Metberry Gulch

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4.7/5 (53 reviews)
Divide, Colorado (Teller County)
Last Updated: 05/30/2023
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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 (53)
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/11/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This trail is always a fun one to scare guests that have never been on steep or articulating trails. Dirt bikers beware; there’s big puddle with logs running across it between WPs 2&3. Not a big problem when balance isn’t a concern, but I ran into a guy who fell here last year and it’s still there, only not as deep. This trail isn’t as washed out as Cedar Mountain and offers plenty of options around the notch, but there’s really no way around chicken scratch.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/22/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

V-Notch has been filled in somewhat which made it pretty easy. Chicken Scratch is a bit intimidating but all 8 of our rigs made it down and back up with little drama. There's a bypass for Chick Scratch but it's not much better since you go right through the ruts at the bottom.
Trail Review: Metberry Gulch - Joshua Scurran
Trail Review: Metberry Gulch - Joshua Scurran
Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/02/2023

The drive in to the trail is more washed out than previous years making for a much longer and more fun overall experience. Be prepared to run into plenty of UTV's and for the parking at the river's edge to be busy and loud.
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3900
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/10/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This is a fun trail. While the Rocky V-notch and Chicken Scratch Hill are well known, the rest of the trail provide enough technical challenges in the form of rocks and water crossings to keep the driver engaged. There are a few campsites along the trail with a large camp area at the end of the trail next to the river. Be prepared for a fair amount of traffic, including other 4x4s, dirt bikes and SXS. Airing down is a must, having high clearance and large tires will certainly help.
Trail Review: Metberry Gulch - Tim N.
Trail Review: Metberry Gulch - Tim N.
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126050
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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.
Trail Review: Metberry Gulch - JD Marshall
Trail Review: Metberry Gulch - JD Marshall
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