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!

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  • Water
  • Sun protection
  • Snacks
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Fishing, Hiking

Skill Level:



Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:



2.8 Miles

Elev. Gain:

910 Feet



Dog Friendly

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