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Hike Coulson Gulch Trail & Lunch

Let's set out on a beautiful Saturday afternoon hike.

This is a dog friendly hike where Dogs can be off leash. The trail meanders back and forth across a small stream, goes through meadows, through pines up and down hills and on a a dirt road for a while till we reach the bridge crossing North Saint Vrain Creek.  There are plenty of shady resting spots.

This will be our lunch spot and turn around point. One-way distance-2.8 miles. Difficulty level-moderate

If you wanted to you could continue on The North Sheep Mountain Trail. However it is not much used and is more of a navigation exercise than a trail. I believe this would add an additional 5 miles onto the hike.

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5387229.pdf

From Lyons, travel 9.5 miles west on U.S. Highway 36. Turn southwest onto Larimer County Road (CR) 47. Follow CR 47 for three miles and veer left onto National Forest System Road 118 as the paved road curves right to enter Big Elk Meadows subdivision. Coulson Gulch Trailhead is to the left immediately after NFSR 118 crosses the cattle guard.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Sophie and I had so much fun! Lok forward to the next hike and post-cocktail adventure :-)

    April 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great to meet you two! What was the name of the 10 mile run you mentioned?

      April 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry I just saw this. The Colfax Urban 10 Miler. Let me now if you decide to do it.

      April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome hike, leader, and group! High scores on all three. Satchel is happy!

    April 13, 2013

  • Payal

    Asheesh decided to come back home as after reaching near to loveland from longmont he realized that he is somewhere out of way and was heading towards Estes Park.. and he would be able to reach at the spot by 10:30 or 11:00 though he started at 8.30 so he just called and said he is coming back... as he wont be able to make it in time... may be next time if its not that far...

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My elderly (92) dad not feeling well cant leave him.. have fun..

    April 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry to hear that Donna, maybe next time

      April 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks so much I was looking forward to this. Caregiving is tough sometimes. Next time.

      April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I am in the Highlands neighborhood around 33rd and Sheridan. for those wanting to carpool, we could meet at the Scheitler rec center parking lot at Berkley Park (46th and Sheridan). We could work out who can carpool with who and play follow the leader, I am thinking around 8:30 to give everyone time to get situated and get up there!!

    April 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      i will be there a 830. thanks

      April 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will be there too!

      April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am coming from the Lohi area of Denver and can drive. Can meet in Denver or on the way north. It will be just me and my pup.

    April 12, 2013

  • Christen (.

    In VA for 2 weeks

    April 12, 2013

  • Leila

    Sorry gang, Taite and I would love to join you all but I have another commitment this weekend...enjoy it !

    April 10, 2013

  • Sara

    Hi, would anyone be interested in carpooling from 93? I'm coming from Golden. I'm open to giving or getting a ride. If interested, let me know.
    Sara

    April 10, 2013

  • Payal

    Hi, my husband Asheesh will come with our cute boxer mix Juno

    April 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I follow someone or I won't be able to go. Thanks

    April 10, 2013

  • Chris

    I'm coming from Westminster and will have room for 2. I'm keeping an eye on the weather if the trails seem dry I will probably opt for a ride instead.

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am close to 36/Sheridan and would love to carpool. Unfortunately I don't know Lyons at all. I have a 5 month old standard poodle.

    April 8, 2013

  • Stacy

    Would like to carpool. Can meet at US 36/Sheridan PNR. Anyone else?

    April 8, 2013

  • Maryly

    Sounds like a good one. My dog Gracy will be excited to try this! Maryly

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all may I carpool with someone for this first time? I live 36/Federal and will drive to you. Thanks

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Satchel, Thanh, and I are looking forward to it!

    April 7, 2013

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