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Washington Gulch Trail #403

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (5)

A nice, in places steep, trail with great views


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Map Key

4.0

Miles

6.4

KM

Point to Point

11,386' 3,470 m

High

9,656' 2,943 m

Low

1,738' 530 m

Up

378' 115 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

57%

Max Grade (29°)

Dogs Leashed

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Description

Washington Gulch Trail #403 begins just north of the Gothic Campground and climbs steeply for 0.8 miles through open meadows. As it turns south, the grade backs off and the singletrack cuts along the edge of the forest. Eventually you'll hear the the sounds of Rock Creek as the trail begins to parallel and then cross over it.

The next 0.5 miles follows a steeper climb through the trees to reach the ridge above. Hikers will get a nice little reprieve before the singletrack surges up the ridgeline with a few switchbacks from which to enjoy the expansive views to nearby slopes. Once the climbing peaks, the trail soon turns again and begins a descent through pleasant meadows to end at a parking area on FSR #811 at just above 11,000 feet.

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Shared By:

Adam Kagy

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 5 votes

#21

in Crested Butte

#9037

Overall
  4.0 from 5 votes
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Trail Rankings

#21

in Crested Butte

#807

in Colorado

#9,037

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18 Views Last Month
3,709 Since Dec 20, 2017
Intermediate/Difficult

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Photos

Views of Gothic Peak, Mt. Crested Butte and Whetstone Peak
Aug 28, 2017 near Crested…, CO
Holy Cow! Exactly what I said when I saw them blocking the trail.
Aug 28, 2017 near Crested…, CO

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Sep 28, 2020
Katie Osland
5.3mi — 1h 58m
Jun 13, 2020
Tad Huffstutter
4mi
Aug 11, 2019
Katie Osland
2.7mi
Aug 3, 2019
Michelle Metheney
Jul 13, 2019
Clancey Potter
The trail was snowy/slushy and covered in debris after the creek crossing 1.5 miles in. First part of the trail was steep and exposed but with nice… 3mi — 2h 30m
Sep 29, 2018
Tom Bartholomew
Sep 30, 2017
Eddie Vejvoda