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Horseshoe Gulch Trail

Intermediate
 3.2 (11)

A good connection to the Colorado Trail or Soda Park system.


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Map Key

2.0

Miles

3.3

KM

Singletrack

9,651' 2,941 m

High

9,333' 2,845 m

Low

246' 75 m

Up

324' 99 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Description

From the Horseshoe Gulch/Tiger Dredge Trailhead, head north through piles of rocks (tailings from the mining dredge boats of the early 1900's), then pass through a small wetland. Once on dry ground, cross the Colorado Trail and continue climbing through meadows.

Once you reach the high point, you'll intersect with Blair Witch Trail and Hay Trail. From here, those are better options, as this trail now descends very steeply on somewhat loose ground. It's an okay descent, but would be a lousy climb. It is pretty in this section though, and quickly ends at Soda Creek Trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Nick Wilder with improvements by Rosie Raffa-Boren

Trail Ratings

  3.2 from 11 votes

#59

in Breckenridge

#19567

Overall
  3.2 from 11 votes
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Trail Rankings

#59

in Breckenridge

#1,749

in Colorado

#19,567

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Photos

Waited for mom to finish the classic West Ridge Downhill
Sep 12, 2017 near Keystone, CO
Heading up the start of Horseshoe Gulch with big views
Jul 8, 2014 near Keystone, CO
Ride Prep from Dredge Boat Trailhead
Jul 1, 2016 near Keystone, CO
Typical meadows of Horseshoe Gulch
Jul 8, 2014 near Keystone, CO
One of the historic dredge boats from the early 1900's the piled up mountains of river rock in the search for gold flakes.
Jul 8, 2014 near Keystone, CO
Tenderfoot Mountain in the distance
Jul 7, 2014 near Keystone, CO

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Jun 12, 2022
Tim K
With Jess Owen and Aspen! First all fam ride
Aug 31, 2021
Mike Palmer
Sep 12, 2020
Bob VH
Horseshoe Gulch Trail great trail good beginner we did the loop the second loop for a total of about 10 miles in 1200 elevation only a few claims s…
Sep 4, 2020
Tony Fagan
Jul 12, 2020
Jeff Verseman
Jul 11, 2020
Jeff Verseman
Jun 26, 2020
Lucy Fagan