Pickle Gulch 4x4 Trail

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Pickle Gulch 4x4 Trail is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Black Hawk, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.6 miles 1758 feet Point to Point

dog friendly



nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving




wild flowers


Remote, rugged area north of Central City Remote forest land tucked in behind surrounding private mountain property. Confusing at first due to few route markers so follow directions carefully. Connects to Moon/Gamble Gulch Trails (available as eGuide from FunTreks). Great area for ATVs, UTVs and dirtbikes. Open all year, weather permitting. For current conditions call Arapaho National Forest, Clear Creek Ranger District at (303) 567-3000. There are two short difficult sections, which can be bypassed. Tight brush. Not recommended for shiny new SUVs, but aggressive models with high clearance can do it. Tight brush may scratch vehicle. Various exit points in case you encounter a locked gate.

off road driving
5 months ago

Great Sunday drive trail. Don't do it alone! Most of the obstacles are easy, and there are bypasses also. This trail would be much harder if it was raining or snowing. Tight areas, you will get some Colorado Pin Stripping. Great spots for large camping or group cookouts. Did this trail on 09-25-16

off road driving
5 months ago

Awesome trail. Tight squeeze in some areas. Definitely recommend uphill and with an aggressive 4 wheel drive. There are some camping areas. We went at end of September 2016