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Gudy Gaskill Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.5 (2)

A short scenic loop off the Beaver Brook Trail.


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2.4

Miles

3.9

KM

Point to Point

7,436' 2,266 m

High

7,166' 2,184 m

Low

321' 98 m

Up

289' 88 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

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Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

Need to Know

There is a nice overlook of Clear Creek at about halfway. It is not super prominent, but you do get good views from one particular outcropping.

Description

The trail can be done in either direction, depending if you are coming from Windy Saddle or Genessee. It is mostly very manageable and pleasant, going through meadow sections and out to an overlook of Clear Creek.

You do start higher up and descend slightly as you get to the overlook area so there will be some uphill to get back up to the Beaver Brook Trail. This makes a nice addition to the Beaver Brook Trail, and is often done as a little side loop. The pleasant hiking and nice overlook make this a worthwhile addition to your hike.

The trail is singletrack, is in pretty good shape, and is not very technical in general.

The trail's namesake, Gudy Gaskill, is credited with being the Mother of The Colorado Trail, now 567 miles long running between Denver and Durango.

Flora & Fauna

Cactus, deer, elk.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jeff Williams

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 2 votes

#5

in Genesee Park

#23498

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#5

in Genesee Park

#1,912

in Colorado

#23,498

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Photos

A Wild Grouse spotted on the Beaver Brook Trail in Golden.
Apr 18, 2017 near Genesee, CO
A spring runoff stream on the Clear Creek trail section.
Apr 18, 2017 near Genesee, CO

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May 12, 2019
Jerome Kelley