Lovell Gulch Trail

MODERATE 41 reviews
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Lovell Gulch Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Woodland Park, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1026 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

scenic driving

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

Directions from Colorado Springs: Drive 18 miles west on Highway 24 to Woodland Park. Turn right on Baldwin Avenue at the traffic light immediately east of the McDonald's. Continue driving straight on this road. It becomes Rampart Range Road within a mile. The trailhead is north of Woodland Park on Rampart Range Road, next to the City Road Maintenance Building.

hiking
10 days ago

trail running
12 days ago

Best to have your app out for the first 5-10 minutes as the signs saying "trail can lead you astray to the left if you haven't been here before. 15 May--66°, sunny. Great temperature, no snow in sight. Decent trail run, not much greenery or many water features. Trail follows power lines for over 50% of the distance. 3.5 stars. Nice to try once!

12 days ago

Be careful if you're following the map on the app as you do the loop. There are some parts that look like you're going off trail but you're still heading in the right direction. Just keep looking for poles with white diamonds.

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hiking
7 months ago

Great hike! Easy signs to follow along the way.

8 months ago

nice colors!

hiking
9 months ago

Our first hike in Woodland Park, and it was beautiful!

hiking
10 months ago

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11 months ago

First trail our family did since arriving. Great scenery, small stream crossing. Good for beginners.

hiking
11 months ago

Great loop along creek and through many aspen groves. Very green, return loop in counterclock direction spends a bit too long under power lines. Very accessible and good parking.

hiking
11 months ago

went today. ...we got caught in a bad storm and we went to the left and that had some pretty steep hills. Overall it was good

hiking
11 months ago

We hiked this trail today with our dog. We are older and new at hiking so this hike was quite a challenge for us. We did as one of the other reviewers advised and went counterclockwise when we reached the loop which probably saved our lives. The steep hill we went down was crazy.. cant imagine if we had gone the other way and had to hike up it.. I don't know if we would have made it. We did make it all the way around.. it took us 3 hours to do the 5 miles.. again.. we are old and a bit overweight... so we were slow. we saw young people jogging the trails.. The views were amazing and we were proud of ourselves for completing the loop. We had a little trouble finding our car on the way back.. probably because we were so exhausted... but all in all we had a wonderful day. Its a great hike but a challenge as there were quite a few steep hills.