Poughkeepsie Gulch

For the daredevils, this route provides the best of challenges.

Total Miles


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1 Hour
Technical Rating
7 / 10
Best Time
Summer - Fall

As we continue to improve our trail coverage, we'd love to hear what you think and which areas to add next.

Trail Overview
Poughkeepsie Gulch
This is a secluded trail with some amazing obstacles to play on. Try your luck on the main obstacle which is a very steep rock with an occasional audience. You can winch if you need to, or bypass it if you can't make it up and over. Trail isn't plowed, so it opens later than most.
Getting There
From Beaumont Hotel in Ouray, head south 3.8 miles on Highway 550 and turn left at sign for Alpine Loop and Engineer Pass (County Road 18). Follow Mineral Creek Trail uphill 2.4 miles and turn right at sign for Poughkeepsie Gulch.
Contact for Current Conditions
Uncompahgre National Forest
Ouray Ranger District
(970) 240-5300