Big Log Gulch Trail #252
ElevationAscent: 2,796' 852 m
Descent: -1,733' -528 m
High: 6,459' 1,969 m
Low: 3,757' 1,145 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)
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“This is a great trail for wildflowers and nice views.”— Eric R
The rest of the trail is what gives it the 4 stars—it heads through unburned areas that parallel the spring-fed creek and through several mountain meadows with tons of wildflowers (in late May I counted 36 different wildflower varieties). The trail tops out at a saddle with great views into Meriwether Canyon (from here you can turn around, continue into Meriwether Canyon, or head towards Refrigerator Canyon).
The upper trail is in good shape with no difficult stream crossings. I'm not sure if the springs that feed the creek in Big Log Gulch supply water all year round (it was running at 3 to 4 cubic feet/second in late May), so be prepared with plenty of water, particularly if you go later in the summer.
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