Cumberland Gulch

4.6/5 (25 reviews)
Idaho Springs, Colorado (Clear Creek County)
Last Updated: 12/16/2022

Trail Information


Part of the Yankee Hill network of trails and close to the Denver Metro area, Cumberland Gulch is a scenic trail with amazing views of the Continental Divide off to the west and Mountain Evans off to the south. Several good vehicle campsites make this a popular trail in the summertime.

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Trail Reviews

4.6/5 (25)
Official Crew
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/12/2022

Calvary 4-Wheelers ran a large portion of the middle of the trail as part of a meandering route through the Yankee Hill network on Saturday, November 12. We started near the top at the intersection with Sheridan Hill and traveled down to Washoe Gulch, taking a little lunch break at the Lombard Mine. The trail was mostly clear with occasional patches of ice and packed snow.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/25/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

First part of the trail is the hardest but if you can get past that it’s easy, just some larger rocks and ruts, nothing too crazy. Rocky all the way but a fun short trail and a good way to enter the Yankee Hill network.
Official Crew
Rated 4/5
Visited: 09/23/2022

Colors were really peaking!
Rated 4/5
Visited: 09/03/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

We didn't think this trail is suitable for a beginner. It's rocky from the start. Some big rocks about a hundred feet in took some spotting and careful tire placement for a stock Subaru Forester Wilderness with full skid plates. The lower portion of the trail is mostly wooded, not very scenic. A portion of the trail has large ruts, which took some careful spotting. At the top there are great views include Mary's Glacier.
Official Crew
Visited: 07/15/2022

Open for the season! Please stay on the trail and pack out more than you packed in!

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