Wilder Gulch Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews
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Wilder Gulch Trail is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Frisco, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until September. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1384 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

snowboarding

snowshoeing

trail running

cross country skiing

horseback riding

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

Directions from Vail: Go 14 miles east on I-70 to exit #190, near the summit of Vail Pass. Turn right and park in the large parking area. Hikers can follow the Vail Pass Recreation Trail (a paved bicycle trail) to Wilder Gulch. Cross through the tunnel under the interstate which is just south and east, and follow the Recreation Trail to just before the stream crossing. Hike under the interstate bridge to the trail.

hiking
5 days ago

Great hike- low traffic- gradual incline and beautiful views. Water along the way for dogs. Easy to find trail head, ample parking and restrooms.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful. A few places were a little muddy but overall was a great hike. Very slow, easy incline. Wildflowers are pretty.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike off of Vail Pass. Uncrowded trail that meets up with a 4 wheel drive road. We followed the road and then hiked up to the top of Ptarmigan Hill also known as Shrine Mountain. Beautiful views!

hiking
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2 months ago

We did this trail with hopes of getting up to ptarmigan pass. We did get to the pass but the snow fields kept us from getting to the top of the mountain. Beautiful views and we had the place to ourselves. We parked at the rest area.

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike for all.

hiking
Monday, July 18, 2016

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Great hike but I never found the trail. Where the gps coordinates take you to is not a trail head. So my dog and I just hiked up the Gulch. Beautiful views and Beaver dam about half way up

hiking
Saturday, August 09, 2014

Park at the top of Vail Pass in the rest stop parking lot. Instead of walking down the bike path to access this trail, recommend starting at the east end of the parking lot where there is also access to this trail. (Small sign there.) Easy hike. Lots of wildflowers. Beautiful views and open meadows. Just takes a couple of hours at a relatively slow pace. You can go farther as well.

mountain biking
Wednesday, August 06, 2014

hiking
Sunday, July 21, 2013

A great High Country hike with open meadows, great views, and lots of wildflowers along the trail. For more pictures and trip report, please go to http://linhartphotography.wordpress.com/2013/07/20/wilder-gulch/