Priest Gulch and Highline Driveway Loop Trail

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Priest Gulch and Highline Driveway Loop Trail is a 15.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Dolores, Colorado that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September.

DISTANCE
15.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4356 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

camping

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

forest

river

views

Directions from Dolores, Colorado: PRIEST GULCH SHUTTLE DROP-OFF: Go 25 miles north of Dolores on Colorado Hwy 145 (12 miles south of Rico). Look for Priest Gulch Trailhead sign on west side of the road across from Priest Gulch Store. Turn left and go .25 mile past private property. Stay on the road and do not trespass. Trailhead has parking and horse facilities.UPPER ACCESS: Go north on Colorado Hwy 145 19 miles to Taylor Mesa Road (Forest Service Road #545). Turn northeast and go 15 miles (past intersection with Forest Service Road #547) to junction with Forest Service Road #52. Turn right and go 1 mile to the trailhead on right. If you begin here, the hike is downhill.

hiking
10 months ago

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Trailhead is across the road from Priest gulch campground

hiking
Monday, September 20, 2010

This trail is not near Bayfield it is near Rico!