Youngs Gulch [CLOSED]

MODERATE 10 reviews
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Youngs Gulch [CLOSED] is a 10.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bellvue, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

10.1 miles
1,584 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running





wild flowers




There are varying elevations which are easy to moderate with nice scenic views. There are also about 6 streams to walk through which are very refreshing for hot feet and your furry friend(s). Wear loose clothing and comfortable CLOSED TOE shoes. Also, make sure you bring plenty of water and a camera. There were several dogs off leash. Read the mountain lion sign before you start (which are not often seen but...)!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Awesome hike, lots of stream crossings, beautiful pond at the end. One of my favorites prior to its closing. Looking forward to the reopening next summer.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

This used to be my favorite hike before it was closed for repairs. This is the perfect spot for a short and easy overnight trip. It has twenty odd stream crossings, and is full of beautiful columbines. It has almost no elevation change, and is great for an easy day on the bike. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Trail closed until 2018.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Back in 2009 my parents, brother's family & our family did part of this trail with 4 young children (ages 7, 5, 3 & 2). There were multiple stream crossings, but it wasn't bad at all. (Of course during high run-off it might be a lot more challenging.) The trail wasn't terribly difficult as I recall. It was well marked, well maintained, and very interesting to all of the children especially. We all loved this trail & knew we would want to do it again when the kids were a little older. Then in 2012 the High Park fire happened. Young's Gulch was affected & has been closed since. Hoping it will really re-open by 2017. Also! In 2009 there were plenty of mountain lion warnings. Who knows how the fires changed the cougars' hunting patterns. But keep that in mind next year. Actually, we treat every trail in CO as if we need to beware of cougars.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Trail is closed right now. Sign says till 2017. Looks like it will be lots of fun though.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Not a good trail for winter. Crossing halfway frozen rivers/streams for at least the first mile and the trail is not marked well. 2 miles in I fell through one of the rivers.....I wasn't the only one.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

The trail is still closed until 207. Wish I'd read the other reviews!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The trail is closed until 2017.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

As of Sept. 2013 this trail is closed because floods destroyed it.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Quick fun trail that was surprisingly flat for all the elevation gain. Good to do on hot days as most of the trail is in the shade.