Hiking The Youngs Gulch #837

The 26th most popular hiking trail in Colorado.

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Northwest of Fort Collins in the Poudre Canyon area, the Youngs Gulch (#837) is a 4 mile one-way route ascending from 5840 feet to 7000 feet. This trail is very popular with hikers and mountain bikers. There is no camping within 1/4 mile of the trail for the first 2 miles. There are several stream crossing on the lower part of the trail.

To reach the trailhead from Fort Collins, head west on SR14 for 23 miles. Across from NFS Ansel Watrous Campground, turn left heading south on dirt road to trailhead.

Overall, Youngs Gulch #837 is the 26th most popular hiking trail of all 72 hikes in Colorado. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Youngs Gulch #837 including Flowers Trail, Killpecker Trail, Mount Margaret Trail, North Lone Pine Trail, Roaring Creek Trail and Crosier Mountain #931Horsetooth Mountain Park.


Local Contact(s):  RNF (970)498-1375; Poudre Tourism (888) 876-8878; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO.

Recommended Book:  "100 Classic Hikes Colorado" from Scott Warren

Best Season:  May - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  NFS Ansel Watrous Campground

Reference Source:  click here https://www.fs.usda.gov/arp

Date Published:  12/29/2015

Date Updated:  4/5/2018

ID:  12669


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