Hike McCullough Gulch to Upper Blue Reservoir

Colorado McCullough Gulch Trailhead

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With peaks, lakes, and waterfalls, this trail is steep in parts, but always scenic and worth the push.

The trail first takes you to Upper Blue Reservoir, about 1.4 miles in. Past this point, it can be somewhat tricky to find the trail, but for experienced hikers, the upper valley holds a number of lakes, a waterfall, and open tundra for exploring. Mountain goat sightings are also common in this area, so keep an eye out!

Photo Credit: brklynnovember

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  • Water
  • Sun protection
  • Snacks
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Activities:

Fishing, Hiking

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

2.8 Miles

Elev. Gain:

910 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Dog Friendly
Lake
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildlife

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4 months ago

ūüĎć

My first, and favorite, hike I've done in Colorado!

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