Slaughterhouse Road (aka Slaughterhouse Gulch)

4.6/5 (141 reviews)
Slaughterhouse Gulch is a locally famous off-road trail near Bailey, CO, attracting locals in droves most weekends. The loop has several small obstacles, making it perfect for a day of climbing rocky sections and flexing out your suspension. Though the trail isn't particularly scenic, it does offe...Read More
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Highlights of Slaughterhouse Road (aka Slaughterhouse Gulch)

Forest Category IconForest
Mud Category IconMud
Rock Category IconRock
Snow Wheeling Category IconSnow Wheeling
Highest Elevation
9816 ft
Shape of Trail
Loop
Typically Open
05/15 - 01/01
Best Direction
West
Official Trail Name
101, 105
Nearest Town
Bailey
Nearest Services
Bailey
Management Agency
Pike National Forest
District
South Platte Ranger District

Overview

Slaughterhouse Gulch is a locally famous off-road trail near Bailey, CO, attracting locals in droves most weekends. The loop has several small obstacles, making it perfect for a day of climbing rocky sections and flexing out your suspension. Though the trail isn't particularly scenic, it does offer beautiful aspen groves that turn gold in the fall, drawing leaf-peepers. Multiple large parking areas and proximity to Highway 285 and County Road 43 make it ideal for large groups. Its popularity means it can get crowded on weekends, so visiting on weekdays or planning a night run is best. 

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15 Waypoints
47 Trail Photos
2 Trail Concerns
141 Community Reviews
1 Video
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