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.



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  Area/Length : 
2 miles (one way)

  Elevation : 
Trailhead: 10,400' - Destination: 11,900'