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Slaughterhouse Gulch

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (5)

Buttery single- and doubletrack climb from Jamestown to the Nugget Hill past meadows and an old mine.


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2.8

Miles

4.4

KM

77%

Runnable

8,335' 2,541 m

High

6,924' 2,110 m

Low

1,412' 430 m

Up

20' 6 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

From Main Street in Jamestown, bear right onto a broad gravel road past a few houses. The trail climbs steadily, switchbacking around an old mine at 0.4 miles, then alternates between aspen forest, pines, and glorious open meadows for another mile. Lather, rinse, repeat. Finally the grade steepens and the forest deepens before you emerge on the open saddle below Nugget Hill.

From here, the rough FS509.1 road leads west (uphill) or FS509.3D road leads east (uphill). If precipitous, loose downhill is your wish, continue south down FS509.1 and drop into the Lefthand Valley.

Or, here's a crazy idea: turn around and descend that beautiful trail back to Jamestown and get a snack at the Mercantile!

Contacts

Shared By:

Charles Danforth

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 5 votes

#2

in Jamestown

#11255

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#2

in Jamestown

#1,039

in Colorado

#11,255

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Coming down the trail you can see the old mine. This is a fun relaxing walk through the wood away from crowds.
Oct 28, 2019 near Niwot, CO
Old mine near the start of the trail
Dec 27, 2020 near Niwot, CO
Playing in the snow
Oct 28, 2019 near Niwot, CO
Slaughterhouse gulch trail
Oct 28, 2019 near Niwot, CO

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Dec 26, 2020
Ben Nissley
6mi — 2h 30m
Feb 12, 2020
Richard Nakano
Played music and considered dying 4mi