Washington Gulch Trail

Crested Butte, Colorado 81224

Washington Gulch Trail

Washington Gulch Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Washington Gulch Trail offers several options. The main goal is the ridge at about 11,400 feet, with spectacular views of the Maroon Bells–Snowmass Wilderness and the Raggeds Wilderness. The flowers are sensational during July.

The hike starts at the Gothic-side trailhead, climbing through fields of wildflowers and spruce-fir forest to the ridge. The out-and-back option returns from here. The point-to-point option descends to the Washington Gulch side, passing an old mine with relics. A high-clearance vehicle is required to reach the west-side trailhead. Be mindful of mountain bikers the entire way."

Washington Gulch Trail Trip Reports

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6/27/2005
great trail. there was still a decent amount of snow there in late june.
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Trail Information

Crested Butte
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
3.9
Distance
1,940 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Access
1.5 to 2.5 hours
Duration
Best from mid-June through Sept
Season & Limits
Gunnison National Forest, Gunnison; 970-641-0471; www.fs.usda.gov/gmug
Local Contacts
USGS Oh-Be-Joyful
Local Maps

Trail Log