Lovell Gulch Trail

MODERATE 58 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

trail running

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
5 minutes ago

I loved this hike! I took the counterclockwise way around the trail which was a good choice since the climb was very steady. There were plenty of offshoots from the trail in the first mile but after that, it's pretty easy to follow. My dog also loved it! Plenty of other friendly dogs to meet and several creek crossings where he could drink some water.

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7 days ago

Awesome hike with beautiful wildflowers and amazing views! Only saw one other hiker the whole time but we went early on a Monday. The only reason I gave it four stars is some of the views get obstructed by telephone poles... it's too bad but still worth it and an awesome hike!!! Would definitely recommend.

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2 months 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!

2 months 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.