Slaughterhouse Gulch

A fun forest loop close to Denver.

Total Miles
Plan with onX Offroad


2 to 3

Technical Rating

Best Time

Trail Overview

This trail takes you through beautiful timber and is very popular for horseback riders and hikers. You'll want to be careful around corners and anticipate oncoming traffic. Call ahead before you visit, the trail closes when it's too muddy.


Difficult. Narrow, tippy and rutted with washouts, small rock obstacles, tree roots and steep sections. Not overwhelmingly difficult for a well-equipped vehicle, but enough challenge to make it interesting. Roof damage possible due to tippy section through tight trees. Trail conditions can change drastically without notice throughout the year.

Access Description

Take Hwy. 285 southwest from Denver. At a point 25 miles from C470, turn right on C.R. 43A at traffic light by large gas station. C.R. 43A becomes 43. At 6.5 miles from 285, turn left on Saddlestring Road.