Bear Gulch Road - 158

Total Miles


3173.6 ft


0.75 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Winter, Summer, Fall, Spring

Trail Overview

This trail is mostly through Pine Forest with some Aspen Groves. There are some good vistas for pictures. There are a few dispersed camping areas there is a nice one at the north end just before Tumble Creek. The trail has some steeper sections that can be tricky in the wintertime as the road is mostly on the north side of the mountain. Also watch out for areas where the road has wasted out along the gulch, hard to see when snowy. There is a water crossing at the north end where the road meets Tumble Creek Road. Seasonal closure from January 1 to June 1st for wildlife habitat.


Water crossing at north end is deep in spring up to 2' and impassable in winter due to Ice.

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Access Description

Parking and staging just off US 285 on Buffalo Peaks Road.