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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests > Canyon Lakes Ranger District

Quick Facts

Lion Gulch Trail

Beginning Elevation: 7,320 Feet (2231 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 1,080 Feet (329 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 8,400 Feet (2560 Meters) at Homestead Meadows
Length: 2.7 Miles (4.4 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 949
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Panorama Peak




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General Description

This trail is easily accessible off Highway 36. It follows Lion Gulch into the Homestead Meadows area. The Lion Gulch Trail gains 1080 feet over 2.75 miles into the Homestead Meadows Area.

Directions from Estes Park: Lion Gulch Trail is located on Hwy 36, 13 miles west of Lyons and 8 miles east of Estes Park. From Estes park travel to the 8 mile marker on Hwy 36. The trailhead is situated on the south side of the road. "Lion Gulch" signs are at the trailhead.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Spring through Fall .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Time of Day: 8:30 AM
Length of Time: 5.5 Hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: We went to the Irvin Homestead and had lunch there, lots of interesting buildings including a bathhouse with running water.
Conditions: Very lush and lots of wildflowers!
Water Availability: 70 oz hydration plus a 16 oz bottle was enough on an overcast day
Recommended Clothing: shorts, t-shirt and rain/wind jacket
Suggested Accessories: hiking sticks were really useful as the trail is somewhat degraded and steep in places

Difficulty: Easy
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Hiked the trail over Memorial Day weekend. An easy hike, other than the last 1/2 mile where it climbs to the meadow. 'Enchanted' is how my girlfriend describe the first section of the hike. I saw no horses, which was a plus.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cross-country Skiing
ICON Hiking & Walking
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding
ICON Snowshoeing



More Information

Visitor Information:

Fort Collins Convention and Visitors Bureau, 420 South Howes, Suite 101 , Fort Collins, CO, 80522, Phone: 800-274-FORT, Fax: 970-493-8061, www.ci.fort-collins.co.us

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