Young Gulch

young_gulch_headerYoung Gulch trail map (PDF)

Trail Location

Travel 11 miles northwest of Fort Collins on U.S. Highway 287 and Colorado Highway 14. Turn left on CO 14, and travel 13.2 miles up the Poudre Canyon. Turn left on the short dirt road leading to the parking lot and trailhead.

Trail Information

This trail is very popular with hikers and mountain bikers. There are several stream crossing on the lower part of the trail. There is no camping within 1/4 mile of the trail for the first two miles.

Topographic Details

Land Agency United States Forest Service
Trail Region Poudre Canyon
Required Fees None
Total Length 9 miles round trip
Min Elevation 5,792 feet
Max Elevation 6,966 feet
Total Climbing 1,461