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Gordon Gulch Trail

Intermediate
 2.3 (7)

A rutted fire road followed by nice singletrack.


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3.3

Miles

5.3

KM

Singletrack

8,827' 2,690 m

High

8,004' 2,440 m

Low

69' 21 m

Up

857' 261 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

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Description

Also marked as Fire Road 233. It makes the most sense to ride this as part of the Sugarloaf to Gordon Gulch Loop.

Use the MTB Project mobile app or you'll most likely get lost!

From the peak to peak highway 72, start in a well-signed primitive campground. Look for signs for FR 226 and FR 233. When in doubt, follow 233 or use the mobile app. It is extremely confusing in here. Many side roads go up and down very steeply but if you stay on the correct one (generally taking left turns) it's relatively flat.

Follow this web of roads for about 2 miles until you arrive at a singletrack that follows a creek down the valley. There are trails on both sides of the creek, but you want the much more obvious one on the west side of the creek that is marked 233.

Follow this singletrack on easy ground for a quarter mile, than navigate a steep section of rocks about 100 yards long. Some people may walk this section.

Then there's more easy singletrack for a bit over a mile down a really fun descent through nice forest and meadow.

You'll end in a small neighborhood and follow Primos Rd which leads down to Sugarloaf Rd.

Shared By:

Nick Wilder

Trail Ratings

  2.3 from 7 votes

#6

in Nederland

#28337

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  2.3 from 7 votes
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#6

in Nederland

#2,580

in Colorado

#28,337

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Fast and fun singletrack section
Jun 20, 2013 near Nederland, CO
Yeah, we're a little lost.  Bring the mobile app!
Jun 20, 2013 near Nederland, CO
It's a fun, though less-traveled singletrack descent down FR 233.
Jun 19, 2013 near Nederland, CO
Smooth singletrack near the end of the dirt trail, before the route takes you back into a dirt road through a neighborhood.
Jun 20, 2014 near Nederland, CO
Taking a break after going ass over teakettle, decided to take a glamor shot.
Nov 3, 2016 near Nederland, CO
Old mines and heavy equipment are hidden all over the place.
Jun 21, 2013 near Nederland, CO

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Aug 13, 2020
Nicholas Horan
Great shuttle run but short. One hike a bike (down) section, very rocky. 3.5mi — 0h 30m
Jun 12, 2018
Russell Gellman
Rode this when camping at Gordon gulch. Worth it if you want a short ride while camping there but that’s about it. 4mi
Oct 27, 2016
Peter Wills
Oct 10, 2015
Nathan Erickson
Jun 18, 2013
Nick Wilder
lost in the campground. use mobile app!