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Stunning views at the top!

It's a long hike up, but so worth it when you get to the top. Encountered lots of bikers on the... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
Vero Beach, Florida
Overused Hasbeen Biking trail.

Thete are better less trails in North Park and the Colegates Range. Highly over used canbyou say... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Toronto, Canada
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Scenic trail for mountain bike enthusiasts that leads to a scenic overlook.
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Crested Butte, CO
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

It's a long hike up, but so worth it when you get to the top. Encountered lots of bikers on the way.... makes it a little treacherous when there's a pack coming at you! There's a creek that runs through the valley below, quite beautiful....More

Thank gypsy_heart60
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Thete are better less trails in North Park and the Colegates Range. Highly over used canbyou say traffic jam. We biked ftom our lodging but most of the idiots drive to trail head Not fun! Biking yo the trail head was the best park! disapointment...More

Thank Travel333333A
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Before we started this hike, we were unaware that the trail is used primarily for biking. The many deep grooves in the trail make it a bit challenging for hiking, but we persevered and glad we did. The views at the top are breathtaking. We...More

Thank complexions
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Really great hike. You'll want a 4x4 vehicle to get to the trailhead unless you don't mind beating up your sedan. Moderate uphill walk from the Washington Gulch side which provides great views of wild flowers, surrounding peaks, and vistas.

2  Thank Steve P
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The trail, the views, and the wildflowers are spectacular. You either have to do part of the trail and return back to your vehicle, or shuttle from the two ends. You really need at least an all wheel drive vehicle for the western end, but...More

2  Thank Eugene S
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

A moderate trail with nothing technical to worry about. Great for families and kids - minimal exposure. Very beautiful views out over the valley back towards Crested Butte and wildflowers everywhere.

1  Thank MileHighJacket
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Have done this hike many times and will continue to do so. It's an easy 20 minute drive up Wash Gulch to the parking area adjacent to the trailhead. Paradise Divide stuns you on the left and once you clear the mining site and tree...More

3  Thank Persnicketyness
Reviewed 17 August 2015

We took the 403 from the Washington Gulch side. You pass by an old mining site to an beautiful open meadow with views down the valley. Very moderate hike to the view point -- great to take families. The view down the Gothic side is...More

1  Thank KayBee89
Reviewed 14 August 2015

On our second day in Crested Butte, we were hungry to see for more wildflowers, but we were a bit exhausted from our adventurous hike the day before. We read that this trail was abundant with wildflowers and we could hike the shorter distance to...More

2  Thank MtnLvr2013
Reviewed 20 July 2015

It's hard to describe how gorgeous the wildflowers are on this trail, when you're here during the summer or fall. Be sure to bring a flower guide if you're interested in that sort of thing, and a camera for memories of the stunning views. The...More

2  Thank thecentrecannothold
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Hi, Sounds like the wildflowers are blooming. Did you see a lot in the area generally? What trails (that you hiked) seemed to be the best for wildflowers? Thanks!
4 July 2016|
Response from Persnicketyness | Reviewed this property |
Wild flowers just beginning to pop. Any trail in the area is awesome. Just drive up Gothic, Washington Gulch, or Slate River roads and you'll be stunned.