listen to leash laws.

23 days ago

Pleasant start in the valley. Then you climb up to a grassy mesa with good views. Upper sections are steeper and a bit exposed in a large burnt area.

24 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

Really nice hike with some unique scenery of the foothills, a bunch of streams to cross, and wide open hillsides to hike around. You'll hike in for a little over 2 miles and come to the fork of the loop. Going left is steeper but its pretty short and gradual enough that it was worth it to get that out of the way and take the long easy decent down the rest of the way to enjoy the views but either way is a good choice.

hiking
29 days ago

29 days ago

Spring runoff made this trail impassible at points because the trail crosses the river several times and there wasn't an easy way to cross without wading into the water. It was also overpopulated with very few parking places.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

Great little hike for anyone. Loved the cabins and the wildflowers were popping out.

1 month ago