Packer Gulch

Total Miles


3,375.20 ft



Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Packer Gulch is a out and back trail which begins just West of Tarryall Reservoir. The trail starts through open meadows with some dispersed camping areas that are suitable for a vehicle pulling a camper to navigate around and park comfortably. Trail starts double wide with enough room for vehicles to pass. Do not take trailers past the T-junction between West Packer and Packer Gulch. Packer Gulch quickly becomes heavily wooded/single lane as the trail ascends up the mountain. Short wheel base vehicles will have not issues navigating the switchbacks. Long trucks will need to complete 3 point turns. Once at the trail end there is plenty of room for around 8 vehicles, along with 2 dispersed camp sites. There is a great overnight camp spots at the top of the trail. Area is great for OHV/ATV day riding with lots of adjacent trails to explore with a combination of time spent at Tarryall Reservoir fishing or boating. Winter time for snow mobiles.

Photos of Packer Gulch

Packer Gulch
Packer Gulch


Difficulty based on the tight switch backs with some rocks up to 12 inch's in height.

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Status Reports

Joshua Bartels
Apr 24, 2024
Dirt Bike
Deep Snow
Deep snow after the 3rd switchback, impassable.
Bob K.
Apr 16, 2023

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