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Washington Gulch Trail #403, CO

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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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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Jun, Sep
Sun  7:22am - 5:18pm
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Washington Gulch Trail #403 is a 4 mile one way hike with 1,801 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 31 miles north of Gunnison Colorado. July and August are the best months to enjoy this hike.

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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    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Map Drive

    To hike
    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.
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