McCallister Gulch

Redcliff, Colorado 81649

McCallister Gulch

McCallister Gulch Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This is one of my favorite trails because it offers a wide variety of moderately challenging driving situations for modern sport utility vehicles, while simultaneously featuring some of the finest scenery in Colorado. I was first introduced to this trail several years ago when I attended Camp Jeep® sponsored by Chrysler Corporation. I was taken on this trail along with many novice drivers. Everyone managed to get to the top of Resolution Mountain without incident and we all had a great time. People coming from other parts of the U.S. were awestruck by the beauty of the area. They were also quite surprised to discover how capable a stock SUV can be. Camp Hale was established in 1942 as a winter training post for the army.

Steep in places, with ruts that require careful tire placement to maintain traction. When wet, this trail is difficult in spots, especially near the top. Snow can linger on the trail well into July. Best conditions will be found mid-summer through fall. When dry, trail is suitable for stock SUVs with high ground clearance and low-range gearing. Steepness at top on south side may be intimidating to novice drivers."

McCallister Gulch Trip Reports

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This was our favorite trail. It had challenges and the scenery was spectacular. We just went to top of McCallister Gulch on one day, not any other traffic up there that day. On another day went up and saw a touring Hummer that had a guide, which was very informational. The rocks up there were great to climb on and great for taking pics. Also, had a great cell signal!

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
2.5 to 3 hours
Spring through fall; when snow free
White River National Forest
Local Contacts
Colorado Atlas and Gazetteer; White River National Forest map; Trails Illustrated #108 and #109
Local Maps

Trail Log