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.

DISTANCE
8.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,053 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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
26 days ago

Metberry Gulch is a cool trail with lots to look at. The rock formations are endless and the mix of red dirt makes it a cool area. The trail has been nerf'd so the notch area I drove past and almost missed it. The giant rut at the bottom of the slab has been filled in as well making it more like coming out of a parking garage than a major obstacle. Even when this trail was "bad" my buddy did it in his stock Frontier, never been offroad before. If you'd like to see a video of the run I have one up at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-CwxL1FEHQ

2nd gen Xterra, 33" tires, 2" lift, no sway bars.

off road driving
1 month ago

My son and I had a great time! Easy trail but the views are amazing and the river at the end was a lot of fun to play in.

off road driving
9 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
Sunday, September 24, 2017

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).

Monday, July 17, 2017

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.

off road driving
2 months ago

off road driving
2 months ago

recorded Metberry Gulch 4x4 Road

hiking
5 months ago

off road driving
9 months ago

off road driving
Wednesday, November 23, 2016