Hotel Gulch Road

EASY 4 reviews

Hotel Gulch Road is a 4.9 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Palmer Lake, Colorado that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for nature trips and off road driving.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
19 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

nature trips

off road driving

views

off road driving
2 months ago

Trail was completely covered in snow. No signs of anyone going down trail in quite some time.

off road driving
4 months ago

Late posting on the review.

This is fun, short trail that connects Rampart Range Road to the 67. For purposes of writing this review, I am beginning the trail off of the 67.

Passing the hotel grounds on your left (or alternatively on your right), you start to go uphill, towards a honeymoon cabin on the left side of the road. Prior to getting there, however, the trail was heavily covered in ice. When we completed this trail in reverse in January, we were coming the opposite direction and just did a controlled slide down. I am not sure of the current condition of that section.

If you continue up from the honeymoon cabin, the road becomes more rocky and bumpy. (We saw stock trucks on our route both times we have been through here.) The trail will lead up to a flat area where there is likely a pond in the summer time. Kind of a cool area.

Pushing further up hill towards Rampart Range Road, the trail is bumpy, but less rocky than the beginning.

This is an easy trail that has some scenic areas in it. As the name implies (Gulch), you will not get a ton of high-point scenic views on this trail, but bet it will be awesome in the Spring.

off road driving
1 month ago

off road driving
6 months ago