Hope Gulch

4.9/5 (10 reviews)
The Hope Gulch Trail is a lightly used, 5-mile side trip off the Mineral Basin Trail. The road climbs out of the South Cottonwood Valley and ends on a ridge high above treeline with magnificent views of Mount Antero (14,275') to the south and Mount Yale (14,199') to the north. You can also look down... Read More
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Highlights of Hope Gulch

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Scenic Category Icon Scenic
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Highest Elevation
12587 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
06/15 - 10/31
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
348
Nearest Town
Buena Vista
Nearest Services
Buena Vista
Management Agency
San Isabel National Forest
District
Salida Ranger District

Overview

The Hope Gulch Trail is a lightly used, 5-mile side trip off the Mineral Basin Trail. The road climbs out of the South Cottonwood Valley and ends on a ridge high above treeline with magnificent views of Mount Antero (14,275') to the south and Mount Yale (14,199') to the north. You can also look down into the Chalk Creek Valley and the South Cottonwood Valley from this ridgeline.

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17 Trail Photos
4 Trail Concerns
10 Community Reviews
1 Video
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