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Map Key

1.2

Miles

2.0

KM

Point to Point

7,090' 2,161 m

High

6,824' 2,080 m

Low

119' 36 m

Up

386' 118 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

This area is closed from Dec 1 to April 15 (or April 30th some years) to protect winter deer and elk

Description

Nestled in the center of the Telegraph system with its rolling trails, Horse Gulch Trail is a steep and narrow challenge between Sidewinder to the north and South Rim Trail to the south.

Best done downhill, Horse Gulch Trail has a long section of gentle valley punctuated with short steep bedrock or gravel hills.

The southern end gets exciting as the trail plunges the steep inclines of Mancos shale and similar shale-y substances.

Check out the unusual profile of this trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

John Geronimo with improvements by aaron moore

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Photos

Namesake rock formations on Skull Rock Trail.
Sep 7, 2023 near Durango, CO
Views towards the east after cresting the ridge on Skull Rock Trail.
Sep 7, 2023 near Durango, CO
Steep descent over a long spine of black dirt and rock slab.
Sep 7, 2023 near Durango, CO
Pretty meadow along Skull Rock Trail.
Sep 7, 2023 near Durango, CO
Bull snake across the trail
Sep 7, 2023 near Durango, CO

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