Hike McCullough Gulch to Upper Blue Reservoir

Colorado McCullough Gulch Trailhead

  • Activities:

    Fishing, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Intermediate

  • Season:

    Summer, Autumn

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    2.8 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    910 Feet

Dog Friendly
Lake
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildlife

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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  • Hiking boots
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  • Sun protection
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My first, and favorite, hike I've done in Colorado!

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