Gamble Gulch

3.3/5 (25 reviews)
Rollinsville, Colorado (Gilpin County)
Last Updated: 12/27/2020
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Trail Information


Located west of Colorado Highway 119 just south of Rollinsville, Gamble Gulch is situated in the heart of the historic Gilpin County mining area. Although not as productive and famous as its neighbors, Blackhawk and Central City, Gamble Gulch and Missouri Gulch boasted dozens of mines and supported the towns of Perigo and Wideawake. Plenty of evidence of this rich mining history is evident along the route. In addition, there are several connections into the extensive network of trails around Dakota Hill and Oregon Hill along the way making this an important point of access into that network. This road can be an easy glimpse into a bygone era or a jumping off point for a day (or more) of offroad adventure.

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Trail Reviews

3.3/5 (25 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 2/5
Visited: 08/12/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

I would give this more than a one as it is a bit rocky. Any stock 4x4 will be fine with stock clearance. Only a few views for brief moments to be had. Don't make this a trail a destination.
Status: Open
Rated 2/5
Visited: 05/16/2022

Nothing special about it - just a dirt road with private properties left and right.
Status: Not Reported
Visited: 03/05/2022

Coming north to south we couldn't get past waypoint 7 - made it about 100 yards after the last house and plowed section. 35s, locked and chains. 37s, locked.
Trail Review: Gamble Gulch - Andrew
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 10/03/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

An easy, beautiful drive. The 1-1 rating is a bit mis-leading as there is more undulation than just a dirt county road. If you’re with your buddies and wheeling it’s just a connector, but if you take family (or a baby) it’s a tad bumpy. Noting an AWD vehicle can’t do but where county maintenance ends some of the washout/rocky begins.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/08/2021

Road has a few bumpy spots but overall just a dirt road. High Clearance only needed in a few spots. Was able to get a good camping spot just north of Bennett Mine on Gambler Gulch Rd.

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