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Quick Facts

Chihuahua Gulch Trail

Average Time: 4-5 Hours
Beginning Elevation: 10,200 Feet (3179.6 Meters) at FDR 260
Difficulty: Most Difficult
Elevation Gain: 1,800 Feet (561.1 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 12,400 Feet (3865.3 Meters) Chihuahua Lake
Length, One-way: 3.1 Miles (5.17 Kilometers)
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Trail Number: 78
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Montezuma, Gray's Peak




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General Description

This trail can be found off of Forest Service road #260, east of Keystone.

Directions from Silverthorne: Travel east on U.S. Highway 6 past Keystone, turn right onto Montezuma Road,FDR 5. Follow this road for 4.6 miles, turn left onto Peru Creek Road, Forest Service Road 260. Go about 2 miles, to the Chihuahua Gulch four wheel drive road on the left.

Directions from Beaver Creek: Travel 38 miles east on I-70 to Silverthorne. Travel east on U.S. Highway 6 past Keystone, turn right onto Montezuma Road,FDR 5. Follow this road for 4.6 miles, turn left onto Peru Creek Road, Forest Service Road 260. Go about 2 miles, to the Chihuahua Gulch four wheel drive road on the left.

Directions from Vail: Travel 29 miles east on I-70 to Silverthorne. Travel east on U.S. Highway 6 past Keystone, turn right onto Montezuma Road,FDR 5. Follow this road for 4.6 miles, turn left onto Peru Creek Road, Forest Service Road 260. Go about 2 miles, to the Chihuahua Gulch four wheel drive road on the left.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: June through October (NOTE: Seasons may vary depending on weather conditions.) .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open Updated: 1999-06-22 18:09:00.0


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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Chihuahua Gulch Trail
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Related Activities
Snake River General Forest Area - The Snake River General Forest Area is southeast of Silverthorne and includes the area around Keystone and Arapaho Basin.



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