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greenBlue Gower Gulch Trail

Trail

3.0 mile 4.8 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 25' 8 m
Descent: -685' -209 m
High: 520' 158 m
Low: -161' -49 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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Trail shared by Thomas Birch

Explore Gower Gulch with many loop options.

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Description

The route from Gower Gulch back to the parking area is gradually downhill offering tight canyon narrows near the canyon mouth where a 25ft (7.6m) dryfall is bypassed on its north side. Minor rock scrambling is necessary to complete the entire route as you climb over and down 4ft (1.2m) ledges.

Utilizing the Golden Canyon Trail and the Gower Gulch Loop Connector, one can make various loops ranging from a couple miles to +6 miles.

Need to Know
Drink plenty of water: Drink at least one gallon (4 liters) of water per day to replace loss from sweat, more if you are active. Fluid and electrolyte levels must be balanced, so have salty foods or "sports drinks" too.
Avoid hiking in the heat: Do not hike in the low elevations when temperatures are hot. The mountains are cooler in summer, but can have snow and ice in winter.
Travel prepared to survive: Stay on paved roads in summer. If your car breaks down, stay with it until help comes. Carry extra drinking water in your car in case of emergency.
Watch for signs of trouble: If you feel dizzy, nauseous, or a headache, get out of the sun immediately and drink water or sports drinks. Dampen clothing to lower body temperature. Be alert for symptoms in others.

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Jun 30, 2019
Connor Sandry
beautiful trail to hike in the evening light 4.9mi — 19h 00m
May 19, 2019
Luc Heitz
Mar 23, 2019
David Raphael
Jan 9, 2019
Ngoc Pham
Jan 8, 2019
Kevin Wu
Nov 23, 2018
Laura Aguirre Téllez
Jun 18, 2018
Joseph Matan
Apr 17, 2018
Bill W
3mi

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