Lovell Gulch Trail
can be a cardio workout or a relaxing hike…
A nature lovers trail tucked just inside Woodland Park, CO, off of Rampart Range Rd. We accidentally found a small, weathered, hard to see sign “Lovell Gulch Trail”. So well hidden, I wonder if only the locals know it’s here.
Taking off through an incredibly green forest with loads of aspen trees we came to a crossroads on the path at a small stream. This is where you will find, going to the left, you go straight up (cardio workout!), going to the right, you find a moderate trail to the top and then you come straight down. We went right…
A hiking gem for nature lovers
Really pretty, easy going at first, then meandered up through higher terrain with granite rock outcroppings, tall pines and small open meadows. I can already invision how lovely this hike would be in the fall.
It is the middle of a beautiful Colorado summer and wild flowers were abundant throughout the trail.
A photo gallery of wildflowers … a photographers dream
We crested the ridge after 1.5 miles or so and began hiking across the top for quite awhile with nice views of Pikes Peak, Ute Pass, and the Sawatch Range. Snow on Pikes Peak left from winter giving the view that added extra “wow”.
Always beautiful … views of Pikes Peak
Sweet hike. Nice spots on top for lunch. Not to many people about.
4.9 mile loop
1026 ft. Elevation gain
Pike National Forest
Open to leashed dogs, bikes and horses
No motorized vehicles allowed
Located: Woodland Park, CO
Note: weathered trail sign is located next to the City Road Maintenance building.