Lower John's Gulch

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Lower John's Gulch (FS Road 345) is located within the Pike National Forest approximately 25 miles northwest of Colorado Springs and nine miles north of Woodland Park. The Pike National Forest contains hundreds of trails which provide a broad spectrum of outdoor recreational opportunities. This area... Read More
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Highlights of Lower John's Gulch

Altitude Category Icon Altitude
Forest Category Icon Forest
Overland Category Icon Overland
Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Snow Wheeling Category Icon Snow Wheeling
Highest Elevation
8386 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
345
Nearest Town
Woodland Park
Nearest Services
Woodland Park
Management Agency
Pike National Forest
District
Pikes Peak Ranger District

Overview

Lower John's Gulch (FS Road 345) is located within the Pike National Forest approximately 25 miles northwest of Colorado Springs and nine miles north of Woodland Park. The Pike National Forest contains hundreds of trails which provide a broad spectrum of outdoor recreational opportunities. This area is popular among OHV users, mountain bikers, hikers, and equestrians. The trail network includes mild trails suitable for stock vehicles (it is not uncommon to see ordinary passenger sedans and minivans on some trails) in addition to genuine 4WD tracks such as Balanced Rock Road (FS 322), Hotel Gulch (FS 346), and Missouri Gulch (FS 347). Accessibility and panoramic mountain views are the greatest attractions to this area.

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