Rainbow Gulch

Pike National Forest, Colorado

Elevation Gain313ft
Trailhead Elevation9,279ft
Elevation Min/Max9012/9279ft
Elevation Start/End9279/9279ft

Rainbow Gulch

Rainbow Gulch is a hiking and biking trail in El Paso County, Colorado. It is within Pike National Forest. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 9,279 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 313 feet. The Rainbow Gulch Parking is near the trailhead. This trail connects with the following: Rampart Reservoir Trail.

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Afoot & Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park (Wilderness Press)
Alan Apt and Kay Turnbaugh
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"Easy access from Colorado Springs is the primary benefit of this recreational area. The reservoir is also in a beautiful foothills and mountain setting, with giant granite boulders; aspen, fir, and spruce trees; sun-drenched hillsides; and good views of Pikes Peak in the distance. The trail is great for children and novice mountain bikers since it rolls gently and has no challenging terrain. You will find that there are sections where you’ll have to walk your bike to get around the picturesque boulders."

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Trail Information

Pike National Forest
Nearby City
Pike National Forest
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Additional Use
Pikes Peak Ranger District, Pike National Forest
Local Contacts
Trails Illustrated Pikes Peak & Canon City
Local Maps

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