Rattlesnake Gulch

2.20 out of 5
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↑ 1,100 ft
↓ 1,100 ft
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Trail Description
About this trail
Great scenery, especially at the overlook . It's a brute of a climb, hitting 20% grade regularly, but it's not that long. The trail is basically up to the rail road tracks, and then down. Do the loop counter clockwise as clockwise, the climb is steeper and has very loose rocks, making it tough. Careful on the downhill, as it's fast and there are plenty of steep trail sides.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (5)

February 16, 2013
Review: This is for Skullbuster trail. I've run this trail twice now and headed out again today. Much closer than going to the gorge where its easy to get lost...not so here...gonna extend the run today to include orange trail.


August 30, 2011
broohaha Poseur  
Review: Nothing new to add other than I took a fairly nasty spill here. As previously mentioned: very difficult beginning, resulting in a lengthy uphill climb, but some cool views and the remnants of an old hotel. Didn't do the loop, and went back down the same route. Basically made a mental error, not accounting for loose rock, and went over steep trail edge. Compared to the other rides I've done now, this is not one I'll do again. (Regardless of the fall.)

Granny Gear

June 22, 2011
protocol82 Granny Gear  
Review: Rattlesnake Gulch is a great trail for hiking but not ideal for biking. The beginning is virtually impossible due to hiking steps and loose rock. The view at the top is great and the ride down is fast and hectic. I would recommend checking out some free trails because its a 8$ to park at Eldorado canyon.

Granny Gear

May 24, 2010
CURLY007 Granny Gear  
Review: More of a hiking trail that a MTN bike trail, LOOSE shingle rocks that makes the steepness a tire spinning nightmare. Was OK I guess, great views of the divide but not worth the money to access the park.


June 29, 2009
Review: Not a great trail. Pretty solid climb the way up, but not cool climbing - scree and such, not much fun. Way down isn't great either, because lots of people and not very good terrain. Underwhelmed.

* Review edited 6/28/2009

Rattlesnake Gulch MTB Trail 2.20 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 5 user reviews.
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