Hike Coulson Gulch Trail

Hike Coulson Gulch Trail



If you think you are going to drop out of this hike at the last minute don't sign up for it!!!  It's not fair to those who get on the wait list. If you sign up then commit to it or don't sign up.

Distance approx 5 miles
Elevation : 6,750' - 7,700'
Difficulty level-moderate
Dogs are allowed

Sorry for the change but my work schedule has changed so I have to push this back a day to sat instead. Hope this doesn't affect anyone who signed up already.

I had scheduled this back in March but came down with some crude and had to cancel it. So now that I'm feeling better and the weather is getting nicer lets head up here and check it out.

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 at North Saint Vrain Creek.





Directions:
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.


Car pooling : For those interested in car pooling lets meet up at the  88th and Sheridan pnr on the WEST side of hwy 36 not at the parking garage the basic address for this pnr is 5201 w 88 ave Westminster.(if you don't know where this is please google the address for directions )  We will leave the PNR at 9

We will stop in at Lyons for Lunch probably at smoking Daves.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike, great group. beautiful day. It's a beautiful area. For someone new to Colorado, this hike was real a treat. I looking forward to the next one. Thank you Brent for putting it together

    May 26, 2013

  • Way

    Learned new German bad words and new wildflowers! Fun and relaxing hike to ease into the weekend. Thanks Brent for hosting.

    May 25, 2013

  • Victoria

    Great day to get out of town for a nice hike. Good opportunity to meet some new hikers. Yummy food later at Smokin' Daves. Thanks for organizing the hike Brent!

    May 25, 2013

  • Myra

    I had a great hike!!

    May 25, 2013

  • Robin

    Leader didnt give good instructions never found them.

    May 25, 2013

  • Robin

    There are three of us waiting at the yarmouth road boulder ranger station. Please let us know if you are stopping here.

    May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Im running late and will catch up to the group.

    May 25, 2013

  • chonghui k.

    Hi Brent,

    meet you at Boulder, 2140 yarmouth

    thanks!

    May 25, 2013

  • Roxanne B.

    Is anyone else at the Park-n-Ride yet? I am in the parking lot (MD tags), not in the parking structure.

    May 25, 2013

  • Richard E.

    Sorry to back out so late, been having a physical problem that is as of this moment creating problem that could cause a serious problem by hiking up a mountain, heart situation!

    May 24, 2013

  • Jeannie

    Anyone interested in carpooling from southeast aurora, parker, highlands ranch area?

    May 23, 2013

    • Aley

      I would be. I live in HR

      May 24, 2013

    • Aley

      Could you pls call me this PM and let me know if you're still going, where to meet, etc?[masked]

      May 24, 2013

  • julie

    ok so this one is still on-!
    look forward to it.

    May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be driving in a VW Jetta. Does anyone know if I will have trouble driving into the parking area where the hike starts? I understand it is an dirt road.

    May 24, 2013

    • brent k.

      you should have no issues

      May 24, 2013

    • Michelle

      Hi Brent! Can you email me your phone number as I didnt write it down when I should have. Remember I get lost coming out of my driveway!! Will meet at the pnr, thank you :)

      May 24, 2013

  • Colleen

    I'll be at 88 & Sheridan at 9am!

    May 24, 2013

  • Don B.

    Hoping to find chiropractor for pinched nerve today so I better cancel now.

    May 24, 2013

  • Nata

    I would like to carpool at 88 & Sheridan at 9 am.

    May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone interested in carpooling from Boulder?

    May 14, 2013

    • marisa

      connie - I'm interested in carpooling from boulder. let me know.

      May 24, 2013

  • gale g.

    I will be at the PNR to carpool.

    May 23, 2013

  • Patty S.

    Sorry, can't do Saturday, was thinking it was Sunday. Enjoy the hike!

    May 23, 2013

  • Kathy M.

    I can't make it, other plans came up. Hope someone can use my spot!

    May 22, 2013

  • Janet

    Found another hike and I did not want to risk not getting off the wait list.

    May 22, 2013

  • Deidre

    Sister is coming in town e. Please keep me posted.an ddoesn't want to hike. But definately next tim

    May 20, 2013

  • Margo N.

    Not sure why this came up on meet ups for this week. I do not find that I RSVP'd for this. If you have me down please take me off. Thanks.

    May 20, 2013

  • Richard E.

    Question on pooches was answered already!

    May 19, 2013

  • Richard E.

    Are dogs allowed on the trail?

    May 19, 2013

  • Hilde

    change of plans, sorry!

    May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sat. doesn't work for me

    May 17, 2013

  • Linda

    likewise :(

    May 17, 2013

  • Becky

    Saturday doesn't work for me - Darn - can't go

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Now have a collision w/another hike. Hope to see y'all next time.

    May 16, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Saturday doesn't work. Sunday was perfect for me :(

    May 16, 2013

  • veronica

    Sorry can't hike on Saturday.

    May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can't do Sat.. Have too many graduation parties to go too.. If anyone has a hike they'd like to do on Sunday let me know.. I'd love to hike on Sunday if others want to get together that can't make Sat..

    May 16, 2013

  • Kathy M.

    I'm interested in carpooling from either Golden or Boulder,[masked]

    May 14, 2013

  • Kathy M.

    I will be there!

    May 14, 2013

  • Dee

    Are dogs allowed on this hike?

    May 14, 2013

  • Charly

    Sorry I goofed. I'll be in DC.

    May 14, 2013

  • Linda

    I'm injured, but hope to be better by then!

    May 14, 2013

    • Lisa F.

      Injured? Hope you heal quickly!

      May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hike=Yes, Lunch=Maybe (drum circle in Denver at 3pm)

    May 14, 2013

  • Paul D.

    This sounds fantastic!
    Ill bring my camera. Ill be at the park and ride...

    May 14, 2013

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