Rattlesnake Gulch Trail

MODERATE 301 reviews

Rattlesnake Gulch Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Eldorado Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1043 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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3 days ago

Such a beautiful hike in such a cool area, pretty close to Denver metro. Close enough (to me!) and short enough distance to be out for less than 4 hours and really feel away from city and could also make the doggo want to nap afterwards!

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Great hike

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10 days ago

It was a great hike, but going off of the actual trail onto some rocks is where the real view was. It was confusing to get back to the parking lot but eventually made it! A nice moderate hike with a great view when we went off of the trail, would do it again but not extremely challenging. Took us about 2.5-3 hours with a lot of adventuring off of the trail and we started in the parking lot where you first enter the park.

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10 days ago

Awesome trail. pretty good incline. Worth it....

hiking
12 days ago

Great trail- take the side leg to the continental divide. Know that you will add time to your walk, as others mention, if you can't get parking so either plan to go early or maybe after the early shift leaves.

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13 days ago

Eldorado Canyon is an awesome spot for some quick hiking close to Denver/boulder. I've never had problems parking ($8) but I can imagine it's fairly busy on the weekends. This particular trail is a short, but fairly steep, climb that provides some glorious views of the divide, and some neat little off-shoot trails (if you're adventurous). The Eldorado Canyon Trail is nice too (and a bit longer).

14 days ago

This is an awesome hike! The loop is easy to follow and marked very clearly. There is a great spot that overlooks the continental divide and another spot with active railroad tracks. We actually saw a train go by on our hike it was pretty cool! The only tricky part is the parking. We went on a Friday mid morning and got one of the last parking spots near the trail head. I would recommend doing this on a week day or early morning on a weekend. Definitely worth it!!! There is a fee of $8 per car to enter the park!

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16 days ago