Stevens Gulch Road

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4.4/5 (14 reviews)
Silver Plume, Colorado (Clear Creek County)
Last Updated: 12/18/2023
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The opportunity to "bag" two, class-1 14ers on the same day doesn't come around very often. Grays and Torreys Peak are the two highest points on the Continental Divide and offer you this rare opportunity. Located in Arapahoe National Forest, Stevens Gulch is the only road to access the upper Grays trailhead that cuts 3 miles off of your peak bagging hike.

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4.4/5 (14)
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50100
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Visited: 12/16/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Calvary 4-Wheelers ran Stevens Gulch for our December Snow-Wheeling run. With the report that it was impassable we were expecting a day of major snow bashing, however, the lower part of the trail was well-traveled and hard-packed up to the Grizzly Gulch turn-off. After that. it gradually became less packed but still well-tracked with 4-6 inches of snow and occasional drifts to about a foot. Past the hiking trailhead, there were a few tracks through the soft snow. The snow was a little deep at 5-8 inches with one drift of a little over a foot. We made it all the way to the top without having to make multiple attempts and without chaining up. The scenery was spectacular, as you would expect on a trail at the foot of 2 14ers, and the mine site was interesting with an intact adit with its entry shed still in place and the cart rails remaining.
Trail Review: Stevens Gulch Road - Bill Andrews
Trail Review: Stevens Gulch Road - Bill Andrews
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Visited: 12/05/2023

Snow has made the trail impassable.
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 10/07/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

I’ve definitely been on this trail before, but it was long ago to meet my buddies camping near the Gray’s peak trailhead. This trail is easy for any decent ground clearance 4WD/AWD vehicle, however I met an AWD sedan driver who regretted trying it. Of note, there is a washout gulch after a private residence, but if you straddle it, you might be ok in a vehicle with limited approach/departure angles. There is plenty of parking at the trailhead, but it was a Saturday and completely full. However, it gets tougher, but there was plenty of space pass the Grays trailhead waypoint and no vehicles were there. Of note, it’s slightly tougher pass the trailhead so maybe that’s why no one ventured further… but my stock JL only required 4WD low and had no issues. It ends at a mine with a beautiful view and some camp spots. I’d probably camp up near the mine and hike the 14ers if I ever come back this way. Also, of note, they tow here. As I’m writing this, just saw a tow truck remove a vehicle… guessing for parking in front of a driveway.
Trail Review: Stevens Gulch Road - Dewie Jones
Trail Review: Stevens Gulch Road - Dewie Jones
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/21/2023
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Ran this trail on a Monday and there wasn't much traffic. The trail is very rocky. However, regular cars use if for access to the trailheads. 4 stars for the nice scenery when you get to the end.
Trail Review: Stevens Gulch Road - Roger P.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/11/2022
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Ran this to the trailhead to hike Grays and Torreys, pretty bumpy with rutting in a few spots but nothing difficult for a HC 4x4.

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