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Coulson Gulch

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Distance: 9.0 miles


A sweet descent down to the North Saint Vrain River, then the trail follows the river upstream a couple of miles.
  • Coulson Gulch 7-07 - 1 Log Cabin.jpg
  • Coulson Gulch 7-07 - 2 Trail in Meadow.jpg
  • Coulson Gulch 7-07 - 3 NSV 1.jpg
  • Coulson Gulch 7-07 - 4 NSV 2.jpg
  • Coulson Gulch 7-07 - 6 Campsite.jpg
  • Coulson Gulch 7-07 - 7 Rock.jpg

The trail is easy to follow. On the way down to the North St. Vrain River you will pass an old cabin and go over a few sections of sweet single track. When you get to the bottom, take a right. (You can go left and into Button Rock Preserve if you're not biking.)  You can then go upstream for a couple miles to a campsite. The trail along the river is really rocky in some spots.

On a later trip, I took a trail from this campsite up a valley. It was a good aerobic climb out, with one steep climb. The trail came out on a 4x4 road, which I went right on and it went back to the trailhead.

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