McAllister Gulch

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4.3/5 (30 reviews)
Red Cliff, Colorado (Eagle County)
Last Updated: 11/17/2023
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Climbing 2,700 vertical feet in 5 miles, McCallister Gulch is a mildly steep trail that climbs the west side of Resolution Mountain, just north of the historic Camp Hale. Camp Hale was a WW-II facility that trained U.S. Army soldiers in mountain warfare. Those soldiers went on to form the famed 10th Mountain Division.

This trail offers outstanding views of the Gore Range to the south and the Sawatch Range to the north, including clear views of the Mount of the Holy Cross.


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4.3/5 (31)
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Seasonal Closure
Visited: 11/17/2023

Official winter Seasonal Closure is now in effect
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Impassable
Visited: 10/29/2023

Recent snow storms have blanketed the trail creating dangerous driving conditions and rendering the trail impassable.
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 10/01/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Open and dry today. Ran this in a stock F250 Tremor. No issues or pinstriping even for a large rig. Trail is mostly down in the woods with a short ****** above tree line with some good views, so was not one of my personal faves. Easy point and shoot trail, used 4 low but no locker.
Trail Review: McAllister Gulch - Jake Latham
Trail Review: McAllister Gulch - Jake Latham
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Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/20/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Rodedirtbike on McCallister Gulch today. Beautiful day, great trail. Even more exposed rocks and small boulders than last time I was on this trail.
Trail Review: McAllister Gulch - Chris Cochran
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/08/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Trail is in good shape. The previously mentioned snow drift may have melted as the only drift we encountered was at the top of Ptarmigan Pass and was several feet deep. Great day on the trail.

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