Watrous Gulch Trail (#95)

  

A photo of a sign, including Watrous Gulch Trail, letting hikers know where trails will lead them.

Beginning in the trees, this trail climbs above treeline during the first mile. You pass through an area where timber was harvested along the Watrous Gulch Creek during the mid 19th century at the height of the mining days. Once above treeline, wildflowers surround the ground like a quilt.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Georgetown, CO
Restroom: Vault Toilet at Herman Gulch TH
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Off of Interstate 70, exit three miles west of Bakerville at the 218 exit. The parking lot and trailhead are on the north side of the interstate. Follow the Herman Gulch trail for a short distance then take the Watrous Gulch Trail at the fork to the right.

Activities


Hiking

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Day Hiking

Beginning in the trees, this trail climbs above treeline during the first mile. You pass through an area where timber was harvested along the Watrous Gulch Creek during the mid 19th century at the height of the mining days. Once above treeline, wildflowers surround the ground like a quilt.
Fire InformationUnless seasonal restrictions are in effect, campfires must be attended at all times and cold to the touch with the bare hand before being abandoned. Collection of dead and down wood is allowed; do not break branches from standing trees for firewood.
Difficulty Level: Most Difficult

Backpacking

Beginning in the trees, this trail climbs above treeline during the first mile. You pass through an area where timber was harvested along the Watrous Gulch Creek during the mid 19th century at the height of the mining days. Once above treeline, wildflowers surround the ground like a quilt.
Difficulty Level: Most Difficult

Winter Sports

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