Grizzly Gulch Trail is a trek through dense forest with picturesque open meadows and fabulous views of Torreys Peak to the east and Grizzly Peak to the Southwest. Several water crossings and a bubbling creek add to the adventure. In winter, it is a snowshoe winter wonderland.

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There is no one here but us girls today. I hear this area is not yet well known, but soon I’m sure it will be, so try to get here quickly before it’s discovered.

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We began our hike about a mile up a slightly rocky dirt road (312) from the parking area just off I-70. Unsure where to park, we stopped at the signage for Grays Peak and started our hike. Its recommended four-wheel drive area from here.

During this hike, I did not see any signage for Grizzly Gulch. Recommend downloading the map before leaving home on allTrails app or a GPS device. There were several backcountry roads/trails leading off the path. 

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After several water crossings, it feels like we are deep in the valley, and it’s a beauty. Note: the water crossings in August were easy crossings, yet in spring and early summer, it is apparent you will get your feet wet. Adds to the fun. Bring your hiking poles.

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A moderately steady incline as you head deeper into the Gulch is a nice workout without too much effort. I am looking forward to snowshoeing this trail in winter and seeing these peaks again!

Another summer and winter trail in this area is the > Bakerville Loveland Trail. Paved for biking and hikers in the summer and a winter haven for snowshoeing and xc skiing in winter.

A trail to be prepared for with all the recommended essentials > Day Hiking Checklist


7.6 miles out & back

Rated: Moderate

Elevation gain: 1,679′

Arapaho National Forest

Dispersed campsites

Open to dogs, and horses





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