Chihuahua Gulch

Total Miles
2.1

Elevation

3,417.09 ft

Duration

2.5 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Difficult

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Grays and Torreys peaks tower above this short trail at 14,000 feet. Hikers often use the road to reach the trailhead. Stay on the trail and be considerate. Trail is closed from November 23 to May 20.

Photos of Chihuahua Gulch

Chihuahua Gulch
Chihuahua Gulch
Chihuahua Gulch

Difficulty

Difficult. Mostly moderate, but a couple of boulder fields we rank as marginally difficult. We did it in our stock Wrangler without lockers, but it took some very careful tire placement. Tight brush in places.

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

Sebastian R.
Sep 03, 2023
4x4
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
Christopher Linke
Aug 18, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Gilbert Burciaga
Aug 06, 2023
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Brian Unger
Aug 03, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal

Access Description

Get off Route 6 just east of the Keystone Ski Area, following signs to Montezuma Road. There is an exit ramp for eastbound traffic, but westbound traffic must turn left at Gondola Road and backtrack to Montezuma Road (see map detail for Trail #69). Head south on Montezuma Road 4.5 miles along the Snake River. When the road curves hard left, immediately turn left into a fenced parking area. Follow Road 260 north then east 2.1 miles to Chihuahua Gulch on left.

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