Coulson Gulch Trailhead


Image of the Coulson Gulch informational kiosk and trail with a meadow in the background

Coulson Gulch Trailhead provides access to Coulson Gulch Trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The Coulson Gulch trail remains partially closed on the south end due to flood damage. A Forest Order also prohibits use of the North Sheep Mountain Trail.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Lyons, Colorado
Water: None
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Boulder Ranger District, 2140 Yarmouth Ave, Boulder, CO 80301, Phone 303-541-2500, Fax 303-541-2515; Contact Us

General Information


From Lyons, travel 9.5 miles west on U.S. Highway 36. Turn southwest onto Larimer County Road (CR) 47. Follow CR 47 for three miles and veer left onto National Forest System Road 118 as the paved road curves right to enter Big Elk Meadows subdivision. Coulson Gulch Trailhead is to the left immediately after NFSR 118 crosses the cattle guard.

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