Poverty Gulch Decent

Total Miles


1831.31 ft



Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

The trail is a portion of the Poverty Gulch trail that includes the descent on a slightly narrower, steeper, and much more windy section of the trail. For those who do not like heights, this can be a challenge as the drop-offs along one side of the trail are dramatic, so are the views. At the end of this trail section, you will have two opportunities for continuing the adventure. Most will want to take both if your vehicle can navigate the hazards. Many continue their descent to the bottom to the petroglyphs and travel the technical section on the way back.


This section of the trail can support most high clearance vehicles. Longer vehicles may find the sharp turns a little challenging and there are rocky areas to navigate. Some of the switchbacks are tight and there is little room for doing two point turns for longer vehicles.

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Access Description

This portion of the trail starts where the initial section of Poverty Gulch ends. When you return to the main trail it quickly gets much steeper, narrower, and much more rocky.