Metberry Gulch 4x4 Road

MODERATE 6 reviews
#103 of 168 trails in

Metberry Gulch 4x4 Road is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake George, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

8.9 miles
2,053 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

trail running




wild flowers


The easiest of the three "Gulches" in the area, this trail still has a few challenges. One of three trails in the area known as the "Gulches." The other two trails, Longwater and Hackett are only partially opened at this time. Metberry is the only trail open all the way to the river. About halfway through the trail you'll break out of tree cover and into the remains of the Hayman Fire from 2002. While some vegetation is starting to come back, most of the trees are burned and dead.The end of the trail is a wide open area next to the South Platte River. This is a great place to have lunch and hang out with the family. This is an out-and-back trail and most of the challenge comes on the uphill drive out. Located in Pike National Forest. For current conditions call Pikes Peak Ranger District (719) 636-1602 The first part of the trail is fairly easy, but when the trail starts its descent to the river, it gets very steep with undulating terrain. Without good articulation, tires may come off the ground for brief periods, causing a sliding sensation that may intimidate novice drivers. Don't go down if you are concerned about getting back up.

off road driving
6 months ago

This trail was a lot of fun for a rookie like me, and my daughter. We went all the way to the end and back without issue in a stock wrangler unlimited with all terrain tires. A little steep at the end, but nothing we were concerned about. Very scenic.

off road driving
9 months ago

Very beautiful area!! Very easy trail for moderate built rigs, or decent driver. Just take it slow and enjoy the view (due to campers coming in and out).

11 months ago

This road is much more dangerous than people have mentioned. The last 3/10 of a mile are impassable without a rock crawler. There is only one way in and one way out, and at that very end of the road , it is almost impossible to get out. We have a 4x4 jeep and have been many places and won't go back again.

recorded Metberry Gulch 4x4 Road

1 month ago

off road driving
6 months ago

off road driving
Wednesday, November 23, 2016