Wilder Gulch Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
#44 of 176 trails in

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.

7.3 miles
1384 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



mountain biking



trail running

cross country skiing

horseback riding

wild flowers



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.

7 days 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.

10 months ago

10 months ago

Great hike for all.

11 months ago

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

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

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/