Slaughter House Gulch

Total Miles
5.8

Elevation

3,316.28 ft

Duration

1.5 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Summer

Trail Overview

This is a fun trail along the edge of Union Park before climbing through the trees. It passes an old mining cabin that is known as the Christmas Cabin. It is decorated with Christmas decorations year round. The trail becomes rocky as it climbs through the trees. There are places to ride up the side banks to get an adrenaline rush. The trail becomes less rocky at the top as you drop into the Tin Cup Basin. Watch for moose along the route.

Photos of Slaughter House Gulch

Slaughter House Gulch
Slaughter House Gulch
Slaughter House Gulch

Difficulty

The trail is easy until the Christmas cabin. It narrows to one vehicle with loose rocks and drop offs until the top. The back side of the trail becomes less rocky.

History

Slaughterhouse Gulch was used as the many slaughtering areas for many of the ranches in the area.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Scott Davis
Jul 07, 2023
SxS
Open
Dusty

Access Description

Park at Taylor Park Trading Post. There is a large staging area and they have gas. Take the Union Park Trail and continue straight to Slaughterhouse Gulch as opposed to turning right to the old ranch house.

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