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Hewlett Gulch Trail

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Hewlett Gulch Trail #954

Area Poudre Canyon
Park/Forest Roosevelt National Forest
Trailhead Hewlett Gulch
Distance Roundtrip 6.0 Miles
Elevation Start 5680 ft
Elevation Gain ≈ 420 ft
Features Creek, Vistas
Dogs Allowed? Yes


The Hewlett Gulch Trail is a popular trail in the Poudre Canyon about 20 miles northwest of Fort Collins. It starts out in nice valley and then follows Gordon Creek for much of the trail. There are many stream crossings on this hike, which can be difficult depending on what time of year you go. There's lots to see on the trail including forested canyon areas, more open areas with great views of some bluffs and well preserved building foundations from cabins built in the early 1900's. At the end of the trail there are wide open views. At this point there is an optional unmaintained loop that is about 2.75 miles in length and meets up with the main trail or you can just hike back out the way you came in.

Directions info

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Off Highway 14 about 10 miles west of the intersection of Highway 14 and Highway 287(Ted’s Place).


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