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Three Gulch Trail

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1.1 Miles 1.7 Kilometers


Singletrack

530' 162 m

Ascent

-3' -1 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (5°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

6,797' 2,072 m

High

6,270' 1,911 m

Low

Shared By Michael Ahnemann

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A technical, fun, and challenging grunt of a climb into the generally flowy Red Hill trails.

Michael Ahnemann

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This is a challenge but easier than Blue Ribbon to climb into the network and the rest of the trails. Don't be fooled; it is still hard up or down.

Description

Perhaps not everyone will call this trail "fun" on the way up, but I find it to be challenging and... fun! A good number will walk sections of this trail.

This is tough climb, but it is generally easier up and down than some of the other trails in the network to get to the easier upper area

There's a main trailhead for the Red Hill trail system right on highway 82 where you'd park your car if you drove here, then it's a straightforward 0.3 mile climb up a smooth dirt road to the easy to spot trail kiosk with a map on the left side of the road.

Three Gulch starts in immediately from the kiosk, climbing steadily and at times steeply on a mix of red sandstone and red clay dirt. The trail is full of little rock moves and step-ups. It's all rideable by strong intermediates, and a nice place to work on your technical skills. But less experienced riders will find it frustrating.

Towards the top, you'll start climbing over volcanic rock, and you'll continue to be challenged. The final section of trail before it tops out is brutal - your heartrate will be high from the steepness, and you'll have to conquer a rock garden that leaves very little room for error. Only a few advanced riders will be able to clean this one from bottom to top, but many will have fun trying!

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  3.9 from 19 votes

#3

in Red Hill

#3787

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in Red Hill

#321

in Colorado

#3,787

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