Horse Gulch

4.45 out of 5
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↑ 2,500 ft
↓ 2,600 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
Meadow look is generally ridden CCW. Ride Meadow loop to Stacy's Loop. Meadow loop is mostly flat, open meadow and scrub brush. Stacy's Loop gets a a little more technical. Take a Right onto Stacy's Loop. Mike's Trails is a little more difficult. Right onto Mike's Trail. Get a little altitude here - gives a good view of the meadow. Now with the junction with Cuchillo Trail. I opted a Right turn. This was a steep trail. Probably should have taken the Left. Cuchillo takes you back to Meadow Loop and the Horse Gulch gravel road.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Is there camping at the trail or nearby? -Jeff Barber

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Reviews (12)


September 5, 2019
raaiken Gramcounter  
Review: Great trails. But I'm only reviewing because I was curious why are all the photos from the college?

Granny Gear

August 20, 2018
Eddie3055 Granny Gear  
Review: This was my first trail ever. I came to Colorado from the East coast so the fire road to park killed me. I had a great time navigating the loose shale and terrain. I was on a rental and had so much fun I bought a new mountain bike when I returned home.

Similar Trail: None at the time

World Champ

July 3, 2014
Greg Heil World Champ  
Review: There are a lot of random, poorly-marked trails meandering through the scrub brush around here, but the true gems--like Raider Ridge and Snake Charmer--are well-worth feeling lost when you finally find them. It's like a treasure hunt!


July 3, 2014
JWanamaker Gramcounter  
Review: Amazing network of trails with some of the best riding you will ever do. From beginner to advanced, it is all here. Technical single track grunt climbing and downhill, soft flowing fast trails,jumps, etc. You name it, you can find it here. Simply a blast.


October 15, 2013
Review: Rode quite a bit of this in less-than-ideal conditions and it was still pretty darn fun. The Rocky Road trail is a lungbuster..and Snakecharmer was a blast coming down...although a lot different than I expected: less flowy, a lot more rock garden-y. Fine by me. Only problem was that some d-bag tore down all of the signs to Snakecharmer. We had to call the bike shop after we searched for the entrance for about 30 min and realized we had gone to far. Our suspicions were correct, and we hit the right entrance...but someone vandalized all of the signs along the way. Why are people like that?


May 21, 2013
Review: Well organized network of loops and connectors that allow you to create rides of any length your legs desire. Started in Horse Gulch and finished at Carbon Junction (made for @ 15 miles of sweet singletrack!).


May 14, 2013
dagreer Gramcounter  
Review: It's a good ride not to technical but can be hard on the lungs


April 1, 2013
John Fisch Epic  
Review: Excellent trail system--something for everyone--easily accessible from town. I found the Meadow Loop to be uninspiring, but it was quite popular and should put a smile on a cross country racer or more mellow rider's face. I found the real fun to be up on the ridge, with its long, rocky, technical ride and views off both sides and the fantastic gnarly lines plummeting back down to the valley.

Granny Gear

June 28, 2012
Joshb976 Granny Gear  
Review: One word amazing...RIDE IT NOW!


September 18, 2011
Review: Great trails to get a taste for Durango riding. A little something for all abilities. Good idea to ride with someone that knows the best combo of trails to get the most out of the ride.* Review edited 10/9/2011

* Review edited 10/9/2011

Horse Gulch MTB Trail 4.45 out of 5 based on 12 ratings. 12 user reviews.
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