Young Gulch

Actions Embed
More photos »
10
miles

Intermediate

Singletrack
5,853
elevation (ft)
7.1
avg mph
57
ridden
43
wishlist
1:09
avg time

Out & Back
AVERAGE RATING
4.09 out of 5
About This Trail
added by dauw Singletrack on May 20, 2006
actions now above photo
 
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.
Rider Questions
 
Recommended Trails
Monarch Crest Trail
Fountainhead Regional Park
Gooseberry Mesa
Knott Pete's Rim
Zippety Do Dah
Vedauwoo
Amasa Back Trail
The Boneyard
South Shore Lake Pueblo
Chimney Gulch
Apex Park
Chutes and Ladders
Get Local
Trail Activity
what's this?
 
Recent Trail Check-ins
2 check-ins
 
on Aug 7, 2013
on Jul 22, 2013
 
kjschott on May 11, 2013
1 out of 1 readers found this useful
 
Review: Still closed for rehab from the 2012 fires.

Was this Review helpful? Yes | No
 
rxp_rider on October 23, 2011
0 out of 0 readers found this useful
 
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

Was this Review helpful? Yes | No
 
abegold on August 18, 2011
0 out of 0 readers found this useful
 
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

Was this Review helpful? Yes | No
 
zmiko on June 4, 2011
0 out of 0 readers found this useful
 
Review: Really fun, lots of creek crossing and a couple really tough sections, but the majority is just super fun singletrack

Was this Review helpful? Yes | No
 
dubinjs on December 1, 2010
0 out of 0 readers found this useful
 
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

Was this Review helpful? Yes | No
 
cucycling44 on June 23, 2010
0 out of 0 readers found this useful
 
Review: Great trail. Lots of climbing but well worth it. Be ready to get wet!!

Was this Review helpful? Yes | No
 
jmvdigital on June 28, 2009
0 out of 0 readers found this useful
 
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).

Was this Review helpful? Yes | No
 
Kwyle on July 4, 2008
0 out of 0 readers found this useful
 
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.

Was this Review helpful? Yes | No
 
reitzfc on July 4, 2008
0 out of 0 readers found this useful
 
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

Was this Review helpful? Yes | No
 
Beaker on April 8, 2008
0 out of 0 readers found this useful
 
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

Was this Review helpful? Yes | No
 
John Fisch on October 7, 2007
0 out of 0 readers found this useful
 
Review: This is my favorite short ride. To earn five stars at only 5 miles each way, a trail had better be pretty special, and this one is. It is consistently entertaining throughout its length. There are rocks galore and stream crossings by the dozens (no exaggeration). The thick forest also helps keep it cool. Go here to beat the midsummer heat and have a great day!

Similar Trail: Hewlett's if its cool.

Was this Review helpful? Yes | No
 
Young Gulch MTB Trail 4.09 out of 5 based on 11 ratings. 11 user reviews.
Get Directions
loading...
Create a free Singletracks account to get directions to this trail.

Trail Features
 
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
Trail Conditions
< / > embed
 
Loading...