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Gordon Gulch

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Location Nederland, CO
Rating Easy,
Length 4.8mi
Time 2hrs

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Network of short trails accesses great camping.

This short network of trails offers an abundance of dispersed camping close to popular Switzerland Trail. Ordinary cars can manage the east side from Highway 72, so it is very popular with hikers and bikers. People like to camp here over the weekend. The area is also open to unlicensed vehicles and offers several side roads to explore. We selected a route with some challenging 4-wheel-drive sections. We used the 2010 Motor Vehicle Use Map and found it very inaccurate and confusing. Signs on the ground did not match the map and we encountered many unmarked roads. Hopefully, future MVUMs will be more accurate. Open all year.


Trail Ratings Defined

Much of area is easy. Difficult F.S. 228 is entirely optional. It offers deep muddy ruts mixed with awkwardly positioned rocks. Aggressive high-clearance SUVs should be okay.






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(303) 541-2500Roosevelt N.F., Boulder R.D.

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Submitted by Bill Andrews
The route you show connecting 228 from the dead end at the private property to 228A is not a legal route. It is an illegal user-created route and is not on the Motor Vehicle Use Map.

Submitted by FunTreks
We are downgrading the rating on this trail from difficult to easy. When we drove it, we ran into forest rangers on the trail. They told us that the eastern half of F.S. 228, where all the difficult mud bogs are located, is going to be closed. If you camp in the area, heed the bear warnings; we saw one near a campsite as we were driving through.


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