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Little French Gulch Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Breckenridge, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 4.6 mi Elevation gain 482 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Cross country skiing

Hiking

Nature trips

Skiing

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Chad Perrigo
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Hiking

Followed previous reviews and after 1 mile, of a100% dirt road, veered off to the left. There is a sign people! (I’ll try and upload a pic). Continued on for aprox 1.5 miles. This is up hill on a steady grade and mostly straight. It’s more like 1500’ gain. Bring bug spray. Cool cabin on the way. Meadow at the top. You could continue around from the top and loop back (with map) or dbl back as we did. 2 bike packs. Good hike just pretty basic.

LARRY Nettles
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The barricade on French Gulch Road has been moved a mile to the west and you can't park at the old trailhead. You must park at the Sally Barber trailhead and hike a mile on the road before you can get to the trail.

Kieu Le
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Hiking

Has any one hike this trail recently? How’s the snow and is there any wild flower this year?

Haley Gavin
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Hiking

Beautiful hike! There isn’t any spectacular peak views but you’re along a creek the entire time super peaceful! Pretty easy incline overall. Wish you could camp there!

Michaela Medrano
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Hiking

Very little snow on the trail. Nice secluded and refreshing hike!

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Scott Ehlers
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Hiking

IMPORTANT: The map for this trail is only partially correct. Little French Gulch is a trail that branches to the left off of French Creek trail after about a mile, and that is not pictured in the map above. French Creek trail starts as the main road and after passing houses, a mine, and crossing a creek into Natl Forest, begins to narrow and climb steeply through the treeline. TIP: If possible, bike the first part on the road, lock your bikes and hike once the trail narrows. There are still 2 large snowfields covering the trail but totally walkable. The view from the saddle was fantastic. Its always windy near the pass, bring a breaker and thank me later!

Ken Nett
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Hiking

County road that ends at avalanche blockage.

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Scott Limbird
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Hiking

Relatively tame out and back. Beautiful valley to walk through. The first few miles are on a fire road that puts a mine and a few houses. There were four big avalanches that crossed the trail this past winter - a ton of debris came down. Many people were turning around rather than picking their way through the rubble. The upper third is snowy here and there - creeks are very high.

John Joseph
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Hiking

Nice out and back trail following old road. Last 0.3 miles were in snow and thru melting snow.

Joe Bo
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Hiking

Fun hike up county road that goes well up to 11k feet. Keep an eye out for moose on the trail!

Katie B.
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HikingMuddySnow

The gulch trail was accessible as it is pretty much a road, not really a hike. The little French gulch trail was completely covered in snow, water and mud. Gulch trail leads to a nice clearing where the snow is pretty packed and walkable.

Scott Øssim
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Beautiful hike the whole way, barely any snow for 90 percent of it. Last quarter mile is deep snow and postholing, but an amazing view at the end. Great hike!

Mike Regall
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Hiking

There’s always a few people and dogs on the trail. Good views.

Christa M.
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SnowshoeingMuddyPrivate propertySnow

The road is the trail (French Gulch Trail). Little French Gulch Trail is a little ways up the road and, I believe, to the left about a mile from the trailhead. My family and I snowshoed this 'trail'/road. The views of Mt. Guyot and surrounding peaks were FANTASTIC. However, the road was extremely hard packed and slushy in spots. We would have been just fine using micro-spike for the road only. The minute you step off trail, you can post hole a foot or more in places.

Alicia Olson
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Hiking

Couldn’t actually find the trail. The trail head was easy to find but the only trail we found was the Sallie Barber mine trail. Also a nice hike but not what we were looking for so that was frustrating.

Kiki Teter
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Saw a moose family in a meadow!

Nicole Tow
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Hiking

We followed the trail shown on the app, and realized it stopped while we were still on the road. So we kept going. It will take you all the way up to French Pass between Mount Guyot and Bald Mountain. We had to cross a creek that I didn't feel comfortable hopping, so I took off my shoes. But it was totally doable and gorgeous from the top. The entire hike was about 9.2 miles and we saw lots of moose (maybe elk?) poop along the trail but no actual wildlife. It appears we came to the same point that the French Pass Trail does but we did it from the other side. Once you get past the boring road, this trail is incredible. (6/23/17)

KenandMarla Whelan
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Hiking

We weren't impressed. We followed the map in the app and basically walk on a road through houses.

Ali Tortorello
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Hiking

Wasn't very impressed, hiked on a dirt road then made it to the valley. Was told by a fellow hiker if we had continued another 45 minutes past the point in Alltrails we would have reached a beautiful vista. Maybe next time!

Scarlett Hughes
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Hiking

Fantastic hike! The first part is an easy trail through the woods. After reaching the road the trail continues just a short distance ahead. The most beautiful wildflowers we've seen on any hike. It gets really challenging about halfway up but we 59 year olds were able to get to the top where the view was absolutely spectacular! Don't miss the grave from 1864 at the beginning of the hike!

Sharon Moura
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Hiking

Beautiful scenery. moderate difficultly

Tara McKernan
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Hiking
First to Review

Saw a moose!

Matt Svoboda
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Hiking
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Abram Hickman
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Hiking
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Alex Almasan
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Paul Slater
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Nathan Dee
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