Cucumber Gulch

Breckenridge, Colorado 80424

Cucumber Gulch

Cucumber Gulch Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This easy hike along the edges of Cucumber Gulch provides not only great views of the Tenmile Range, but also glimpses of a fen wetland that is considered prime habitat for the endangered boreal toad. Hike in the early morning or evening when the wild inhabitants come out. Moose, bears, beavers, foxes, coyotes, ospreys, bald eagles, and various duck species might be seen. The Town of Breckenridge has designated Cucumber Gulch a wildlife preserve because of its sensitive natural resources.

Trails do not enter the fragile gulch, but travel its edges. The town plans to install interpretive signs in the future. To experience Cucumber Gulch, hike first to the overlook near Shock Hill, which provides a great view of the whole gulch and its various ponds nestled in the forest. The Tenmile Range and Breckenridge Ski Area tower above the gulch. Look closely below to see if you can see a coyote or family of ducks."

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7/14/2018
This is a very pretty walk by a nature preserve. If you go make sure it's open, we tried back in June and it was closed at the time. The wetlands are lovely and we saw some beavers - so cute!!! The trail is well taken care of and easy so it's good for kids and beginners.
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7/10/2010
Very enjoyable trail through a pine forest, just off the Peak 7 ski area. Nice, views, good shade for sunny days, and a pretty easy hike.
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7/19/2008
The trail is great, however, the front sign at the Peak 8 Nordic Center essentially says "no dogs" ... so bummer for HappyDog! A good run, good with kids, but I guess not for dogs (HappyDog didn't get to go today, but I have been alone on the trail in the winter, it's pretty).
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6/27/2007
Very pleasant way to cap off a day at Breckenridge. An easy stroll with pretty scenery. It is a preserved area in a very developed area between the condominium complexes and the ski slopes.
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Trail Information

Breckenridge
Nearby City
2.2
Distance
150 feet
Elevation Gain
Several options
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 to 2 hours
Duration
Best from end of May to October
Season
USGS Breckenridge; Trails Illustrated:#109 Breckenridge,Tennessee Pass
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Activity Feed

Dec 2018