Pickle Gulch

A fun way to explore old mines and ruins.

Total Miles
5.1

Elevation

3214.32 ft

Duration

2 to 4 Hours

Technical Rating

7

Difficult

Best Time

Summer/Fall

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Trail Overview

This secluded trail is surrounded by private property. Bring a GPS and use directions so you don't get lost. This is a fun area for unlicensed vehicles, and is open all year. For a longer adventure, take this trail with Moon Gulch.

Difficulty

Difficult. Applies to two sections, which can be bypassed. Tight brush and several narrow steep climbs. Not recommended for shiny new SUVs or oversize vehicles. The large gate at Waypoint 09 looked like it hadn't been used in a long time.

Technical Rating

7

Access Description

Take Highway 119 north from Black Hawk. Turn left on Missouri Gulch Road, C.R. 15S, less than 1 mile after mile marker 10. Drive in 0.8 mile and turn left at sign for Pickle Gulch Group Campground. Continue another 0.3 mile, staying right past campgound to wide spot at end of road. Ignore gated road to left. Trail is straight ahead in dense trees.