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Poughkeepsie Gulch

1 Review
Location Ouray, CO
Rating Difficult,
Length 4.1mi
Time 1hr

Vehicle Types

Overview

Very steep with loose rock in places.

Scenic, remote valley offers variety of challenges for hard-core enthusiast. Most come to try their luck at the main obstacle at Waypoint 03 or just to watch others. Snow is usually not plowed, so trail opens later in the season. Stay off trail during wet periods. Connects to Trails #11 and #13. Scenic, remote valley offers variety of challenges for hard-core enthusiast. Snow is usually not plowed, so trail opens later in the season. Fun but difficult trail for ATVs and UTVs. Skilled dirt bikers only. Stay off trail during wet periods. Connects to Trails #11 and #13.

Rating

Difficult
Trail Ratings Defined

Difficult. Uphill direction described here. Easier going downhill. Can be muddy at the bottom during wet periods. One long, steep climb of loose rock is challenging without lockers. Winch points available at obstacle. ATVs should use alternate route to avoid obstacle.

Stats

Length

4.1mi

Time

1hr

High Point

12,500ft

Best Time To Go

July-Sept

Current Conditions

(970) 240-5300Uncompahgre N.F., Ouray R.D.

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Trail Updates

08/04/2018
Submitted by FunTreks
There is now an easy optional route at Waypoint 02 to avoid the obstacle.

06/01/2011
Submitted by FunTreks
Poughkeepsie Gulch trail will be seasonally closed, using a gate from Oct. 15 thru June 30th. The gate is 9/10ths of a mile from the beginning of the trail; GPS coordinates for the gate are 37*57.247N and 107*37.566W. Additional information is available by calling 970-240-5300.

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Rene Morin says

Happy Labor Day! We ventured to Poughkeepsie Gulch trail from Engineer Pass on Monday and the trail down was awesome! But much to our surprise the gate was still locked / closed. We hiked up the trail to Mineral Creek crossing as the water was running down the hill and onto the trail at a pretty good rate (but manageable with a Ranger & Rzr). Not sure what was beyond this point as the trail continued up and around the hill. We did however notice that some riders have been running around the gate, by cutting across the Uncompahgre River to the right then cutting back directly up through Mineral Creek then onto the trail. Pretty sure that it is closed for a reason and it is against the law to ride through the river and up the creek and disrupt the eco system (unless it was park rangers and ems rescue people). We turned around and went back up the mountain since it was getting too late to run out to visit Ouray.
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