Young Gulch

4.09 out of 5
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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.
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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 (14)

World Champ

November 21, 2019
Review: Finally reopened!


July 1, 2017
Gdb49 Gnarly  
Review: Not open until summer 2018 and even that is a maybe!

Granny Gear

September 8, 2015
diycorey Granny Gear  
Review: Sign at trail head states Closed Until 2017.

Bunny Hop

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

Granny Gear

October 24, 2011
rxp_rider Granny Gear  
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


August 18, 2011
abegold Doubletrack  
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


June 5, 2011
zmiko Gramcounter  
Review: Really fun, lots of creek crossing and a couple really tough sections, but the majority is just super fun singletrack


December 1, 2010
dubinjs Gnarly  
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


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


June 28, 2009
jmvdigital Gramcounter  
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).

Young Gulch MTB Trail 4.09 out of 5 based on 14 ratings. 14 user reviews.
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