Monte Cristo Gulch

HARD 28 reviews

Monte Cristo Gulch is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Breckenridge, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1108 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

From south of Brecenridge on Hwy. 9,off of Housier Pass, Take Blue Lakes Rd. to the end ,where the Trailhead starts at the upper lakes dam, on the right side.

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

Really nice little hike.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

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3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great short hike! Very peaceful open space with a beautiful creek at the top. Very few hikers on the Saturaday in June that I went. It is possible to summit Mt. Quandary from this trail if you know what you are doing.

3 months ago

3 months ago

Challenging walk for those not used to the altitude. Would be beautiful on a sunny day.

hiking
4 months ago

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4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

The road up here was the scariest part. One lane with a drop off on the downhill. Then there's the warning sign about the path being an unmarked trail and you could die. After that the beginning is pretty steep and rocky. It flattens out a little but most of the trail is uphill and picking your way through streams. We didn't do the loop but stopped for a snack at 12,500 feet and went back down. Worried about cloud cover. Took about 1.5 up and another 45 down. Saw kids in this trail, would not bring my own.

hiking
5 months ago

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5 months ago

hiking
Thursday, August 25, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The views were amazing along the way. We saw pika, marmot, ptarmigan, and mountain goats! Some steep ascents and loose rocky areas. We turned right in the valley and hiked up to the base of Mt. Fletcher.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Beautiful place! Saw lots of goats and windflowers growing.

hiking
Saturday, August 13, 2016

There's a sign that says this trail is closed now