Sullivan Gulch Trail
The Sullivan Gulch Trail is an awesome introductory hike to summit hikes in the Front Range. Though short, the terrain up to the summit is steep and technical. Hikers of most skill-levels and children should be able to navigate the terrain, just bear in mind it is quite vertiginous.
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Route Description for Sullivan Gulch Trail
The Sullivan Gulch Trail is an exciting adventure up a forested valley. Navigate the steep rocky terrain to the overlook and picnic area. Sturdy footwear is a must! When navigating the loose, rocky terrain you are going to want ankle support. Though not necessary, trekking poles may come in handy as you climb the vertigo inducing path. Bring plenty of water and consider packing provisions to have a picnic at the summit.
Embark on your adventure up Sullivan Gulch from the parking lot. Note that parking is limited, so ensure to arrive early to secure a spot. When you are ready, track northwest up the Sullivan Gulch Trail. Climb up the path, navigating the boulders and loose rocks. Continue hiking through the lodgepole pines up to the summit. Ensure to take breaks along the way to catch your breath.
When you summit the trail, you can explore the overlook and the few routes atop the mountain. Enjoy the panoramic vistas and refuel before beginning your descent. Retrace your steps back down the path when you are ready.
Getting to the Sullivan Gulch Trail Trailhead
The Sullivan Gulch Trailhead is off Big Thompson Canyon Road.
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