Prospect Gulch

Total Miles


3745.12 ft


1 Hours

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Best Time

Fall, Summer

Trail Overview

Prospect Gulch is by far the best of the four gulches in the valley. It has 3 spurs and each is unique. There is a building on the right side of the main road going up containing an electric motor and a compressor. Take time to explore and you can spend the biggest part of a day. Spur 1 ends at an open mine that you can explore if you are into that sort of thing. There is plenty of room to turn around.Spur 2 has an old building with a vertical mine shaft underneath it.Spur 3 climbs to the top of the ridge and offers a great view of Corkscrew Pass.Many people that come to the area stick to the main trails and miss the attractions of these lesser-used ones.


Uneven, rutted dirt trail with loose rocks, sand, erosion, and washes. Potential water crossings up to a foot deep, mud holes, and obstacles up to 18", including ledges and short, steep grades. Roads are typically one vehicle wide with places to pass.

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