Young Gulch

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.09 out of 5
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Intermediate
10
miles

Singletrack
5,853
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
1:09
avg time
Trail Description
About this trail
Solid singletrack with many creek crossings. Forested and cool. Lower section is rocky and rooty, but there is curvaceous singletrack in the upper section. Ride up the gulch to the top of the hill, and decend at speed. Watch for bikers and hikers on your way back down. More technical than nearby Hewlett Gulch and Dadd Gulch.
added by dauwSingletrack May 20, 2006
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (11)
 


May 11, 2013
 
Review: Still closed for rehab from the 2012 fires.

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October 23, 2011
 
Review: First off AWESOME trail, i really enjoyed it. Trail is rocky in sections. Climb to the top and ride down, climb is really easy. I almost felt like I was riding flat land. Very technical trail, esp around the "stiarcase" area.

Similar Trail: Other "Gulch" trails

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August 18, 2011
 
Review: Medium effort climb up a wide canyon with some shade and water. Nice trail for a dog run. Few on the trail, some hikers.

Similar Trail: Dadd Gulch

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June 4, 2011
 
Review: Really fun, lots of creek crossing and a couple really tough sections, but the majority is just super fun singletrack

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December 1, 2010
 
Review: I loved and really miss riding this trail. It was my go to trail when I lived in Fort Collins. Its definately some work going up with some technical sections that really test your legs and your balance. Lots of rocks and stream crossings. Also, look out for the accasional Rattler on the trail. I came accross a few on my rides up there. Great trail and comimg down it is an absolute blast!!

Similar Trail: tons of stuff in the Canyo, Horsetooth trails

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June 23, 2010
 
Review: Great trail. Lots of climbing but well worth it. Be ready to get wet!!

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June 28, 2009
 
Review: Rocky and difficult on the way up. The creek crossing aren't too bad, but there are many sections where the large rocks, tight spaces, and short uphills combine to make you get off and climb over. The ride back feels totally different and is much more rideable and enjoyable; if ride in were as rideable as the ride out, this would be an awesome trail. Otherwise, it's just ok. It's fun to get a little wet (really only your feet), and the trail stays cool. We had a good time. Lots of hikers, families, kids, and dogs on the trail (Saturday morning).

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July 4, 2008
 
Review: This was one of my favorite trails when I was living in the Fort Collins area. Lots of technical sections but mostly gradual slopes which make these sections ridable. One crazy terraced hill laced with roots and rock ledges that is a huge challenge to ride up. Many stream crossings and great fun. When you get to the top turn around and fly back to your car in no time.

Similar Trail: Lots of trails like this in Poudre Canyon.

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July 4, 2008
 
Review: This trail is more of a hike-a-bike trail with all the creak crossings. Best ridden late in the season. I would rather hike this trail then ride it. Not one of my favorites in the area. I probably will never ride it again. Once is enough.

Similar Trail: None

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April 8, 2008
 
Review: If you like creek crossings, you'll LOVE Young' Gulch. There are 48 crssoings each way and some of them can are deeper than your hubs! You will get wet. This is one of my favorite early winter rides when the creeks freeze over and there is a covering of snow along the trail.

Similar Trail: Hewlwtt Gulch

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Young Gulch MTB Trail 4.09 out of 5 based on 11 ratings. 11 user reviews.
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