Metberry Gulch

4.7/5 (48 reviews)
Divide, Colorado (Teller County)
Last Updated: 05/30/2023

Trail Information


Metberry Gulch is a well-known destination for wheelers seeking a more accessible yet challenging trail with a sprinkle of breathtaking views. This trail boasts a mix of rocky terrain, steep inclines, and a switchback that will put both driver and vehicle to the test. Its major highlight is the thrilling and notorious Chicken Scratch obstacle, providing a blood-pumping experience not for the faint of heart. Starting with dense forests, then open meadows, and finally stunning mountain vistas, the scenery along the way is nothing short of spectacular. It's a perfect playground to test your skills and capabilities.

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Trail Reviews

4.7/5 (48)
Official Crew
Visited: 05/30/2023

The trail is in rough shape from the rains this spring. The trail doesn't get any major changes but it rougher in some places. I'll be check this again later this season to see if some waypoints are going to get added.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/13/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Wet and sloppy day. Minimal traffic made the run with 18 rigs painless. The steep descent then incline made me thankful for low range. The small notch and chicken scratch were a little wet but that didn't pose an issue. Enjoyed lunch by the river despite the gloomy weather.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/06/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Trail is dry, but busy with traffic going both ways. Make sure to look ahead for oncoming vehicles. Uphill has right of way. Plenty of inclines and fun descents with heavily rutted out moguls to get you a little tippy. Ran this with a a heavily modified 4Runner (my vehicle), 2 4-Door Wrangler on 35s, 2-Door Wrangler on 35s, and a stock 3rd Gen Tacoma with no issue. If you want to avoid scraping your hitch on Chicken Scratch - when going down the obstacle I would consider going towards the right and working your way down passenger as you are finishing the obstacle. On the way back up is much easier with little chance of scraping.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/23/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Weather was awesome the day after a light snowfall. No one on the trail and all snow melted by mid-morning. Beautiful scenery and excellent views!
Rated 4/5
Visited: 04/01/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Visited this trail today and there was no snow on the trail. A few wet/muddy areas but nothing of concern. There are some recently downed trees/branches, but they seemed to have been cut and moved for travel to proceed. There is one branch that is on the right-hand side, as you are headed towards the river, where the branch pokes out and could be problematic if not watching carefully.

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