Abrams Gulch Loop

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7.8 Miles 12.5 Kilometers


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1,335' 407 m

Ascent

-1,068' -325 m

Descent

7,983' 2,433 m

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6,900' 2,103 m

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21%

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A beautiful jaunt through open plains and cottonwood forests

Michael Sammartino

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From the trailhead, run past a cattle-gate and follow a series of winding switchbacks until reaching the Abrams Gulch/ Abrams Ridge trail-split. Bear left and follow the trail for about a mile, steadily gaining elevation, with a couple of steeper sections.

The trail then moves out of the forest and into a open field of sagebrush, changing from singletrack to doubletrack as it links up to a dirt road. Follow the road for about a mile into a gulch and grove of trees, follow for another mile and a half. This is the most strenuous part of the trail, with several steeper sections to get the blood pumping.

After about a mile of climbing, the grades mellow and, after a few sweeping bends, yields magnificent views of the Eagle/Vail valley.

The trail links up with a dirt road 3.5mi, continue to follow the road for another half mile. Here, you begin to descend back towards the gulch, crossing over a creek and continuing up a short hill to the top of Abrams Ridge.

Continue along this dirt road as it descends, bearing right at the first obvious singletrack trail (Reynolds Wrap). Follow this trail for .4mi until it links up with a doubletrack trail (Scratch). Follow for another half mile until you reach the Abrams Ridge trail, which winds you back to the trailhead and completes the loop.

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