Pennsylvania Gulch

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4.5/5 (61 reviews)
Nederland, Colorado (Boulder County)
Last Updated: 08/15/2023
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Pennsylvania Gulch Road is a scenic and historic route west of Boulder, Colorado. The road's historical significance dates back to the 1800s, when it was a crucial transportation route for miners during the Colorado Gold Rush. Today, it serves as a reminder of the state's rich mining heritage. The narrow, winding road weaves through steep, rocky inclines, presenting a formidable challenge to experienced and novice drivers alike. While the road's difficulty might deter some, it draws thrill-seekers and offroad enthusiasts who relish the adrenaline rush of conquering this rewarding drive.


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Trail Reviews

4.5/5 (62)
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/01/2024
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

No issues just one spot where I had to winch up.
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/27/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

No surprises from what other reviewers have written. It’s a tight trail and for the most part there is usually one good line that’s easy enough to follow. If you aren’t used to being off camber a lot you will find this trail a little intimidating. We unintentionally ended up riding this during a thunderstorm and we were glad to have had front and rear lockers. The rocks and roots got real slippery, so without lockers we would have been sliding around a lot inches from boulders and trees.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/20/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Very fun! Stock vehicles will struggle on the obstacles. The trail is pretty tight and the rocky climbs are pretty rutted out. The big root weaypoint was definitely the most difficult, just choose a good line and let 4low do the work. Nice views as you come in and out of trees. Fun to hit when in the Switzerland Trail network.
Trail Review: Pennsylvania Gulch - Austen Bruhn
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/19/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Got a stock 3rd gen Tacoma to get through YOU WILL NEED TP CHOOSE YOUR LINES VERY CAUTIOUSLY and recommend a spotter a good length of the trail
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1600
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/16/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Decent trail not a lot of technical stuff but I assume the rating is for the pucker factor of the off camber forwards the edge of the road.

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