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Washington Gulch Trail #403, CO

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Rated  Favorite Wish List CO > West
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Difficulty 3.5 of 5
Distance One Way 4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 9,642 feet
Elevation Gain 1,762 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,801 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 10
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6  2018-06-22 friendofThunderg
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author avatar Guides 16,882
Routes 16,052
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Jun, Sep
Sun  5:55am - 6:07pm
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Overview
The Washington Gulch Trail #403 begins a quarter mile north of the Gothic Campground and ends when it intersects the Washington Gulch Road, FSR #811. The heads southeast with a few switchbacks and then parallels Rock Creek for approximately 1.5 miles. It then crosses the creek, turns south, and begins to climb in elevation. It comes to an end at Washington Gulch Road. This is a very scenic trail and makes a great day hike. It is also very popular with mountain bikers.

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot

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    Most recent Triplog Review
    Washington Gulch Trail #403
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    This was just a little filler hike before we exited the Crested Butte area. I could tell the pups were a little beat when we woke up this morning, so I crossed Mt. Baldy from Paradise Valley off the list and opted for this pleasant and far easier hike, just down the road from where we car camped.

    The trail is in terrific shape and its highlights are really the first 1.25 miles, or so until you reach the trail's high point. Great views and wildflowers (we were a little early in the season, but the trail is known for its wildflowers) can all be had from this action packed first mile. After the high point and rock out cropping over looking the Gothic valley, the trail drops considerably. We continued the descent until the 2.5 mile mark and then turned around at the nicely flowing creek. After that, if was the somewhat steep climb and return the way we came.

    This is a perfect trail for families, those walking dogs and the less avid hiker who is still seeking big views and great scenery.

    Wildflowers
    A little early in season

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    Gothic Campground Access:
    From Crested Butte, travel approximately 8 miles north on County Road 317. The trail is located approximately ¼ mile past the Gothic Campground.

    Washington Gulch Access:
    From Crested Butte, travel approximately 1 mile north on County Road 317 to its intersection with Washington Gulch Road, CR 811. County Road 811 becomes Forest Service Road #811 at the forest boundary. Follow CR 811 for approximately 6 miles to the trail access.
    page created by HAZ_Hikebot on Mar 10 2010 12:41 am
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