Lovell Gulch Trail

Pike National Forest, Colorado
Elevation Gain287ft
Trailhead Elevation8,809ft
Elevation Min/Max8606/8809ft
Elevation Start/End8809/8809ft

Lovell Gulch Trail

Lovell Gulch Trail is a hiking trail in Teller County, Colorado. It is within Pike National Forest. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 8,809 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 287 feet.
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Crystal Hills, CO
Pathfinder | 131 pts
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Don't let the trail head fool you. This is quite a nice trail once you get in past the few houses. We went off and to the right after crossing the water and the wildflowers were amazing.

Once we got to the top though, it was a bit of a let down as you follow the path under the electric wires. Next time I think we will turn this into an out and back trail.
Crystola, CO
Explorer | 30 pts
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Located in Woodland Park, Lovell Gulch is a great hike for hikers of all levels. There are many trails that take you from ridges to see a 360 view of the area to the many gulches and forested areas. Views spanning from Pikes Peak to the Collegiates are outstanding. We hike this trail weekly are hardly run into other hikers.

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Steven Bragg
"This is the perfect weekend run because it has very little traffic, which seems to crowd nearby Rampart Reservoir. Additionally, this route offers great views of Pikes Peak and Ute Pass. Grade: Moderate, except for a root-filled section just prior to the high point. Also, watch out for a steep descent from the high point over loose gravel."
Best Loop Hikes Colorado (The Mountaineers Books)
Steve Johnson & David Weinstein
"Here is a relaxing hike on a lollipop trail looping through a nice mix of native trees, large granite boulders, small valleys, and a ridge affording views of Pikes Peak and the Sawatch Range. One long climb will stretch legs and lungs a bit; otherwise grades and crowds are moderate on this quiet trail. Woodland Park is right down the road with all kinds of eateries, shops, and other distractions. Rampart Reservoir is only a few extra miles east, with more trails and opportunity for water-related activities."

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