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Rattlesnake Gulch Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (59)

A lollipop loop in Eldorado State Park.


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2.3

Miles

3.7

KM

76%

Runnable

7,046' 2,147 m

High

6,111' 1,863 m

Low

934' 285 m

Up

329' 100 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Upper portion of the loop (above Hotel ruins and Continental Divide overlook) is often closed in spring/summer for raptor nesting.

Description

Park at the Fowler trailhead within Eldorado State Park. Start down the flat Fowler Trail a couple of hundred feet, and turn right onto the Rattlesnake Gulch Trail. This amazing lollipop loop takes you past the ruins of the Crags Hotel - once a thriving area for tourists that was easily accessed on the old train. This trail has nice views of the Continental Divide (from the Continental Divide Overlook) and the walls of Eldorado Canyon State Park.

Contacts

Shared By:

Dana Prosser with improvements by Charles Danforth

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Photos

View from near the bridge.
Apr 14, 2016 near Coal Creek, CO
Rattlesnake Gulch Trail.
Oct 31, 2016 near Coal Creek, CO
Eldorado Canyon State Park-20
May 12, 2015 near Coal Creek, CO

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Raúl Gross
Ran clockwise. Nice lookout. Very loose. 2.3mi
Sep 3, 2016
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