Hewlett Gulch (#954)

  

Horses and riders get ready to cross a small creek on the Hewlett Gulch Trail.

The trail leads north following an old road along Gordon Creek past foundations remaining from homesteads established between 1911 and 1925. At the two mile mark there is a fork in the trail. The main trail continues north and winds through a narrow canyon with many stream crossings before heading uphill out of the creek drainage into a meadow. To the left a steep and un-maintained trail is visible. This non-system route leaves the stream and eventually loops back to connect with the trail. Hewlett Gulch trailhead accommodates approximately 22 vehicles. (no trailer parking)

You can find more information at the Poudre Wilderness Volunteers website.   Download the Hewlett Gulch trail summary page and profile.

At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Trail Regulations: No motorized equipment, respect private property, removal or damage to historic artifacts is prohibited, weed-free hay is required for stock
Closest Towns: Fort Collins
Water: Water can be filtered and treated from nearby water sources.
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles.

General Information

Directions: Travel 11 miles northwest of Fort Collins on U.S. Highway 287 to Colorado Highway 14. Turn left on CO 14, and travel 10.5 miles to a bridge on the right across the Poudre River to the trailhead.

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
3 miles one-way

  Latitude : 
40.689087

  Longitude : 
-105.309952

  Elevation : 
Beginning Elevation: 5,680' - Peak Elevation: 6,100'