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Dadd Gulch

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.4 (34)

Well covered, tight singletrack.


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Map Key

3.4

Miles

5.5

KM

Singletrack

8,479' 2,584 m

High

7,040' 2,146 m

Low

1,439' 439 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

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Description

This trail might be one of the best hidden gems in the northern Front Range. Dadd Gulch is fast, fun, has a bunch of stream crossings and is far enough away from any major cities that the traffic on trail is minimal. The ascent isn't very challenging and there is only one portion that exceeds a 17% (guess) grade. Once to the top of the trail you have the option of doing a lariat on not well shaded fire roads or bombing back down the way you came.

The descent is fast, flowy, but not too steep keeping things well within intermediate difficulty. The streams keep you cool and the lack of foot traffic keeps the descent continuous. Also, there are many small jumps that are either water bars or have been built by others that can be used to get a little air time.

All in all, it's a very fun trail and worth the drive. Link it up with Hewlett Gulch on your return into Fort Collins for even more singletrack.

Contacts

Shared By:

Cody Terkhorn with improvements by Patrick Shyvers

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 34 votes

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  4.4 from 34 votes
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Wife’s first mountain bike adventure!
Jul 21, 2018 near Red Fea…, CO
We came. We climbed. We descended faster than ever before.
Nov 10, 2018 near Red Fea…, CO
Heavy spring runoff adds to the adventure with several creek crossings. They're all rideable in spite of what this guy is doing.
May 29, 2017 near Red Fea…, CO
Gradual incline along Dadd Gulch.
May 5, 2017 near Red Fea…, CO
A little downhill action from the top of Lower Dadd Gulch.
Nov 17, 2018 near Red Fea…, CO
Three and a half miles uphill, take a break, and then three and a half more miles down.
May 5, 2017 near Red Fea…, CO

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Jul 15, 2022
Tim K
All time conditions
Aug 2, 2020
mattnorville Norv
Dry 6.1mi — 1h 13m
Jun 30, 2020
Joel Maier
Nice trail. Has goof flow section at top and the. Technical second half
Jun 27, 2020
Tim K
With Joel. One of the best rides! Jess and Nikki hung by river
May 19, 2020
Bob Rafferty
Down hill was fun! uphill wasn't too hard of a climb either. definitely be back! 6.8mi
May 12, 2020
Kevin Ruby
Tough climb, awesome trail. One down tree that has to be walked over
Jul 10, 2019
Shawn Pagan
Trail was in good condition, a little dry, all the water crossing were rideable. 8mi — 2h 00m
Jun 20, 2019
Carson Chase
Stormed out. Trail conditions are great. 1.5mi