Herman Gulch Trail (#98)


A photo of the trail sign, Herman Gul. Trail No. 98. Trail is in the background.

Length: 3.25 miles ONE-WAY

Elevation: 10,306 feet - 12,020 feet

Trail Description: Begin at the Herman Gulch Trailhead. Starting on an old sawmill road, the trail emerges out of the forested trees within a few miles. The subalpine flowers add beauty to an otherwise rocky terrain. Towards the top of the trail, rock cairns lead the way to Herman Lake. This trail is a section of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail.

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At a Glance

Permit Info: No permit required.
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Hiking conditions are best from July through September.
Closest Towns: Bakerville
Water: Streams; treat water for drinking.
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles.
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Clear Creek Ranger District Visitor Services and Idaho Springs Visitor Center; 303-567-4382; Contact Us

General Information

Directions: I-70 westbound, take exit 218, three miles west of Bakerville.



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