Slaughterhouse Road (aka Slaughterhouse Gulch)

4.5/5 (104 reviews)
Bailey, Colorado (Park County)
Last Updated: 05/21/2023

Trail Information


Slaughterhouse Gulch is a locally famous off-road trail near Bailey, CO, attracting locals in droves most weekends. The loop has several small obstacles, making it perfect for a day of climbing rocky sections and flexing out your suspension. Though the trail isn't particularly scenic, it does offer beautiful aspen groves that turn gold in the fall, drawing leaf-peepers. Multiple large parking areas and proximity to Highway 285 and County Road 43 make it ideal for large groups. Its popularity means it can get crowded on weekends, so visiting on weekdays or planning a night run is best. 

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Trail Reviews

4.5/5 (104)
Official Crew
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/21/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Ran Slaughterhouse today as a shake-out on my truck. Most of the trail is dry. There are a lot of big puddles (Please take these slow. Splashing mud kills the vegetation along the trail.) and the very bottom of the loop is still muddy. The big rocky hill is just damp or dry, no issues with mud. The logging operation is in full swing. They've added a road that cuts through the loop.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/18/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great day on the trail. Be prepared for mud.
Visited: 05/13/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

3rd gen tacoma TRD ORD 33s no problems. Trail was a little damp but not really muddy.
Official Crew
Visited: 05/10/2023

Trail is open for the season
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/08/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Ran it on 5/6 no snow on the trail. The ruts in a few spots have gotten deep. Overall a lot of fun.

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