Lower Dadd Gulch Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews
#45 of 109 trails in

Lower Dadd Gulch Trail is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bellvue, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1666 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Easy hiking along creek/stream, up through ponderosa pines, aspens, and views of rock outcrops. Hike becomes moderate depending on your ability as it ascends through old burn area upto Dadd Gulch Road (dirt). Great hike for dogs.

3 days ago

Beautiful hike with good shade, awesome flowers (went June 18th), and a trillion butterflies. Not too strenuous with some fun stream crossing

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8 months ago

Total Dad trail if you know what I mean! Super kid friendly, great elevation gain, nice scenery, but crazy amounts of manure! Bummer it's open to horses but I understand. Check out big south just a little further up the road. Much better stuff going on up there.

10 months ago

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Friday, April 08, 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

Should have had crampons. It's really icy and muddy right now.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

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Monday, June 29, 2015

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Pretty great hike in mid June. Creeks are just high enough to be fun but not so high as to make crossing them too difficult. Everything was very green. Elk tracks and scat seen, so I can assume the elk are in the area. Overall, not too hard, but still very enjoyable.

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

My dog (Bandit) and I hiked this trail today and found that the spring (water) crosses the trail several times. Most of the crossings are easily accomplished with well placed rocks to step on, but some spots can get muddy. Take your old shoes if you don't want to get your new ones muddy! Great hike!!!

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Monday, September 02, 2013

This was a pleasant hike and a little more work than I thought it would be (in comparison to Hewlett Gulch). There was a tiny herd of cows on the trail, which was fine, except that there was a ton of cow pies!! I loved the ponderosa pine and scattered groves of aspen- along with the rock formations, this was a pretty trail.

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Went the wrong way and had to hike up the gulch which was rough but fun and worth it. Very secluded and mossy.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Good hike. Moderate. Good for dogs, didn't get to take Katie this time. July 14th was a great day, it was cloudy and it started to thunder. I was one hour into the hike and had to turn around. 40 minutes to get back down. Got in the truck and it started to rain! Good Timing!