Level: Advanced
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 1 riders

Mountain Biking Big Willis Gulch Trail

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#829 of 1,354 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#8,808 in the world

Running 5.9 miles one-way, this 12-mile round-trip out-and-back is brutally steep right off the bat, and runs up Willis Gulch past Willis Lake.

First added by Greg Heil on Jul 7, 2014. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter

    I've only ridden the lower section of this trail, but so far it wasn't anything to write home about: steep hike-a-bike and no real payout except for a steep descent. Of course, I can't wait to follow this trail all the way up to Willis Lake: I bet that section is gorgeous!

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