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Dadd Gulch

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3.4 Miles 5.5 Kilometers


1,439' 439 m


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8,479' 2,584 m


7,040' 2,146 m


Shared By Cody Terkhorn


Minor Issues 71 days ago
Snowy, Icy - Light snow covering about 60% of the trail. Bottom 40% of trail near trailhead is all clear of snow but some ice at streams. History

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Well covered, tight singletrack.

Cody Terkhorn

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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.


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Nov 9, 2018
Darren Sq
Light snow covering about 60% of the trail
Sep 18, 2018
Emilyanne Durbala
Sep 2, 2018
Kelly Hoffman
Did this as part of a bigger, 17 mile loop from the campsite on Pingree. Low traffic, fun descent. 3.4mi
Aug 26, 2018
Bill Kalinowski
Aug 18, 2018
Cody Terkhorn
6.8mi — 1h 30m
Aug 17, 2018
Cory Bonnell
Jul 21, 2018
Kody Krien
Fun morning ride! Trail is dry and wasn’t busy.
Jul 10, 2018
Fred Gibson

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  4.4 from 19 votes


  4.4 from 19 votes
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Great traditional style trail, i.e., rocks, roots, steps, some technical features to get over -- just enough to keep it interesting. Not a new-style buffed out flow trail. Rode this in late August and most of the stream crossings were dry. Beautiful tree cover provided nice shade or the ride, and included pine and aspen. There are some steps, loose sand steeper sections, creek crossings, and some punchy sections out of the creek crossings. Loved the ride -- super fun! Aug 26, 2018
Colorado Mtb
Steamboat Springs, CO
Colorado Mtb   Steamboat Springs, CO
Saw a few hikers, but had it mostly to myself! The flow and speeds achieved at the top of the trail are amazing. The lower section has a little more steepness and tech for a whole different challenge. It is a fun 7 mile out and back for sure! Nov 1, 2018

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